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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…

For shame!

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Monday was Martin Luther King Day and guess what? No one from the city, county or school board — to the best of Robert Hamilton’s knowledge — attended any of the observances. Hamilton is the president of the Lincoln County NAACP chapter. Hmm. Last time we looked, elected and appointed…

Job well done

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Earlier this week we extended congratulations to new board of education member Carl Robinson for airing his concerns about developments that have occurred regarding the East Lincoln High School practice field. We lauded his tenacity and the stand he took and encouraged his fellow board members to follow suit. Today,…

And here’s to you, Mr. Robinson

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Kudos to school board member Carl Robinson, who questioned at length the financial costs that have more than doubled re: the band practice field at East Lincoln High School. Robinson is absolutely correct challenging numbers, as well as raising the fact and asking why there is no record of board…

No bond should been given, let alone laughably low one

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Lincolnton Police Chief Dean Abernathy hit the nail on the head when he expressed his outrage as it was discovered two of the five suspects arrested in two separate crime incidents last week were out on bond — on separate murder charges. One of those suspects, Rodney Davone Duncan, of…

2006 a remarkable year

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We can’t help but conjure up the image of the Energizer Rabbit when we look back upon the year Lincoln County has had. If ever the expression “Have a prosperous new year” rings true, it is here. Just before 2006 lapses, let’s take stock. Not only has the Lincolnton-Lincoln County…

Ford’s words in 1974 ring just as true today in 2006

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It was a turbulent time in American politics, as those of us who lived it remember. Slightly more than two years after Richard M. Nixon had resoundingly crushed Democratic candidate George McGovern to win a second term of office, the 37th President of the United States was stepping down in…

Please come forward

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Shortly over a year ago, during November 2005, a crime spree was taking place in which acts of first degree burglary, second degree kidnapping and robbery with a dangerous weapon — as so listed by the Lincolnton Police Department — were possibly perpetrated by Tyrone Javod Rendleman. The overwhelming majority…

Help the Krewe help kids

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Keith Turner may no longer be among us, but without a doubt, he remains in the hearts and souls of many who had the distinct pleasure of rubbing elbows with him and working side by side with him to make Lincoln County’s YMCA the vibrant entity that it is. One…