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COVID-19 Update
The COVID-19 pandemic continues; and it is getting worse.  For the first time, Lincoln County is reporting more than 100 active cases, while Catawba County now has over 500 and Gaston County nearly 600.

Monday, July 6, 2020
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Gaston College To Give Out More Than $1 Million
Gaston College will disperse more than $1 million in federal emergency financial aid for students. Gaston College received $2,520,848, with half the funding ($1,260,424) designated to students and the remaining $1,260,424 going to the college for institutional operations and financial costs.

Monday, July 6, 2020
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Highway Deaths, Storm-caused Fatality Mar Holiday Weekend
That mid-afternoon storm that struck northern Mecklenburg, northeastern Gaston and southeastern Lincoln counties, caused one fatality on Mtn. Island Lake.  Mult-vehicle accidents also claimed lives on the holiday weekend.

Sunday, July 5, 2020
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Two People Charged In Theft Of Home Safe
Two people are facing charges in connection with a home break-in in the 5000 block of Helms End of Trail in Lincolnton.

Friday, July 3, 2020
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Fourteen Charged With Drug Conspiracy In Federal Court
Eleven (11) of the defendants are Catawba County residents. Law enforcement agencies involved in this investigation included the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office; the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office; the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office; the Gaston County Police Department; and more from Western North Carolina and Georgia.

Thursday, July 2, 2020
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State News
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Pandemic Continues To Cause Unemployment
Unemployment rates remained high in all of  North Carolina in the latest county-by-county report.  May unemployment decreased slightly in Lincoln County and a bit more in Catawba, but Gaston & Cleveland had slightly higher rates.

Monday, July 6, 2020
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Be Safe With Your Fireworks This Fourth Of July
Forest Service officials urge the public to use extreme caution with fireworks to reduce the risk of igniting wildfires during Independence Day celebrations. Even small, legal fireworks such as sparklers, fountains, glow worms, smoke devices, trick noisemakers and other Class C fireworks can be hazardous.

Friday, July 3, 2020
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Federal Authorities Seize Funds Tied To COVID-19 Unemployment Fraud Scheme
Federal authorities have seized $80,661.05 in funds held at bank accounts allegedly used to perpetuate COVID-19 unemployment fraud. The federal seizure warrant was executed by U.S. Secret Service agents. Earlier this week, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced the seizure of $48,742.50, also allegedly tied to a COVID-19 unemployment fraud scheme.

Thursday, July 2, 2020
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15th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Today, U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray joined Attorney General William P. Barr and the entire Department of Justice in observing the 15th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and to echo voices around the world condemning elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.

Monday, June 15, 2020
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Lakeside Refrigerated Services Recalls Beef Products
Lakeside Refrigerated Services, a Swedesboro, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 42,922 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Saturday, June 14, 2020.

Sunday, June 14, 2020
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Religion
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James 1:22-24
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves...

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
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Christian Ministry Still Grapples With Restrictions
Starting this Saturday, July 11, Christian Ministry will be working in partnership with McKendree United Methodist Church to open a satellite office at the church, located at 3537 N. Maiden Hwy. just outside Lincolnton.

Monday, July 6, 2020
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Matthew 5:6
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness...

Monday, July 6, 2020
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Break Free
My son James is an artist and he is creating an outdoor mural in Hickory with three wild horses running together, and the piece shows the moment where they split and go in different directions.

Sunday, July 5, 2020
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Proverbs 13:6
Righteousness guards the person of integrity...

Sunday, July 5, 2020
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Opinion
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A Stock Market Lesson To Remember
Undeniably, spring 2020 has tried the patience of investors. An 11-year bull market ended. Key economic indicators went haywire. Household confidence was shaken. 

Monday, July 6, 2020
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Once Upon A Time
Once Upon A Time was... Was the way stories used to start... Some were scary... Some were funny... Most made kids and adults... People in general think... Usually think about good lessons... BUT in 2020...

Sunday, July 5, 2020
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Character - Building A Solid One
Character takes time to build, but is sometimes easy to destroy, if the choices you make later in life tear down the positive things you’ve built in yourself, during the previous years.

Friday, July 3, 2020
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Research Study Concludes Exodus Homes Reduces Prison Recidivism 65%
Exodus Homes, a faith based United Way agency that provides 73 beds of supportive housing for homeless recovering people returning to the community from treatment centers and prison has just completed a six-year prison recidivism study that demonstrates the effectiveness of their program.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
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Faith Is Needed In 2020
She was sitting on my screened porch... The sun was shining... The birds were eating... Eating seeds and singing in the trees...

Sunday, June 28, 2020
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Sports
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Update On The Brothers
We haven't reported much sports recently--because there hasn't been much to report. The basketball season ended early, baseball never began, and nobody can be sure when things will change enough to allow sports to return.  Here's an update on a pair of brothers: an off-season report on sport stars whose moment in the sun became clouded by a pandemic.

Sunday, July 5, 2020
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Christian Ministry Prepares For Golf Tournament
Christian Ministry is gearing up now for its annual benefit golf tournament. That’s the word this week from Mitzi Williams, executive director of Christian Ministry of Lincoln County. Williams spoke further about this event and how you can take part in this important fundraiser.

Monday, June 29, 2020
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Harkey Wins Junior Club Championship At Lincoln CC
Lincoln Country Club held their 2020 Junior Club Championship June 17-18.  For the second year in a row Lawson Harkey won the championship.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
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Brett LaFemina Dedicated To Health And Fitness
Brett LaFemina is a man dedicated to improving your health and getting folks fit. Gaston College’s chairman of health and fitness science and health and physical education programs, LaFemina is also an instructor in the department.

Monday, June 22, 2020
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LRU Student Builds Racing Simulators For NASCAR Pros
Logan Traxler grew up watching NASCAR every Sunday with his dad. Now he's helping get those same drivers behind the wheel. Traxler, a computer science major, just completed his first year at Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Friday, June 19, 2020
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Extras
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Today In History - July 7
Today in History in 1668 Isaac Newton receives MA from Trinity College, Cambridge; in 1846 the United States annexed California; and in 1958 President Eisenhower signed a bill approving Alaskan statehood.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
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Today In History - July 6
Today in History in 1699 Pirate Captain William Kidd was captured in Boston; in 1885 Louis Pasteur successfully tested an anti-rabies vaccine; and in 1946 George W. Bush Jr., was born in New Haven, Connecticut, 43rd President of the United States (2001-09) and 46th Governor of Texas (1995-2000) (R-Texas).

Monday, July 6, 2020
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Today In History - July 5
Today in History in 1687 Isaac Newton’s work was published that outlines his laws of motion and universal gravitation; in 1919 Babe Ruth hits two homeruns in a game for his first of 72 times; and in 1927 Joe DiMaggio hit his first grand slammer.

Sunday, July 5, 2020
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Today In History - July 4
Today in History in 1776 U.S. Congress proclaimed the Declaration of Independence and independence from Britain; in 1831 "America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)" was first sung in Boston; and in 1895 "America the Beautiful" was published by Katherine Lee Bates.

Saturday, July 4, 2020
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Today In History - July 3
Today in History in 1567 explorer Samuel de Champlain was born and in 1608 Samuel de Champlain founded the city of Quebec on his birthday; in 1863 the largest battle ever fought on the American continent – Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. ended.

Friday, July 3, 2020
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Free Online Grief Support Group
While limiting face-to-face contact during the fight against COVID helps keep us physically safe, it can also prevent us from mourning a loved one’s death with friends and family, which can make grief recovery much more challenging.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
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Happy Birthday
Had it been a normal year, the family get-together to celebrate Ms. Essie Foster's 102nd would have been different, but despite the pandemic and restrictions on visiting, relatives of the centenarian celebrated her birthday June 27th at Lincolnton Rehabilitation Center.

Sunday, July 5, 2020
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Lincoln County Courthouse Closed July 6-7
The Lincoln County Courthouse will be closed Monday, July 6 and Tuesday, July 7 for cleaning. Anyone needing to file emergency documents with the Lincoln County Clerk of Superior Court can do so by dropping them off at the designated alternate filing location located inside the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

Friday, July 3, 2020
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Tri-County Animal Rescue Pets Of The Week
Due to COVID-19, all adoptions will be done by applications. Once approved you will be contacted for a meet/greet and to complete the adoption.

Friday, July 3, 2020
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Animal Services Celebrates Three Years Of No-Kill
It’s something to bark about. Lincoln County Animal Services is celebrating three years of no-kill status at its shelter as of the end of June, according to director Hannah Beaver.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
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