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Reader’s Forum — 5-21-14

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  Sen. Curtis the one who should be embarrassed I’m sure by now most people are aware of Sen. David Curtis’s reply to the lady who felt embarrassed to say she was a teacher.  What anyone has failed mention, however, is that Sen. Curtis should have been the one who…

Editor’s Note — Curtis on the hot seat for what?

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor It’s hard to believe that a Charlotte-Mecklenburg schoolteacher’s email to state legislators titled “I am embarrassed to confess: I am a teacher.” didn’t elicit more responses like the one she got from Sen. David Curtis. It may have, but Curtis’s is the only one that has…

Sneezing and wheezing pollen worse than ever

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist Oh! The flowers, the cards, the candy, the gift baskets and all the “I love you’s” that were passed around last Sunday. No way could Mother’s Day have been missed and I was on the receiving end of all of this. It was a good day…

Reader’s Forum 5-16-14

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  Legislature should stand for teachers, not against   Sen. David Curtis has done a great disservice to the teachers of this state by telling a Charlotte science teacher, Sarah Wiles, who complained of having gone many years without a pay increase, that if she didn’t like the way the…

Reader’s Forum — 5-12-14

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Thanks to firefighters I want to express my sincere appreciation for the exemplary service that Lincolnton and volunteer fire departments and, most importantly, all of Lincolnton and Lincoln County firefighters do for our community and its residents. I would like to specifically identify Units E1, E2, and L-1 for their…

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  Multiple UDOs not necessary   The UDO (Unified Development Ordinance), the County’s zoning guide, was discussed quite a bit during the recent primary. The discussions were interesting and the new candidates had new ideas to bring to the table. But, I believe the suggestion made by a couple of…

Our View — Open discussions, better government

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We like open government. We like it even more when elected officials do their part to ensure the public has the broadest possible access and input into the discussions that lead to votes that directly impact citizens. That’s what happened at the Lincolnton City Council meeting on May 1 when…

A time to remember who loved us most

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist It’s not a dune buggy, it’s not a golf cart. It’s a shuttle bus that moves patients and visitors from medical buildings and parking lots at our local hospital. I agreed with the many comments I heard about the beautiful landscaping at the hospital. I also…

Reader’s Forum 5-5-14

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  Support for Hatley  I believe that, as citizens of Lincoln County, we deserve the best elected officials possible. When it comes to the Clerk of Courts, the best is Fred Hatley. Fred brings not only experience, but integrity, and the trustworthiness we need in our elected officials. Fred’s professionalism…

Editor’s Note: Hit them where it hurts

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor The invasion of Ukraine worsens, and the United States does nothing. We’ve levied a few sanctions, shared a few harsh words with Russia’s leaders, but all that amounts to little more than posturing. That’s what our foreign policy is, and has been, through at least the…