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Maybe it’s not the illegals who should leave the U.S.

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Well, once again, we have slapped in the face this nation’s Founding Fathers and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. How? With a low turnout for primary election, which was expected. But hey, after all, it’s only a primary, right? Wrong. Regardless what an election is about, it’s always important.…

Don’t vote if you don’t know

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Well, it should go without saying, but say it we must. Tomorrow is primary election day and we all know what our civic responsibility is, which is to actively vote. But we also know that in all probability, that plea is going to mostly fall upon deaf ears, and that…

Cold-blooded murderer doesn`t deserve parole

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Obviously a sentence of life plus 40 years isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on. The very idea a man convicted of shotgun blasting to death a neighbor with two rounds and then slitting her throat could even be considered for parole is outrageous. How else do you explain why…

Of Easter and Passover

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This weekend marks a special time for Christians the world over, the death and resurrection of Jesus. To our readers who are of the Christian faith, be they Catholic or Protestant, we wish them a Happy Easter. We also extend our warmest wishes to our readers who are Jewish, for…

“Be careful out there”

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For those of us of certain generations, that headline brings forth memories of the excellent police show of the 1980s and 90s, “Hill Street Blues,” in which the precinct sergeant always admonished his officers just before they began their patrols. It’s still pertinent today, and especially this weekend. It cannot…

Thank goodness common sense prevails re: eye exams

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If you aren’t aware, on Tuesday, North Carolina Superior Court justice Leon Stanback approved an agreement that blocks the state from requiring eye examinations for children entering kindergarten — at least until July 1, 2007. The order Stanback signed also prohibits further court proceedings until October. This is time enough…

You know it’s going to be a bad day when…

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It’s the beginning line for a series of jokes indicating your day is off to a bad start. During the 1970s and 80s (and perhaps into the 1990s and even today), one of the punchlines went: You know it’s going to be a bad day when… You open the door…

Congratulations in order to Maiden Police Department

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Our applause goes to the Maiden Police Department and the deliberate, comprehensive investigation it conducted into the December break-in at Maiden High School. It’s natural, of course, to want answers and demand immediate action. Too often, sad to say, law enforcement officials find themselves yielding to undue pressure, whether consciously…

A tip of the hat to those who have tossed theirs into the ring

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There are many things residents of Lincoln County have to be proud about and one of those is the willingness of its citizens to actively participate in the political process. This point was driven home by the number of people who have expressed a desire to represent the citizenry by…

And last but not least……

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It is important that all Lincoln County residents “get on the bandwagon” and support any and all fund-raising drives that will enable the East Lincoln High School band members an opportunity of a lifetime. For those who may not be aware, the ELHS band has been invited to perform in…