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Hello, good bye

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For we aging baby boomers, it’s easy to understand why the Beatles’ song, “Hello, Goodbye” comes readily to mind, especially the refrain that also makes up the title. So here’s our variation: Hello, Dr. David Martin. Good bye, Dr. Jim Watson. And thank you to the Lincoln County Schools members…

It’s not only drivers who should be wise this holiday

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It’s Memorial Day, the culmination of a three-day weekend; one in which it is hoped all of us have taken the time to reflect upon the sacrifice made by those who laid down their lives, as well as those who came home, and to express our undying gratitude. Memorial Day…

FOI isn’t for press’ benefit — It’s your right to know the truth

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Let’s face it. Unless we’re Donald Trump, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey or any other multi-millionaire, who among us wants others to know what we make as wage-earners? It should be nobody’s business unless we choose to make it so. With certain exceptions. One of those exceptions is when you are…

A matter of common sense

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It’s a simple enough solution. Something inexpensive that can be accomplished in a relatively short amount of time; time enough to save a life — perhaps yours or someone you love. It’s placing numbers on residences and businesses visible enough to be seen from the road. Currently, only 82 percent…

What gives with BellSouth?

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It was bad enough earlier this week that some cretin called in a bomb threat to Lincoln Nursing Center, inconveniencing a number of residents and staff, not to mention all those who responded: Law enforcement, firefighters and EMS personnel. In some situations, elderly residents were so highly distressed they had…

Death still stalking roads, D.O.T., so do something

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And on it goes, seemingly non-stop. Once more, someone traversing Lincoln County roads has died. And while one perhaps cannot make sense of all this, one has to ask, has the Department of Transportation even weighed in on this whatsoever? Unless we’re mistaken, the D.O.T. has remained quite mum over…

Welcome back, Lincoln Theatre Guild

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Quite often, when a community theater brings down the curtain for the final time, the vacuum it creates in its wake hardly ever gets filled. For proof, one need not look further than to Statesville. Not too many years ago, its once-vibrant theater group descended into oblivion. The story goes…

Sometimes mere words can never express depth

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Jill Eaddy is owed expressions of gratitude and thanks for her 33-year career in education, especially for her dedication to students with special needs. It’s a given that being an educator is a difficult undertaking. Hours are long; pay is low; ability to control a class and meter out discipline…

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…