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Our View — Where does it end?

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We’re occasionally asked why there are so many crime stories featured in the pages of the Lincoln Times-News. The people who ask that question usually wish there weren’t so many drugs and crime stories in the paper. It’s unsettling to them, particularly for those who remember a simpler, gentler time,…

Some days are better than others

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist A friend recently asked me why I didn’t write about good and bad things. I asked her how she knew the difference. I know a woman who always talks about people living in sin. So I asked her, “how can you tell, because aren’t we all…

Reader’s Forum

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Shame on Harris Teeter I have just read a “Closing On August 26th” sign posted on one of Lincolnton’s’ long standing businesses. Yes, it was posted on the front door of Harris Teeter’s super market in Boger City. I believe this business has operated in Lincolnton since the early 1950s.…

Our View — Let’s see what the Supreme Court says

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North Carolina’s constitutional same-sex marriage ban may soon be getting the Supreme-Court treatment. It’s about time. The Fourth Circuit federal appeals court, which covers North Carolina and several other East Coast states, struck down Virginia’s constitutional amendment barring same-sex marriage on Monday, and set the stage for a potential Supreme…

OUR VIEW — Gunfire dispute should be solved between neighbors

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Lincoln County commissioners need to use caution when considering restricting shooting activities. Several concerned citizens from the county’s eastern end spoke at the board’s meeting on July 21 about a resident of the Forest Ridge neighborhood who has an affinity for shooting his guns. Neighbors said the gunfire is a…

Reader’s Forum

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DDA opposes county offices move At our previous DDA board meeting it was unanimously decided that we wanted to make a public statement on our feelings about the county offices moving out of downtown. Three or so years ago this was an extremely hot topic with the DDA, it consumed…

No plantations, but farm life is better

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Kathryn Yarbro Guest columnist I’ve always enjoyed reading books about long-ago southern plantations. Of course most were fiction, but sometimes if you closed your eyes you could imagine living that lifestyle. Thoughts of Miss Scarlett, who could put off her troubles until tomorrow, could wake you up, because most troubles,…

Reader’s Forum — 7-23-14

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Taxpayer will bear cost of increased illegal immigration In response to the July 18th “Come on in” editorial, I feel clarification is needed in several areas. First, and foremost, I quote Title 8 Section 1325 of the U.S. Code, Improper Entry by Alien: “Any citizen of any county other than…

EDITOR’S NOTE — Come on in

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor It’s astounding that Congress and President Barack Obama even have to question what should be done about the immigration of children from Central America across our border with Mexico. They should be welcomed and protected — not kept in prison-like conditions until they’re deported — if…

Make Bianca Tanner be the last

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ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer No one is more painfully aware of the reality of domestic violence than Bianca Tanner’s family. The beautiful young teacher from Charlotte had the entire world ahead of her, but found herself in a relationship that ultimately lead to her tragic death. She left a son…