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Today we give thanks

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For our children who have grown up over the last decade and never known an America not at war; For the men and women, military and civilian alike, who have sacrificed on fields of battle from the hellhole of Mogadishu, to our embassies in Africa, to the USS Cole, to…

End of the ‘Shoreline’

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“Shoreline,” a weekly section of the Lincoln Times-News that focused on the easternmost areas of Lincoln County, was a good idea whose time has come and gone. The final installment of “Shoreline” appeared on March 30. In its place today, readers will find a section simply called “Life.” The disappearance…

D grade unfair, but does raise doubts

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A statewide policy organization has awarded Lincoln County government a D for managing its workforce size over the last decade. While there may be less to the low grade than meets the eye, it’s still an interesting question, especially for taxpayers who are wondering why our county government hasn’t succeeded…

D grade unfair, but does raise doubts

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A statewide policy organization has awarded Lincoln County government a D for managing its workforce size over the last decade. While there may be less to the low grade than meets the eye, it’s still an interesting question, especially for taxpayers who are wondering why our county government hasn’t succeeded…

Beyond politics of east and west

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Some of the shrill political rhetoric coming out of East Lincoln these days is nothing short of thinly disguised bigotry toward anyone native to or living in the portion of Lincoln County that isn’t within the narrow band between N.C. 16 and Lake Norman. Apparently, someone has decided it’s in…

Spending the people’s dollars

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City and county employees won’t be getting a cost-of-living increase this year. Taxpayers won’t be seeing any reductions in rates. Both local governments have budget plans in front of them that call for dipping into their reserve funds in order to make ends meet. Times are hard. The bottom line…

Since you asked, here’s a list

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Thanks for asking, there are some things I’d like to see done in Raleigh. I’m talking about a letter we published recently from Johnathan Rhyne, who represents Lincoln County in the Legislature. He asked for input from citizens as he prepares for this year’s session. I’ve put together a list.…

Listen to the messages voters shouted

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Voters sent some important messages on Tuesday. In fact, the margins show they shouted the messages. 1. Signs don’t vote. Sheriff Tim Daugherty may have had more yards posting his signs than he had people voting for him. We’ve had Sheriff’s Office employees’ families tell us they felt threatened and…

Schools showdown: Someone must go

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Our community must hold its public officials to a much higher standard than simply not having done anything criminal. That’s what keeps someone out of jail, not what allows them to serve the public. Depending on whom you believe, either our su-perintendent of schools or the several School Board members…

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