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Aching joints create many problems

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist (I wrote this column last year and couldn’t decide whether to use it or not.  Now many are asking why I use a cane. This is the reason.) If you have had knee joint replacement surgery raise your right hand. If it was successful raise your…

Reader’s Forum — 6-3-13

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Taxation Without True Representation Upon learning  Jeff Emory, our City Manager, and our elected officials with the exception of Mayor John Gilleland and Councilman Devin Rhyne were in favor of finalizing and balancing our 2013-14 municipal budget by adding a $10 monthly ($120 annual tax) on homeowners and using a…

Tag today as one of the good old days

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist There’s no better way to start the day than having coffee on the sunporch while gently rocking back and forth watching the colorful birds begin their early morning search for worms. This reminds me of the old saying that the early bird gets the worm. I…

Reader’s Forum — 5-31-13

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House bill would harm camp meeting Last week “Crossover Day” passed in the North Carolina Legislature. It is a deadline set by the General Assembly to ensure non-budget bills clear their originating chamber with enough time to be heard by the other chamber prior to adjournment. House Bill 288 filed…

Reader’s Forum — 5-29-13

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A Tax By Any Other Name     As our City Councilmen finalize their budget for the next fiscal year, they have publicly announced raises in both our water rates (approximately 2%) and electric rates (approximately 8%). If they truly believe the raises are justified, then they should be able to…

Small things can be a big nuisance

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist Books have been written about the importance of small things in life. These are things that we mostly take for granted until they don’t happen and then we begin to wonder where we went wrong. Actually, they are not small things, they’re what keeps us moving…

Reader’s Forum — 5-22-13

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A small gesture My brother in-law, Larry Colvard, passed away last Monday. His funeral was held Thursday at Warlick’s chapel. He was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery. As the funeral procession went through Boger City, I then realized what a great city and state we live in. All the utility…

Reader’s Forum — 5-20-13

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Let’s talk about Toyota I bought a 2011 Camry at a down-east dealership 30 months ago. The asking price was $21,000. I agreed to the price, provided that tax, tag, title and documents fee was deducted. The dealership agreed and wrote up the deal. I signed the contract without reading…

Hosting yard sales is a lot of work

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist The signs are out all over town and up and down country roads. Some have been nailed to utility poles and some just stuck in dirt. Folks who have been storing junk are now cleaning closets and ready to get rid of some stuff. And now…

Bad bill moves to House

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor Members of the North Carolina House of Representatives have an important decision to make. Either they value the free flow of information between the government and the citizenry or they want to allow governments to hide their activities from the very people who elected them in…