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Reader’s Forum — 1/17/14

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Thanks for the coverage The Lincolnton Lions Club would like to express our thanks to the Lincoln Times-News for reporting our 15th Annual Lions Club Christmas Party/Luncheon For Lincoln County’s Visually Impaired People ( VIPs) in Boger City United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall. Tammy Loukos, Lincoln County Social Worker for…

No one wins the unemployment fight

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor Congress has to decide whether it would rather compose and pass legislation aimed at finding a solution for the root causes of a flagging economy, or make an empty strategic political gesture at one of the symptoms and, in the process, abandon over 1 million of…

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GSA club is wrong This is in response to the Gay Straight Alliance Club at West Lincoln High School. If the Bible says it’s wrong, it’s wrong. How can our school system accept and promote something that is wrong? It frightens me that some people in our society are accepting…

Editor’s Note — Punch wants answers

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Dale Punch is asking a legitimate question — why was he the lone individual named in a Nov. 26 Downtown Development Association staff report, from Business and Community Development director Brad Guth to Lincolnton city manager Jeff Emory, as a “disappointment” for the organization? Guth issued an apology in his…

Editor’s Note: A hectic year, and looking forward to the next one

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor I started 2013 as the sports editor here at the Lincoln Times-News, enjoying my station and the fact that a big part of my job was going out and watching games on a daily basis. That lasted all of about three months. I received a phone…

Reader’s Forum — 12-30-13

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Reports shed light on threats to wildlife I love this time of year. Cold, crisp days remind me of the days I spent with my dad and our beagles chasing rabbits. Now it means it’s time to share a blind with a wet retriever or float a river when no…

Editor’s Note: Needless NSA spying needs to stop

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor A federal judge ruled on Dec. 16 that the National Security Agency’s collection of the cell phone metadata of millions of Americans might be a violation of the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, which states: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons,…

Reader’s Forum — 12-20-13

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Hats off to Cat Square I came to see a parade Saturday in pouring rain and I wasn’t disappointed. I loved it. I enjoyed all the participants but especially the Santa float and the Mayor. Zakie loves Cat Square and Cat Square showed its love for Zakie. I thank you…

Our View: Solar farm debate is over, let’s move on

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Michael Gebelein Managing Editor The controversy surrounding Strata Solar’s rezoning request to build a 36-acre solar farm on the county’s eastern end is resolved, at least officially. Commissioners voted 3-1 against approving the company’s proposal to rezone a parcel of land just outside the SailView residential community on Lake Norman…

Reader’s Forum — 12-18-13

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Support for WLHS principal on Gay-Straight Alliance Kudos to West Lincoln High School Principal Dr. Cale Sain for promoting understanding and acceptance of people’s differences, and for encouraging students to work together in spite of their differences. With all the headlines these days about bullying in schools, it is refreshing…