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Issue with D.O.T. In 2010 I signed a right-of-way agreement with D.O.T. and was given a project map of the work that was to take place on my property on Highway 27 East. When the installation was completed, D.O.T. did not honor its part of the agreement. My first call…

Thanks for giving us such a wonderful life

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Colunist We live in such wonderful times. Just imagine how much work today it would take to chase a turkey, wring its neck and hunt the hatchet, all before chopping wood and getting the stove heated. And that would be just the beginning of your Thanksgiving dinner.…

Our View — Congress should pass immigration action of its own

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President Barack Obama’s recent executive action that decreed that the U.S. would limit the deportation of undocumented immigrants will cause more harm to the issue, overall, than it will help. The new Republican-majority Congress would do well to propose substantive, sweeping legislation of its own to make meaningful inroads toward…

Some things get better with time

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist Sometimes it’s not a good idea to be in a hurry to do things because time will take care of it. Take the dirty shower doors that I couldn’t find time to scrub. Well, last week they refused to slide, and now I have shiny new…

Our View — Stupid voters?

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A Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist has found himself on the receiving end of the sort of righteous indignation usually reserved by the media and members of Congress for people like Vladimir Putin after remarks came to light where he referred to the “stupidity of the American voter” regarding the…

Reader’s Forum — 11-19-14

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Thanks for saving animals This is to thank the Lincoln County community, all the volunteers, the rescue groups, no-kill group HATS, fosters, shelter workers and management and inmates for the outstanding response to the over-capacity situation at the shelter. Because of all of the above, a tremendous amount of animals…

Our View — Where the links meet the pavement

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Traffic in Lincolnton is about to get a bit more dicey. As if a Court Square that some drivers can’t get the hang of and Main Street parking spaces that seem to exist in a Twilight Zone where the rule of the right-of-way doesn’t exist weren’t enough, now drivers in…

Sleep needs differ when time changes

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist I know that there must be someone somewhere who likes the time change. But to those of us who like to stay in a rut, Daylight Saving Time is a nuisance. I’ve always been a morning person who likes “early to bed and early to rise,”…

OUR VIEW — How about a little competition?

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Election Day was the definition of anticlimactic for several local candidates. Danny Hester, a Republican running for another term as the county’s Register of Deeds, walked into the GOP victory party just before the polls closed and exclaimed, “I won!” And he did, just like Board of Education candidate Todd…

Veterans among us

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CHARLES EUREY Guest Columnist With Veterans Day approaching on Nov. 11, I would like to revisit the memorable day of the great invasion of fortress Europe — June 6, 1944. I have previously written of Robert Harkey’s exploits on D-day. My friend W. E. “Buck” Ballard was also involved in…