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Why the Declaration of Independence endures

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ED FEULNER Guest Columnist Chances are, you heard at least a passing word of praise for the Declaration of Independence as you celebrated the Fourth of July. But why, exactly, does it endure? If the Declaration had simply announced the independence of certain disaffected British colonials, it would be long…

Candidates go their own way

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JOHN HOOD Syndicated Columnist RALEIGH — When North Carolina Democrats Jim Hunt and Rufus Edmisten were running their races for U.S. Senate and governor in 1984, they kept as far away as they could from the Democratic nominee for president, Walter Mondale. Hunt and Edmisten co-chaired the state’s delegation to…

Obituaries — 7-15-16

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Santos Perez Tobar Santos Perez Tobar, age 71, of 204 Gilbert Road in Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. His funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2016, in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Father David Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Forest…

Obituaries — 7-13-16

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Jimmie ‘Jim’ Lloyd Bolick Jimmie “Jim” Lloyd Bolick, 69, of Claremont died on July 9, 2016. The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. Bennett Funeral Service of Conover is serving the Bolick family.   Shirley Ann Edwards Caldwell Shirley Ann Edwards Caldwell, 75, of Sherrills…

Clinton needs Biden. So do we.

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D.G. MARTIN Syndicated Columnist For her sake, and for ours, I hope Hillary Clinton asks Joe Biden to run for a third vice presidential term this fall. There are several important reasons; the most important one is at the end of this column. She needs help in dampening the appeal…

North Carolina is no exception

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JOHN HOOD Syndicated Columnist Although North Carolina encompasses many islands, our state is certainly not an island when it comes to economic growth and social development. We are part of a region, the Southeastern United States, that has been growing and developing for many decades. I know this is hardly…

State should settle quickly with eugenics victims

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Between 1929 and 1974, the state of North Carolina sterilized around 7,600 people whom it deemed unfit for parenting. Other states had similar eugenics programs, but most discontinued them after World War II because it so resembled Nazi Germany’s push to create a pure master race. Not so in North…

Criminal Charges — 7-13-16

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: James Verlyn Reep, 50, of 539 Stony Pt. Rd. in Kings Mountain was charged on July 8 with one count of misdemeanor Larceny. Seth Ross Seeber, 29, of 2306 Putnam St. in Lincolnton was charged on July 8 with one count…

Obituaries — 7-11-16

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Dean Forrest Ward Mr. Dean Forrest Ward, age 77, of Lincolnton, died on Thursday, July 7, 2016. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today, July 11, 2016, at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Stanley Spence officiating. The family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.…

Little ~ Dellinger Wedding

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Molly Nicole Little and Carl Steven Dellinger exchanged wedding vows on June 18, 2016 at The Laboratory Mill in Lincolnton with Rev. Chad Walker officiating. Molly is the daughter of Wayne and Sara Lynn Little of Lincolnton. Grandparents are John and Ruth Little and the late Robert and Judy Gantt,…