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Of Dims, Whims, Skims, Flam-Flims & Bad Hymns
Liz Cheney needs to go. Quite where, I don’t know. Maybe she’ll slink off to an ignominious retirement when she loses her upcoming re-election bid, misrepresenting the great state of Wyoming in Congress.
Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Smoke Gets In Our Skies
This summer seen a long string of overcast, hazy days—or rather, smoky ones.
Tuesday, August 3, 2021

She Was Too Busy
What happened to her world... Where was she when it went away...
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Legislators Should Bridge Coverage Gap
The following guest editorial comes from four NC leaders, all of whom have considerable knowledge and experience with the funding of healthcare in North Carolina.
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Conducting Your Mid-Year Financial Checkup
The midpoint of the year is a great time to review your financial position.
Monday, July 26, 2021

Rules Are Unusable
WHAT CAN WE DO TO BRING BACK... Bring back OUR old rules..
Saturday, July 24, 2021

Governor Says Schools Should Require Masks
Maybe you haven't heard--but the pandemic is over!  Never mind those new cases of the delta variant.  Never mind that new cases of COVID-19 are increasing all across the country. Never mnd the 1,434 new cases reported for the day on Wednesday (July 21st) in North Carolina.
Thursday, July 22, 2021

Surplus Supply of COVID Vaccine
You cannot force Americans to take the vaccine. It is a choice. But the illegals who cross our borders, do not  have a choice. Why not require all to be vaccinated at the border? 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021

It's Veggie Drop Season
It’s that time of year when zucchinis and crooknecks and patty pans crowd the garden space.
Monday, July 19, 2021

Legislative Report from Rep. Jason Saine
Here is the weekly update from NC State Representative Jason Saine.
Monday, July 19, 2021

A Youthful Adventure
Butch said  he could have had it repaired the first day.  But then again, he wouldn’t have this funny story to tell.
Sunday, July 18, 2021

Inflation Can Be a Scary Word
Inflation can be a scary word for people who are retired. It’s code for “prices are going up, but my income may stay the same.”
Monday, July 12, 2021

Litter Problem: More Than a Pet Peeve
Litter is most likely a problem almost everywhere--except the Disney parks, where somone gets paid to pick it up.  Tom Lark, who lives near Stanley, talks about the litter problem in his neighborhood.
Monday, July 12, 2021

Itchy Palms, Bottle Trees and Haint Blue

I grew up with a superstitious mom muttering sayings about what caused luck to go one way or the other.


Saturday, July 3, 2021

DABA Event Was Biggest Ever
The Denver Area Business Association's annual fireworks and music spectacular for 2021 was the biggest--and most would say best--ever.
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

2021 Retirement Confidence Survey
Will your retirement dreams match your reality?
Monday, June 28, 2021

Legislative Report from Rep. Jason Saine
Here is the weekly update from NC State Representative Jason Saine.
Tuesday, June 22, 2021

How We're Helping Hungry Kids
This week Tammy talks about feeding the hungry in Catawba County.
Monday, June 21, 2021

Juneteenth is Saturday
June 19th, Juneteenth, is celebrated as the end of slavery--but was it?  Celebrations this weekend should also motivate those who believe in freedom to learn more about the event and the history surrounding it.
Monday, June 14, 2021

Investor Sentiment Is Shifting
A recent survey shows that 63% of investors are more interested in protecting their financial assets and planning for uncertainty in the future than anything else.
Monday, June 14, 2021

Atrium Answer to Letter to the Editor
The Lincoln Herald recently received a Letter to the Editor from a reader who expressed concerns about the different costs of healthcare procedures at different locations in our area.  We asked for and received the following response from Atrium Healthcare.
Saturday, June 12, 2021

About Healthcare
The Lincoln Herald recently received a Letter to the Editor which may be of interest to those who are considering healthcare options.  
Saturday, June 12, 2021

What's the Deal with UFOs, Anyway?
It’s a pity that George Fawcett won’t be around for the next chapter in UFO history.
Monday, June 7, 2021

Legislative Report from Rep. Jason Saine
Here is the weekly update from NC State Representative Jason Saine.
Sunday, June 6, 2021

Sometimes It Pays (Better) Not To Work
Half of all US states have now told the federal government "thanks, but no thanks" pulling out of the federally funded unemployment program that provides an extra $300 to those who are jobless.
Thursday, June 3, 2021

Legislative Report from Rep. Jason Saine
Here is the weekly update from NC State Representative Jason Saine.
Monday, May 31, 2021

Paying for the Infrastructure Bill
President Joe Biden introduced the much-anticipated American Jobs Plan, which outlines an approach to spend roughly $2.2 trillion on the nation's infrastructure and other projects.  The proposal does not yet include any new taxes on individuals.
Monday, May 31, 2021

GCLMPO Launches New Public Comment Period
Express yourself!  Chances are, it won't make much difference.
Sunday, May 30, 2021

About the Requested Pay Increase for Staff
The following is a letter to the editor from the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Gaston College.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Memorial Day: A Time to Remember & Honor
Monday (May 31st) is Memorial Day.  For some, it marks the beginning of summertime activities.  For far too few, it's a solemn occasion to pay respect to those who died while serving in our nation's military.  The following is a letter from a Lincoln Herald reader.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Weekly Report from Rep. Jason Saine
During the pandemic students in Lincoln and many other North Carolina counties had difficulty because they couldn't access high speed internet.  Rep. Saine wants to change that.
Monday, May 24, 2021

$50 Burgers: Should We Worry About Inflation?
Recent major increases in the cost of building materials, higher prices for gasoline, and increases in grocery and restaurant prices have fueled considerable talk in the media about inflation.  Should we be concerned?  Cain Leonard, investment adviser with  Leonard Wealth Management, LLC, offers some insight.
Monday, May 24, 2021

Seek and You May Eventually Find
I was talking to my old friend “Maria” last week. She was lamenting the fact that she cannot find her topaz necklace.
Monday, May 24, 2021

Weekly Report from Senator Ted Alexander
The Lincoln Herald posts weekly pdates from NC Representative Jason Saine and NC Senator Ted Alexander. Here is this week's update from Sen. Alexander.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Teaching History 'the Way We Want It To Have Been"
Is the new version of HB324, passed last week by the NC House and forwarded to the state Senate, an effort to 'rewrite history,' erasing the racial injustices of our nation's past?  
Tuesday, May 18, 2021

The Whims of Wall Street
It can be exhausting trying to keep up with the whims of Wall Street.
Monday, May 17, 2021

Legislative Report from Rep. Jason Saine
Here is the weekly update from NC State Representative Jason Saine.
Sunday, May 16, 2021

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

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

Love, Faith & Hope

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


Monday, May 10, 2021














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