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Reader’s Forum — 7/14/14

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The Hovis legacy Recently, I read of the 20 years public service Larry Mac Hovis has given to the City of Lincolnton and its citizens. This is in addition to the 20 years of service as a volunteer fireman. My words cannot express the commitment given by Mr. Hovis. He…

EDITOR’S NOTE — Fly fishing ruined my life

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There’s a good chance that, while you’re reading this, I’d rather be fly fishing than doing whatever it is I’m doing. I’ve always been a fan of light tackle, but it wasn’t until a year ago that I first waded into a river with a borrowed fly rod in my…

Summertime and many ‘mater sandwiches

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Colunist Don’t you just love summertime? Cooking and keeping house just gets easier not to do when July arrives and we tell ourselves that it’s too hot to do much of anything. Lunch gets easy when those big red juicy tomatoes hit gardens and the market. The…

Reader’s Forum

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Politicians shouldn’t play dirty just to get elected The article in today’s Lincoln Times-News regarding Jason Saine’s use of Rosemary Hubbard’s name on several websites is very disturbing to me. This practice might not be illegal (I have no idea about that), but perhaps it should be! It seems to…

Our View — Stay out of the kitchen

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This is American politics. Type “www.rosemaryhubbard.com” into your web browser and you would expect to be taken to a site for Democrat state House of Representatives challenger Rosemary Hubbard. Instead, you’re redirected to the official campaign website for Republican incumbent Jason Saine — Hubbard’s opponent in the November general election.…

OUR VIEW – City needs commitment from county

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Lincoln County’s $17 million plan to move many of its offices out of downtown Lincolnton and into the old hospital on Gamble Drive will change the city, and not for the better. The list of offices that will remain in downtown, detailed in a story in a recent edition of…

Reader’s Forum — 7-7-14

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CMC-Lincoln impresses My mother recently spent time in Carolinas Medical Center for a knee replacement. We were so impressed with the new facility and the beautiful grounds and surroundings, but what was even more pleasing was how wonderful she was cared for during her stay. Everyone in the hospital, including…

The consent of the governed

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor Between the inanities of hot dogs and fireworks and cold beer, we should all stop for a moment on Independence Day and take a look back at the document we have to thank for really touching off the revolution that led to the creation of this…

Flags, fireworks, food for the Fourth of July

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist Happy Fourth of July. Wave your flag and celebrate one way or another. Do you like fireworks and hot dogs? Do you like crowds or just a few friends on the front porch? You can do what you want on this day and the next and…

Editor’s Note — Save your Homeland Security money

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Terrorists aren’t going to attack Lincolnton, Lincoln County, or anywhere else in the Catawba Valley region. Ever. When you get done knocking on wood and hyperventilating into a paper sack at the use of the words “Lincoln County” and “terrorists” in the same sentence, consider this — Catawba County will…