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Reader’s Forum — 8-30-13

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Contracts a bad deal for city I want the citizens of Lincolnton to know what the Mayor, Devin Rhyne and  the County Commissioners are trying to do through a series of contracts between the City and the County. The mayor has agreed with the County Commissioners to sign a contract…

Helping hands a real benefit to others

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist It was a fundraiser for a young couple who lost most of their house and its contents in the recent flood, but it was also a real benefit for those of us who showed up. The barbecue (donated by a local restaurant) was seasoned just right,…

High praise for those who entertain others

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist The Cultural Center stage looked like a real beauty shop Sunday afternoon complete with a shampoo bowl, dryer, boxes of hair rollers and magazines. It was ready for the Lincoln Theatre Guild’s version of “Steel Magnolias.” The stage was ready; the cast was ready and the…

Our View: Software glitch a poor excuse

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A story in Monday’s edition of the Lincoln Times-News detailed how local food banks have been hit hard by recent delays in the distribution of assistance to low-income individuals and families participating in the state’s Food and Nutrition Services program. The delay is a consequence, according to North Carolina Department…

State legislature harming public education

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  BOB SILVER Guest Columnist   Although the NC Legislature receives a passing grade regarding state tax reform, they receive an “F” in their budget allocation for public school education. Their treatment in several areas of concern is completely and inexcusably despicable and irresponsible. Let’s just go through a couple…

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    City leaders show ‘belligerence’ at meeting  After reading Friday’s article about the debate concerning city-county contracts, I’m even more concerned about the questionable decisions our city leaders are making on behalf of their constituents. We have two city councilmen working on a new agreement with the county who…

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  What did Republicans give us?    I could not survive without Medicare and Social Security. These two programs were introduced by Democrats! What did the Republicans give us? Well, for starters, more taxes and less benefits. I may not live to see them replaced so I will just have…

Hello there, now what is your name?

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    Kathryn Yarbro Guest Columnist I’ve really gained recognition during the many years that I have been associated with the Lincoln Times-News. Just this recent Saturday evening when leaving a local restaurant, I heard someone say “that’s the woman who worked for the newspaper.” I said hello and kept…

Our View: Go easy on the meds

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Children from low-income families that receive Medicaid benefits are being prescribed antipsychotic medications far too often. The problem has become so pervasive that the federal Department of Health and Human Services has launched “a review of antipsychotic drug use by Medicaid recipients age 17 and under,” according to a recent…

Come visit, we’ll talk about old times

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  KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist Last week when some friends from Raleigh were in town they called and asked if it was OK if they stopped by for a while. I told them to hurry up as my door was always open for friends near and far. They moved away…