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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…

Returning to sweet, sweet home

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  CHARLES EUREY   Guest Columnist   (This is another installment in a series recounting flight training experiences during WWII)   When I last left off  pilot training had ended and  the members of class 44-C had been awarded pilot wings and 2nd Lieutenant bars. We kissed La Junta Colorado…

Grasping the prize, training to fly

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CHARLES EUREY Guest columnist This is another in a series recounting occurrences during World War II flight training Our time was almost out. Class 44-C was due to graduate in early March but the weather had not been cooperating so we could get our required number of flight hours. Hanging…

Health Matters

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Health Matters Dr. Richard Byrne   McKay Urology and Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln have partnered together to provide enhanced urological services in Lincoln County. Dr. Richard Byrne joined the McKay Urology Lincolnton office in October 2010. The McKay Urology practice has been providing support and assistance to the Lincolnton location since…