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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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.


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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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Maiden Man Charged In Lincoln County Home Invasion
A Maiden man is facing charges in connection with a home invasion that occurred overnight on January 25, 2023.

Friday, January 27, 2023
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Police Asking for Help in Identifying Robber
Gastonia Police are asking for help in identifying a suspect who is wanted for stealing $80,000 worth of jewelry from the Kohl's store in east Gastonia on Tuesday of last week (Jan. 17th).

Friday, January 27, 2023
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CVCC Students Guaranteed Admission to WCU
Students from Catawba Valley Community College will now be guaranteed admission to Western Carolina University. 

Friday, January 27, 2023
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Osage Mill in Bessemer City to be Repurposed for Housing
Officials from Gaston County, represenatives of tWinnCompanies, and other dignitaries participated in a ground-breaking Thursday (Jan. 26th) for a project in Bessemer City that will turn an old mill into an affordable housing complex.

Thursday, January 26, 2023
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Residence Broken Into On Consecutive Days, Suspects Arrested
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two people breaking into the same dwelling on two consecutive days.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
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State News
E-State News
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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Tillis Votes "No" on Omnibus Spending Bill
The US Senate passed an omnibus spending bill Thursday that will now go to the US House for a Friday vote and then to President Biden.  If approved as expected, the bill will avoid a government shutdown.   North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis was among those voting against the bill.  

Friday, December 23, 2022
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BBB Offers Tips For Holiday Returns And Exchanges
Holiday returns aren’t easy! And we don’t mean the part where you explain to your mother why you returned the sweater she gave you.

Thursday, December 22, 2022
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Religion
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Colossians 4:6
Let your conversation be always full of grace...

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
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Luke 6:45
A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart...

Monday, January 30, 2023
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Psalm 42:2
My soul thirsts for God...

Sunday, January 29, 2023
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Deuteronomy 6:5
Love the Lord your God with all your heart...

Saturday, January 28, 2023
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Christian Ministry Day Retreat Open
Think about it. “Have you ever really thought about what you would do if you did not have a place to call your own?”

Friday, January 27, 2023
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Psalm 105:4
Look to the Lord and his strength...

Friday, January 27, 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, January 26, 2023
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Opinion
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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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Writing Humor Topic Of Author Talk Jan. 15
Tammy Wilson of Newton and Lisa Williams Kline of Davidson will discuss how they use humor in their essays during an author talk Jan. 15 in Hickory. The free public event will begin at 3 p.m. that Sunday at Waterbean Coffee, 1995 Startown Road, near Catawba Valley Community College.

Tuesday, January 3, 2023
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Sports
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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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Tuesday Scores
Here are the scores from Tuesday (Jan. 24th) games and the schedule for the rest of January.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023
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REMC Offers Summer Basketball Camp Scholarships For Local Students
Do you have a rising sixth or seventh grader who dreams of playing basketball on a college campus? Rutherford EMC is once again partnering with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and N.C. State University to make that dream a reality for two lucky students.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
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High School Basketball
Here are the scores of Friday night (Jan. 20th) games and the schedule through the end of January.

Saturday, January 21, 2023
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Extras
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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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Today In History - January 28
Today in History in 1547 Henry VIII, King of England (1509-47), died at age 55 and 9-year-old Edward VI succeeded him as king; and in 1986 the Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, killing all seven crew members aboard.

Saturday, January 28, 2023
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Today In History - January 27
Today in History in 1825 U.S. Congress approved Indian Territory (in what is present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the "Trail of Tears."

Friday, January 27, 2023
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Today In History - January 26
Today in History in 1784 Benjamin Franklin expressed unhappiness over the eagle as America's symbol; in 1979 the "Dukes of Hazzard" premiered on CBS; and in 2006 Western Union discontinued its telegram service.

Thursday, January 26, 2023
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Today In History - January 25
Today in History in 1870 the soda fountain was patented by Gustavus Dows; in 1961 “101 Dalmations” was released by Walt Disney; and in 1970 Robert Altman’s M*A*S*H premiered.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
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Community
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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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Lincoln County Zoning Cases - January BOC Decisions
The following zoning case decisions were made by the Board of County Commissioners on January 23, 2023.

Saturday, January 28, 2023
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Catawba County Seniors Morning Out Activities For February
Participants will enjoy a variety of activities in February including musical performances, craft classes and cooking demonstrations.

Saturday, January 28, 2023
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Fort Nashborough
What is today known as Nashville, Tennessee, was once an outpost known as Fort Nashborough.  This is the 77th in our series of articles about early American history from the DAR & SAR leading up to America's 250th birthday in 2026.

Saturday, January 28, 2023
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Carolina Caring Seeks Compassionate Volunteers, Offers Free Training Feb. 18
Carolina Caring is seeking caring, compassionate volunteers to offer loving support to patients and families and will offer free training on Saturday, February 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Monday, January 23, 2023
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Battle of Cowpens
It was in late January 1781 that a major Patriot victory, the Battle of Cowpens, just three months after the Battle of Kings Mountain, and on the heels of four other smaller victories in the Carolinas, made a major contribution to the defeat of the British in the South, leading up to the eventual surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown in October of that year.

Sunday, January 22, 2023
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