Home » Archives by category » Opinion (Page 7)

Beauty spreads across Lincoln County

Share This Post

  KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist   I love the beauty that Mother Nature has spread across Lincoln County. I keep going from window to window to catch another glimpse of the flowering dogwoods around the house. Open the doors and the brilliant azalea colors shine beneath the trees, lending another…

Editor’s Note — We need to know who owns our politicians

Share This Post

MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor A Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday that erased some of the limits on individual campaign spending won’t produce freer or fairer elections in this country and certainly won’t increase our dismal turnout. The previous law limited individual contributions to political committees and federal candidates to an…

Don’t mash the stink bugs, they smell bad

Share This Post

KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist Do you know what a stink bug is? Do you have any? I heard a friend say that they were such a pest at her house. She had them everywhere. I found several inside recently. Their name suits them well as they smell pretty bad if…

Reader’s Forum

Share This Post

  Support for Hatley I would like to address the upcoming primary for Clerk of Court. it seams as though there is a bit of mud slinging coming down the pipe against Fred Hatley, our present Clerk. I have known Hatley for quite a number of years, he is a…

Waiting for spring’s warm weather

Share This Post

KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist I know its spring because the calendar told me so. If only we could get the weatherman to cooperate, then we’d know that it’s time to go barefoot and plan vacations. The trees, grass and flowers are doing their part and showing each day what happens…

Reader’s Forum

Share This Post

  Praise for CMC-Lincoln   What a surprise I had last week! For years, I have heard that you only go to the hospital in Lincolnton if you want to die. I was so upset when I got word last Sunday that my 103-year-old aunt had been transferred by ambulance…

State must be cautious

Share This Post

MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor The state government’s use of drones for a whole host of observatory and surveillance operations will soon be a reality. According to a recent story in the News & Observer, the wheels are already turning in Raleigh — state Chief Information Officer Chris Estes “has requested…

In Their Own Words: How may I help you?

Share This Post

  PATRICK MCHENRY Guest Columnist Editor’s Note: The Lincoln Times-News recently invited Lincoln County’s elected officials and civic leaders to periodically submit guest columns to appear on our opinion page. We’ve offered them the opportunity to share, with our readers, their thoughts on a topic of their choosing.   When…

Editor’s Note — Leave it to the experts

Share This Post

You may haven noticed that Lincolnton has been in the news lately. The story about the charges against Michael Anthony Brown, a Concord man accused of posing as a podiatry student and then tricking a local woman into allowing him to suck her toes while ostensibly giving her a shoe…

Reader’s Forum — 3-24-14

Share This Post

Smoking cafe At the March 18 meeting, a request was made to the Lincolnton Planning Board to allow a hookah café in our central business district. The hookah may be more familiar as a tobacco-burning water pipe. The business would offer customers the opportunity to enjoy sitting around smoking the…