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A few words about the 5-string banjo

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DOUG MAYES Guest Columnist The recent passing of internationally famous 5-string banjo “picker” Earl Scruggs of Cleveland County has brought questions about his banjo.  Where did it come from? Who invented it? Who made it famous? Earl Scruggs is given credit for the 5-string banjo’s rise in popularity. He joined…

Our View: Budget proposal is Perdue’s latest error

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Gov. Bev Perdue is calling for a more than $1 billion increase in state spending this year. She’s also not seeking re-election, so she won’t have to face the voters on this proposal. On the other hand, she’s well aware that it’s dead on arrival in the Republican-controlled General Assembly.…

Messages voters did and did not sent

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Voters could have made dramatic changes in the makeup of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. Instead, just one seat will change hands. With six candidates vying for three seats on the five-member board and one of the two members not up for re-election seeking a spot in the General…

A tribute to a special mother

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist It was noted that Mark Twain said, “My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.”| Name me a mother who didn’t enjoy her child and I’ll show you a woman who missed a lot in life. Find me…

Reader’s Forum — 5-9-12

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Open eyes to conduct of city manager You should stop picking on “special Jeff” (the city manager). After all, he apparently thinks he is entitled to free gifts. In an interview with “Gaston-Lincoln Neighbor” on Feb. 14, 2006, Jeff Emory admitted receiving free tickets from the same contractor on a…

A Kindle won’t tell it all

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist I bought a Kindle Fire. It was packaged very well, but not a word of instructions to be found. My friends say it’s an easy way to read books, hear music and view movies. So, I went to my friends to ask for help. Now I…

Reader’s Forum — 5-4-12

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Carney responds to earlier letter To the Citizens of Lincoln County, I am responding to an inaccurate accusation made by a former Commissioner of Mooresville.  Between 2005-2008, Mooresville’s citizens decided they were unhappy with the direction of our Town.  I was proud to be elected during this time on a…

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Allow chickens in Lincolnton There has been a little buss around town lately about keeping chickens in the City. The City Council will be deciding at their upcoming retreat if Lincolnton, like many other progressive towns and cities across North Carolina, will allow citizens to keep a few hens in…

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Thankful for public prayers naming Jesus I am very thankful that our county commissioners seek the help of God through Jesus Christ in prayer in making their decisions. We are very blessed to have people of this quality serving us, and I  urge all Christians in Lincoln County to fully…

Reader’s Forum 1-27-12

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  Angels among us at Battleground Elementary School Shortly before Christmas I attended a Christmas Play at my oldest grandson’s church.  A young girl sang the song “Angels Among Us”.  I thought how perfectly that describes the giving and the receiving that happens at Battleground Elementary School every Christmas.  This…