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Afterthoughts On The Debate
One cable news network called it a s@&# show.  President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden faced off in the first of three scheduled Presidential debates Tuesday night (Sept. 29th), and most would surely agree, it was less than spectacular.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Football Is Back
Football is back, which means Summer is coming to a close, days will get shorter, and sweaters will soon be in play. This year, there was no pre-season, so professional football started in September, which coincidentally, is a perennial month for stock market volatility.
Monday, September 28, 2020

Hope you like this one...there is so much hate in the air right now I thought I would try to make someone smile...
Sunday, September 27, 2020

In A Flash
In a flash, brilliance is spawned by a moment of realization and an instantaneous awareness of things greater than you.  An utterance, a quickness, or a moment in time is all that’s needed to break through from one level to the next.
Friday, September 25, 2020

Who Was That Masked Man?
The jury is in!  Actually, it's the evidence--data from many sources--that confirms: the 3Ws work!  Keep wearing your mask and doing the other things necessary and we'll survive this pandemic.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Unforgettable Moment
Have you been so scared or shocked that your stomach seemed to sink, or your heart raced with the anxiety something bad was about to happen? This week Paulette shares an Unforgettable Moment!
Sunday, September 20, 2020

If you are an adult... If you tell the truth... You have been unemployed... You never forget the feeling... You never forget the fear... You never forget the stress...
Sunday, September 20, 2020

If You Could Know...?
If you could know the date of when you are going to die, would you want to know it?  If so, why?  If not, why not?
Friday, September 18, 2020

A Special Day To Show Your Disregard For Others
Some, who obviously care more about their own rights and opinions than the lives of others, have declared this Tuesday, September 15th, No Mask Day.
Monday, September 14, 2020

United Way Holds Annual Meeting
The United Way of Lincoln County will hold its annual meeting this week--but it won't be an in-person gathering; it will be done virtually.
Monday, September 14, 2020

The Taxation Of Restricted Stock Units
Is your employer giving you restricted stock units (RSUs)? Here are some details about RSUs, which differ from stock options in both their nature and taxation. 
Monday, September 14, 2020

Senior Citizens
All people over 65 are senior citizens... All senior citizens have stories... Stories that have formed them into who they are today... Some stories are good... Some are bad... Some are hidden... Some are bragged about... Some are loud and some are quiet...
Sunday, September 13, 2020

In the year 2020... That is where we find ourselves now... There does not seems to be... Be any logic in this world this year... Sadly, there does not seem to be logic... Logic anywhere...
Sunday, September 6, 2020

COVID-19 Numbers Improving
While the pandemic is far from over, we are making progress in slowing the spread of the coronavirus.  The number of new cases is shrinking in our area and Lincoln County's active case count, which has never equaled other area counties, has declined.
Saturday, September 5, 2020

International Overdose Awareness Day
Monday August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day--a time to remember those we've lost and to make a new pledge to help others avoid the same fate.
Monday, August 31, 2020

A Checklist For When A Spouse Or Parent Passes
When you lose a spouse, partner, or parent, the grief can be overwhelming. In the midst of that grief, life goes on. There are arrangements to be made, things to be taken care of – and in recognition of this reality, here is a checklist that you may find useful at such a time.
Monday, August 31, 2020

Huge Decisions
A poem by Judge that reflects that NOT all decisions are easy, fair or simple....
Sunday, August 30, 2020

Thank You Councilman Jetton
I would like to thank Councilman Roby Jetton for listening to the residents of West Sycamore Street and getting our stop signs installed. The section of Sycamore from the stop light at Government to the intersection of North Grove was a drag strip with very few following the posted speed limit.
Saturday, August 29, 2020

Recognizing The Recognizer
A Letter to the Editor thanking Wayne Howard for building up our youth! For covering our counties happenings and working without recognition.
Friday, August 28, 2020

The Deal To Keep The Statue
A lawsuit against the chairman of the Gaston County commissioners, the refusal by the Sons of Confederate Veterans to accept the statue, and a new vote to keep the Confederate statue in front of the Gaston County Courthouse--it's all part of a deal that was made to rescind a resolution to move the statue and to keep it in place.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Be Careful With The Words Deposited
Words spoken are words deposited.... Deposited in minds.... Deposited in hearts. There are no withdrawals.... So think...Be careful....
Sunday, August 23, 2020

The 2020 RMD Income Tax Relief Deadline Is Almost Here
Are you one of the many retirement account holders who took a mandatory distribution this year? If so, you may be able to manage the taxes associated with Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) from traditional IRAs and 401(k)s. There are some essential details to keep in mind, however. Here’s what you need to know.
Monday, August 17, 2020

How Would You Pay
“But it is Free Mama.”... That was her statement... Statement to her Mama... “No Darling. Nothing is free”... Was Mama's statement back...
Sunday, August 16, 2020

We Are A People Under Siege From Virtually Every Corner
A reader comments on several subjects on his mind during the pandemic.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Thoughts On Back-To-School
School begins this Wednesday for students of Lincoln Charter School, but they'll be engaged in remote learning for the time being.  Lincoln County Schools, Gaston County Schools, Catawba County Schools & Cleveland County Schools all begin the school year for students next week.  One thing is certain: school will be different this year.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Landen's Story Lives On
Landen was a little boy in our community that battled a rare disorder- DNA Ligase IV Deficiency. This disorder resulted in small stature (Primordial Dwarfism) and immune deficiency which led to Landen needing a bone marrow transplant in 2017. Landen passed away September 13th of last year.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Limited Time
She sat on her porch and pondered... Her mind was racing... So many questions... So many answers... But which answer was correct… Now that was the dilemma...
Sunday, August 2, 2020

525,600 Minutes
525,600 minutes is a lot of minutes, right?  How about 52 weeks?  12 months?  Or, 1 year?  All of them are the same length of time.  But, in looking at the number – 525,600 – it sure seems like a lot more than the others.
Friday, July 24, 2020

Rules & Laws
Children come into a world with rules... Loving parents make the rules for... For little ones... At first rules are simple... Eat your food... Don't pull out all the pots... Don't run in the house... Don't yell and scream in the house...
Sunday, July 19, 2020

Wear a Mask, Save a Life!
On Saturday, North Carolina reported 2,481 new cases of COVID-19, a new single day record, plus 23 more deaths. South Carolina reported 1,481 new cases and 39 more deaths.  Georgia reported 4,689 new cases and 36 more deaths.  Florida reported 10,328 new cases and 90 more deaths. It's time to do your patriotic duty and mask up! 
Saturday, July 18, 2020

Treating People With Kindness
I appeal to your common sense, your intelligence, and your gut that tells you in that small, still voice that treating people with kindness is the right thing to do.
Friday, July 17, 2020

The Message Is Clear: Deface, Repaint, Every Time.
I happened to be in town yesterday evening (July 15), and I saw folks at the mural surveying the burnout marks left by someone the previous night.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Lights Out - Brain On
What turns on when the lights turn off...
Sunday, July 12, 2020

Doing What Could Not Be Done
Do you have dreams, aspirations, plans, and goals that you want to accomplish?  If so, then hopefully, you are actively pursuing those dreams and goals on a daily basis.
Friday, July 10, 2020

A Stock Market Lesson To Remember
Undeniably, spring 2020 has tried the patience of investors. An 11-year bull market ended. Key economic indicators went haywire. Household confidence was shaken. 
Monday, July 6, 2020

Once Upon A Time
Once Upon A Time was... Was the way stories used to start... Some were scary... Some were funny... Most made kids and adults... People in general think... Usually think about good lessons... BUT in 2020...
Sunday, July 5, 2020

Character - Building A Solid One
Character takes time to build, but is sometimes easy to destroy, if the choices you make later in life tear down the positive things you’ve built in yourself, during the previous years.
Friday, July 3, 2020

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