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In Their Own Words: How may I help you?

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  PATRICK MCHENRY Guest Columnist Editor’s Note: The Lincoln Times-News recently invited Lincoln County’s elected officials and civic leaders to periodically submit guest columns to appear on our opinion page. We’ve offered them the opportunity to share, with our readers, their thoughts on a topic of their choosing.   When…

Editor’s Note — Leave it to the experts

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You may haven noticed that Lincolnton has been in the news lately. The story about the charges against Michael Anthony Brown, a Concord man accused of posing as a podiatry student and then tricking a local woman into allowing him to suck her toes while ostensibly giving her a shoe…

Reader’s Forum — 3-24-14

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Smoking cafe At the March 18 meeting, a request was made to the Lincolnton Planning Board to allow a hookah café in our central business district. The hookah may be more familiar as a tobacco-burning water pipe. The business would offer customers the opportunity to enjoy sitting around smoking the…

More daylight means more porch sitting

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist It’s officially spring now and time to take advantage of all this sunshine. Daylight Savings Time gives us more afternoon hours for work, or at least we can see more that needs to be done. With more daylight time we can see many more dust bunnies…

Reader’s Forum — 3-17-14

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  Disrespect and sense of entitlement displayed by DDA representative at City Council meeting City Council tolerating a Downtown Development Association representative’s condescending and patronizing behavior toward Councilman Larry Mac Hovis was inexcusable at the March 6 meeting. His recommendation to not serve alcohol at Alive After Five events elicited:…

Summer memories of sun and sand

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist Mother Nature is playing tricks on us old folks who want some sunshine. One day we have an ice storm and then she sends enough sunshine to make us lazy. But there’s good news at my house. We took advantage of those warm days by sitting…

In Their Own Words — City has challenges, successes

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  JEFF EMORY Guest Columnist Editor’s Note: The Times-News recently invited Lincoln County’s elected officials and civic leaders to periodically submit guest columns to appear on our opinion page. We’ve offered them the opportunity to share, with our readers, their thoughts on a topic of their choosing.   The City…

Editor’s Note — Let Boh’s story be a lesson

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor I’m glad Boh the German Shepherd was found unharmed, but his story should be a lesson to pet owners everywhere. Boh hangs around the Forest Lawn cemetery. He was allegedly stolen by someone in late February but was found in Birkdale in Huntersville on Thursday. Boh’s…

Editor’s Note — Commissioners make right call on Shea

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor If you want to see Lincoln County’s population grow, you have to have places for the new people to live. The decision made by county commissioners on Monday to rezone a parcel of land near East Lincoln High School in Denver for a 1,650-unit, 600-acre “adult…

Jonquils blooming in the backyard

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist Green buds popping up are the first signs of spring, so I grabbed a handful to bring inside to watch as the yellow blooms open up. Never before have I been so eager for a taste of warm weather. The zero weather was not the only…