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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…

Our View: Go easy on the meds

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Children from low-income families that receive Medicaid benefits are being prescribed antipsychotic medications far too often. The problem has become so pervasive that the federal Department of Health and Human Services has launched “a review of antipsychotic drug use by Medicaid recipients age 17 and under,” according to a recent…

Come visit, we’ll talk about old times

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  KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist Last week when some friends from Raleigh were in town they called and asked if it was OK if they stopped by for a while. I told them to hurry up as my door was always open for friends near and far. They moved away…

There are some surprises in summer weather

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist I remember rainy days, but no heavy downpours like we have had recently. I recall showers and afternoon thunderstorms that made mud puddles and kept the small stream running below our house. But if it rained then like it has this season, I have forgotten it.…

Rehashing good times of work and play

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  KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist Some of our friends were vacationing with their family last week at the beach. But my week was even better. My family was home with me. Health problems keep us close to home now, and having my family here makes the best week of the…

Reader’s Forum

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  Let’s start a discussion on City Budget It is a good thing when citizens of Lincolnton get involved in the governance of the City. At the last City Council meeting it was standing-room-only for the discussion about the new fee for garbage/recyclable pickup. Our City Manager gave us the…

Reader’s Forum

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  Don’t reduce tax, remove it   A reduction in the garbage tax is not the answer.  The question is why was this tax voted in to begin with? The tax instituted by the City Council is the result of their refusal to face the hard facts of the need…

Reader’s Forum

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  Democracy in action Last Thursday’s action by both the citizens of Lincolnton and their elected representatives gave a great lesson involving true democracy in action. At the June Council meeting, numerous citizens expressed their strong objection to a proposed trash tax. After affording the citizens the opportunity to voice…

Reader’s Forum — 7-10-13

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Seek public’s advice on city budget If you stop to think about it, there are usually solutions to most of the problems we encounter.  Finding solutions usually requires some patience, a willingness to think “outside the box,” a spirit of compromise and an ability to put yourself in the position…

Exchange some memories on the Fourth of July

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist I received a telephone call the other night from a long ago classmate and it was so unexpected that I kept thinking about it for several days. When I say long ago classmate, I mean many and elementary school years ago. We settled the reason for…