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Monday, April 19, 2021

This Thursday, April 22nd, is Earth Day.  First held on April 22, 1970, the annual event highlights multiple efforts at conservation, cleanup, etc. Cleaning up litter may seem a small thing, but it's one thing that many can easily do to improve life in their own community.  


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Litter Sweep Update
This Thursday, April 22nd, is Earth Day.  First held on April 22, 1970, the annual event highlights multiple efforts at conservation, cleanup, etc. Cleaning up litter may seem a small thing, but it's one thing that many can easily do to improve life in their own community.  

Monday, April 19, 2021
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Dallas Man Charged In Shooting
Gaston County Police are seeking info on the whereabouts of a murder suspect.

Saturday, April 17, 2021
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"It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over!"
The year-old COVID-19 pandemic has slowed from what it was in December & January, but make no mistake--it's not over! 

Friday, April 16, 2021
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Self Gets 38-48 Years
The trial and extraordinarily long sentencing hearing is over.  Roger Self was sentenced Friday to a minimum of 38 years in prison for the murder of his daughter and daughter-in-law in May 2018.  

Friday, April 16, 2021
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Vaccination Update for Lincoln County
The Lincoln County Health Dept. will be offering more COVID-19 vaccinations on Monday & Tuesday (April 19th & 20th) and Thursday & Friday (April 22nd & 23rd).

Thursday, April 15, 2021
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Three-County Chase Ends in Wreck, Arrest
A chase through three counties ended with a Hickory man arrested on multiple charges.  

Thursday, April 15, 2021
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Gaston County Police Investigating Shooting
Gaston County Police are investigating a shooting in the Landers Chapel area that resulted in the death of a Bessemer City man.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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State News
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NC House Approves House Bill 334
The North Carolina House of Representatives passed House Bill 334 Thursday (April 15th), a bill that will help small business owners who used federal PPP loans to stay in business during the pandemic.

Thursday, April 15, 2021
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Vaccinate Your Horse Now For EEE
While humans are getting their COVID shots, it's a good time to make sure your animals are also vaccinated against diseases that affect them.

Saturday, April 3, 2021
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Sen. Thom Tillis Has Cancer
North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis announced Monday that he has prostate cancer. Tillis said his cancer was detected early during his annual physical. He will have surgery next week and is expected to fully recover.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
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Survey Scam Is Back With A COVID-19 Twist
Did you receive a text with a survey about your vaccine? It’s one of those scams that just keeps reappearing ... each time with a new twist. This time, the phony survey claims to be from pharmaceutical company Pfizer, with questions about their COVID-19 vaccine.

Sunday, March 28, 2021
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"Resilient" Coming To The High Country
The Alleghany Arts Council has commissioned muralist Doreyl Ammons Cain to design and paint "Resilient," a new outdoor mural based on the agricultural heritage of Alleghany County. The 32-foot mural will be located in Downtown Sparta, North Carolina.

Sunday, March 14, 2021
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Think Before Burning Yard Debris During Spring Wildfire Season
In North Carolina, March through May is historically recognized as spring wildfire season, a period when conditions are more favorable for wildfire. As residents begin working in their yards, the N.C. Forest Service urges them to think before burning yard debris.

Saturday, March 13, 2021
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BBB Scam Alert: Watch Out For SAT Prep Scams
For parents of high school students, SAT scores are a huge deal. With college admissions and scholarships on the line, paying for tutors and test prep materials may be worth the price. But watch out for con artists eager to take advantage of this. 

Friday, March 12, 2021
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Religion
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Doing God's Work
One of the most important questions a believer can ask is "Lord, what are You doing and how can You use me to help?"

Thursday, April 15, 2021
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News From Christian Ministry of Lincoln County
The Lincoln County Health Dept. vaccinated clients, volunteers and staffers at Christian Ministry of Lincoln County against the COVID virus Thursday.

Saturday, April 10, 2021
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Pathfinders & Detty Sisters Sing At Living Word Saturday
Gospel concerts are back at Living Word Ministries on NC 16-business south at Lowesville.  This Saturday evening at 6, the Detty Sisters and the Pathfinders will sing.

Friday, April 9, 2021
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Upcoming Church Events
Hot Dog And Yard Sale, Old Time Gospel Concert and more upcoming events. Email us your events to include in our weekly Upcoming Church Events column.

Thursday, April 8, 2021
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Matthew 5:14
You are the light of the world...

Thursday, April 8, 2021
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Romans 1:16
For I am not ashamed of the gospel...

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
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Proverbs 16:3
Commit to the Lord whatever you do...

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
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Opinion
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Legislative Report From Rep. Jason Saine
In an effort to keep the people informed, the Lincoln Herald posts Legislative Updates from NC Representative Jason Saine and NC Senator Ted Alexander.  We welcome readers' comments--approval or rebuttal--on the issues they discuss.

Monday, April 19, 2021
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The IRS Extends Additional Tax Deadlines

Previously, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year had been automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021.



Monday, April 19, 2021
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79 Years of Change
The world has changed so much...

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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East Lincoln Residents Want No Tax Increase
At their budget session Friday (April 9th) Lincoln County Commissioners talked about possibly increasing the County tax rate by two cents (per $100 valuation).  In a letter to Commissioners, three East Lincoln residents expressed their opposition to the possible increase.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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Long Overdue Library Book Grabs National Attention

Have you heard about the woman who kept a library book for 63 years?



Monday, April 12, 2021
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Unintended Consequences
The Biden administration is getting a quick lesson in unintended consequences.

Sunday, April 11, 2021
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Commentary
Perhaps the beginning of changing things that need to be changed is the recognition of them as true.  In truth, we live in a very segregated society, and while some progress has been made, we are far from achieving the goals of opportunity for all for which so many of us aspire.  

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
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Sports
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Softball, Soccer & Soon Baseball
Here's the latest from high school sports.

Monday, April 19, 2021
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South Fork Names Football All-Conference
The South Fork Conference has named its final All-Conference selections for football.  West Lincoln's Darren Ponder was named Coach of the Year.  Offensive Player of the Year honors went to Allan Shade of Newton-Conover.  East Lincoln's Ben Cutter was named Defensive Player of the Year.  Mason Huitt of West Lincoln was named Specialist of the Year.

Sunday, April 18, 2021
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Salute to West Lincoln
West Lincoln's loss to Mt. Pleasant in the NCHSAA football playoffs left the Rebels with a 5-3 record; but they can take pride in their accomplishments in this unusual Spring football season.

Sunday, April 18, 2021
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SCORES
Here's the scores from Friday night's games.

Friday, April 16, 2021
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Football Playoffs Begin
The NCHSAA High School Football playoffs begin this Friday evening.

Thursday, April 15, 2021
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Basketball Tryouts
The Denver Nuggets Travel boys’ basketball teams will be holding tryouts for 7th-11th Grade Boys on Monday, April 19th and Thursday, April 22nd and Monday, April 27th and Thursday, April 29th from 6:30-8:00 PM in the competition gym at East Lincoln High School.

Thursday, April 15, 2021
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Scores/Schedule
Spring Break is over and high school sports have resumed.  Here's the latest.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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Extras
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Today In History - April 13
Today in History in 1860 the first Pony Express reached Sacramento, California; in 1954 Hank Aaron played his first game with the Milwaukee Braves; and in 1970 Apollo 13 announced “Houston, we’ve got a problem!” as the Beech-built oxygen tank exploded enroute to the Moon.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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Today In History - April 12
Today in History in 1776 the Halifax Resolution for Independence was adopted by North Carolina; in 1811 the first U.S. colonists on Pacific coast arrived at Cape Disappointment, Washington; and in 1861  Fort Sumter, S.C. is shelled by Confederacy, starting the Civil War.

Monday, April 12, 2021
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Today In History - April 11
Today in History in 1814 Napoleon abdicates unconditionally and is exiled to Elba; in 1912 the RMS Titanic leaves Queenstown, Ireland for New York; and in 2012 fossilized dinosaur eggs with embryos are discovered in China.

Sunday, April 11, 2021
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Today In History - April 10
Today in History in 1825 the first hotel in Hawaii opened; in 1955 Dr. Jonas Salk successfully tested the Polio Vaccine; and in 1970 Paul McCartney officially announced the split of The Beatles.

Saturday, April 10, 2021
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Today In History - April 9
Today in History in 1865 Confederate General Robert E. Lee and 26,765 troops surrendered at Appomattox Court House to U.S. Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant.

Friday, April 9, 2021
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Today In History - April 8
Today in History in 1861 the U.S. Mint at Dahlonega, Georgia was seized by the Confederacy; in 1974 Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s home run record hitting his 715th in Atlanta, Georgia; and in 1986 Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of Carmel, California.

Thursday, April 8, 2021
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Today In History - April 7
Today in History in 1798 the Mississippi Territory was organized; in 1827 English chemist John Walker invented wooden matches; and in  1906 Mount Vesuvius erupted and devastated Naples, Italy.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
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Community
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News From Western Piedmont Symphony
The Western Piedmont Symphony's second Concert for the Community is set for Saturday (April 24th).

Monday, April 19, 2021
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Community Meeting May 5th
A Zoom community meeting will be held May 5th to provide information about a planned new Dollar General store at the intersection of Hallman Mill Road and NC 27.

Sunday, April 18, 2021
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American Heritage Girls Enjoy Great Outdoors
We here present the second in our two-part series on Stanley’s American Heritage Girls.

Saturday, April 17, 2021
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Kintegra Health Vaccination Update
Kintegra Health is continuing its COVID vaccination clinics in area counties.  

Friday, April 16, 2021
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Vaccination Update for Cleveland County

The Cleveland County Health Department is currently scheduling first dose appointments for the Pfizer vaccine. The vaccine is free for everyone regardless of income or insurance. No photo ID is necessary and there are currently no residency restrictions. 



Friday, April 16, 2021
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Anime & Manga--Monday at Library
Older readers may not be familiar with anime and manga--but your grandchldren are. The Catawba County Library is hosting a virtual program highlighting these Japanese art forms at 6 pm on Monday, April 19. Teens and tweens aged 13-18 are invited to participate.

Friday, April 16, 2021
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NC WORKS Current Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs.

Friday, April 16, 2021
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