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Thursday, April 15, 2021

At its Tuesday evening (April 13th) meeting, the e Lincoln County Board of Education approved several changes in titles of administrative positions and approved Supt. Dr. Aaron Allen's choice Beth McCraw as the new Chief Financial Officer for Lincoln County Schools.


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Gaston County Police Investigating Shooting
Gaston County Police are investigating a shooting in the Landers Chapel area that resulted in the death of a Bessemer City man.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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Missing Teen Is Found OK
A teenager reported missing from eastern Lincoln County has been found safe in Asheville.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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Police Make Arrests in Two Shootings
Gastonia Police have made arrests in two shooting incidents, one of them one of two recent homicides.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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New Industries Will Mean More Jobs
A Swedish plastics manufacturer announced Wednesday that it will locate a new plant in Gaston County in the Gastonia Technology Park near Dallas.  It was the second major industrial announcement this week. The other was a filtration products company that announced Monday it would locate a new plant in the Trivium Corporate Center at Hickory.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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Can You Identify This Suspect?
Gaston County Police are asking for help in identifying a suspect in the theft of a golf cart from Mountain Island Charter School on Saturday (April 10th).

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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CDC Halts Use of J&J Vaccine
The CDC has temporarily halted use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine after six women were said to have developed blood clots after receiving the one-dose shot.  

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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Missing Woman's Body Found, Man Charged With Murder
Gastonia Police have charged a man from Northampton County with murder in the death of a Gastonia woman.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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State News
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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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Getting Back To Normal
Another good sign as more people are getting vaccinated and the number of new cases and hospitalizations continues to decline:  Gov. Roy Cooper & the NC General Assembly have agreed--it's time to reopen schools to in-person classes.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
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Religion
E-Religion | Inspirational Reflections | Worship Directory
News From Christian Ministry of Lincoln County
The Lincoln County Health Dept. vaccinated clients, volunteers and staffers at Christian Ministry of Lincoln County against the COVID virus Thursday.

Saturday, April 10, 2021
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Pathfinders & Detty Sisters Sing At Living Word Saturday
Gospel concerts are back at Living Word Ministries on NC 16-business south at Lowesville.  This Saturday evening at 6, the Detty Sisters and the Pathfinders will sing.

Friday, April 9, 2021
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Upcoming Church Events
Hot Dog And Yard Sale, Old Time Gospel Concert and more upcoming events. Email us your events to include in our weekly Upcoming Church Events column.

Thursday, April 8, 2021
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Matthew 5:14
You are the light of the world...

Thursday, April 8, 2021
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Romans 1:16
For I am not ashamed of the gospel...

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
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Proverbs 16:3
Commit to the Lord whatever you do...

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
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John 11:25
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life... 

Monday, April 5, 2021
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Opinion
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79 Years of Change
The world has changed so much...

Wednesday, April 14, 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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Long Overdue Library Book Grabs National Attention

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Monday, April 12, 2021
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Unintended Consequences
The Biden administration is getting a quick lesson in unintended consequences.

Sunday, April 11, 2021
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Commentary
Perhaps the beginning of changing things that need to be changed is the recognition of them as true.  In truth, we live in a very segregated society, and while some progress has been made, we are far from achieving the goals of opportunity for all for which so many of us aspire.  

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
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Retirement Seen Through Your Eyes
How do you picture your future? If you are like many contemplating retirement, your view is likely pragmatic compared to that of your parents. That doesn’t mean you must have a “plain vanilla” tomorrow. 

Monday, April 5, 2021
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Legislative Report From Rep. Jason Saine
In an effort to keep the people informed, the Lincoln Herald posts Legislative Updates from NC Senator Ted Alexander and NC Representative Jason Saine.  We welcome readers' comments on the issues they discuss.


Sunday, April 4, 2021
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Sports
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Scores/Schedule
Spring Break is over and high school sports have resumed.  Here's the latest.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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Playoff Brackets Announced
Maiden will open the NCHSAA football playoffs at home on Friday, while West Lincoln will play at Mt. Pleasant.

Saturday, April 10, 2021
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This Week's Games
Here are the scores from games played Thursday and Friday.

Friday, April 9, 2021
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Maiden Remains Undefeated
Maiden downed Lincolnton 32-7 Thursday night to finish the long-delayed and shortened high school football season unbeaten in six games.  The Blue Devils and West Lincoln will represent the South Fork Conference in the NCHSAA playoffs.

Thursday, April 8, 2021
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High School Football Preview
UPDATE: the Lincolnton at Maiden game has been moved up to THURSDAY night.  We'll update our article if we have any other changes.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
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Recap & Preview
Last week's high school football schedule got tossed as one game was played Wednesday, and all the other Gaston & Cleveland County games were played Thursday.  There was still plenty of excitement Friday in Lincoln & Catawba counties.  Here's a recap.

Sunday, April 4, 2021
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Thursday/Friday Scores
Here are the scores from  this week's games.

Friday, April 2, 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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American Heritage Girls Blaze a Path Ahead
The American Heritage Girls are all about making good girls great.  And they’re about molding tomorrow’s leaders today.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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Familiar Faces In New Places
At its Tuesday evening (April 13th) meeting, the e Lincoln County Board of Education approved several changes in titles of administrative positions and approved Supt. Dr. Aaron Allen's choice Beth McCraw as the new Chief Financial Officer for Lincoln County Schools.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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Public Hearings
Here's information about public hearings that will be held on Monday May 3rd at the beginning of the Lincoln County Commissioners' first Monday meeting.  

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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Proposed Metal Forging Facility on NC16-business
The Lincoln County Planning & Inspections Dept. has announced that a Community Involvement meeting will be held  Wednesday April 28th on a rezoning request regarding a proposed metal forging operation on NC16-business.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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Good Karma
As a part of its Beyond the Book initiative, the Lincoln County Public Library will welcome Karma Wilson, bestselling author of the Bear series of books for children, all next week.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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It's Spring Sweep Time
NCDOT's Spring Sweep to remove litter from roadways statewide is underway.  One event related to the campaign happens this coming weekend in Conover.

Monday, April 12, 2021
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Farm Fun Crossword
Solve this crossword puzzle about Lincoln County agriculture and you could win a prize!

Saturday, April 10, 2021
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