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Friday, February 26, 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE, SPECIAL MEETING: The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at the Board of Education Administrative Offices, 201 Jeb Seagle Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092. The purpose of the meeting will be to hold an annual joint meeting with the Lincoln County Board of Education. By Order of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, Carrol Mitchem, Chair

Hope is on the horizon. That’s how Brittain Kenney put it this week. A spokeswoman for the Gaston County Health Department, Kenney noted that it was not quite a year ago, March 18, 2020, that local officials announced the first case of COVID-19 in Gaston County.


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Update
Here's the latest on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday, February 25, 2021
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COVID-19 Vaccine Update
Hope is on the horizon. That’s how Brittain Kenney put it this week. A spokeswoman for the Gaston County Health Department, Kenney noted that it was not quite a year ago, March 18, 2020, that local officials announced the first case of COVID-19 in Gaston County.

Thursday, February 25, 2021
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YMCA's Already-Low COVID Rates Decrease
Y’s across the state, with rates of COVID-19 that were extremely low already, have now decreased even more.

Thursday, February 25, 2021
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Motorcyclist Killed In Wednesday Collision
A motorcyclist was killed in a crash on highway 16 south of Newton Wednesday evening (Feb. 24th) and a 65-year-old Newton man has been charged in the case. 

Thursday, February 25, 2021
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Double Homicide Update
Gaston County Police have three suspects in jail in what appears to have been a drug deal that went bad resulting in a double homicide.  Two young men are charged with murder, the third, who was a victim but escaped with his life, faces drug charges.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
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Allen Named Superintendent
You can now remove the 'Interim' from his title: Dr. Aaron Allen has been named the new Superintendent of Lincoln County Schools.  

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
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Sheriff's Office Gets New Body Cams/Tasers
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office recently received new body cameras that will become standard wear for all deputies.  New tasers are also being phased into use.

Monday, February 22, 2021
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State News
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Graystone Eye Honored With Coveted CHPRMS Award
Graystone Eye was recently honored with three prestigious awards from the Carolinas Healthcare Public Relations & Marketing Society (CHPRMS) during their reVISION 2020 Annual Conference held virtually in December.

Friday, February 19, 2021
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Gastonia Man Is Indicted For Threatening President
David Kyle Reeves, of, Gastonia, N.C., has now been indicted by a federal grand jury in Charlotte for making threats against the President of the United States and related charges, This is an update from the Feb. 12, 2021 article.

Thursday, February 18, 2021
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Gastonia Man Sentenced To 9-1/2 Years For Armed Robbery
Yakotus Odum, 31, of Gastonia, was sentenced late yesterday (Feb. 16, 2021) to 114 months in prison and five years of supervised release in connection with the 2018 armed robbery of a convenience store.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
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Gastonia Man Charged With Threatening President Appears In Federal Court
A federal criminal complaint was unsealed in federal court Thursday, Feb. 11 charging David Kyle Reeves, 27, of, Gastonia, N.C., with threatening the President of the United States.

Friday, February 12, 2021
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BBB Of Charlotte & Asheville Release 2020 Annual Report
This report includes statistics on consumer complaints, verified customer reviews, website inquiries and the top five types of businesses that generated the most complaints.

Sunday, January 17, 2021
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Not-Ready-to-Eat Pepperoni Hot Pockets Product Recalled
Nestlé Prepared Foods, a Mt. Sterling, Ky. establishment, is recalling approximately 762,615 pounds of not-ready-to-eat (NRTE) pepperoni hot pockets product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of glass and hard plastic.

Saturday, January 16, 2021
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Burr, Tillis, McHenry Vote Against Objections
After an invasion of the US Capitol by insurrectionists, the US Congress finally got down to business late Wednesday night and shortly before 4 AM Thursday morning (Jan. 7th) they concluded certifying the Electoral College results of the Nov. 3rd Presidential election.

Thursday, January 7, 2021
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Religion
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Friday, February 26, 2021
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Matthew 10:16
I am sending you out like sheep among wolves...

Friday, February 26, 2021
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John 8:32
Then you will know the truth...

Thursday, February 25, 2021
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James 1:13-14
When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me...

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
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Proverbs 31:31
Honor her for all that her hands have done...

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
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Luke 22:20
‭‭In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying...

Monday, February 22, 2021
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Philippians 4:19
And my God will meet all your needs...

Sunday, February 21, 2021
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Opinion
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How Soon Might The Stimulus Arrive?
While many in the United States are beginning to receive vaccinations and people are starting to foresee a life after COVID-19, it remains clear that things aren’t yet back to normal. As a result, there has been a great deal of speculation about Congress putting forward an economic stimulus, covering the needs of both individuals and businesses.

Monday, February 22, 2021
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Love Is
Love is a 4-letter word...  4-letters might seem small...A small word with huge coverage... Love is a word that is used often... Used to describe many different feelings...

Sunday, February 21, 2021
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Lincoln's Hope, Anderson's Song, King's Dream
This month is Black History Month.  It also includes Presidents Day, which originally combined celebrations of the birthdays of the nation's first President, George Washington, and its 16th, Abraham Lincoln.  We labeled this as OPINION, but what you're about to read is in truth purely facts, although some still refuse to acknowledge them.

Saturday, February 20, 2021
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Newman Responds To Recent Editorial On School Board Elections
In response to the editorial by Wayne Howard titled “Commissioners Back Partisan School Board Elections” that ran February 12, 2021 Mr. Charles Newman writes….

Sunday, February 14, 2021
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Farrar Responds To Recent Editorial On School Board Elections
In response to the editorial by Wayne Howard titled “Commissioners Back Partisan School Board Elections” that ran February 12, 2021 Mr. Eric Farrar writes….

Sunday, February 14, 2021
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Remembering Mrs. Joyce Capps Brison, Childcare Pioneer
The Partnership for Children of Lincoln/Gaston Counties, Inc. (Partnership) mourns the passing of one of our own, Joyce C. Brison, a long time Gaston County childcare provider and tireless community advocate for Early Childhood Education.

Saturday, February 13, 2021
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Commissioners Back Partisan School Board Elections
At their meeting February 1st, Lincoln County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution favoring making local school board elections partisan.  We believe that's a terrible idea.

Friday, February 12, 2021
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Sports
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More Fans Allowed At Football Games--But Not Until Friday
The biggest sports news this Wednesday is that Governor Roy Cooper has reduced the restrictions on high school football attendance.  Unfortunately, Cooper's older executive order doesn't expire until Friday evening--and some games have been moved up because of weather concerns.  Here's that story and more from sports.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
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N. Lincoln, E. Lincoln, Lincoln Charter In Playoffs
The North Lincoln and Lincoln Charter boys play home games Tuesday as the state basketball playoffs begin. East Lincoln's boys & girls both play road games Tuesday.

Sunday, February 21, 2021
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Soccer/Basketball Scores/Schedule
East Lincoln maintained first place in soccer in the South Fork Conference, while North Lincoln secured its first league basketball title.  Here's the latest from both sports.

Saturday, February 20, 2021
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East Maintains #1 In Soccer, Plays Newton-Conover Friday
Here's the latest from soccer and a Wednesday basketball game.

Friday, February 19, 2021
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Cherryville Upsets Lincoln Charter, North Wins
Cherryville won at Lincoln Charter Tuesday evening, handing the Eagles their first conference loss in two years.  North Lincoln moved with a game of taking its first South Fork Conference basketball title; and Newton-Conover continued to dominate the girls conference standings.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
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Swimming & Diving
Not this year...the Lincoln Charter swimmers and divers didn't bring home state championships this time around.  Carrboro won both the boys and girls titles in the NCHSAA swimming and diving state meet at Raleigh on Friday.

Saturday, February 13, 2021
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Friday Scores
Here are the scores of Friday games and the schedule for the week ahead.

Saturday, February 13, 2021
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Extras
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Today In History - February 26
Today in History in 1815 Napoleon and 1,200 leave Elba to start 100-day re-conquest of France; in 1929 U.S. President Calvin Coolidge established the Grand Teton National Park; and in 1983 Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album went to #1 and stayed there for 37 weeks.

Friday, February 26, 2021
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Today In History - February 25
Today in History in 1804 Thomas Jefferson was nominated for U.S. President; in 1836 Samuel Colt patented the first revolving barrel multi-shot firearm; and 1870 former Lincolnton, N.C. resident Hiram R. Revels was sworn in as the first African American member of Congress (Sen-R-MS).

Thursday, February 25, 2021
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Today In History - February 24
Today in History in 1863 the Arizona Territory was created; in 1946 Juan Peron was elected President of Argentina; and in 1981 Britain's Prince Charles announced his engagement to Lady Diana Spencer.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
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Today In History - February 23
Today in History in 1836  the Alamo was besieged for 13 days until March 6th by the Mexican army under General Santa Anna; and in 1945 the U.S. Marines raise a flag on Iwo Jima, famous photo and later a statue in the Marine Corps War Memorial.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
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Today In History - February 22
Today in History in 1879 Frank W. Woolworth opened the first 5 cent and 10 cent store in Utica, New York; in 1889 President Cleveland signed a bill to admit the Dakotas, Montana and Washington state into the union; and in 1900 Hawaii became a U.S. territory.

Monday, February 22, 2021
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Today In History - February 21
Today in History in 1431 French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc’s first day of interrogation began in her heresy trial; in 1792 the U.S. Congress passed the Presidential Succession Act; and in 1972 Richard Nixon became the first U.S. President to visit China.

Sunday, February 21, 2021
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Today In History - February 20
Today in History in 1792 the U.S. Postal Service created postage from 6 cents to 12 cents depending on the distance; in 1944 the Batman & Robin comic strip premiered in newspapers; and in 1962 John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth in Friendship 7.

Saturday, February 20, 2021
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Community
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Cat In The Hat's Virtual Birthday Bash At The Hickory Library
Join us any time during the week of March 2-9 for this exciting pre-recorded online performance! The link will be posted on Hickory Public Library’s Facebook page and YouTube playlist on Tuesday, March 2nd and will stay active through the 9th. Watch as many times as you like and share the fun with friends and family.

Thursday, February 25, 2021
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Cleveland County Arts Council Salutes Black History Month
The Cleveland County Arts Council is presenting a special online production: "42, the Story of Jackie Robinson" through February 28th.

Monday, February 22, 2021
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Maiden Middle School Art On Display At Newton Library
The Catawba County Library is showcasing artwork by Maiden Middle School eighth-graders at the main library, 115 West C Street in Newton, until March 8th.

Monday, February 22, 2021
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NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.

Sunday, February 21, 2021
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Carolina Caring Holds Cutest Pet Contest
Is this the cutest pet?  Caspian is adorable, but we bet your pet is even cuter! Caspian and his Dad, Dave Cook, Carolina Caring’s President and CEO invite you to participate in Carolina Caring’s first ever Cutest Pet Contest, which supports its local Pet Peace of Mind® Program aimed at helping Hospice patients care for their pets.

Sunday, February 21, 2021
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Local Shutterbug Looks "Through The Linds"
For Lindsey Choate, a love of nature grew into a love of photography. Choate, a local nursing student, shared more with The Herald on Friday, revealing how her hobby metamorphosed into something more lucrative––her own business.

Sunday, February 21, 2021
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Free Virtual Workshop for Veterans: Calmness During COVID-19
Join Carolina Caring and the American Red Cross for a workshop entitled Creating Calmness During COVID-19 presented online on Thursday, February 25 from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. by David Laws, American Red Cross Director of Services to the Armed Forces and International Services.

Saturday, February 20, 2021
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