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Garbage in, garbage out

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It staggers the imagination to discover that the total tons of refuse Lincoln County has disposed of in the past seven to eight years has expanded exponentially. As the article in today’s front page states, “Statistics from 1998-99 show the county disposed 4,656 tons which nearly quadrupled in 2004-05 to…

Why are we despairing?

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Face it. We’re fatigued by what has been taking place in Iraq. Witness the reaction following the successful elimination of that thorn in our side, Abdul Al-Zarqawi. A big ho-hum and a sense nothing’s going to change, at least, not for the better anytime soon there in Iraq. Granted, it’s…

You have got to be kidding

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Face it. Long ago it became obviously apparent that Michael Chertoff, who heads Homeland Security, revealed his total ineptitude over the handling of the Hurricane Katrina fiasco, for which the people in the Gulfport states hit are still suffering. Granted, he was aided, in part, by President Bush’s appointment of…

First give them the chance

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Now that the dust has settled and the voters have spoken, for many in Lincoln County, it’s time to face a new reality: the balance of power has shifted — if not permanently, at least for the moment. But we believe it is much too soon for those whose candidates…

How about waiting until all the facts are in before commenting?

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ord has filtered back to us that several people who read Wednesday’s front page article about a garage that burned down before the Boger City Fire Department arrived, concluded that had the fire company’s response been more prompt, the building could have been saved. One caller, we have been told,…

Speaking of volunteers….

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We cannot help but be filled with respect and admiration for Lisa Frazier, who was recently nominated and subsequently named Southern Piedmont Area Coordinator of the Year for the Special Olympics As the front page article in Friday’s edition stated, “As Lincoln County’s coordinator for the past 11 years and…

Is there no middle ground?

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It’s pretty difficult to find a middle ground on matters of religious significance. The controversial novel, “The Da Vinci Code” proves it. The recent movie adaptation of Dan Brown’s novel recently reignited the flames of a previously hot topic. On one hand, the book spawned a wave of disillusioned Christians…

Want to make a difference?

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It’s always nice, not to mention emotionally rewarding, when an article that runs in this — or, for that matter, any — newspaper results in a happy ending. That’s the case with today’s article that recounts the reuniting of a lost dog with her longtime companion and caregiver. The late,…

Remember, it’s up to us

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Anyone who read Wednesday’s front page article on a lost dog and who loves life could not help but feel the pang of loss learning how a cherished member of one woman’s family was missing. To subsequently learn in today’s edition of the newspaper that “mother and daughter” are reunited…

Give us credit for recognizing what is real and what is fake

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Several years ago it was a movie about life on this planet coming to an end as a new ice age was about to take place — thanks in great measure to something stupid we humans did…or was it because an asteroid hit the earth? No, wait, the asteroid hitting…