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Small things can be a big nuisance

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist Books have been written about the importance of small things in life. These are things that we mostly take for granted until they don’t happen and then we begin to wonder where we went wrong. Actually, they are not small things, they’re what keeps us moving…

Reader’s Forum — 5-22-13

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A small gesture My brother in-law, Larry Colvard, passed away last Monday. His funeral was held Thursday at Warlick’s chapel. He was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery. As the funeral procession went through Boger City, I then realized what a great city and state we live in. All the utility…

Reader’s Forum — 5-20-13

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Let’s talk about Toyota I bought a 2011 Camry at a down-east dealership 30 months ago. The asking price was $21,000. I agreed to the price, provided that tax, tag, title and documents fee was deducted. The dealership agreed and wrote up the deal. I signed the contract without reading…

Hosting yard sales is a lot of work

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist The signs are out all over town and up and down country roads. Some have been nailed to utility poles and some just stuck in dirt. Folks who have been storing junk are now cleaning closets and ready to get rid of some stuff. And now…

Bad bill moves to House

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor Members of the North Carolina House of Representatives have an important decision to make. Either they value the free flow of information between the government and the citizenry or they want to allow governments to hide their activities from the very people who elected them in…

Many memories of being mothered

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist Mother’s Day cards are beautiful. All the roses and butterflies and rhyming verses are some pretty weak stuff for the sentiments that I’d like to send mothers. I am a mother and I know that others like me who have experienced motherhood are the world’s richest…

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  Muscadine Jubilee at Woodmill Winery a family friendly festival   Even though the weather was cold and overcast, it didn’t curtail thousands of infants, children, parents, and grandparents throughout Alexander, Burke, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, and Rutherford Counties to attend this western Lincoln County festival. Larry Cagle, owner…

OUR VIEW — Arm the rebels

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN News Editor The United States government is coming around to the idea of providing meaningful support to Syria’s rebel army. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the U.S. has to “rethink all options,” including providing arms to the rebels, after indications that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons…

WWII veterans meet to reminisce

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CHARLES EUREY Guest Columnist An important event took place on Saturday, April 6 at the local American Legion, Post 30, on North Aspen Street. I refer to a celebratory luncheon given there in honor of local WWII veterans. There were approximately 45 veterans present, along with their guests, for the…

Those who serve deserve recognition

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist Memo to all law enforcement officers and firemen: I heard that you had a party with a romantic theme, classy decorations, delicious food, good company and entertainment to set the mood for a memorable evening. Your host, Rev. Nathan Grooms said it was a very successful…