Community Living | Coupon | Police Scanner | E-News Signup | Archives | Merchant Directory | Dining Guide
Have a HOT TIP? Call 704-276-6587 Or E-mail us At
Advanced Search
Lincoln Herald | Lincolnton, NC

home : news : news May 16, 2021

3/15/2021 7:43:00 PM
Saine Tries Again
Introducing another bill to make Daylight Time year-round in NC

Wayne Howard
Staff Writer

Representative Jason Saine introduced HB 307 in the NC General Assembly Monday, trying again to end the practice of setting clocks forward in Spring and back in the Fall.  The bill calls on the US Congress to allow North Carolina to make Daylight Saving Time permanent. Representatives John Szoka (R-Cumberland), Jon Hardister (R-Guilford), and David Willis (R-Union), are also sponsors of the legislation.  

Saine introduced HB350 two years ago.  That bill, co-sponsored by Rep. Kelly Hastings (R-Gaston/Cleveland) was essentially the same as the new bill introduced Monday.  

“Biannual clock shifts are an antiquated practice that was introduced during the World Wars to help manage energy consumption,” said Rep. Jason Saine. “Today, in our modern economy, rather than saving energy, time shifts have been linked to numerous negative emotional and health effects including seasonal depression, cardiac issues, and stroke.”

“The time has come for our state to spring forward so that North Carolina no longer falls back,” said Rep. Szoka.  

As of March 2021, fifteen states — Arkansas, Alabama, California, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming — have passed laws, resolutions, or voter initiatives for permanent DST. In the US Senate the, "Sunshine Protection Act of 2021" was introduced on March 9th by US Senators Marco Rubio (R-Florida), James Lankford (R-Oklahoma), Roy Blunt (R-Missouri), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island), Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Mississippi), Rick Scott (R-Florida), and Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts).  

"Why are we still doing this? (changing time twice yearly)" Rep. Saine asked two years ago.  “It's time to change this outdated policy..  Changing our clocks twice a year is no longer necessary.  Computers, smartphones, etc. do it automatically.  One might say 'it's a waste of time.'"


3 - City of Lincolnton - Recycle Friday

to have us email you 
the latest news every day--

Back in 2012, the late Larry Dellinger, having spent over half a century in the newspaper business, saw that the times had changed.  People were getting their news from the internet--more and more every day.  That's when he decided to start the Lincoln Herald.  

Using the internet offered many advantages.  Unlike print newspapers, on the internet, articles could be updated as new information became available.  There was no need to wait to publish news in a next day's or next week's edition.  Also, by not having the expense of newsprint (the paper on which newspapers print their news), the news could be offered FREE to readers.  Unlike most newspapers, you can read the articles the Lincoln Herald publishes FREE.  You don't have to pay for a subscription.  We even post links on Facebook and Twitter; and when you sign up for our FREE email service, we'll send you an email every day with links to our latest articles.  That way, you won't miss the latest news; you'll get the latest obituaries--which we update every day; and you'll get sports scores and other items of community interest for Lincoln, Gaston, Catawba & Cleveland counties.   

To make sure you get the latest, also like our Facebook page at and follow us on Twitter @LincolnHerald20.

3 - Lincolnton Animal Hospital - April Generic

Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Last Name:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.

HomeNewsState NewsReligionOpinionSportsObituariesExtrasCommunityClassifiedsSubmitLife

Terms and Use | Merchant Directory | Dining Guide
Site Design and Content
Copyright Lincoln Herald, LLC 2011-2019


Software © 1998-2021 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved