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Give us credit for recognizing what is real and what is fake

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Several years ago it was a movie about life on this planet coming to an end as a new ice age was about to take place — thanks in great measure to something stupid we humans did…or was it because an asteroid hit the earth? No, wait, the asteroid hitting…

We give you our gratitude

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If there’s anything to be said about Lincoln County, it’s that the hearts of the people who make up it citizenry are big; and in many instances, so are their wallets. Witness the recent fund raising events that have taken place: Christian Ministry’s soup kitchen; Lincoln County Shriners; a festival…

Maybe it’s not the illegals who should leave the U.S.

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Well, once again, we have slapped in the face this nation’s Founding Fathers and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. How? With a low turnout for primary election, which was expected. But hey, after all, it’s only a primary, right? Wrong. Regardless what an election is about, it’s always important.…

Don’t vote if you don’t know

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Well, it should go without saying, but say it we must. Tomorrow is primary election day and we all know what our civic responsibility is, which is to actively vote. But we also know that in all probability, that plea is going to mostly fall upon deaf ears, and that…

Cold-blooded murderer doesn`t deserve parole

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Obviously a sentence of life plus 40 years isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on. The very idea a man convicted of shotgun blasting to death a neighbor with two rounds and then slitting her throat could even be considered for parole is outrageous. How else do you explain why…

Of Easter and Passover

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This weekend marks a special time for Christians the world over, the death and resurrection of Jesus. To our readers who are of the Christian faith, be they Catholic or Protestant, we wish them a Happy Easter. We also extend our warmest wishes to our readers who are Jewish, for…

“Be careful out there”

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For those of us of certain generations, that headline brings forth memories of the excellent police show of the 1980s and 90s, “Hill Street Blues,” in which the precinct sergeant always admonished his officers just before they began their patrols. It’s still pertinent today, and especially this weekend. It cannot…

You know it’s going to be a bad day when…

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It’s the beginning line for a series of jokes indicating your day is off to a bad start. During the 1970s and 80s (and perhaps into the 1990s and even today), one of the punchlines went: You know it’s going to be a bad day when… You open the door…

Thank goodness common sense prevails re: eye exams

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If you aren’t aware, on Tuesday, North Carolina Superior Court justice Leon Stanback approved an agreement that blocks the state from requiring eye examinations for children entering kindergarten — at least until July 1, 2007. The order Stanback signed also prohibits further court proceedings until October. This is time enough…

Congratulations in order to Maiden Police Department

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Our applause goes to the Maiden Police Department and the deliberate, comprehensive investigation it conducted into the December break-in at Maiden High School. It’s natural, of course, to want answers and demand immediate action. Too often, sad to say, law enforcement officials find themselves yielding to undue pressure, whether consciously…