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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Move Teachers To Top Of The List
The state now says schools should try to return to five days weekly in-person classes for all students.  We believe that makes it important to get teachers vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Thursday, February 4, 2021

It's Black History Month
February is Black History Month.  The Lincoln Herald will be presenting articles
Monday, February 1, 2021

What Do I Do With All Of This Money?
Here’s a scenario for you: You pick up what appears to be a lottery ticket. You check the numbers for a laugh and discover a winning combination, offering you millions of dollars in prize money. What are the chances of that?
Monday, January 18, 2021

2021 Is Here
Where are we going...  What are we going to do... Do in 2021... Now that is a good question... But are there any good answers... Now that is a really good question...
Sunday, January 17, 2021

Let's Not Rush To Judgment
This past Wednesday, urged on by comments from several including President Trump, hordes stormed the US Capitol, desecrating what many have called the temple of our democracy.  Now, some are calling for quick retribution including the removal of President Trump from office.
Sunday, January 10, 2021

Being Quarantined
It’s been 10 months since we were first quarantined and it has been a long 10 months. My husband and I have stayed at home unless we need groceries and then he goes to get them. Sometimes I ride with him and stay in the car, because the need to be out of the house is overwhelming at times. 
Sunday, January 10, 2021

Let It Snow
No matter what is said about the globe and warming….there are still no tropical orange groves or banana plantations in Lincoln County.  It gets really cold around here, and we have to be smart about it.
Saturday, January 9, 2021

Christian Ministry Thanks Herald For Support
Mitzi Williams, executive director, cites staff writer Thomas Lark for Christmas coverage.
Saturday, January 9, 2021

Is This America?
When we posted our article "Officials On Edge About Protest Against Election Results," we did not mean for it to be prophetic.  It turns out that the concerns were obviously well founded.
Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Speed Bumps & Headlines
As an investor, it can be tempting to get caught up in daily news headlines. Consider how news about the election and COVID-19 vaccines have moved the markets over the past several weeks. 
Monday, January 4, 2021

COVID-19: With Me, It's Personal
North Carolina recorded a record number of new cases reported in a day on Wednesday--8,551.  The number of North Carolinians hospitalized with COVID-19 declined slightly from Tuesday's record number--but only because another 152 people in our state died from the disease.
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Random Thoughts On Current Topics
Most Americans will be getting another government check: the question now is, will it be for $600 or $2,000?
Tuesday, December 29, 2020

TLC & The Town Route
NBC recently ran a piece on the effect of COVID on the public transportation systems entitled "Can public transportation survive the pandemic?” This article highlighted an issue that Lincoln County faces.
Monday, December 28, 2020

Pandemic Continues
While our focus the last few days has been on Christmas--and not so much on the pandemic, it's still happening.   The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed Dec. 27th International Day of Epidemic Preparedness to keep the global spotlight on the need to strengthen measures to prevent pandemics like COVID-19.
Sunday, December 27, 2020

2021 Is Almost Here
Well folks 2020 is almost gone...
Sunday, December 27, 2020

Interest Rates & Your Mortgage
With the Federal Reserve keeping interest rates at or near zero, you may wonder about your mortgage. Is it a good time to refinance or even pay off the debt entirely?
Monday, December 21, 2020

Mrs. Claus Has Joined 'Santa Jim'
A month ago, Lincolnton lost its Santa Claus, 'Santa Jim' Helms.  On Friday, Mrs. Claus, Evelyn Whiteside Helms, also passed.
Sunday, December 20, 2020

You Are Going To Be OK
Well Christmas 2020 is almost here... The big box item arrived in time... The office party is behind you... Several people drank too much... You were not one of them…
Sunday, December 20, 2020

Your Christmas 2020
If we are older than one year old... We most likely have had good Christmas experiences... Oh and less than wonderful experiences... That makes us normal...
Sunday, December 13, 2020

No Easy Answer
Governor Roy Cooper has announced what amounts to a curfew effective this Friday.  While we have agreed with some of Cooper's executive orders as necessary and while imperfect, better than the alternative, we consider this latest one "grasping at straws."
Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Coronavirus Vaccines & The Economy
As the United States sees a rise in cases of COVID-19 across the nation, news of two promising vaccines out of hundreds being tested has offered a ray of hope for a fatigued world.
Monday, December 7, 2020

Remember Pearl Harbor
Today marks 79 years since the surprise attack by Japan on the US Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  It hurtled the US into World War II as the battle cry for the entire nation became "Remember Pearl Harbor!"
Monday, December 7, 2020

They May Never Know
In the year 2020... Everything seems different... Different from what we expect... If you are old... Nothing seems to be normal...
Sunday, December 6, 2020

Where Is Your Empty Hole
The heart is a huge part of your body...  It is very much connected to your brain... It does much more than move blood about... It houses your soul... Often it houses your personality...
Sunday, November 29, 2020

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