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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…

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…

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,…

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…

We give you our gratitude

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If there’s anything to be said about Lincoln County, it’s that the hearts of the people who make up it citizenry are big; and in many instances, so are their wallets. Witness the recent fund raising events that have taken place: Christian Ministry’s soup kitchen; Lincoln County Shriners; a festival…

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…