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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

Gliding Through 2021 With Father Mike
Blame it on these unusual times. Several weeks ago, I came upon a Facebook ad inviting me to the Bible in a Year Podcast with Father Mike Schmitz.
Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Legislative Report From Rep. Jason Saine
In an effort to keep the people informed, the Lincoln Herald now 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 14, 2021

Small Things ????
What do you think are small things... Seems like a small question... But think about this... Usually they are unnoticed... Just everyday task...
Sunday, March 14, 2021

Legislative Update From Senator Ted Alexander
This is a Legislative Update supplied by the office of NC State Senator Ted Alexander.
Monday, March 8, 2021

Oil Prices On The Move
At this time last year, it was still unknown that a deadly global pandemic was on the rise, eventually stalling economic growth and sending crude oil prices into negative territory. But recently, oil prices have surged, with crude hitting highs not seen since before the pandemic.
Monday, March 8, 2021

We Still Like Seuss
The hot topic this week, aside from the 1.9 trillion dollar COVID relief bill, is Dr. Seuss.
Thursday, March 4, 2021

The 3Ws Still Matter
The number of new cases is declining, hospitalizations are down, the positive test rate for virus infections is much lower than it was.  Health experts warn that doesn't mean the pandemic has ended, and exercising proper caution is as important as ever.
Thursday, March 4, 2021

NCDHHS To Expand Reach Out And Read To All North Carolina Counties Through New Medicaid Initiative
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services recently received approval to use federal matching funds to expand services for the evidence-based early childhood program, Reach Out and Read.
Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Vaccine Theories Leave Me Exhausted
In late December the news was full of images of politicians, celebrities and other more-than-equal personalities “setting an example” by being first to take the vaccine. I’m sure they meant well (don’t they always?) but jumping ahead of the most vulnerable—i.e. nursing home patients and health care workers--struck me as insensitive.
Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Four Letter Words
There are many powerful four letter words... Here are just a few... A few that are small in letters... But powerful in use...
Sunday, February 28, 2021

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














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