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  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

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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…

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  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

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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?

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  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

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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

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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…

More daylight means more porch sitting

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest columnist It’s officially spring now and time to take advantage of all this sunshine. Daylight Savings Time gives us more afternoon hours for work, or at least we can see more that needs to be done. With more daylight time we can see many more dust bunnies…

Reader’s Forum — 3-17-14

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  Disrespect and sense of entitlement displayed by DDA representative at City Council meeting City Council tolerating a Downtown Development Association representative’s condescending and patronizing behavior toward Councilman Larry Mac Hovis was inexcusable at the March 6 meeting. His recommendation to not serve alcohol at Alive After Five events elicited:…

Summer memories of sun and sand

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KATHRYN YARBRO Guest Columnist Mother Nature is playing tricks on us old folks who want some sunshine. One day we have an ice storm and then she sends enough sunshine to make us lazy. But there’s good news at my house. We took advantage of those warm days by sitting…