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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

If you think the virus is a hoax and you die from it, should your death be attributed to COVID-19, or to 'hoax,' one nurse asked.  She said patients who had been on a ventilator, while recovering from near death, still insisted the virus wasn't real, that the numbers were inflated.


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"Hoax" Has Killed Quarter Million Americans
If you think the virus is a hoax and you die from it, should your death be attributed to COVID-19, or to 'hoax,' one nurse asked.  She said patients who had been on a ventilator, while recovering from near death, still insisted the virus wasn't real, that the numbers were inflated.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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Public's Help Needed In Locating Missing Teen
Lincoln County Sheriff's detectives are asking for the public's help in locating a runaway juvenile. Miss Ross has a medical condition and it is not sure if she has her medication.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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Missing Teen Located
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Detective M. Lookadoo has located a 15-year-old male who was reported as missing on November 21, 2020.  The missing teen returned home on Monday night.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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Man Charged With Setting Fire To Neighbor's Vehicle
On November 22, 2020 officers were dispatched to a residence in the 3200 block of Gastonia Highway to a keep the peace call so a female could remove her property from her ex-boyfriend’s home.

Monday, November 23, 2020
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Stolen Vehicle Recovered Following Chase
While deputies were searching for the vehicle the NC Highway Patrol advised they had chased the vehicle and the car ran into a field near Howard’s Creek Fire Department.  They were able to apprehend the driver after a brief foot chase.

Monday, November 23, 2020
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Gaston College, UNCC Announce "'49er Next"
A new program is facilitating transfers from Gaston College to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. UNCC and Gaston College recently signed a joint agreement that will boost transfers and increase academic preparation.

Sunday, November 22, 2020
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Traffic Accident Leads To Stolen Vehicle Arrest
A Lancaster, S,C, man is facing charges after he wrecked a stolen vehicle he was driving in eastern Lincoln County.

Friday, November 20, 2020
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State News
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BBB Advises How To Avoid Job Scams This Holiday Season
Better Business Bureau has some suggestions to make the seasonal job hunt successful. Being proactive in finding the right opportunity is key, but so is watching out for a job that just seems too good to be true.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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Cooper Tightens Restrictions As COVID Surge Continues
Governor Roy Cooper announced tighter restrictions Monday (Nov. 23rd) as the state saw a record number of hospitalizations and one day after a record day for new cases of COVID-19.

Monday, November 23, 2020
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Soil Testing Fees Begin Dec. 1st
The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Agronomic Services Lab reminds growers that it's time to test your soil to begin preparing for the 2021 growing season.

Monday, November 23, 2020
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McDowell Co. Man Sentenced To More Than 14 Years On Drug Charges
U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray announced Nov. 19, 2020 that Jonathan Brooks Floyd, 43, of Marion, N.C. was sentenced to 178 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Saturday, November 21, 2020
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NC Election Was Fair
A majority of North Carolina voters believe our state's November 3rd General Election was conducted fairly according to a Civitas Institute poll.

Friday, November 20, 2020
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Career Offender Is Sentenced To Over 11 Years In Prison On Drug Charges
Ryan Eugene Farley, 31, of Catawba, N.C. was sentenced to 135 months in prison and four years of supervised release on federal drug charges. As a result of Farley’s multiple prior drug trafficking convictions, the Court today sentenced him as a career offender.

Friday, November 20, 2020
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Pandemic Related Unemployment Continues
The unemployment rate in North Carolina for September increased in most of the state's 100 counties, but jobs are still available in most including all local counties.

Thursday, November 19, 2020
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Religion
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Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service
Cedar Grove Lutheran Church will host a Thanksgiving Eve Outdoor Worship Service Wednesday, November 25 at 7 p.m. in and around the Arbor. You may bring your own chair or use one provided.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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1 John 3:18
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech...

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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John 1:29
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said...

Monday, November 23, 2020
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Matthew 7:1-2
Do not judge, or you too will be judged...

Sunday, November 22, 2020
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Thoughts On Thanksgiving
We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing. Thursday will be Thanksgiving.  It's going to be different this year as because of the pandemic many of our family gatherings will be replaced by phone calls and virtual visits.

Saturday, November 21, 2020
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Proverbs 18:24
One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin...

Saturday, November 21, 2020
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Upcoming Church Events
Upcoming events to put on your calendar include the No Cold Pets Project, Scouting For Food, Gospel Singing, Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service and more events in the weeks to come! Email your events to LH@lincolnherald.com.

Friday, November 20, 2020
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Opinion
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An Open Letter from the AMA, ANA & AHA
We filed this open letter from the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, and the American Nurses Association under OPINION.  There are those who disagree--frankly, they might be considered both foolish and selfish.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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Don't Stop Now!
We're almost there!  If you still believe that 'we're all in this together,' it's more important than ever to do your part to help us make it to the goal line and to end this pandemic.

Sunday, November 22, 2020
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Where Are You?
In the year 2020... Where are you ???... Where are you going ???... Where will you end up ???... Where do you want to be in 2022 ???...

Sunday, November 22, 2020
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Atrium Health Joins Other Leading U.S. Hospitals In Encouraging Everyone To Mask Up
One hundred of the nation’s top health care systems across the U.S., including Charlotte-based Atrium Health, have come together with an urgent plea for all Americans: mask up, because wearing a facemask is our best chance at slowing the surging COVID-19 pandemic now

Friday, November 20, 2020
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Lincoln Herald Receives Thank You Notes From Readers
It's really great when we receive Thank You notes from our readers about articles we have posted on our website. Thanks to everyone who takes a look at us everyday! 

Thursday, November 19, 2020
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Remembering 'Santa Jim'
Some of us go through our lives never accomplishing anything one might call a legacy.  A few become icons.  One of those was the man who became Santa Claus in many of Lincolnton's Christmas events.  Jim Helms passed over the weekend, one of the latest victims of COVID-19.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
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When The Fed Talks Inflation, Bond Investors Listen
Most recently, you may have read that Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell announced a change in how the Fed views inflation. In the past, the Fed said it would consider adjusting short-term rates when inflation approached 2 percent.

Monday, November 16, 2020
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Sports
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Volleyball Scores
Here are the scores from last week's South Fork Conference volleyball matches and some results from this week.
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MHS Postpones Next Three Volleyball Matches
Due to health concerns and for the safety of student athletes, Maiden High School has postponed their  next three volleyball matches. 

Monday, November 23, 2020
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It's Not How You Start But How You Finish
Middle school cross country teams concluded their season on Mon. Nov. 16 with a county conference meet hosted at West Lincoln Middle School.  Although, it was a very short and different season the athletes enjoyed their time and were thankful to participate.

Saturday, November 21, 2020
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Gaston College Takes Steps To Add Sports
Dr. John Hauser plans to launch a college sports program that will offer men’s baseball and basketball, women’s beach volleyball and softball and more.

Friday, November 20, 2020
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WLHS Gymnasium & Press Box Named In Honor Of Coaches
At the school board meeting on Tuesday, November 10, members of the board voted to approve West Lincoln High School’s request to name the Old Gymnasium in honor of Butch Ross and the Press Box to be named in honor of Wayne Navey. 

Monday, November 16, 2020
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A Man Of Iron And A Lady Of Steele!
You might say Diane Steele and Christopher Kulinski get a big kick out of the martial arts. Kulinski and the combined team from his Denver dojo, Master Kulinski’s Martial Arts, and their Mooresville-based counterparts from the R.T. Berry School of Tae Kwon Do recently brought home championship belts after defeating their opponents at a big competition in Pittsburgh.

Thursday, November 5, 2020
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Middle Schools Kick Off Cross-Country Season
Although sports seasons are different this year, Lincoln County is still working hard to offer athletes the opportunity to participate in events.

Saturday, October 31, 2020
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Extras
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Today In History - November 24
Today in History in 1896 the first US absentee voting law was enacted by Vermont; and in 1963 Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK's assassinator two days earlier was shot dead by nightclub owner Jack Ruby live on TV.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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Today In History - November 23
Today in History in 1783 Annapolis, Maryland became the United States Capital until June 1784; and in 1963 “Doctor Who” the long-running British sci-fi series debuted.

Monday, November 23, 2020
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Today In History - November 22
Today in History in 1963 American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas and VP Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as the 36th US president.

Sunday, November 22, 2020
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Today In History - November 21
Today in History in 1620 the Mayflower Compact was signed by Pilgrims in Cape Cod; in 1920 Major League Baseball outfielder  Stan Musial (St. Louis Cardinals, seven times NL Bat Champ) was born in Donora Pennsylvania;  and in 1971 Michael Strahan, NY Giants defensive end for 14 years, Hall of Famer (2014) was born in Houston, Texas.

Saturday, November 21, 2020
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Today In History - November 20
Today in History in 2001 in Washington, D.C., U.S. President George W. Bush dedicated the United States Department of Justice headquarters building as the Robert F. Kennedy Justice Building, honoring the late Robert F. Kennedy on what would have been his 76th birthday.

Friday, November 20, 2020
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Today In History - November 19
Today in History in 1620 the Mayflower reached Cape Cod and explored the coast; in 1861 Julia Ward Howe committed “Battle Hymn of the Republic” to paper; and in 1863 President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address.

Thursday, November 19, 2020
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Today In History - November 18
Today in History in 1307 William Tell reputedly shoots apple off his son's head; and in 1872 Suffragette Susan Brownell Anthony was arrested by a U.S. Deputy Marshal and charged with illegally voting.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
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Community
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Lincoln County Notice Of Public Hearings Dec. 7
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and Planning Board will hold a joint meeting and public hearings on Monday, December 7, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. to consider two requests.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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USDA Shares Easy At-Home Advice For Handling Food Safely This Thanksgiving
This week, Americans will enjoy a delicious meal on Thanksgiving Day with family and friends – either in person or virtually. Taking the necessary steps toward safe food handling and sanitation will help protect you and your loved ones this year.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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Sheriff Offers Safe Shopping Tips For The Holiday Season
According to Sheriff Beam, “This time of year attracts more shopping-related criminal activity because of the larger crowds and the extended store hours. These factors and the usual distraction of shopping, creates a more favorable environment for petty thieves and other offenders.”

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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Proceed With Extreme Caution
The CDC and leading epidemiologists have warned that Thanksgiving gatherings could be the cause of yet another spike in cases of the coronavirus.  If you're going to any place where they may be a crowd this weekend, be sure to wear your mask.

Monday, November 23, 2020
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Community Involvement Meeting Dec. 3
Notice of a Dec. 3 community involvement meeting regarding a request to rezone the former Union fire station site on Reepsville Road to permit vehicle service and vehicle sales.

Monday, November 23, 2020
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Maiden Police Department Christmas Cops Collecting Toys
The Maiden Police Department is asking for donations of new unwrapped toys for needy children in the Town of Maiden this Christmas season.

Monday, November 23, 2020
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Found on NC73: Cremation Urn
A resident who lives just off Highway 73 near Sharon Baptist Church called us to tell us her husband had found some items on the highway that may have fallen off a truck.  Among them is a crematory urn.

Monday, November 23, 2020
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