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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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Special Election

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Elections do not normally occur during the second week of March in North Carolina. But Tuesday’s Lincolnton City Council contest is a “Special Election,” ordered by the State Board of Elections as the best fix for a difficult situation that emerged after a decade-old data-entry error resulted in an ineligible…

Be not deceived

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When a judge decided in January to grant a continuance in the trial of Sheriff Timothy L. Daugherty, moving the proceedings to this month, a Times-News editorial expressed hope that the decision, however subject to criticism, would ensure a unclouded judicial hearing for the county’s top law man, bringing both…

Time for the system to show it can work

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Having a sitting sheriff who is awaiting trial on felony charges and facing a potential removal hearing on a petition from the county commissioners puts Lincoln County in an awkward situation. Lincoln County Sheriff Timothy L. Daugherty has not been convicted of anything so far. The criminal charges against him…

Justice remains obstructed

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This newspaper began a series of investigative reports four months ago about the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Although several allegations about wrongdoing by the administration had been appearing for weeks on a local Web site, the Lake Norman Bath, the item that made us decide to pursue the story was…