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People like Byron Sackett, Fatz Cafй staff needed

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Byron Sackett, the owner and managing operator of the Fatz Cafй restaurant, has always been a person who places service and commitment to the community first and foremost in all his business transactions. His latest endeavor in placing others before himself was noted Wednesday when it was reported the restaurant…

Thank you due to Wal-Mart and its ever-alert employees

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In the past, we have never been hesitant to take Wal-Mart to task for practices we deem not in the best interest of the general populace. Conversely, when a person, people or an organization do perform a service in which benefits our community — and done so in a manner…

Before starting the engine

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What is going on here? In just a matter of days, Lincoln County roads have been the scene of a profundity of automobile collisions While one resulted in minor injuries — to which all of us are grateful — one of the accidents resulted in the loss of a vibrant,…

Sunshine Week March 11 – 17

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“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and petition the government for a redress of grievances.” — First Amendment For those unaware,…

Congratulations are in order

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It’s hats off to Meredith Shuford, recently named by Governor Easley to the newly created district judgeship for Cleveland and Lincoln counties. Although there are many able, knowledgeable and dedicated barristers in Lincoln County, we believe Easley has made a wonderful decision in appointing Shuford, based upon her wide and…

Job well done

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Earlier this week we extended congratulations to new board of education member Carl Robinson for airing his concerns about developments that have occurred regarding the East Lincoln High School practice field. We lauded his tenacity and the stand he took and encouraged his fellow board members to follow suit. Today,…

For shame!

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Monday was Martin Luther King Day and guess what? No one from the city, county or school board — to the best of Robert Hamilton’s knowledge — attended any of the observances. Hamilton is the president of the Lincoln County NAACP chapter. Hmm. Last time we looked, elected and appointed…

And here’s to you, Mr. Robinson

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Kudos to school board member Carl Robinson, who questioned at length the financial costs that have more than doubled re: the band practice field at East Lincoln High School. Robinson is absolutely correct challenging numbers, as well as raising the fact and asking why there is no record of board…

No bond should been given, let alone laughably low one

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Lincolnton Police Chief Dean Abernathy hit the nail on the head when he expressed his outrage as it was discovered two of the five suspects arrested in two separate crime incidents last week were out on bond — on separate murder charges. One of those suspects, Rodney Davone Duncan, of…

2006 a remarkable year

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We can’t help but conjure up the image of the Energizer Rabbit when we look back upon the year Lincoln County has had. If ever the expression “Have a prosperous new year” rings true, it is here. Just before 2006 lapses, let’s take stock. Not only has the Lincolnton-Lincoln County…