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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

The first vaccines against the coronavirus will likely begin to be administered to some by mid-December; but based on the refusal of many to wear facial coverings, the number of cases is likely to grow substantially before that happens.


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Four Arrested In Cramerton Murder
Four young Gaston County men in their late teens have been arrested in connection with a burglary and murder in Cramerton early Monday morning.  

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
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Pandemic Update
The first vaccines against the coronavirus will likely begin to be administered to some by mid-December; but based on the refusal of many to wear facial coverings, the number of cases is likely to grow substantially before that happens.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
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Woman Charged With Obtaining Property By False Pretenses
A Lincoln County woman has been charged with obtaining property by false pretenses by using a debit card that did not belong to her.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
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Thanksgiving Robbery In Denver
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Thanksgiving morning robbery at the Citgo convenience grocery in downtown Denver.

Friday, November 27, 2020
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Man Dies In Friday Morning Fire
A Denver man died in a mobile home fire early Thanksgiving morning.

Friday, November 27, 2020
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Public Help Needed
Gaston County Police are asking for the public's help in solving two crimes.

Friday, November 27, 2020
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Morning Wreck Near Hardin Exit Kills Two
A single-vehicle wreck on US 321 near the Hardin exit claimed the lives of two Charlotteans Thanksgiving morning.

Thursday, November 26, 2020
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State News
E-State News
BBB Shares Tips To Help Donors Give Wisely On Giving Tuesday
BBB Wise Giving Alliance urges donors to research charities before giving to ensure that their generous contributions are going to trustworthy organizations. 

Sunday, November 29, 2020
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BBB Reminds To Be Mindful Of Online Transactions On Cyber Monday
The Monday following Black Friday, known as Cyber Monday, has become one of the top shopping days of the year. But like so much else in 2020, it's likely to look different this year. 

Friday, November 27, 2020
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BBB Tip: Small Business Saturday
After the big Black Friday sales, check out the small, local and independent businesses participating in Small Business Saturday (SBS), a day to celebrate small businesses and all they do for their communities.

Thursday, November 26, 2020
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BBB Advises How To Avoid Job Scams This Holiday Season
Better Business Bureau has some suggestions to make the seasonal job hunt successful. Being proactive in finding the right opportunity is key, but so is watching out for a job that just seems too good to be true.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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Cooper Tightens Restrictions As COVID Surge Continues
Governor Roy Cooper announced tighter restrictions Monday (Nov. 23rd) as the state saw a record number of hospitalizations and one day after a record day for new cases of COVID-19.

Monday, November 23, 2020
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Soil Testing Fees Begin Dec. 1st
The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Agronomic Services Lab reminds growers that it's time to test your soil to begin preparing for the 2021 growing season.

Monday, November 23, 2020
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McDowell Co. Man Sentenced To More Than 14 Years On Drug Charges
U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray announced Nov. 19, 2020 that Jonathan Brooks Floyd, 43, of Marion, N.C. was sentenced to 178 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Saturday, November 21, 2020
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Religion
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1 Samuel 2:2
There is no one holy like the Lord...

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
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Matthew 7:17-20
Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
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Ephesians 4:32
Be kind and compassionate to one another...

Monday, November 30, 2020
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Preparing To Celebrate Christ's Birth - Advent Meditations
Four weeks before Christmas begins the "Advent Season" and ends with the Christ Child's birth. The first Sunday in Advent this year is November 29.

Sunday, November 29, 2020
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Psalms 27:1
The LORD is my light and my salvation...

Saturday, November 28, 2020
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Upcoming Church Events
Upcoming events to put on your calendar include a Gospel Singing and more events in the weeks to come! Email your events to LH@lincolnherald.com. 

Friday, November 27, 2020
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Romans 12:9
Love must be sincere...

Friday, November 27, 2020
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Opinion
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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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It's Up To You
The numbers keep growing...and they're not just numbers--they're people who have been infected and are sick, some of them dying.  If you want to help keep businesses operating and avoid further restrictions, now's the time to do your part by practicing the 3-W's.

Thursday, November 26, 2020
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An Open Letter from the AMA, ANA & AHA
We filed this open letter from the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, and the American Nurses Association under OPINION.  There are those who disagree--frankly, they might be considered both foolish and selfish.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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Atrium Health Joins Other Leading U.S. Hospitals In Encouraging Everyone To Mask Up
One hundred of the nation’s top health care systems across the U.S., including Charlotte-based Atrium Health, have come together with an urgent plea for all Americans: mask up, because wearing a facemask is our best chance at slowing the surging COVID-19 pandemic now

Friday, November 20, 2020
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Remembering 'Santa Jim'
Some of us go through our lives never accomplishing anything one might call a legacy.  A few become icons.  One of those was the man who became Santa Claus in many of Lincolnton's Christmas events.  Jim Helms passed over the weekend, one of the latest victims of COVID-19.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
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When The Fed Talks Inflation, Bond Investors Listen
Most recently, you may have read that Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell announced a change in how the Fed views inflation. In the past, the Fed said it would consider adjusting short-term rates when inflation approached 2 percent.

Monday, November 16, 2020
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An Open Letter To The Community
As local physicians, our lives have been dedicated to caring for you and your loved ones. We are deeply concerned about the continued toll of COVID-19 on our community and the unintended consequences we see every day when folks let their guard down and unknowingly spread the virus to others. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
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Sports
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Updated High School Volleyball Schedule
Here's the updated schedule for South Fork Conference Volleyball.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
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Giving Back Is Important
Lincoln county native, former Wake Forest wide receiver and 2021 NFL draft prospect Sage Surratt served Thanksgiving Meals at Christian Ministry of Lincoln County on Wednesday, November 25.

Thursday, November 26, 2020
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Volleyball Scores
Here are the scores from last week's South Fork Conference volleyball matches and some results from this week.
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MHS Postpones Next Three Volleyball Matches
Due to health concerns and for the safety of student athletes, Maiden High School has postponed their  next three volleyball matches.

Monday, November 23, 2020
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It's Not How You Start But How You Finish
Middle school cross country teams concluded their season on Mon. Nov. 16 with a county conference meet hosted at West Lincoln Middle School.  Although, it was a very short and different season the athletes enjoyed their time and were thankful to participate.

Saturday, November 21, 2020
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Gaston College Takes Steps To Add Sports
Dr. John Hauser plans to launch a college sports program that will offer men’s baseball and basketball, women’s beach volleyball and softball and more.

Friday, November 20, 2020
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WLHS Gymnasium & Press Box Named In Honor Of Coaches
At the school board meeting on Tuesday, November 10, members of the board voted to approve West Lincoln High School’s request to name the Old Gymnasium in honor of Butch Ross and the Press Box to be named in honor of Wayne Navey. 

Monday, November 16, 2020
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Extras
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Today In History - December 2
Today in History in 1812 James Madison was re-elected as President of the U.S.; in 1823 the “Monroe Doctrine” was declared by President James Monroe; in 1840 William Henry Harrison was elected as the ninth U.S. President; and in 1845 President James K. Polk’s Manifest Destiny was announced to Congress.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
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Today In History - December 1
Today in History in 1824 the U.S. House of Representatives began to decide the outcome of election deadlock between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson (Adams wins); and in 1878 the first telephone was installed in the White House.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
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Today In History - November 30
Today in History author Jonathan Swift (Gulliver’s Travels) was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1668; Samuel Clemens “Mark Twain” (Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn) was born in 1835 in Florida, Missouri; and in 1874 Lucy Maud Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables) was born in Clifton, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Monday, November 30, 2020
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Today In History - November 29
Today in History in 1825 The first Italian opera in United States, "Barber of Seville" premiered in New York City; in 1832 Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women, was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania; and in 1986 actor Cary Grant died in Davenport, Iowa at age 82.

Sunday, November 29, 2020
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Today In History - November 28
Today in History in 1717 Blackbeard attacked a French merchant vessel called "La Concorde", which he would capture and rename as the "Queen Anne's Revenge"; in 1932 Groucho Marx performed on radio for the first time; and in 1939 James Naismith the creator of basketball, died at age 78.

Saturday, November 28, 2020
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Today In History - November 27
Today in History in 1895 Alfred Nobel's will established Nobel Prizes; in 1973  the U.S. Senate voted 92-3 to confirm Gerald R. Ford as Vice President; and in 2013 Tiger Woods was named the PGA Tour's player of the year for the 11th time.

Friday, November 27, 2020
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Today In History - November 26
Today in History in 1778 Captain Cook discovered Maui in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii); in 1789 the first Thanksgiving was held; and in 1922 English archaeologist Howard Carter opened Tutankhamun's virtually intact tomb in Egypt.

Thursday, November 26, 2020
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Community
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It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
There wasn't any parade in Lincolnton this Christmas.  Maiden also had no parade; and there won't be one in Cherryville and the Cat Square Parade also won't be held.  Things may be different because of the virus, but it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas all the same.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
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Veterinary Medical Tech Program Has New Home
Having the vet tech building on the Dallas Campus rather than off-site will allow students to be a part of the college community where they will have better access to the resources the college offers and to student functions. 

Monday, November 30, 2020
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WSGE's Tim Greene Holds Thanksgiving Giveaway
The WSGE on-air personality held a free event that featured a giveaway of many items and a salute to seniors––ranging in age from 79 to 94 years old.

Monday, November 30, 2020
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Christmas Crawl & Cruise-In Draws Huge Crowd
The Christmas Crawl & Cruise-In in downtown Lincolnton Sunday (Nov. 29th) drew a huge crowd.

Monday, November 30, 2020
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Call Local SHIIP Office For Appointments To Compare Medicare Plans
Get one-on-one help from your local SHIIP office by calling Lincoln County Senior Services at 704-732-9053. Changes must be made by Dec. 7, 2020 to guarantee your coverage will begin without interruption on Jan. 1, 2021.

Sunday, November 29, 2020
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Christmas Crawl Update
The Saturday after Thanksgiving is known as Small Business Saturday, but stores in downtown Lincolnton are hoping that Sunday (Nov. 29th) will be a big day for them.

Saturday, November 28, 2020
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Hunsucker Honored For Two Decades of Service
Catawba County Commissioner Dan Hunsucker has served as a Catawba County Commissioner since December 2000.  Earlier this month, he was honored by fellow commissioners for his twenty years of service.

Friday, November 27, 2020
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