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City election results’ message a muddle

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There’s an old joke about a fake letter being sent out by dishonest political operatives saying voters of their party should show up on Election Day and those of the opposing party should vote on some other date. That may have come to mind for some when the newspaper advertisement…

Problems with big-time athletics

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The NCAA Board of Directors recently decided to allow a $2,000 special stipend to be given to athletes in addition to current scholarships already covering room, board, tuition, fees and books. The idea is that the universities are making large sums of money off of athletics and therefore they should…

Moving on down the line in 1943

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Editor’s Note: This is another in a series from Charles Eurey recounting flight training during World War II. Christmas 1943  was over and the new year had begun. It was time for us to leave Lemoore and the beautiful San Joaquin valley and head for colder weather in La Junta…

Be informed and think when you vote

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Registered voters in Lincolnton will have the opportunity to go to the polls on Tuesday and will have the opportunity to decide whether the Democratic Party or the Republican Party has fielded a team of candidates that will take the city in the direction desired by the people. We urge…

Tardy, incomplete and unsatisfactory

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  The Lincoln County Board of Education isn’t going to win any superlatives for its performance in drawing new election district lines. You might think board members’ hearts weren’t really in it from their sluggish pace, lack of progress and hideous results. Members need to stop the nonsense and pass…

Readers Forum for November 4, 2011

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  Keep fine city leadership in place   I have lived in communities from Maine to Louisiana and nowhere have I found city services to compare with Lincolnton’s. Our garbage and recyclables are picked up once a week like clockwork.  Our streets are vacuumed and washed.  We do not have…

Reader’s Forum for Oct. 26, 2011

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Thanks for advance article on park naming   I wanted to personally say thank you for the excellent article published on Oct. 14 concerning the Cherryville Skatepark holding a memorial in honor of Andy Hovis on Oct. 15. I appreciate the Lincoln Times-News publishing this article even though Cherryville is…

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…