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Buffalo Shoals Rd. Closed at NC16 Next Week
Buffalo Shoals Road will be closed to traffic at NC16 beginning Monday.

Thursday, May 13, 2021
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Have You Seen Her?
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in locating a woman reported missing.

Thursday, May 13, 2021
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One Killed in Drive-By Shooting
Hickory Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that killed a 27-year-woman.

Thursday, May 13, 2021
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Rabies Confirmed in Hickory
Catawba County has recorded a case of rabies in the Hickory area.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
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Pandemic Update
Not that long ago (in December, January and early February) the COVID-19 pandemic was the biggest news almost every day.  As we make progress toward getting more people vaccinated against the virus, it's important to know that it isn't over yet.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
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Grand Jury Indicts 14 on Assorted Charges
The Lincoln County Grand Jury indicted 14 people this week in connection with a lengthy Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office undercover drug operation.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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Tax and Register of Deeds Offices Reopening Wednesday
The Lincoln County Tax Office and Register of Deeds Office will reopen Wednesday.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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State News
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NC House Approves House Bill 334
The North Carolina House of Representatives passed House Bill 334 Thursday (April 15th), a bill that will help small business owners who used federal PPP loans to stay in business during the pandemic.

Thursday, April 15, 2021
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Vaccinate Your Horse Now For EEE
While humans are getting their COVID shots, it's a good time to make sure your animals are also vaccinated against diseases that affect them.

Saturday, April 3, 2021
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Sen. Thom Tillis Has Cancer
North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis announced Monday that he has prostate cancer. Tillis said his cancer was detected early during his annual physical. He will have surgery next week and is expected to fully recover.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
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Survey Scam Is Back With A COVID-19 Twist
Did you receive a text with a survey about your vaccine? It’s one of those scams that just keeps reappearing ... each time with a new twist. This time, the phony survey claims to be from pharmaceutical company Pfizer, with questions about their COVID-19 vaccine.

Sunday, March 28, 2021
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"Resilient" Coming To The High Country
The Alleghany Arts Council has commissioned muralist Doreyl Ammons Cain to design and paint "Resilient," a new outdoor mural based on the agricultural heritage of Alleghany County. The 32-foot mural will be located in Downtown Sparta, North Carolina.

Sunday, March 14, 2021
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Think Before Burning Yard Debris During Spring Wildfire Season
In North Carolina, March through May is historically recognized as spring wildfire season, a period when conditions are more favorable for wildfire. As residents begin working in their yards, the N.C. Forest Service urges them to think before burning yard debris.

Saturday, March 13, 2021
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BBB Scam Alert: Watch Out For SAT Prep Scams
For parents of high school students, SAT scores are a huge deal. With college admissions and scholarships on the line, paying for tutors and test prep materials may be worth the price. But watch out for con artists eager to take advantage of this. 

Friday, March 12, 2021
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Religion
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Christian Ministry Seeks Volunteers
If you're tired of staying home during the pandemic, perhaps volunteering with Christian Ministry of Lincoln County will be enjoyable for you and helpful for the community.

Thursday, May 13, 2021
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Christians Must Believe in Second Chances
The Bible says, "Judge not that ye be not judged."  It also says that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.  It is our human tendency to judge others, sometimes harshly.  

Thursday, May 13, 2021
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National Day of Prayer
Not much has been mentioned about it, in part because some of the usual events associated with its observance have been canceled because of the pandemic.  This Thursday (May 6th) is the National Day of Prayer.

Thursday, May 6, 2021
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Amazing Parade Against Hunger Was Big Success
Christian Ministry of Lincoln County is still accepting contributions for its LINC Meals Program after the Amazing Parade Against Hunger raised $6,000 of a needed $8,000 goal last Sunday.

Saturday, May 1, 2021
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The Love of God
When God looks at you or me, what does He see, hear, or feel about us?

Thursday, April 29, 2021
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Exec. Director of ECCCM Honored
Rev. Robt. Silber, who has served as the Executive Director of Eastern Catawba Coopertive Christian Ministry for the last 11 years will be retiring at the end of May. He was honored this past Sunday (April 25th) at Conover City Park.

Thursday, April 29, 2021
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So You've Accepted Christ--Now What Do You Do?
Jesus said there are mansions in Heaven.  An old country gospel song goes "build me a cabin in the corner of Gloryland."  Jesus told where His disciple John would be seated.  What will Heaven be like for you?  And what are you doing for the One who made it possible?  We know what He did for us; what are we doing for Him?

Friday, April 23, 2021
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Opinion
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As Yellow Season Ends, Here Come the Cicadas
Ah, the joys of a Carolina Spring!  From the early days when the Bradford pear trees first plague allergy sufferers to the arrival of the insects--this year including the 17-year cicadas.  

Monday, May 10, 2021
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Police Week
This is Police Week--a national observance that has also been declared in Lincolnton & Lincoln County.

Monday, May 10, 2021
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Love, Faith & Hope

Was there ever a perfect time; was there ever a perfect period?



Monday, May 10, 2021
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Legislative Report from Senator Ted Alexander
Here is this week's legislative report from NC State Senator Ted Alexander.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
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Jobs, Jobs,Jobs
HELP WANTED may be the most common sign you'll find at area businesses and industries.  Lincoln County's unemployment rate in March was 3.9%--the 9th lowest in the state--according to figures released last week by the NC Dept. of Commerce.

Monday, May 3, 2021
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IRA Deadlines Are Approaching
Financially, many of us associate the spring with taxes – but we should also associate December with important IRA deadlines. This year, like 2020, will see a few changes and distinctions.

Monday, May 3, 2021
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East Lincoln Residents Want No Tax Increase
At their budget session Friday (April 9th) Lincoln County Commissioners talked about possibly increasing the County tax rate by two cents (per $100 valuation).  In a letter to Commissioners, three East Lincoln residents expressed their opposition to the possible increase.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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Sports
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Cherryville High Honors Student Athletes
Earlier this week, Cherryville High School honored its student athletes for their efforts during the 'year of the pandemic.'  

Thursday, May 13, 2021
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East Lincoln's Softball Season Ends
East Lincoln and Mtn. Island Charter were both eliminated from the NCHSAA softball playoffs on Tuesday.  The Mustangs lost in the 2A west region championship game to West Stanly while the Raptors were eliminated from the 1A playoffs by South Stanly.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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West Lincoln Wins State Championship
The West Lincoln girls golf team won their first ever state championship Tuesday at Pinehurst.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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West Region Championship Games Tuesday
East Lincoln plays West Stanly at 7 PM Tuesday at East while Mtn. Island Charter travels to South Stanly for a 6 PM game in the NCHSAA softball playoffs Tuesday (May 11th).

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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Golf Scores/Schedule
Lincoln Charter's boys golf team finished fourth at the NCHSAA 1A state championship Monday at Foxfire Golf Club just west of Pinehurst.  The West Lincoln girls will play in the 1A/2A girls championship at Pinehurst on Tuesday.  

Monday, May 10, 2021
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East Lincoln, Mtn. Island Charter Post Wins
The East Lincoln softball team advanced to the western region title game with a win over North Davidson Friday night.  They'll play at home on Tuesday for the 2A west region title.  Mtn. Island Charter won its Friday night game and will host the 1A title game Tuesday.

Saturday, May 8, 2021
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East Lincoln, Mtn. Island Charter Play On
East Lincoln goes after its third playoff win in the NCHSAA 2A softball playoffs this Friday evening (7 PM).

Friday, May 7, 2021
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Extras
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Today In History - April 13
Today in History in 1860 the first Pony Express reached Sacramento, California; in 1954 Hank Aaron played his first game with the Milwaukee Braves; and in 1970 Apollo 13 announced “Houston, we’ve got a problem!” as the Beech-built oxygen tank exploded enroute to the Moon.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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Today In History - April 12
Today in History in 1776 the Halifax Resolution for Independence was adopted by North Carolina; in 1811 the first U.S. colonists on Pacific coast arrived at Cape Disappointment, Washington; and in 1861  Fort Sumter, S.C. is shelled by Confederacy, starting the Civil War.

Monday, April 12, 2021
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Today In History - April 11
Today in History in 1814 Napoleon abdicates unconditionally and is exiled to Elba; in 1912 the RMS Titanic leaves Queenstown, Ireland for New York; and in 2012 fossilized dinosaur eggs with embryos are discovered in China.

Sunday, April 11, 2021
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Today In History - April 10
Today in History in 1825 the first hotel in Hawaii opened; in 1955 Dr. Jonas Salk successfully tested the Polio Vaccine; and in 1970 Paul McCartney officially announced the split of The Beatles.

Saturday, April 10, 2021
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Today In History - April 9
Today in History in 1865 Confederate General Robert E. Lee and 26,765 troops surrendered at Appomattox Court House to U.S. Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant.

Friday, April 9, 2021
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Today In History - April 8
Today in History in 1861 the U.S. Mint at Dahlonega, Georgia was seized by the Confederacy; in 1974 Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s home run record hitting his 715th in Atlanta, Georgia; and in 1986 Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of Carmel, California.

Thursday, April 8, 2021
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Today In History - April 7
Today in History in 1798 the Mississippi Territory was organized; in 1827 English chemist John Walker invented wooden matches; and in  1906 Mount Vesuvius erupted and devastated Naples, Italy.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
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Community
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Carolina Thread Trail Brings Back Nat'l Trails Day
The Carolina Thread Trail will bring back its annual National Trails Day celebration on Saturday June 5th 10 AM - 2 PM with an increased focus on safety and social-distancing efforts.

Saturday, May 15, 2021
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Oros Nominated for Outstanding Graduate Award
Once uncertain about going to college, Carlos Oros now plans to continue his education at UNC-C after graduaing from Gaston College on Friday (May 14th).  

Saturday, May 15, 2021
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Jeremiah Mundy
America turns 245 this year.  Lincoln County will be 242.  This week, the Lincoln Herald presents the third in a series of articles about local patriots and events.  You may be familiar with the Mundy House on NC16-business north of Denver.  Today, the DAR provides some history about Jeremiah Mundy.

Saturday, May 15, 2021
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Gaston College Holds Graduation
Gaston College held its graduation Friday (May 14th) at the FUSE Stadium in Gastonia.  This year's graduation event included both grads from 2021 and from 2020.

Saturday, May 15, 2021
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Starr Clinton Heads Up Nita's Silent Hands
She’s Starr Clinton. And she recently founded Nita’s Silent Hands, Inc., helping the deaf and those who are hard of hearing.

Friday, May 14, 2021
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Kirk Wentz Presented Alan Cowboy Hooper Member of the Year Award
Kirk Wentz was recently named this year's winner of the Maiden Sportsmen Club's Member of the Year award.

Thursday, May 13, 2021
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Apprenticeship 321 Recognized for Excellence
Gaston College's Apprenticehip 321 program was recently honored for its achievements in a statewide awards event.

Thursday, May 13, 2021
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