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Our View — Can’t fight the wave

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An inevitable part of growth is change. Lincoln County is no exception to that rule. As the population grows, the county is going to change. It’s better if we accept it, embrace it and make the people who are moving here feel like they belong. The population in 2010, according…

Reader’s Forum 8-8-14

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Old hospital could be used for nonprofits This is in response to the Lincoln Times editorial on “City needs commitment from county.” Why would the county spend $17 million to close down Lincolnton businesses??? To The City of Lincolnton Planning: When CMC built and moved into its new facility, I,…

Still time to enjoy warm days of summer

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist The weather is showing signs of early autumn, with cooler days and foggy mornings. Back to school talk can be heard and stores are gearing up with colorful displays of book bags and supplies to stuff them with. Communities-in-Schools is receiving help from several groups that…

Our View — Let’s make a deal

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The news that the City of Lincolnton and Lincoln County may soon reach an agreement on water sales from the city to the county, detailed in a story in Monday’s edition, is welcome news. Negotiations have been ongoing for the better part of two years, with each side balking at…

Our View — Where does it end?

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We’re occasionally asked why there are so many crime stories featured in the pages of the Lincoln Times-News. The people who ask that question usually wish there weren’t so many drugs and crime stories in the paper. It’s unsettling to them, particularly for those who remember a simpler, gentler time,…

Some days are better than others

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist A friend recently asked me why I didn’t write about good and bad things. I asked her how she knew the difference. I know a woman who always talks about people living in sin. So I asked her, “how can you tell, because aren’t we all…

Reader’s Forum

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Shame on Harris Teeter I have just read a “Closing On August 26th” sign posted on one of Lincolnton’s’ long standing businesses. Yes, it was posted on the front door of Harris Teeter’s super market in Boger City. I believe this business has operated in Lincolnton since the early 1950s.…

Our View — Let’s see what the Supreme Court says

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North Carolina’s constitutional same-sex marriage ban may soon be getting the Supreme-Court treatment. It’s about time. The Fourth Circuit federal appeals court, which covers North Carolina and several other East Coast states, struck down Virginia’s constitutional amendment barring same-sex marriage on Monday, and set the stage for a potential Supreme…

OUR VIEW — Gunfire dispute should be solved between neighbors

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Lincoln County commissioners need to use caution when considering restricting shooting activities. Several concerned citizens from the county’s eastern end spoke at the board’s meeting on July 21 about a resident of the Forest Ridge neighborhood who has an affinity for shooting his guns. Neighbors said the gunfire is a…

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DDA opposes county offices move At our previous DDA board meeting it was unanimously decided that we wanted to make a public statement on our feelings about the county offices moving out of downtown. Three or so years ago this was an extremely hot topic with the DDA, it consumed…