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Festival over, library ushers in fall season

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist There’s a special rocking chair reserved for me on the Elmore porch during the Apple Festival and those who approached it heard, “you can’t sit there, it’s Kathryn’s chair.” Well, how lucky can you be? I settled in that chair to watch a street full of…

Our View: Deal with the real problem

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor Let the knee-jerk reactions begin. Each time a mass murderer unleashes hell on innocent people in this country, mainstream media and gun control advocates seize the opportunity to shamelessly propagate an agenda that the majority of the country, and certainly the Founding Fathers, would disagree with.…

Volunteers boost services

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist How many of us actually give thought to the many volunteers who contribute untold hours to works that benefit others? I can’t count the services that help others and contribute to our healthy lifestyle because they are boosted by volunteers. Some of these volunteers are never…

Reader’s Forum — 9-16-13

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Three cheers for Larry Mac Hovis I want to express my appreciation for Hovis’ legislative leadership at the last City Council meeting. He took the lead to bring the Council together and identified a strategy to deal with the ongoing negotiations with the County related to water and other County…

Mail order catalogs can’t compete here

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Kathryn Yarbro Guest columnist I can hardly wait for the mail carrier to come by each day as I am getting many catalogs all filled with stuff I don’t want. It’s enough to make me weep with desire for things I didn’t even know existed minutes ago. Most of this…

Reader’s Forum

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  Response to Democratic candidates letter WOW!!! Marty Eaddy wants to save money. This is a first. He was the champion of spending the county’s money when he was the superintendent of Lincoln County Schools. Hasn’t he spent enough of our county tax money? Why should we let him waste…

OUR VIEW — U.S. should stay out of Syria

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  MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor     The United States is quickly approaching the moment when some kind of military strikes will be launched against Syria. A resolution put before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations that authorizes the use of force for up to 90 days was passed 10-7…

Reader’s Forum — 9-6-13

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Candidates take stand on garbage fee We, as City Council candidates, are writing to clarify our position on the garbage collection fee recently passed by the City Council. We are against charging a separate fee for basic services and look forward to working with other council members to find a…

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…