Capt. Craig Price Fish On! I Past Crappie Surveys Year Fish per net night % greater than 203 mm 2003 5.5 74 2004 2.5 70 2009 3.3 53 2012 7.9 90 n late fall 2015, observant anglers may have noticed orange buoys along the banks of local lakes including Lake Norman. The buoys were… read more about State conducts crappie survey on Lake Norman
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by Paulette Ballard Moments How many of us have been on a blind date set up by friends or family members? How many of them worked out in a good way? I can honestly say that the last blind date I had turned out extremely well. My brother and sister-in-law invited me to their house for… read more about How I met my valentine
No-kill is achievable In Cecelia Allran Martin’s campaign profile in a recent Lincoln Times News, she blames the public “for bringing sick and injured animals to the shelter.” She tries to distance herself from her own voting record by saying that she only voted to “try” the No Kill… read more about Letter to the Editor – Week of 2/5
More residents should step up and speak out about shelter I have been a resident of Lincoln County for eight years, and I am very unhappy with the recent events at Lincoln County Animal Services and its lack of no-kill progress. I am ready to join all of the other positive voices that are… read more about Letters to the Editor – Week of 1/29
by Louise Korver Elle’s Kitchen What’s new today in cooking? Men seem to be all over this new seven-function crockpot/pressure cooker. Is it happening at your house? It is here, and we just found out that son No. 1 is doing it, too. What I have observed is that men cook as if it’s a chemistry… read more about Try Rob's Excellent Celery Soup
Voters are thinking more about no-kill Claims made in Wayne Howard’s Jan. 15 article in the Lincoln Herald must be addressed. In the third paragraph of the article, County Manager Kelly Atkins says that he asked Shelter Director David Workman to retract the 10-day hold proposal because Atkins… read more about Letters to the Editor – Week of 1/22
by Capt. Craig Price Fish On! 'T he perfect boat” – just writing the phrase conjures up images of a sleek, fast fishing machine that safely carries me and my family or customers, plus extra banks of batteries, state-of-the-art electronics, bait tanks, safety equipment and all of our tackle… read more about Tips for finding that perfect boat
by Louise Korver Elle's Kitchen Looking for something everyone will love for a relaxing weekend or tailgate parties for the Panthers? Try our family’s Brunch Casserole. After the exhausting entertaining over the holidays, this easy, scrumptious recipe will be the new favorite in your… read more about Tasty casserole will keep your crew full and happy
by Capt. Craig Price Fish On! News circulated just before Christmas of an angler breaking the N.C. freshwater record for the largest blue catfish. This report wasn’t such an unusual occurrence except that this fellow did it twice in less than 18 hours. The website for N.C. Sportsman… read more about Bar set high with record blue catfish catch
Shelter issues were with the vet, too Two of five failures cited by the Dec. 8th NC Department of Agriculture report cut to the heart of the contracted veterinarian’s job at Lincoln County Animal Services: “failure to keep proper record of veterinary care” and “failure to provide adequate… read more about Letters to the Editor – Week of 1/8
Deaths at shelter are not new Don’t be fooled. The high number of dogs and cats dying in their cages at Lincoln County Animal Services is not a one-time, isolated event. County leadership has known about these disturbing death rates for years. Based on LCAS’ own reports, so far 231 dogs and… read more about Letters to the Editor – Week of 1/1
Leaders should step up to enforce No Kill The revelations that emerged last week regarding the NC Department of Agriculture’s investigation of and subsequent penalties against Lincoln County Animal Services were not breaking news to anyone who has been paying attention over the last few… read more about Letter to the Editor
Louise Korver From L’s Kitchen Having just moved back this summer from Dallas, Texas, to our Westport lake house, I spend every spare moment tackling boxes in the garage. Easy Holiday Cinnamon Rolls Ingredients For the dough • A good-sized peeled red potato in water to cover… read more about Fill your home with the scent of cinnamon rolls
Thanks to those who support hobby I just want to thank Bruce Dunbridge and your paper for the nice article you published about my hobby recently. Because of space restraints you were unable to mention several of the people who have been instrumental in helping me with this endeavor. Those not… read more about Letter to the editor
I am thankful for Jesus, above all, for protecting and guiding me and my family and pets. I am thankful and appreciative of the smile of a stranger and most of all kindness of coworkers and people I meet and deal with in my daily life. Life is so difficult today, people have so many issues and… read more about Giving Thanks
Amber and I met several years ago when she was at a book signing at the Woodmill Winery. It was so cold that day she told me her fingers felt like icicles. There was an activity going on inside the showroom of the winery so they had placed her table outside on the porch. No one knew it was going to… read more about MOMENTS: Author loves sharing stories with kids
Each week, we bring you anonymous comments in our Peeved column. It’s usually filled with folks who are ticked off about other people’s bad driving habits. Sometimes we have people commenting on politics, smoking, national news and Donald Trump’s hair. Less often, we get readers who want to… read more about Instead of Peeved, what are you thankful for?
by Capt. Craig Price Fish on! Ever fished with someone who spends as much time fiddling in their tackle box and tying on different lures as they spend actually fishing? Then at the end of the trip this angler wonders why his/her production is lower than those who’ve been persistently casting… read more about Success is largely the result of confidence and practice
Weather did not affect walk success The East Lincoln Area CROP Hunger Walk was a huge success Sunday, Oct. 4, in spite being canceled due to weather. More than $10,000 was contributed by our neighbors and friends to support the hunger-fighting efforts of Church World Service, both here at… read more about Letter to the Editor – Week of 11/6
Paulette Ballard Moments I recently met 81-year-old Jim Brady in Denver. He had on a T-shirt that said “United States Submarine Veteran.” I asked him to tell me about his years in the service. He grew up in an Irish family and went to college in Brooklyn, N.Y. He became a police officer in New… read more about Working on a submarine during WWII
Fish On! by Capt. Craig Price My last column discussed lead head jigs and the technique called jigging. This time, I want to delve further into jig head designs and applications. “Lead head jig” is a generic term for these lures, and my discussion is by no means all-inclusive. My focus is on… read more about Lead head jigs are an angler staple
by Paulette Ballard I’ve already read the many published stories about Doug Mayes since he passed away Sunday, but I want to tell you about the man I knew as Doug Mayes. During the time I was writing my first book, I asked Doug if he would be so kind as to give me a story for it. He and I had… read more about MOMENTS: The incomparable Doug Mayes
Ashleigh Cameron tells me of a frightening experience when her husband, Derek, was in an accident at work. Derek was checking a piece of equipment when a flame shot out and burned him in several places. He had only a second to see the flame coming toward him and he jumped out of the way, avoiding… read more about MOMENTS: Incident reminds couple not to take life for granted
It was bad, but it could have been much worse. The dire predictions last week for catastrophic flooding – “The Big One” – in Lincoln County didn’t pan out, but we were still deluged with heavy, pounding rains and ferocious winds. Denver Days was canceled, some events were postponed, a few trees… read more about Weekend flood was nothing like the big one
As the time draws near for the 2016 filing period for county commissioner I want to let you, the citizens of Lincoln County, know that I will not be filing for reelection. It has been a true honor and privilege to serve you and get to know a lot of you over these last 11 years. I have truly met… read more about Patton: I'm honored for time in office
You’ve probably never heard of Charles Rozzell, a white man born to great wealth, nor Isaac Mundy, a poor black man born a slave. Charles and Isaac really had nothing in common except for their births in eastern Lincoln County in the 1800s, and one extraordinary event that linked their lives… read more about Surgery brought two unlikely men together