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Reader’s Forum — 5-12-14

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Thanks to firefighters I want to express my sincere appreciation for the exemplary service that Lincolnton and volunteer fire departments and, most importantly, all of Lincolnton and Lincoln County firefighters do for our community and its residents. I would like to specifically identify Units E1, E2, and L-1 for their…

Reader’s Forum

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  Multiple UDOs not necessary   The UDO (Unified Development Ordinance), the County’s zoning guide, was discussed quite a bit during the recent primary. The discussions were interesting and the new candidates had new ideas to bring to the table. But, I believe the suggestion made by a couple of…

Our View — Open discussions, better government

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We like open government. We like it even more when elected officials do their part to ensure the public has the broadest possible access and input into the discussions that lead to votes that directly impact citizens. That’s what happened at the Lincolnton City Council meeting on May 1 when…

A time to remember who loved us most

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist It’s not a dune buggy, it’s not a golf cart. It’s a shuttle bus that moves patients and visitors from medical buildings and parking lots at our local hospital. I agreed with the many comments I heard about the beautiful landscaping at the hospital. I also…

Reader’s Forum 5-5-14

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  Support for Hatley  I believe that, as citizens of Lincoln County, we deserve the best elected officials possible. When it comes to the Clerk of Courts, the best is Fred Hatley. Fred brings not only experience, but integrity, and the trustworthiness we need in our elected officials. Fred’s professionalism…

Editor’s Note: Hit them where it hurts

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MICHAEL GEBELEIN Managing Editor The invasion of Ukraine worsens, and the United States does nothing. We’ve levied a few sanctions, shared a few harsh words with Russia’s leaders, but all that amounts to little more than posturing. That’s what our foreign policy is, and has been, through at least the…

Others have aches and pains and troubles too

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist It is almost safe to say that summer is here. The dogwood blooms are shattering over the lawn and the azaleas are at their best. Porch sitting is good again when the morning sun is in the right spot. Then it’s good for a first cup…

Reader’s Forum 4-30-14

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  County should take care of parking for jurors I was recently performing my civic duty as a juror. When the bailiff entered the courtroom he informed the jurors to move their vehicles if they were parked around the courthouse. The bailiff informed the jurors they could move their vehicles…

There’s still egg bashing at Sugar Hill

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist The Easter holiday lasted all week with folks celebrating in many ways. Good Friday was observed at somber sunrise and church services, processions led by cross-bearers, pageants depicting the Last Supper and Sunday morning cantatas’ telling about Jesus’ resurrection in song. Didn’t hear anything about Easter…

Faded green thumbs remember better times

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist The dogwoods are in full bloom and as usual I think it’s the best time of the year. Of course the weather also makes it good. It’s almost as if we are eager for spring and when it arrives we can’t stop talking about it. But…