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Health Matters 12-12-11

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Dr. Dave Eichman   Neck and low back pain are problems that affect millions of people every year.  It is estimated that low back pain alone affects over 54 million people in the United States. Determining what is causing the pain can be complex since beneath the skin there are…

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Shame on fans who were bad sports On Dec. 3, I went to Raleigh to the NCHAA 2a championship to watch the Lincolnton Wolves. Even though they lost, all of Lincolnton should be proud of the way these young men represented their school and city. At the end of the…

Public’s business belongs in public

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North Carolina law and common sense regarding the function of a democratic society require that discussions by our elected officials, even the Lincolnton City Council, be conducted in open session. A few exceptions — we would say too many — are allowed under North Carolina law. Even so, in no…

The time doesn’t need to change

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Martha Seagle     Staff columnist   “I spent the afternoon resetting my clocks – what a waste of time!” That’s what my dad said on Nov. 7 this year. Little did he know that he was giving me an idea for this column: Daylight Saving Time – it’s a waste of…

Health Matters: Practicing healthy eating around the holidays

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Laura Lutz : Guest Columnist The holidays are just around the corner and that means a time to celebrate with friends and family. According to the National Institute of Health, holiday eating and over eating may result in a weight gain of a pound or two every year. This can…

Term limits would clean up politics

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H. Edward Knox : Guest Columnist   I am sure many people run for elected office for the right reasons, to advance the common good for the benefit of the citizens they serve. However, it is clear that most, once they acquire power, forget their original motivations. They serve to…

Still looking for blue skies during WW2

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Editor’s Note: This is another in a series of guest columns recounting flight-training experiences during World War II. Charles Eurey     Guest columnist It seemed like it would never end.  We were still in Colorado and it seemed like the weather would never change.  The calender continued to move forward and…

Readers Forum 11-21-11

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Penn St. incident draws attention to abuse I listened with sadness to the recent news reports about children being abused over many years by Penn State University Assistant Coach Jerry Sandusky. It struck me that this is not really a story about football, leadership or celebrity, but is much more…

Reader’s Forum 11-16-11

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Facts askew in media coverage of zoning Recent articles by The Lincoln Times-News and News@ Norman on a Zoning Change Request before the County Commissioners has misled readers, skewed the facts and split decisions by both the Planning Board and commissioners. Joshua Kiser submitted a zoning change request in July…

Health Matters Columnist Beth Sextion: On believing and healing

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Healthy people often credit their religious beliefs for their hardiness. But what about those whose health takes a downward turn? Does spirituality mend as well as protect? If, like the song says, you’re “looking for a reason to believe” that you can overcome a serious health setback, consider: A 1988…