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Every day should be a day for veterans. Instead of just doing it for a day, stores and restaurants should always offer a discount on services for veterans. Many do it for seniors, and that’s great, seniors deserve a discount, but so do veterans. These men and women put their lives on the lin…

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The Lincoln Cultural Center puts on hundreds of shows throughout the year. As was done with this week’s performance, “Drag Me to the Red Carpet,” the Times-News reports on them. That the cultural center was staging a performance of professional female impersonators was news for Lincoln Count…

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As if the allegations against former Lincolnton High School principal Tony Worley weren’t concerning enough, new revelations in the days that followed his resignation point to potential issues in the school system much more far-reaching and nefarious. 

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Lincolnton police officers have charged a street preacher with disrupting an Alive After Five concert in downtown. They should get their ticket books ready, because they’re going to be busy.

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There are few tragedies more harrowing and heartbreaking than school shootings, as the whole nation was reminded in the wake of the recent events in Parkland, Florida.

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This week in the middle of all the basketball madness, we put aside the hard fact that we are loving our favorite game to death.

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If you’re an auto worker in Wisconsin, and you want to join your local union, that’s your right. And if you don’t want to join, that’s your right, too.

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The firing of detective Brent Heavner has raised serious questions about the practices of the Lincolnton Police Department, the competency of its administration and the ability of the city’s leadership to hold its employees accountable.

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Republicans in Congress have passed a budget resolution. But in the Senate, it cleared only narrowly, 51-49, with Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., the only Republican vote against it. Total price tag for the budget? $4 trillion. Even by today’s standards, that’s hefty.

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The fight goes on. By now, you have your paper with that pink front page, part of our annual campaign to ramp up the fight against breast cancer during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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In a thankfully predictable continuation of his commitment to protect North Carolina consumers, state Attorney General Josh Stein is joining 18 other attorneys general in a federal lawsuit to block the foolish and purely political maneuver of President Trump to stop federal subsidies for tho…

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Ripples from GenX have continued to spread, with traces of the chemical compound now found in groundwater near the Chemours plant in Bladen County.

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Many issues divide us these days, but Meals on Wheels shouldn’t be one of them. We thought about that as Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper came through town to honor the program, just as Republican politicians and other Democrats have done in years past.

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The past several days have been fraught with bad news. The mass shooting in Las Vegas, the destruction of vast parts of Puerto Rico in a hurricane, the death of rock legend Tom Petty, clashes between protestors and law enforcement in Spain. It would be easy to take a dim view of life in 2017…