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The voters are election winners

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The big winners in the Lincoln County elections and throughout the nation in Tuesday’s elections were the record number of voters who turned out. In Lincoln County nearly 30,000 voters turned out — almost 70 percent of all registered voters. They knew it was an important election and they didn’t…

Time to clamp down on junk car eye sores

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Time has come to do something about junk cars left rusting away in the front yards of Lincoln’s residential communities. They are eye sores and reflect poorly on neighborhoods where property owners seek to present an appealing, pleasant landscape for their community that enhances property values. The county’s Building and…

It`s more than a presidential election

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The clichй for showing up for an important event is “Be there or be square.” That’s what you might say about the Nov. 2 election. Your friends and neighbors and relatives will all be at the polls casting ballots in an election fueled by a very close and heated presidential…

Grants to to core community services

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The announcement by the Lincoln Medical Center of a $25,000 contribution towards the proposed new Science and Technology Center at the Lincoln Campus of Gaston College advances the project very close to its $1.9 million goal. The college has already received commitments of $1.6 million. Other contributors include $750,000 from…

Thanks again to the Timken foundation

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The Timken Foundation has a history of providing generous contributions to very worthwhile causes in Lincoln County. The recent announcement that it will contribute $54,000 to Amy’s House is not a surprise, given its history of helping out the most worthwhile organizations. This is the second grant Timken has made…

Malpractice insurance crisis hits local practice

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For the past few years we have been hearing about the rising cost of medical malpractice insurance and how it is driving doctors out of some of the most important practices. That message hit home last week when we learned that one of the two obstetricians in Lincoln County, Dr.…

Celebrating 100 years of memories at LHS

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Memories of long-ago football games, band camps, high school dances and old friends are sacred to most of us and especially Lincoln High School graduates who this year celebrate the school’s 100th birthday. Special observances will be held during tonight’s homecoming activities, which include a parade, an alumni band and…

Casualties hit home

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The news of American servicemen losing their lives hit closer to home last week. A Marine from Charlotte, Lance Cpl. Gregory C. Howman, 28, and another from Moresboro in Cleveland County, Cpl. Christopher S. Ebert, 21, were both killed in Iraq. The American hostage beheaded Tuesday is believed to be…

Good news from Blum

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Lincoln County has received more positive economic news from a local industry. This time it’s Blum Inc., with an announcement of a new, $30 million expansion of its drawer slides and hinges production. The project includes a warehouse addition, injection molding expansion, two new automated hinge-assembly lines and a new…

Apple Festival should have been rescheduled

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The Lincoln County Apple Festival is the county’s signature attraction of the year, bringing thousands downtown for an event that has been celebrated for more than 30 years. Because of that long tradition and the important role the festival has for various fund-raisers, its cancellation and the board’s subsequent failure…