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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

Legislative Report from Senator Ted Alexander
Here is this week's legislative report from NC State Senator Ted Alexander.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Legislative Report From Rep. Jason Saine
Here is the weekly update from NC State Representative Jason Saine.
Monday, May 3, 2021

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

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

Are You Aware
What has happened to America...
What has happened to the “American Dream”...

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Comfort Food To Go
The taste some are seeking may be a 'taste of home.'
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Ask Yourself
Do you pay attention to needs?  Needs that seem small to the helper are often huge to the helped.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Legislative Report From Rep. Jason Saine
In an effort to keep the people informed, the Lincoln Herald posts Legislative Updates from NC Representative Jason Saine and NC Senator Ted Alexander.  We welcome readers' comments--approval or rebuttal--on the issues they discuss.
Monday, April 19, 2021

The IRS Extends Additional Tax Deadlines

Previously, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year had been automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021.


Monday, April 19, 2021

79 Years of Change
The world has changed so much...
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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

Long Overdue Library Book Grabs National Attention

Have you heard about the woman who kept a library book for 63 years?


Monday, April 12, 2021

Unintended Consequences
The Biden administration is getting a quick lesson in unintended consequences.
Sunday, April 11, 2021

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

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

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

Music to a Mother's Ear
Knowing calories jump on my hips as I walk through a room where food is cooking, I decided I didn’t want to become “fluffier” as the days go by now that I’m retired. Therefore, I bit the bullet and decided to join a gym. 
Sunday, April 4, 2021

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.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Tax File Purge Offers Glimpse Of 2012
Every spring I conduct a search and destroy mission for old tax records. This year, it was 2012. Those papers had been kept for more than the required seven years, so it was past time to set a match to the dead files.
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Afterthoughts
Our editorial "Let's Move On--Together" has apparently had the exact opposite effect of what we wanted.
Friday, March 26, 2021

Update From Sen. Ted Alexander
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--approval or rebuttal--on the issues they discuss.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Retirement Questions That Have Nothing To Do With Money
Retirement planning is not entirely financial. Your degree of happiness in your “second act” may depend on some factors that don’t come with an obvious price tag. Here are some non-monetary factors to consider as you plan your retirement.
Monday, March 22, 2021

Weekly 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--approval or rebuttal--on the issues they discuss.
Sunday, March 21, 2021

Where Are The "Other" White Men?
So where are the “other” white men? Who wear masks, believe in gender equality (and science), raise their children, don’t “babysit” them; workingmen volunteering in their communities?
Saturday, March 20, 2021

Letters To The Editor
Please send your letters to: LH@LincolnHerald.net
Be sure to put "Letter to the Editor" in the subject line

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