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Pandemic Update
Here are the latest figures on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Friday, January 15, 2021
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Scronce Jailed On Drug & Other Charges
A Lincoln County man is back in jail in Catawba County after being arrested again on Thursday.  Christopher Reid Scronce faces multiple charges.

Friday, January 15, 2021
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Woman Charged With Breaking Into Occupied Dwelling
A woman is facing charges after she broke into an occupied dwelling on Lander’s Church Road on January 13, 2021.

Thursday, January 14, 2021
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Lincoln County Man Arrested On Child Sexual Assault Charges
A Lincoln County man was arrested on January 13, 2021 on child sexual assault charges.

Thursday, January 14, 2021
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COVID-19 Vaccination Update
The age to get a COVID-19 vaccination under North Carolina's vaccination guidelines has been lowered from 75+ to 65+.  Governor Roy Cooper made the announcement Thursday morning (Jan. 14th).  Here's information on how you can schedule an appointment to get your first of two COVID-19 vaccinations.

Thursday, January 14, 2021
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Two Wanted For Murder
Hickory Police are looking for two subjects from Alexander County in connection with a shooting Wednesday afternoon that left a 51-year-old Hickory woman dead.

Thursday, January 14, 2021
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Two Arrested From Nov. 2020 Shooting Into Occupied Dwelling
Two people have been arrested in connection with shooting into an occupied Willis Road, Vale, NC dwelling on November 1, 2020.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
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State News
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Not-Ready-to-Eat Pepperoni Hot Pockets Product Recalled
Nestlé Prepared Foods, a Mt. Sterling, Ky. establishment, is recalling approximately 762,615 pounds of not-ready-to-eat (NRTE) pepperoni hot pockets product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of glass and hard plastic.

Saturday, January 16, 2021
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Burr, Tillis, McHenry Vote Against Objections
After an invasion of the US Capitol by insurrectionists, the US Congress finally got down to business late Wednesday night and shortly before 4 AM Thursday morning (Jan. 7th) they concluded certifying the Electoral College results of the Nov. 3rd Presidential election.

Thursday, January 7, 2021
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Officials On Edge About Protest Against Election Results
The US House members from the 9th and 10th districts, Virginia Foxx and Patrick McHenry, haven't said how they'll vote, but both North Carolina US Senators say they'll vote to certify the Electoral College vote on Wednesday (Jan. 6th).

Monday, January 4, 2021
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NCDA&CS Warns Pet Owners To Destroy Recalled Pet Food
The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is issuing a warning to consumers to not purchase or let their dogs or cats consume certain lot codes and types of Sportmix brand dog and cat foods due to high levels of aflatoxin found in the products during testing. 

Thursday, December 31, 2020
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Cooper Will Extend Eviction Moratorium
The failure of Congress to come up with an agreement that the President will sign for another stimulus program has many even more worried than they were as we approach the end of the year and another rent payment becomes due next week.  Governor Roy Cooper said Wednesday that he will extend the NC moratorium on evictions.

Thursday, December 24, 2020
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Matthews Man Sentenced For Child Porn
A Matthews man is the latest to be sentenced in the continuing law enforcement effort known as Project Safe Childhood.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020
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BBB Warning: Online Puppy Scams Rising Sharply In 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased demand for pets as people seek adding a pet to the family to ease the loneliness and tension of prolonged time at home. Many feel that they now have more time to train a puppy. With this rising demand has come a spike in pet scams.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020
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Religion
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Lesson's From The Eleventh Floor
Life can be hard, extremely hard. As I write these words, there are many who come to mind that I know are deeply hurting. This past year was a painful year for all of us. The start to this year has not been much better. When will it end? Will it ever? 

Saturday, January 16, 2021
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Ephesians 2:8-9
For it is by grace you have been saved,,,

Saturday, January 16, 2021
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About Labels & Labeling
What's in a label?  That's Dr. Spence's subject this week as he suggests that 'Christian' might be better used as a verb instead of a labeling noun.

Friday, January 15, 2021
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Upcoming Church Events
Upcoming events to put on your calendar! Email your events to LH@lincolnherald.com.

Friday, January 15, 2021
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Psalm 119:105
Your word is a lamp for my feet...

Friday, January 15, 2021
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Acts 4:12
Salvation is found in no one else...

Thursday, January 14, 2021
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1 Corinthians 13:13
And now these three remain...

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
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Opinion
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Let's Not Rush To Judgment
This past Wednesday, urged on by comments from several including President Trump, hordes stormed the US Capitol, desecrating what many have called the temple of our democracy.  Now, some are calling for quick retribution including the removal of President Trump from office.

Sunday, January 10, 2021
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Being Quarantined
It’s been 10 months since we were first quarantined and it has been a long 10 months. My husband and I have stayed at home unless we need groceries and then he goes to get them. Sometimes I ride with him and stay in the car, because the need to be out of the house is overwhelming at times. 

Sunday, January 10, 2021
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Let It Snow
No matter what is said about the globe and warming….there are still no tropical orange groves or banana plantations in Lincoln County.  It gets really cold around here, and we have to be smart about it.

Saturday, January 9, 2021
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Christian Ministry Thanks Herald For Support
Mitzi Williams, executive director, cites staff writer Thomas Lark for Christmas coverage.

Saturday, January 9, 2021
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Is This America?
When we posted our article "Officials On Edge About Protest Against Election Results," we did not mean for it to be prophetic.  It turns out that the concerns were obviously well founded.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
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Speed Bumps & Headlines
As an investor, it can be tempting to get caught up in daily news headlines. Consider how news about the election and COVID-19 vaccines have moved the markets over the past several weeks. 

Monday, January 4, 2021
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COVID-19: With Me, It's Personal
North Carolina recorded a record number of new cases reported in a day on Wednesday--8,551.  The number of North Carolinians hospitalized with COVID-19 declined slightly from Tuesday's record number--but only because another 152 people in our state died from the disease.

Thursday, December 31, 2020
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Sports
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Cross Country
North Lincoln dominated the west regional cross country meet Friday at Murrays Mill in Catawba.

Saturday, January 16, 2021
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Basketball Scores/Schedule
The pandemic has jumbled the schedule of all high school sports.  We're doing our best to keep up--but things change daily.  Here are the latest scores we have on high school basketball.

Saturday, January 16, 2021
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2021-2025 Conferences
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has released the second draft of its proposed conference realignment that will take effect this Fall.  There were no major changes involving area schools.

Friday, January 15, 2021
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Volleyball Update
Their 27th win in a row set up a battle of the cats, as the Fred T. Foard Tigers will host the Patton Panthers in the third round of the NCHSAA 2A Volleyball Playoffs on Saturday.  Mtn. Island Charter will host Alleghany in the 1A playoffs Saturday after beating Highland Tech.

Friday, January 15, 2021
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South Fork Announces All-Conference In Volleyball
The South Fork Conference announced its All-Conference selections in volleyball Wednesday.  Kaylee Spees of East Lincoln was named Player of the Year and Mustangs coach Stacy Possert was chosen as Coach of the Year.

Thursday, January 14, 2021
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Basketball/Volleyball Update
Keeping up with high school sports has become almost impossible in these days of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Cases of the virus changed the volleyball schedule multiple times and may alter the basketball schedule, too.  Here's the latest of what we have had reported by the coaches and schools.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
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Basketball Scores, Volleyball Schedule
East Lincoln beat Lincolnton in a close game Saturday while the Maiden boys beat West Lincoln.  Here are the basketball scores/schedule and volleyball playoff pairings.

Monday, January 11, 2021
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Extras
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Today In History - January 16
Today in History in 1793 French King Louis XVI was sentenced to death by the National Convention during the French Revolution; and in1853 Andre Michelin industrialist and tire manufacturer was born in France.

Saturday, January 16, 2021
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Today In History - January 15
Today in History in 1889 - The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia; in 1974 "Happy Days" began an 11-year-run on ABC-TV; and in 2009 US Airways Flight 1549 made an emergency landing into the Hudson River shortly after takeoff.

Friday, January 15, 2021
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Today In History - January 14
Today in History in 1784 U.S. Revolutionary War ends; U.S. Congress of the Confederation ratifies the Treaty of Paris; in 1868 N.C. Constitutional Convention meets in Raleigh; and in 1990 the "Simpsons" premiered on Fox-TV.

Thursday, January 14, 2021
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Today In History - January 13
Today in History in 1559 Elizabeth I was crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey; in 1888 the National Geographic Society was founded in Washington, D.C.; and in 1982 Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
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Today In History - January 12
Today in History in 1966  "Batman", starring Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, and Cesar Romero as The Joker, debuted on ABC; and in 1971 "All in the Family" premiered on CBS featuring the first toilet flush on TV.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
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Today In History - January 11
Today in History in 1759 the first American life insurance company was incorporated in Philadelphia; in 1813 the first pineapples were planted in Hawaii; and in 1935 Amelia Earhart flew her plane from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California.

Monday, January 11, 2021
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Today In History - January 10
Today in History in 49 B.C. Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon signaling the start of civil war; in 1845 poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning began corresponding; and in 1917 Buffalo Bill (William Frederick) Cody, Army scout, Pony Express rider, wagon train driver, buffalo hunter, fur trapper, gold prospector and showman, died at age 70 in Denver, Colorado.

Sunday, January 10, 2021
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Community
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MLK Day 2021
MLK Day 2021, like most other annual events in recent  months, will be very different this year.

Saturday, January 16, 2021
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Joint Meeting & Public Hearing On Rezoning Case Feb. 1
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and Planning Board will hold a joint meeting and public hearing on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. to consider a request to rezone a 0.87-acre lot in the Catawba Springs Township.

Saturday, January 16, 2021
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Virtual Community Meeting On Rezoning Request Jan. 20
A Jan. 20 virtual community meeting on a rezoning request involving a proposed vehicle storage site will be held to provide information about the proposal and to receive comments prior to a public hearing. Follow instructions included for the Zoom platform.

Friday, January 15, 2021
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Living Healthy Workshop Registration
Learn ways to improve your health from the comfort and safety of your own home with this at-home Tool Kit & Telephone Workshop from Centralina Health Solutions and Lincoln County Senior Services.

Thursday, January 14, 2021
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EFSP Grant Money Available To Local Agencies
Federal grant money is available to local agencies for emergency food & shelter programs, but the deadline for applications is next Thursday (Jan. 22nd).  

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
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MLK Unity Awards Announced
The Gaston Clergy and Citizens Coalition, an arm of Gaston Together, is proud to announce the 2021 winners of the annual Martin Luther King Unity Awards. This year’s honorees are Gastonia Police Chief Travis Brittain, Rev. Rodney Freeman and Shaaron Funderburk.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
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Girl Scout Cookie Season Kicks Off
The 2021 Girl Scout Cookie season kicks off today with Girl Scout entrepreneurs selling their classic cookies in safe, creative and socially distant ways, including direct ship to households, contact-free delivery and a first-ever national delivery service in collaboration with Grubhub.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
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