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Time to enjoy great rocking chair weather

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist The weather tells us that summer is not over yet, and fall hasn’t quite arrived. But the grass is getting withered and the leaves are gradually changing color. It’s between seasons and I call it great rocking chair weather. There’s much to do but it takes…

OUR VIEW — Fast food workers miss the mark

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  MICHAEL GEBELEIN MANAGING EDITOR     Protests and demonstrations across the country have been making headlines for the past week. Thousands gathered in our nation’s capital to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, Lincolnton hosted its own offshoot of the “Moral Monday” protests led by the…

Reader’s Forum — 8-30-13

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Contracts a bad deal for city I want the citizens of Lincolnton to know what the Mayor, Devin Rhyne and  the County Commissioners are trying to do through a series of contracts between the City and the County. The mayor has agreed with the County Commissioners to sign a contract…

Helping hands a real benefit to others

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist It was a fundraiser for a young couple who lost most of their house and its contents in the recent flood, but it was also a real benefit for those of us who showed up. The barbecue (donated by a local restaurant) was seasoned just right,…

High praise for those who entertain others

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist The Cultural Center stage looked like a real beauty shop Sunday afternoon complete with a shampoo bowl, dryer, boxes of hair rollers and magazines. It was ready for the Lincoln Theatre Guild’s version of “Steel Magnolias.” The stage was ready; the cast was ready and the…

Our View: Software glitch a poor excuse

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A story in Monday’s edition of the Lincoln Times-News detailed how local food banks have been hit hard by recent delays in the distribution of assistance to low-income individuals and families participating in the state’s Food and Nutrition Services program. The delay is a consequence, according to North Carolina Department…

State legislature harming public education

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  BOB SILVER Guest Columnist   Although the NC Legislature receives a passing grade regarding state tax reform, they receive an “F” in their budget allocation for public school education. Their treatment in several areas of concern is completely and inexcusably despicable and irresponsible. Let’s just go through a couple…

Reader’s Forum

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    City leaders show ‘belligerence’ at meeting  After reading Friday’s article about the debate concerning city-county contracts, I’m even more concerned about the questionable decisions our city leaders are making on behalf of their constituents. We have two city councilmen working on a new agreement with the county who…

Reader’s Forum

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  What did Republicans give us?    I could not survive without Medicare and Social Security. These two programs were introduced by Democrats! What did the Republicans give us? Well, for starters, more taxes and less benefits. I may not live to see them replaced so I will just have…

Hello there, now what is your name?

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    Kathryn Yarbro Guest Columnist I’ve really gained recognition during the many years that I have been associated with the Lincoln Times-News. Just this recent Saturday evening when leaving a local restaurant, I heard someone say “that’s the woman who worked for the newspaper.” I said hello and kept…