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Our View: Feeding program meets an unfortunate need

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No child should ever have to go hungry. A USDA summer feeding program, implemented by Lincoln County Schools, is making sure that, for at least two meals per day during the week, they don’t have to. The program gives free meals to anyone under the age of 18 at 25…

Our View — Solar farm illogic

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Not all solar farms are created equal. There’s a big difference between two solar farms approved by Lincoln County commissioners and one conditional use rezoning permit that was denied, which is now making its way through the state’s court system. That difference is money. The homes near the denied Strata…

Reader’s Forum — 6-12-15

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Reader’s Forum for June 12, 2015. Thanks to first responders I would like to thank the Boger City Fire Department and Chief Mitch Burgin for their rapid response to my house fire at 4 a.m. on June 1. Between my smoke alarm, the fire extinguisher and the Fire Department the…

Our View — With a little help from his friends

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It helps to have friends in high places. Former CIA Director David Petraeus knows this as well as anyone, except for maybe the whistleblowers prosecuted by the President Barack Obama’s Department of Justice under the Espionage Act. “Political, military and international figures are among the nearly three dozen people who…

OUR VIEW — There’s power in giving

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Oscar Martinez is getting a new wheelchair, thanks to the efforts of his teachers and classmates at Lincolnton High School and countless others from Lincoln County and beyond that donated out of generosity. The more than $32,000 donated for the cause is a great testament to the power we all…

Our View: Let’s make a library

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Every child deserves to experience a well-stocked, spacious, comfortable library. That includes children in western Lincoln County. A new library for western Lincoln County has been in the works for a long time, according to Commissioner Alex Patton, who was quoted in a story from our May 20 edition. The…

Reader’s Forum — 6-1-15

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Reader’s forum for June 1, 2015. Keep church and state separate In response to “Keep praying in Jesus’ name” Reader’s Forum letter published on May 29. I wish to thank Dr. Andy Royals for sharing his views on his immersion of his religion into our government. I admit major confusion:…

Lincoln County folks love their history

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist Oh, the joy of having family home for a long weekend and the silence when they all leave for their house. Putting the house back in order and catching up on the laundry takes a small amount of the time that I have much of today.…

Reader’s Forum — 5-29-15

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Reader’s Forum for Friday, May 29, 2015. Keep praying in Jesus’ name Religious freedom has always been a basic civil right in our nation. It is one of the “first freedoms” enshrined in the first amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Opposition to religious freedom has rapidly become one of the…

Our View: A job well done

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The Lincolnton Police Department has done Lincolnton, Lincoln County and the region a great service with officers’ arrests of 17 alleged sexual predators in a sting operation, detailed in a Page 1 story in today’s edition. Busts were conducted from February through May when officers posed as an underage girl…