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Sleep needs differ when time changes

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist I know that there must be someone somewhere who likes the time change. But to those of us who like to stay in a rut, Daylight Saving Time is a nuisance. I’ve always been a morning person who likes “early to bed and early to rise,”…

OUR VIEW — How about a little competition?

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Election Day was the definition of anticlimactic for several local candidates. Danny Hester, a Republican running for another term as the county’s Register of Deeds, walked into the GOP victory party just before the polls closed and exclaimed, “I won!” And he did, just like Board of Education candidate Todd…

Veterans among us

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CHARLES EUREY Guest Columnist With Veterans Day approaching on Nov. 11, I would like to revisit the memorable day of the great invasion of fortress Europe — June 6, 1944. I have previously written of Robert Harkey’s exploits on D-day. My friend W. E. “Buck” Ballard was also involved in…

Reader’s Forum

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The election is over Wheee…The election is over and I am so glad. We are tired of watching TV with one finger set to strike the “mute” button when another political ad hits the screen. I am annoyed at both parties, as it seems the art of negotiation is gone.…

OUR VIEW — Move forward for the good of the country

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The sweeping national Republican election victory on Tuesday may have been a backlash against the disastrous neoliberal policies of President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party, but that outrage won’t last for long now that the GOP has captured majorities in both houses of Congress. The responsibility is now the…

Now we can talk about important things

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist The election is over. Now we can talk about all those tacky, glittery, gold poinsettia leaves that we don’t want to decorate with. A local garden center had loud Santa Claus music playing weeks ago, when all I wanted was a green plant for the porch.…

Our View: Getting back

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Manufacturing jobs are our future. In a consumer-driven economy, the only way the United States will continue to grow and thrive is if we make things here at home. Purchasing goods that are manufactured overseas, even from companies that have corporate headquarters in the U.S., does next to nothing to…

It’s Halloween and many turkeys around

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist What will we talk about after Election Day? Will we still be discussing the enormous amount of money that was spent to elect a U.S. Senator? Or will we be wondering what the one elected will accomplish? I missed the chance to add $5 to the…

Our View: Give Sigmon a second look

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The Lincoln County Board of Education’s decision to now, after all these years, start scrutinizing a school’s pick for an athletic director appointment deserves scrutiny of its own. To call the decision, by three members of the board, to vote against the appointment of Lincolnton coach Cole Sigmon to the…

Reader’s Forum — 10-29-14

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Support for Miller for DA As a participant in the court system of Lincoln County, I can vouch for Mike Miller, candidate for the District Attorney’s race. I have worked with Mike for a number of years and know his conservative moral and political stand on the issues facing the…