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“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…

Still further kudos to extol

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Earlier this week we extended congratulations to a number of people and organizations for the positive accomplishments and contributions they made, so let us continue offering congratulations to a number of people who have done several courageous acts. We specifically refer to those people who announced they are for candidates…

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…

Kudos the order of the day

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Congratulations to the staff and faculty of Pumpkin Center Elementary School for succeeding in being named a Triple “S” Super Safe School by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. It was the only Lincoln County school to win that distinction for this school year. The program’s goal is to…

“Further” studies wanted?

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How many times and in how many ways are we going to have to say that the citizens of Lincoln County and Lincolnton deserve better? How many times and in how many ways are we going to have to say to elected officials, “Do the job you were elected to…

Jimmy Carter once again proves what a goober he is

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Have you even known someone who, as the expression goes, “can’t get out of his own way?” In other words, is his own worst enemy? Former president Jimmy Carter is one such individual. Instead of taking the moral high ground and demonstrating magnanimity (which he so often proclaims he does…