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Reader’s Forum — 12-12-12

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Thanks for fighting against illegal drugs I am writing to express my thankfulness and gratitude to the Lincoln County’s Sheriff’s Department and the City’s police force (and other law enforcement personnel here or outside our county). These people have diligently and affectively attacked the flagrant drug problems that has existed…

Birthday party made me queen for the day

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist I said sometime ago that I would stop having birthdays because the more you add the older you would be. But some people will not let you forget and when it’s your 80th year, it’s time to party. And what a party it was beginning with…

Dec. 7, 1941, a day that changed our world

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CHARLES EUREY Guest Columnist December 7, 1941.    “A day that will live in infamy”, as President Roosevelt said in his speech before Congress, when announcing the declaration of war, on the 8th of December. The Japanese had hit our fleet at Pearl Harbor in a sneak attack that destroyed almost…

Sharing gifts helps spread Christmas joy

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist Lincoln Lovely Ladies reaffirmed their reason for being during last week’s meeting. It was a good crowd who met with a very entertaining hostess and after much food, talk and trying to remember each other’s names, we got down to business. Business was a sheet of…

Time to start adding up your blessings

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist The turkey’s all gone. The leftovers packed up and sent home with my grandson who still thinks granny’s cooking is the best. It was a wonderful day spent with family and too many blessings to count. But then I don’t have to have a designated holiday…

Time change makes little difference now

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist The fall time change really disturbs some of my friends. Several have asked if I am bothered by the change. Why would I be bothered? What I’m doing can be done either at 11 o’clock or noon or sooner or later. That involves what’s for lunch,…

More things that we used to say

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CHARLES EUREY Guest Columnist People stop me and we talk about some of the old sayings and they sometimes mention some that I had forgotten, but I’ll have another go at it.  Here it is: Loud Mouth –  Who hasn’t experienced this one at some time or other.  Wants everyone…

Worst system (except for all the rest)

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FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor We Americans went to the polls in large numbers over the last few weeks to have our say about who should run our counties, schools, courts, states and nation. The results were pretty mixed, regardless of which candidates you backed. Lincoln County and North Carolina generally…

OUR VIEW — Security comes at a price, with a debt

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 Originally published Nov. 11, 2011  “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Because we believe these things, and have been blessed as…

Current events of little interest to my readers

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist While talking with friends they often mention that I have gone back to work. This isn’t work. It’s a fun thing to do and I never tire of it, even though I keep writing about the same things over and over again. This week, the elections…