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A matter of common sense

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It’s a simple enough solution. Something inexpensive that can be accomplished in a relatively short amount of time; time enough to save a life — perhaps yours or someone you love. It’s placing numbers on residences and businesses visible enough to be seen from the road. Currently, only 82 percent…

What gives with BellSouth?

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It was bad enough earlier this week that some cretin called in a bomb threat to Lincoln Nursing Center, inconveniencing a number of residents and staff, not to mention all those who responded: Law enforcement, firefighters and EMS personnel. In some situations, elderly residents were so highly distressed they had…

Death still stalking roads, D.O.T., so do something

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And on it goes, seemingly non-stop. Once more, someone traversing Lincoln County roads has died. And while one perhaps cannot make sense of all this, one has to ask, has the Department of Transportation even weighed in on this whatsoever? Unless we’re mistaken, the D.O.T. has remained quite mum over…

Welcome back, Lincoln Theatre Guild

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Quite often, when a community theater brings down the curtain for the final time, the vacuum it creates in its wake hardly ever gets filled. For proof, one need not look further than to Statesville. Not too many years ago, its once-vibrant theater group descended into oblivion. The story goes…

Sometimes mere words can never express depth

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Jill Eaddy is owed expressions of gratitude and thanks for her 33-year career in education, especially for her dedication to students with special needs. It’s a given that being an educator is a difficult undertaking. Hours are long; pay is low; ability to control a class and meter out discipline…

People like Byron Sackett, Fatz Cafй staff needed

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Byron Sackett, the owner and managing operator of the Fatz Cafй restaurant, has always been a person who places service and commitment to the community first and foremost in all his business transactions. His latest endeavor in placing others before himself was noted Wednesday when it was reported the restaurant…

Thank you due to Wal-Mart and its ever-alert employees

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In the past, we have never been hesitant to take Wal-Mart to task for practices we deem not in the best interest of the general populace. Conversely, when a person, people or an organization do perform a service in which benefits our community — and done so in a manner…

Before starting the engine

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What is going on here? In just a matter of days, Lincoln County roads have been the scene of a profundity of automobile collisions While one resulted in minor injuries — to which all of us are grateful — one of the accidents resulted in the loss of a vibrant,…

Sunshine Week March 11 – 17

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“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and petition the government for a redress of grievances.” — First Amendment For those unaware,…

Congratulations are in order

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It’s hats off to Meredith Shuford, recently named by Governor Easley to the newly created district judgeship for Cleveland and Lincoln counties. Although there are many able, knowledgeable and dedicated barristers in Lincoln County, we believe Easley has made a wonderful decision in appointing Shuford, based upon her wide and…