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Around Town— 8-18-17

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SATURDAY Open House Charity Christian School, located at 113 Charity Church Rd. in Lawndale will host an open house and orientation at 2 p.m. for grades K through 12th. For more information call (704) 419-4574. Dinner-Dance Gaston County Citizen’s Resource Center, located at 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Highway in Dallas will host a…

Criminal Charges— 8-18-17

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Tasha Mai Lorenz, 35, of 2729 Banyon Ln. in Lincolnton was charged Aug. 15 with one count of failure to appear and probation violation. Roxanne Lee Gregory, 41, of 3650 Mosby Dr. in Greensboro was charged Aug. 15 with one count…

Obituaries— 8-18-17

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Hubert Bennett Mauney CROUSE— Hubert Bennett Mauney, 83, formerly of Pleasant Grove Church Rd., died Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at The Brian Center Lincolnton. He was born on April 19, 1934 in Lincoln County to the late Grover and Lona Harvey Mauney. Mr. Mauney was a member of Crouse United…

Reader’s Forum

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Taking a stand against racism It is with heavy hearts that our nation watched as white nationalists groups descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest the town council’s unanimous decision to remove confederate statues from the public square. This is the third time in as many months that Alt Right and…

Our View— Seeking unity in the face of divisiveness

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Several local pastors joined together on Tuesday to take a public stand against the racism and bigotry that still plagues this country, personified by recent demonstrations by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia that ended in violence, with a young woman dead at the hands of one of the Neo-Nazi cowards…

Taxes: Some cutting remarks

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ED FEULNER Guest Columnist Job number one for Congress, as I noted in a recent column, is repealing Obamacare. But cutting taxes is a close second. Of course, the whole system needs an overhaul. We want to unleash economic growth and prosperity. Tax cuts are a crucial first step toward…

Mass education in a distinctly American way

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FERREL GUILLORY Guest Columnist Through its Current Population Survey, the U.S. Census Bureau has collected data and reported on educational attainment since 1940. Its dry statistical tables help tell the dramatic story of the American aspiration and drive for mass education. In 1940, only one out of four American adults…

Around Town— 8-16-17

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THURSDAY Meeting Lincoln Quilters will host a meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the extension kitchen at James W. Warren Citizen Center, located on West Main St. in Lincolnton. Elsie Oakes will present the program on small and miniature quilts. Meeting The Lincoln County Democratic Party will host a Young Democrats organizational meeting…

Obituaries— 8-16-17

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Elijah James Tyson HUNTERSVILLE — Elijah James Tyson, age 91, of Hunton Lane in Huntersville, died on Monday, August 14, 2017. His funeral service will be held at noon today, August 16, 2017, at Denver United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Autrey officiating. The family will receive friends from 10…

GUEST VIEW — Advancing solar power development

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Smart politicians can tell which way the wind is blowing, which may be how Gov. Roy Cooper worked out of a political dilemma last week. Cooper signed House Bill 589 but immediately issued an executive order to mitigate an unwise, anti-industry provision added by the Senate. In whole, the bill…