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OUR VIEW: A terrific forum and why it matters

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The Chamber of Commerce deserves ample credit for its role in putting together last week’s Lincolnton city candidates forum. As one of the candidates observed, an educated voter is a good voter. City voters who attended or followed coverage of the event in the Lincoln Times-News or the newspaper’s website,…

Readers Forum for Oct. 21, 2011

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  Why the Last Man Club was formed   I formed the Last Man Club of WWII Veterans of Lincoln County in November 2010. We meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. at Ryan’s in Lincolnton. The club is started off each month with an appointed…

Letter to editor: Districts not right choice for commission

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  In reply to Don Ballard’s letter advocating for election districts for the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners I would like to express an opposing view. In 2006, proponents of districts put forth a shameful plan that had no provisions for reapportionment as populations shift. It was designed for political…

Letter: Commissioners should be elected by district

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  The question of district and nondistrict voting is lingering in the shadows of the next election. One can read the diverse opinions regarding the good and bad points, but I cannot believe an individual living in one end of Lincoln County can adequately and fairly judge what is best…

Readers’ Forum for Oct. 12, 2011

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Candidates’ forum format raises questions As an unaffiliated voter, several questions need to be answered regarding Tuesday’s upcoming public forum at the Cultural Center. Why aren’t alternative days, dates, times and larger venues chosen to increase registered voter attendance? To be fair and balanced, why aren’t registered voters residing in…

Columnist remembers: On the wings of the wind in World War II

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Editor’s Note: This is an installment in a series of guest columns from Charles Eurey  on his  memories of flight training during World War II. Our time to leave Lemoore Air Base was drawing near.  We would be going to colderclimes, namely La Junta, Colo. That was going to be…

Editorial Cartoons 10-10-11

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Images courtesy of Web | Lincoln Times-News and…

Guest view: Student debt becoming a serious problem

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Students who graduate from college with huge debts to pay off aren’t just affected in the bank books. Having a large debt, with deadlines to meet, can affect future educational options and even change the course of careers. Graduate school? Better not until the debt is paid down. Studying law?…

Readers Forum for Oct. 10, 2011

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Candidate: Not on record about $2M I don’t know why I was so shocked to see such a dishonest and deceptive ad as the Republican party ran in the Lincoln Times-News on October 5. This is about as far from the truth as I have ever seen. As a candidate…

Columnist: Pope, state politics earn a big stage

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The big talk and news around the state capital this week was … the news. Or, maybe it wasn’t really news. The New Yorker magazine published an extensive spread on Republican Party activist/retail magnate/political financier Art Pope. The response from the Raleigh political crowd: “What, you’re paying attention to little…