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Grasping the prize, training to fly

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CHARLES EUREY Guest columnist This is another in a series recounting occurrences during World War II flight training Our time was almost out. Class 44-C was due to graduate in early March but the weather had not been cooperating so we could get our required number of flight hours. Hanging…

Health Matters

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Health Matters Dr. Richard Byrne   McKay Urology and Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln have partnered together to provide enhanced urological services in Lincoln County. Dr. Richard Byrne joined the McKay Urology Lincolnton office in October 2010. The McKay Urology practice has been providing support and assistance to the Lincolnton location since…

Health Matters 12-12-11

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Dr. Dave Eichman   Neck and low back pain are problems that affect millions of people every year.  It is estimated that low back pain alone affects over 54 million people in the United States. Determining what is causing the pain can be complex since beneath the skin there are…

The time doesn’t need to change

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Martha Seagle     Staff columnist   “I spent the afternoon resetting my clocks – what a waste of time!” That’s what my dad said on Nov. 7 this year. Little did he know that he was giving me an idea for this column: Daylight Saving Time – it’s a waste of…

Health Matters: Practicing healthy eating around the holidays

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Laura Lutz : Guest Columnist The holidays are just around the corner and that means a time to celebrate with friends and family. According to the National Institute of Health, holiday eating and over eating may result in a weight gain of a pound or two every year. This can…

Term limits would clean up politics

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H. Edward Knox : Guest Columnist   I am sure many people run for elected office for the right reasons, to advance the common good for the benefit of the citizens they serve. However, it is clear that most, once they acquire power, forget their original motivations. They serve to…

Still looking for blue skies during WW2

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Editor’s Note: This is another in a series of guest columns recounting flight-training experiences during World War II. Charles Eurey     Guest columnist It seemed like it would never end.  We were still in Colorado and it seemed like the weather would never change.  The calender continued to move forward and…

Health Matters Columnist Beth Sextion: On believing and healing

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Healthy people often credit their religious beliefs for their hardiness. But what about those whose health takes a downward turn? Does spirituality mend as well as protect? If, like the song says, you’re “looking for a reason to believe” that you can overcome a serious health setback, consider: A 1988…

Columnist: Winging along in my flying machine

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My last column found me at Lemoore Air Army Air Base in Fresno California where I was taking basic flight training during WWII. Fresno is in the beautiful San Joaquin valley and might be called the breadbasket of the state. The valley is home to lush farms that grow all…