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Saturday, February 4, 2023

The population of Lincolnton will likely grow by over 4% thanks to a decision by the City Council Thursday night (Feb. 2nd) to annex the Carpenter Farms subdivision near the intersection of Startown and Clarks Creek roads.


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Annexation Means Lincolnton is Growing
The population of Lincolnton will likely grow by over 4% thanks to a decision by the City Council Thursday night (Feb. 2nd) to annex the Carpenter Farms subdivision near the intersection of Startown and Clarks Creek roads.

Saturday, February 4, 2023
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Gaston Records Second School Bus Wreck in a Week
A Gaston County school bus driver was hurt in a crash near Cherryville Wednesday morning (Feb. 1st) but none of the students on board were injured.

Friday, February 3, 2023
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Denver Man Killed in Wednesday Afternoon Wreck
A collision of an SUV with a parked tractor trailer truck kiled a Denver man Wednesday afternoon.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
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About Gas Prices
Gas prices have been increasing for the last several weeks, and they're likely to continue to increase over the next several months--but they aren't likely to approach last year's record highs.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
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More About Nuclear
The inadvertent siren activation at the McGuire Nuclear Station on Lake Norman January 20th has caused new interest in the subject of nuclear incidents.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
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Overcharged?
Do you check your receipts?  Computerized cash registers that rely on having the right price for items sometimes charge customers more than they should.  The NC Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services Standards Division checks stores periodically to make sure customers are being overcharged.

Monday, January 30, 2023
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United Bank Reports Record Earnings
United Bankshares, Inc., the parent company of United Bank, announced record earnings for the year (2022) last week.

Sunday, January 29, 2023
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State News
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Mailbox Raider Is Sentenced To Prison For Bank Fraud
According to court documents and court hearings, between 2020 and 2021, Phyllis Ann Garcia of Husdon, N.C. and her co-conspirators stole checks, money orders, credit cards, and other financial and personal identifying information from victims in Caldwell and Catawba Counties and used it to defraud banks and other financial institutions.

Saturday, February 4, 2023
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How Social Security Recipients Can Stay Alert To Cost Of Living Adjustment Scams
If you or a loved one receive Social Security benefits, stay alert to the signs of a scam.

Thursday, February 2, 2023
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Early Poll on 2024 Election
The first of what will no doubt become a plethora of pre-election polls has been released, showing that North Carolina voters appear likely to shy away from former President Donald Trump in his bid too be re-elected to the office.  

Monday, January 30, 2023
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School Choice Week
North Carolinians are in favor of more school choice--according to a poll the results of which were released this week.

Saturday, January 28, 2023
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Moore, Berger Re-elected to Lead NC House & Senate
The NC General Assembly began its 2023 session on Wednesday (Jan. 11th) by re-electing Rep. Tim Moore as Speaker of the House and Phil Berger as the GOP leader in the state senate.

Saturday, January 14, 2023
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NC Utilities Commission Adopts Carbon Plan
North Carolina now has a Carbon Plan--or more accurately, a carbon dioxide emissions reduction plan.  It was adopted the the state Utilities Commission last week.

Sunday, January 1, 2023
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Avian Flu Outbreak Continues
How long has it been since you saw a flock of turkey vultures (buzzards)?  As a species that gathers in flocks, they may be declining in number due to the latest outbreak of avian flu.  The virus has decimated poultry flocks in some parts of the US, and the disease, thought to be contained last Spring, has resurfaced in a wider area in North Carolina.  

Sunday, January 1, 2023
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Religion
E-Religion | Inspirational Reflections | Worship Directory
"Souper Bowl Of Caring" Draws Nigh
The ‘Souper Bowl of Caring’ has become an annual tradition for many congregations, schools and other youth-led groups, which can make a big difference for charities such as ours that serve the community’s most vulnerable.

Saturday, February 4, 2023
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Matthew 25:21
His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant...

Saturday, February 4, 2023
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Mark 12:30
Love the Lord your God with all your heart...

Friday, February 3, 2023
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Upcoming Church Events
Check out these upcoming events and save the date! Email your events to include them in our weekly Upcoming Church Events column.

Thursday, February 2, 2023
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Proverbs 18:10
The name of the Lord is a fortified tower...

Thursday, February 2, 2023
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Isaiah 9:2
The people walking in darkness have seen a great light...

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
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Colossians 4:6
Let your conversation be always full of grace...

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
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Opinion
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Requies-CAT In Pace
Remembering Minnie, a beloved and purrr-fect pet.

Thursday, February 2, 2023
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A Thank You from Samaritan's Purse
Perhaps your church was one of many who participated by collecting shoe boxes to be distributed by Samaritan's Purse during their Operation Christmas Child campaign just before Christmas.  

Saturday, January 28, 2023
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High Egg Prices Won't Be Over Easy
Recently, I saw a dozen eggs priced at $8.30. Granted, they were organic eggs at Publix, but still. The national average is $4.25 per dozen, right now, roughly triple from last January.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
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Happy New Year!
After months of debate, Congress finally passed some major changes to retirement laws at the end of 2022.

Monday, January 16, 2023
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Remembering MLK
Monday (Jan. 16th) is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; a day set aside to honor the memory of one of America's greatest--and almost certainly best known--civil rights leaders.

Friday, January 13, 2023
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Join Our "Humorous" Conversation This Sunday
A funny thing happened at a writer’s club meeting last fall.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
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What Are The Old To Do
She is 80... 81 in February... She has a computer... She has an I-Phone... Had them for years... She is not trained... She needs help... Help from time to time...

Sunday, January 8, 2023
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Sports
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High School Basketball Scores
With only two regular season games left on the schedules; East Lincoln's girls, Hickory's boys, the East Burke girls & West Caldwell boys have secured conference championships in the Western Foothills and Catawba Valley conferences.  Lincoln Charter has just one game left, but both their boys and girls are unbeaten in Catawba Shores Conference play and have won the regular season titles.

Saturday, February 4, 2023
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Wrestling
Newton-Conover and Fred T. Foard advanced to the state duals championships of NCHSAA wrestling with wins on Wednesday (Feb. 1st).  Lincolnton came close in their contest with the Red Devils, who after beating the Wolves topped Bandys, who had beat West Lincoln.

Thursday, February 2, 2023
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Sports Update
The East Lincoln girls cruised to their 21st win of the season without a loss beating Fred T. Foard Tuesday night (Jan. 31st).  The East and North boys also won their games to remain tied for second place in the Western Foothills Conference.  Lincoln Charter's boys improved to 10-0 in the Catawba Shores Conference with a win over Mtn. Island Charter.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
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High School Basketball Schedule & Standings
Just two weeks remain in the 2022-2023 high school basketball regular season.  Here is the schedule and conference standings so far.

Sunday, January 29, 2023
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LHS, West Lincoln, Bandys & Foard Advance to Round Three
The first and second rounds of the  NCHSAA Dual Team Wrestling State Championships were held Saturday (Jan. 28th) so now's a good time to catch up on wrestling news.

Sunday, January 29, 2023
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Reese Coltrane Signs With Montreat College
Reese Coltrane, who led the West Lincoln girls golf team in her senior year after helping them to win a state championship as a junior, will play at Montreat College.  She signed a letter of intent and golf scholarship this week.  Coltrane holds the school record for most medalist finishes.

Saturday, January 28, 2023
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Friday Night (Jan. 27th) Scores
The East Lincoln girls and the Lincoln Charter boys and girls teams remain unbeaten in their conferences after games Friday night.  Maiden's boys came close to knocking off West Caldwell, but lost.  Lincolnton won both the girls and boys games over Bandys.

Saturday, January 28, 2023
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Extras
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Today In History - February 4
Today in History in 1824 J. W. Goodrich introduced rubber galoshes to the public; in 1861 Jefferson Davis was elected President of the Confederacy; and in 1938 Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” was officially released.

Saturday, February 4, 2023
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Today In History - February 3
Today in History in 1959 rocker Big Bopper, rock vocalist Richie Valens and singer songwriter Buddy Holly died in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.

Friday, February 3, 2023
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Today In History - February 2
Today in History in 1863 Samuel Clemens became Mark Twain for the first time; in 1940 Frank Sinatra made his singing debut; and in 1957 actress Elizabeth Taylor married for the third time to Producer Mike Todd.

Thursday, February 2, 2023
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Today In History - February 1
Today in History in 1587 Queen Elizabeth I of England signed the death warrant for Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots; in 1884 the first volume of the Oxford English Dictionary was published; and in 2003 the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated during reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
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Today In History - January 31
Today in History in 1865 Congress passed the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery; in 1958 the United States launched their 1st artificial satellite, Explorer 1; and in 1936 The Green Hornet radio program debuted in Detroit, Michigan.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
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Today In History - January 30
Today in History in 1836 Betsy Ross [Elizabeth Griscom], seamstress widely credited with making the first American flag (b. 1752) passed away; and in 1948 Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated.

Monday, January 30, 2023
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Today In History - January 29
Today in History in 1595 it is believed that Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was first performed; in 1613 Galileo observed Neptune but did not recognize what he saw; and in 1861 Kansas became the 34th state.

Sunday, January 29, 2023
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Community
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It's Time To Get Your Girl Scout Cookies!
Girl Scouts continue to be in the public eye as Girl Scout cookie booths are up and running across western and central North Carolina. Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont (GSCP2P) is currently conducting its 2023 Girl Scout cookie season through March 5.

Saturday, February 4, 2023
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Spelling Bee Winners in Lincoln & Catawba Counties
The annual Spelling Bee championships have been held for Lincoln and Catawba counties.  The winners will advance to the next round in the national competition.

Friday, February 3, 2023
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Andrew Ferguson: One of the Black Heroes at Kings Mtn.
Not all blacks in colonial America were slaves.  Some had been freed from slavery here; others came to this continent as free men.  One of them was Andrew Ferguson, one of several black heroes who fought for the Patriots at the Battle of Kings Mountain.

Friday, February 3, 2023
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Business View Magazine Includes Article on Lincolnton
Lincolnton is one of the towns featured in a recent issue of Business View Magazine.

Friday, February 3, 2023
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Groundhog Day Without Gus
The day passed with little fanfare in Lincolnton--a far cry from the days years ago when the Lincoln County Groundhog Association  took Gus, Lincolnton's deceased and preserved, groundhog to various schools and other locations, educating students about the fabled rodents, and offering a local 'prediction' about the weather to come.

Thursday, February 2, 2023
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Current NCWORKS Job Listings
You must currently be registered with NC Works to be referred on any of our jobs

Sunday, January 29, 2023
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Keep Lincoln County Beautiful
Jenna Harmon, the Executive Director of Keep Lincoln County Beautiful, made her annual report to Lincoln County Commissioners at their meeting on Monday January 23rd.  Here is some of what she shared with Commissioners.

Saturday, January 28, 2023
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