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Hometown Hero – Part II

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CHARLES EUREY Guest Columnist In my last column I wrote about WWII hero Bobby Harkey who was in the midst of the big fight on D-day, June 6, 1944. The fighting was intense and by the end of the first day the Americans appeared to have breached the iron wall…

Reader’s Forum — 3/22/13

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Unemployment insurance a tightening safety net I am troubled by the cuts to unemployment insurance. Back in the 1990s, the North Carolina state house decided to help Big Business by cutting unemployment taxes. The cuts were so deep that in 1996, it was down to 0.2 percent. These cuts hurt…

Reader’s Forum — 3/20/13

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Thumbs up for Post 30 On behalf of the “Last Man’s Club” I want to take this opportunity to thank the members of the American Legion Post 30 of Lincolnton for their sponsorship of the WWII Appreciation Day on April 6. They are providing a meal for each WWII Veteran…

Reader’s Forum — 3-18-13

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Props for Post 30 I am Eric Robinson Lincoln County Veteran Service Officer and I would like to express through my county office my appreciation to American Legion Post 30 Lincolnton. Lincoln County WWII Appreciation Day being held April 6 at noon. I serve all veterans in Lincoln County but…

‘Gospel’ good afternoon entertainment

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist Well, I got a second chance to see the Theatre Guild’s production of the “Cotton Patch Gospel” on Sunday afternoon. What singing, what acting, what voices and what memories the cast can share of this great performance. The band and many in the show would get…

Reader’s Forum 3-13-13

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  Medicaid changes: NC residents speak up Jan. 1, 2013, became a monumental date for all of us as we engaged in New Year’s celebrations and traditions that have been passed down for centuries but unfortunately due to the fear-inducing Medicaid changes that NC residents are currently facing, not all…

OUR VIEW — Failure in leadership at Gaston College

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FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor The leaders of Gaston College, its top administrators and Board of Trustees, have failed in their obligation to serve the people of Lincoln and Gaston counties. They need to be replaced. Taxpayers should be outraged that nearly half a million dollars from Gaston College has to…

Things are seldom normal at my house

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist I am beginning to be on a first name basis with many of the folks at CMC-Lincoln as I have made my second appearance within a short time. I am proud of our hometown hospital, but I don’t want to visit that often. After my pneumonia…

Reader’s Forum — 3-4-13

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Welcome to the Sequester Apocalypse The Sequester Deadline has passed.  The future is uncertain, bleak with no creditable confidence in the growth of our economy. Who is at fault?  I know the answer. They are in Washington, D.C. I am angry, outraged and greatly disappointed in the officials whom we…

Flu vaccine is better than nothing

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist When I wrote last week’s column about being sick, I didn’t know that this awful virus was sweeping the area like a broken broom. I certainly wasn’t the only one who wound up flat on her back at home or in the hospital. Many called to…