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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

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Union School Student & Mother Killed in Wreck
A Monday afternoon wreck on Highway 27 near Asbury Church Road left a mother and son dead and the husband and father seriously injured.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
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Planning Board Gives O-K to Larger Lot Requirement
The Lincoln County Planning Board gave its approval, by a 7-1 vote, to a change in the UDO that will mean new homes  can only be built on lots of an acre or larger.  The change still needs approval from County Commissioners, and that's expected next Monday.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
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Two People Missing In Separate Incidents Located
Two people who went missing last week have been located, one in Charlotte and the other in Georgia.

Monday, August 8, 2022
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Three Hispanic Women Arrested On Fraud Charges
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies have charged three Hispanic females with stealing a woman’s purse and using her credit cards to purchase gift cards.

Monday, August 8, 2022
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Brian Reagan Is New Mount Holly Police Chief
Reagan has resided in Mount Holly for more than two decades, and he has been with the MHPD for 21 years––the past eight as its deputy chief.

Monday, August 8, 2022
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Jury Duty Scam Continues
The Jury Duty Scam continues.  The Catawba County Sheriff's Office has joined Lincoln County in warning residents--especially senior citizens--not to fall for this scam.

Saturday, August 6, 2022
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Vale, NC Man Charged With Shooting Into Occupied Property
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives charged a Vale, N.C. man with shooting into occupied property in connection with a domestic dispute on August 4, 2022

Friday, August 5, 2022
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State News
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North Carolina is HPAI Free
North Carolina has been designated High Path Avian Influenza-free by the World Organization for Animal Health.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
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Gastonia Man Sentenced To Prison For Robbing A Convenience Store At Gunpoint
Davonte Everett, 24, of Gastonia, N.C. was sentenced today, Aug. 9, 2022, to 121 months in prison and five years of supervised release for the armed robbery of a convenience store in Charlotte.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
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Joint Public Awareness Campaign Focusing On Illegal Firearms
U.S. Attorney Dena J. King announced today, July 18, 2022, the launching of Think Again, an informational campaign aimed at educating the public on how to prevent illegal firearms from getting into the wrong hands.

Monday, July 18, 2022
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Former Catawba County Director Of Utilities Sentenced For Accepting Bribes
Barry Bryan Edwards, 66, of Hickory was sentenced Wednesday, July 15, 2022 to a year and a day in prison and one year of supervised release for accepting kickbacks and bribes from a private contractor.

Friday, July 15, 2022
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NC Budget Signed Into Law By Governor Cooper
North Carolina's state budget is now law.  The $28 billion budget approved by the General Assembly last week was signed by Governor Roy Cooper on Monday (July 11th).

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
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State Budget Approved
North Carolina's General Assembly approved a $28 billion state budget last week.  It now goes to Governor Roy Cooper, and whether he approves it or vetoes it, it appears likely to become law.

Sunday, July 10, 2022
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Hickory Man Is Sentenced To Nearly 20 Years In Prison On Drug & Gun Charges
Today, U.S. District Judge Kenneth D. Bell sentenced Koby Dale Tevepaugh, 32, of Hickory, N.C., to 235 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for drug trafficking and firearm offenses.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
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Religion
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Lore Family Concert Is Aug. 13
The Lore Family and the Pine Ridge Boys will perform a free concert at the Vineyard Church in Lowesville on Saturday, Aug. 13, at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
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Amos 5:24
But let justice roll on like a river...

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
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Hebrews 12:11
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful...

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
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1 Corinthians 15:22
For as in Adam all die...

Monday, August 8, 2022
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Luke 16:10
Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much...

Sunday, August 7, 2022
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John 8:12
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said...

Saturday, August 6, 2022
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Upcoming Church Events
Community Breakfast, Blessing of the Backpacks, Back-to-school clothes give-a-way, gospel concert, plus more upcoming events! Email your events to include them in our weekly Upcoming Church Events column.

Friday, August 5, 2022
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Opinion
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About That Teacher Shortage
With school about to start for 2022-2023, there are teacher shortages all over.  Lincoln County Schools need 22 more certified teachers, Gaston County needs 80.  Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools were still 377 short as of Tuesday.  Dr. Mary Ann Wolf,  President and Executive Director of the Public School Forum of North Carolina says the biggest reason is pay.  While state legislators were patting themselves on the back for giving teachers a raise, Dr.Wolf says, it's just not enough.  

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
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Nothing Says VBS Like Popsicle Sticks, Cherry Kool-Aid
Recently, Southern Living Magazine ran an article about Vacation Bible School being a mark of growing up Southern. I disagree. Bible school was very much a part of my Midwestern upbringing, and I sense the same for other parts of the country.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
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Is Loosening Standards a Step in the Wrong Direction?
Most readers are by now familiar with Florida's decision to allow veterans and members of their families t become teachers in that state's schools with little or no education training.  In North Carolina, a debate has also surfaced on requirements for those involved in early childhood education.

Monday, August 8, 2022
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The Retirement Reality Check
Decades ago, there was a book entitled What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School. Perhaps someday, another book will appear to discuss certain aspects of the retirement experience that go unrecognized - the “fine print”, if you will.

Monday, August 8, 2022
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Many Questions---No Answers
When did America get so dysfunctional... She used to think the word dysfunctional... Dysfunctional was over used... Maybe misunderstood... But now she thinks it is underused...

Sunday, August 7, 2022
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Officers Shouldn't Have to Handle Some Situations
The bodycam video of two incidents involving Gastonia Police and a homeless man last October were released this week.  The incidents point up the need for a backup system for law enforcement officers, too often called upon to deal with situations they aren't prepared to handle.

Friday, July 29, 2022
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Bonjour, Jean. Comment Vas-Tu?
If you took French in the 1960s, chances are this dialog is burned into your memory: Bonjour Jean. Comment vas-tu? (Hello, John, How are you?)
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Tuesday, July 26, 2022
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Sports
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Post 100 Season Ends
They did all they could; they won their Thurday game handing Randolph Couinty their first loss in the state tournament, but the season came to an end Thursday night for Cherryville American Legion Post 100 baseball.

Friday, July 29, 2022
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Post 100 Wins Thursday
The Cherryville Post 100 American Legion baseball team did what they had to do--beat Randolph County Post 45 7-3; now they have to wait to see if it was enough.

Thursday, July 28, 2022
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Not a Good Night for Post 100
Defending state champs Fuquay-Varina blasted multiple Post 100 pitchers Wednesday night as the team from Cherryville fell 10-3 in their second game of the North Caroina American Legion baseball state tournament at Campbell University.  

Thursday, July 28, 2022
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WL Optimist 12U Team Headed to World Series
The West Lincoln Optimist 12u baseball team will play in the 2022 Dixie Youth Baseball  World Series at the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center, located at 3027 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Anderson, SC, July 28th thru August 3rd.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022
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post 100 Wins First Game in State AL Tournament
Cherryville Post 100 won its first game in pool play in the American Legion baseball state tournament Tuesday nigh.  They'll play Fuquay-Varina Post 116 Wednesday night at 7:30.  The final score Tuesday was 6-4.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022
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Post 100 Wins Area IV Championship
Cherryville Post 100 won a Friday night game over the Queen City Mustangs to claim the Area IV championship of American Legion baseball.

Friday, July 22, 2022
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Cherryville Post 100 8, Gaston Braves 7 (8 innings)
Down two games to none, then behind 5-0 in the sixth game of the series, the Cherryville Post 100 American Legion baseball team came back to win the Area IV semifinal series four games to two with an 8-inning 8-7 win over the Gaston Braves Wednesday night.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022
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Extras
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Today In History - August 10
Today in History in 1776 word of the United States Declaration of Independence reached England; in 1874  future 31st U.S. President Herbert Hoover was born in West Branch, Iowa; and in 1948 ABC entered network TV in New York with the debut of Candid Camera.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
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Today In History - August 9
Today in History in 1803 Robert Fulton tested his steam paddle-boat on the River Seine in France; in 1945 the U.S. dropped the second atomic bomb on Japan destroying part of Nagasaki; and in 1974 Richard Nixon resigned the U.S. presidency and V.P. Gerald Ford swears oath of office to become the 38th U.S. President.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
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Today In History - August 8
Today in History in 1786 the U.S. Congress adopts silver dollar and decimal system of money; and in 1974 U.S. President Richard Nixon announced he will resign his office on August 9 at 12 p.m.

Monday, August 8, 2022
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Today In History - August 7
Today in History in 1938 Leo Durocher, hits 2,000th Dodger home run; in 1956 Boston Red Sox fined Ted Williams $5,000 for spitting at Boston fans; in 2007 Barry Bonds breaks Hank Aaron’s home run record; and in 2010 Jerry Rice was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Sunday, August 7, 2022
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Today In History - August 6
Today in History in 1911 comedienne and actress Lucille Ball was born in Jamestown, New York; in 1928 pop artist and film producer Andy Warhol was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania; and in 1945 the Atomic Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima by “Enola Gay” the US B-29 Superfortress.

Saturday, August 6, 2022
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Today In History - August 5
Today in History in 1914 the first electric traffic light was installed in the U.S. in Cleveland, Ohio; in 1957 American Bandstand premiered on ABC-TV; in 1962 actress Marilyn Monroe died at age 36; and in 1979 Willie Mays was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Friday, August 5, 2022
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Today In History - August 4
Today in History in 1790 the US Coast Guard was founded as Revenue Cutter Service; in 1892 Lizzie Borden was arrested on two counts of murder; and in 1955 President Eisenhower authorized $46 million for the construction of the CIA headquarters.

Thursday, August 4, 2022
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College's Practical Nursing Program Best In State
It’s the best in North Carolina. It’s Gaston College’s licensed practical nursing program (or LPN), and according to college spokeswoman Linda Vespa, it has once more been ranked as the number-one such program in North Carolina, having achieved a score of 98.19 percent.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
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Community Involvement Meeting Aug. 24
A community involvement meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. at the East Lincoln Community Center at 8160 Optimist Club Rd., Denver, NC 28137 to provide information about the proposal and to receive comments prior to a public hearing.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
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Stuff the Bus
The United Way of Lincoln County's annual "Stuff the Bus" collection of school supplies and other items needed for back-to-school is underway.  

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
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Anaia Mayner is Apple Queen
Anaia Mayner, a North Lincoln graduate currently attending NC State University, was crowned Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen 2022 at the annual pageant Saturday night (Aug. 6th) at the Citizens Center.  

Sunday, August 7, 2022
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Current NCWORKS Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.

Sunday, August 7, 2022
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Take Steps To Fight Hunger On Oct. 16
Walkers of all ages and athletic abilities are invited to participate in the walk as individuals or together as families, groups or teams on Sunday, October 16 at 3 p.m. in Downtown Newton.

Friday, August 5, 2022
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Kandace Helms Memorial Five-K Is Sept. 10
This sixth annual event starts with a kids’ fun run at 8 a.m. Registration for this ends Sept. 7. The timed five-kilometer (just more than three miles) race starts at 8:30 a.m. Registration for this is $30 per participant, and the fee increases after Aug. 31. Same-day registration will also be available.

Friday, August 5, 2022
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