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Editor’s Note — The wrong verdict

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor A Charlotte jury on Friday failed to convict police officer Randall “Wes” Kerrick of using excessive force when he shot Jonathan Ferrell 10 times and killed him in September 2013. The mistrial is a travesty. Ferrell was unarmed. Two other officers backed up Kerrick. That’s three…

Reader’s Forum: Respond to growth in one of two ways — 8-24-15

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Respond to growth in one of two ways Lincoln County is beginning to suffer or enjoy (depending on your point of view) the pangs of growth which are associated with being adjacent to a major city. This will bring more housing and traffic, with growing demands on private business and…

Our View — Bring on the growth

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Officials in Lincolnton and Lincoln County approved deals in the past week that will bring more than 300 new homes to the county. And…cue the delirious, petulant outrage about traffic and Charlotte’s expansion and people with the wrong last names moving to town. But the fact is that the county…

OUR VIEW — No hunger

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Lincoln County is home to many nonprofits and charities that do wonderful work in the community, meeting the needs of those who are less fortunate. One of those needs, and perhaps the most important, is food. Christian Ministry of Lincoln County, located at 207 S. Poplar Street in Lincolnton, does…

Our View: Redistribution by any other name

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Rob from the rich to give to the poor. That’s the motto of Robin Hood and, apparently, the North Carolina Senate. “The Senate again has passed a bill containing a retooled formula for distributing annually more than $2.5 billion in sales taxes for counties and municipalities,” according to The Associated…

Our View: The reality of war

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Historians will some day draw a direct line between the current disaster that is Iraq and Syria to the United States’ and President George W. Bush’s decision, in 2003, to invade Iraq and topple the Saddam Hussein regime because of weapons of mass destruction that weren’t actually there. But what…

Our View — A free college education isn’t the right answer

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The end goal of modern progressive liberalism, it seems, is to make people so dependent upon the state that they have nowhere else to turn, that they have no accountability. And when people have nowhere else to turn and no accountability, the bureaucracy and the system can perpetuate itself. This…

Editor’s Note — Taliban remains strong

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The war in Afghanistan is over, right? The Taliban and the Afghan government are still pursuing peace talks. Never mind that on Friday, Taliban fighters blew up a car bomb outside of a U.S. special forces headquarters in Kabul and attacked an Afghan army base and police academy, according to…

Our View — An unethical hunt

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The killing of a 13-year-old lion named Cecil during a $50,000 hunting expedition in Zimbabwe in July has given self-righteous desktop activists a prime opportunity to show their indignation in their typical lazy fashion — with a Facebook account and a few taps on a keyboard — while ignoring the…

Our View — A moment of silence

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The second time around. It’s not just the title of a great, sappy Frank Sinatra song. It’s what it took for Lincoln County’s Board of Commissioners to create a rational policy for religious invocations at government meetings. The timing, of course, is suspect. Commissioners created a new prayer policy in…