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Good things going on this summer

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist The farmer’s market is a good place to visit on Saturday morning. There’s lots of fresh vegetables, baked goods, flowers, lotions and soaps. Carrying home a big basket of goods makes good meals this week. It’s also a good time to meet and make friends. If…

Reader’s Forum — 6-26-13

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Props for Little Women Kudos to the Lincoln Theater Guild for its lovely production of Little Women. The girls/women who played the four sisters did a wonderful job. I’m sure I read the book when I was a kid, but I don’t remember it. Now I want to read it…

Reader’s Forum — 6-24-13

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City budget puts increasing burden on citizens Our City Manager has spoken and the taxpayers of Lincolnton should just settle back and accept the new sanitation fee.  After all, our City Manager freely admits that he will “always fight for our city employees” and he “stands firm in his belief…

Youthful habits keep grannies watching

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist The most interesting conversation I have with friends today is usually about the ways and habits of the young people. It’s enough to make me wonder how my grandmothers, who watched and responded to the youthful actions and habits of my generation, would react to today’s…

Standing up at Moral Monday

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  Standing up at   Moral Monday   I was arrested last night (June 17). So were roughly 80 others. It was a Moral Monday in Raleigh and I went because I am totally incensed that this legislature and Gov. Pat McCrory are damaging the state of NC so badly.…

OUR VIEW — General Assembly taking it too far

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor North Carolina Republicans are enjoying their first super-majority in state government in over a century. That might not be a bad thing for the state — that many years of power in the hands of one political party, Republican or Democrat, will always lead to excess…

Councilmen unresponsive to will of constituents

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  BILL HITT Guest Columnist   Logic would dictate: if an elected body invited the very people that placed them in office to a Public Hearing to allow them to express their opinions regarding a controversial action and if the response was a crowd that packed the Council Chambers in…

Long ago watermelon memories of my dad

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist Almost everywhere you looked this week there was a gift idea and a reminder not to forget dad this weekend. It’s been a long time since I hunted cards or gifts for my dad on this special day. But strong memories about him returned last week…

Reader’s Forum — 6-14-13

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Unfair tax Beginning July 1, all property owners here in Lincolnton are going to be charged (taxed) an additional $10 a month to have our trash picked up. Our City Manager Jeff Emory, City Councilmen Dr. John “Les” Cloninger and Carroll Heavner decided that this tax was “necessary to continue…

Reader’s Forum 6-12-13

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  Disappointed by garbage fee After reading in the Lincoln Times-News that the City Council approved the new $10 monthly fee for garbage collection, I was disappointed but not surprised, especially for the two Council members in favor of the new fee or “tax,” as Charles Eurey rightly called it.…