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Editor’s Note — Vote, even though it hurts

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    Newspapers beg their readers to vote during every election cycle. The “Get Out and Vote” editorial is almost inevitable, and it never gets any easier to read. But cajoling citizens to participate in the political process is part of the burden newspapers shoulder as promoters of dialogue and…

Reader’s Forum

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Appreciate for Kevin Starr I am so glad you wrote an article about Kevin Starr. He’s one of those guys that doesn’t like to call attention to himself, but I’m sure I speak for everyone who has ever taken the Master Gardener class when I say he is an unsung…

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“Pair of elephants come to Buffalo Beals”  Animal exhibitor William Morris, who provided the elephants who recently came to a local roadside zoo, has a dismal history that is in the public record. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has cited Morris for repeated failure to provide adequate veterinary…

Trading stories with old school friends

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    There’s something wonderful about visiting with old school friends. They have remained loyal and fun to be with through the years. I mingled with some during last week’s reunion of North Brook classes of 49’ and 50’. Not many showed up, but then not many remain. Those who…

Our View: Regular people doing the right thing

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When government lets us down, it’s an enormous tribute to the American people to see individuals stepping up to affect their community in a positive way. A perfect example is the owners of Denver’s Good Karma Ranch. A story in Friday’s edition detailed how Mike and Shelly Walsh plan to…

Reader’s Forum — 10-14-13

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Support for city Republican candidates Before the last national election I changed from Democrat to Republican. One of the many reasons was that I was shocked when the Democrats wanted to take God out of their platform. Because of things like that I decided I wanted to become more aware…

Troubling thoughts on a sleepless night

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist My sleepless night was blamed on medication prescribed for a bad case of gout in the big toe and foot. I tossed, tumbled and scratched for hours before getting up to eat the rest of the leftover cinnamon buns and having a glass of orange juice…

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Proud to be a Democrat I am proud of the Democrats on Lincolnton City Council. They tried to find a way to raise money to offset the loss of over $200,000 due to reduced property values. They tried the garbage collection fee that has been successful in so many other…

OUR VIEW — The value of newspapers

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    MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor     National Newspaper Week (Oct. 6-12) seems like as good a time as any to reflect on the importance of good, old-fashioned journalism in relation to today’s changing media landscape. Newspapers have often been described as the Fourth Branch of the Government. We…

Reviving memories of the early fall fair

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    KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist You know it’s really the fall season when the weather cools and the Cleveland County Fair is going on. I had to decline an invitation to the fair on its first opening day because I knew if I went I couldn’t do what I…