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Call The 800 Number
Try it my friend. What have you got to lose? You might learn to enjoy the experience.
Sunday, April 21, 2019

Head Over Heels
Some people are naturally happy!  Others of us have to work on it.  You know who I’m talking about: those people who always seem to be smiling at whatever happens, or who never seem to have a care in the world.
Friday, April 19, 2019

Earth Day 2019
In her book, "Silent Spring" published in 1962, Rachel Carson wrote: “In nature, nothing exists alone.” Earth Day has been celebrated on April 22nd each year since 1970. The theme for this year's observance is "Protect Our Species."
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Welcome To Adulthood
Eighteen - Just a simple number, but yet much importance to us in our teens. I remember being so eager to turn 18. I remember thinking, “this is it, this is the start of my life and all my dreams are going to come true.”
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

First Prom
I’m not sure who first prom is the most exciting for – the daughter who is going or the mother who is helping her prepare for this occasion.
Sunday, April 14, 2019

Did You Tell Them?
In this week’s poem Judge reflects on talking with our loved ones…. Don't be the one to say “Why did I not tell them how much I loved them.”
Sunday, April 14, 2019

There Is Greatness In You
There is greatness in the day at hand!  There is greatness in you, and there is greatness all around you.  It’s a matter of which lens you’re looking through, as to whether you realize it, or not.
Friday, April 12, 2019

You Can Help
This week Judge contributed one of her poems on the evil enemy of cancer and how we can remember to help fight this enemy.
Sunday, April 7, 2019

Love On People
Love on people.  Be innocent in your love.  Don’t expect much in return, but put it out there, and you’ll be happily amazed at the results.
Friday, April 5, 2019

Grave Robbing
Egypt once was one of the richest and most powerful civilizations in the world. When a king died, everything the king would need in the afterlife was buried with him, including gold vessels, food, furniture and other offerings.
Sunday, March 31, 2019

Just A Thought
Seventy-seven is a lot a years... She was just thinking... Thinking about how it all happened... What did she draw on to survive...
Sunday, March 31, 2019

Reflect, Then Look Forward
As you close out last year and welcome in the new one, reflect and look forward.  Reflect on what you accomplished during the past year.  Think about the friends you lost or gained, opportunities you missed or maximized, and your perspectives that changed or improved.
Friday, March 29, 2019

Herald Receives Thank You Letters
It’s always good to get letters thanking our staff for their articles.
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Why Do You Need A Will?
According to the global analytics firm Gallup, only about 44% of Americans have created a will.
Monday, March 25, 2019

Succeed With Accountability
Being accountable to others can help you succeed in your life personally and professionally.  It keeps you on track with your goals, keeps you out of trouble, and is good for the soul.
Friday, March 22, 2019

Let's Be Good Americans, Good Citizens & Good Examples
It is 2019 and I am 77.  Lots a water has gone under this bridge.  Many things have changed in my world.  I remember when people could have different ideas and different opinions without feeling scared.
Sunday, March 17, 2019

Remember Your Original Objective
When you are trying to accomplish something, remember your original objective.  If you keep that idea in the front of your mind, you’ll wake up every day ready to work on it. 
Friday, March 15, 2019

When A Family Member Dies
The passing of a loved one irrevocably alters family life. After a death, there is so much to attend to; it is better to do it sooner rather than later. Here, then, is a list of what commonly needs to be looked after.
Monday, March 11, 2019

City Elections Not Likely To Change
I listened Thursday night (March 7th) as City Councilmen Dr. Martin Eaddy & Roby Jetton danced around the real reason the Democrats want to change City elections back to odd-numbered years and the Republicans want them left in even-numbered years.
Sunday, March 10, 2019

Age Comes With This ???
As she aged there were many unexpected... Unexpected happenings... Things she never thought of... Some things she was not ready for...
Sunday, March 10, 2019

Personal Improvements
How do you make personal improvements?  How to you better yourself?  How do you become the person you’ve always wanted to become?  First, identify a problem.  Second, make a plan to fix that problem.  Third, make time every day to work on the solution.
Friday, March 8, 2019

How Healthcare Delivered Today Is To Blame
Our guest writer was looking for someone to blame about the lack of care her sister received in an Emergency Department after experiencing a serious fall several weeks ago.  She complained formerly to that hospital but after reflection on her experience she says the method in which hospitals are required to deliver healthcare today is to blame.
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Tillis Says He'd Vote Against 'Emergency Declaration'
North Carolina US Senator Thom Tillis says he would vote against President Trump's declaration of a national emergency to fund a border wall if it comes before the Senate.  Senator Tillis's office shared with us his comments in an op-ed letter.  We thought readers would be interested.
Friday, March 1, 2019

A Retirement Fact Sheet
Does your vision of retirement align with the facts? Here are some noteworthy financial and lifestyle facts about life after 50 that might surprise you. 
Monday, February 25, 2019

Have You Ever Participated In A Trial Drug Study?
Three years ago, I was in the hospital seriously ill.  One of my diagnoses was sepsis. One morning two nurses came to my room and talked with me and my husband about entering a trial drug study for sepsis.
Sunday, February 24, 2019

Remember To Pass Them On
She looked at the white metal chairs... Chairs on her front porch... Why… Why were they so important... Important to her... What did she see and feel... Feel when she looked at them... Why did they warm her heart...
Sunday, February 24, 2019

Don't Quit
Almost everybody likes to start a project because of the excitement and energy that comes at the beginning of a new venture.
Friday, February 22, 2019

Who Is Teaching Your Child
Who is teaching your child... Who is molding your child's mind... Who is building your child's foundation... Who is creating their future...
Sunday, February 17, 2019

What Are You Passionate About?
Everyone is passionate about something.  You are passionate about something very near and dear to you.  What is that thing, for you?  What gets you up in the morning and drives you through the day?
Friday, February 15, 2019

Tax Scams & Schemes
Year after year, criminals try to scam certain taxpayers. Year after year, certain taxpayers resort to schemes in an effort to put one over on the Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S.).
Monday, February 11, 2019

Family
Family is a powerful word... Family means many things to many people… Family is another word for foundation... Your foundation often is your family... Even a child knows who is family...
Sunday, February 10, 2019

Who Are You? & What Do You Want?
If you feel like you’re stuck in something or in a phase of your life, ask yourself those two questions.  If you want to know what to do next, ask yourself those two questions.  Or, if you want to know where your focused energy should be directed, ask yourself those two questions.
Friday, February 8, 2019

Why Do They Really Own A Dog
Why do people really own a dog... Dogs bring great joy to many... Dogs bring love and devotion to many... But let’s be honest... How many people do you know... Know that just take love from their dogs only when it is convenient...
Sunday, February 3, 2019

Leading With Love
Leading with love is an age-old concept that still works, today.  Love uses trust, forgiveness, and forbearance to successfully operate.  When you hear the word “love”, all sorts of ideas and images come to mind.
Friday, February 1, 2019

Is Generation X Preparing Adequately For Retirement?
If you were born during 1965-80, you belong to “Generation X.” Ten or twenty years ago, you may have thought of retirement as an event in the lives of your parents or grandparents; within the next 10-15 years, you will probably be thinking about how your own retirement will unfold.
Monday, January 28, 2019

Opioid Epidemic: A Mental Health Problem
Sitting through a meeting of the Lincoln County Substance Use Coalition Friday afternoon (Jan. 25th), I listened to a variety of comments related to the group's efforts to do something about the Opioid Epidemic that is plaguing Lincoln County, North Carolina, and the entire USA.
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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Decisions ---- Decisions
Did you ever compare living life to a game... Think about cards... Think about solitaire... You have many decisions in this game... Do you use the 4 card on pile 3... Or the 4 card on pile 6...
Sunday, January 27, 2019

Hope Will See You Through
When things look really bad, hope will see you through.  When everything seems against you, hope will see you through.  If you want to give up on yourself, or you feel like quitting – it’s normal to feel like that sometimes.  Just don’t give up completely.
Friday, January 25, 2019

Keeping Promises To Voters
When Lincoln County voters approved the quarter-cent local option sales tax last May, they did so with the understanding that the money would be used for education--and for certain purposes.  We believe those in charge of the money should spend it just as voters were told it would be spent.
Thursday, January 24, 2019


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