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As I drove to work Thursday morning, I tried to think of a fitting way to encapsulate the life of Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Bill Wood, who died Wednesday when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a patrol car driven by a fellow deputy.

A lot of folks who’ve never read about the really odd math and physics of chaos theory have heard this illustration of it: A butterfly flaps its wings on a South Pacific island causing, much later, an Atlantic hurricane.

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On June 7, there was a rare joint meeting between the boards of the Mooresville Graded School District, Iredell Statesville Schools and Mitchell Community college with our county commissioners to discuss a proposed quarter-cent sales tax increase.

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April was Child Abuse Prevention Month, but there's never a bad time to reflect on one of the great successes of Iredell County -- Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center. Dove House is located in Statesville and is truly a success story for our community and for the lives of the many children it has served.

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The webiverse is all a-twitter with discussions about a word-like sound that some people hear as “yanny” and others hear as “laurel.” I hear it as “yanny” on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and “laurel” on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On weekends, I have better things to do.

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After hearing what is apparently taking place within its ranks, we have to ask why we even need 170 members in the General Assembly. We could save millions of dollars, free up lots of office space and greatly simplify state government if we permanently furloughed 150 or more of them. They obviously are not needed.

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Mrs. Kylia Carter, during a panel discussion concerning the NCAA treatment of athletes, compares the collegiate system of athletics to slavery. Now, while I am no fan of the NCAA, I find her comparison overly dramatic. As bad as the NCAA is, I know of no “student-athlete” who has been “sold”…

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Obstructionist liberal politicians and leftist reporters who hate acknowledging President Trump's phenomenal accomplishments are now trying to climb back aboard the ship of state they attempted to scuttle with the help of a partisan FBI using tactics reminiscent of the Gestapo and KGB.

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At the May 7 Mooresville Town Board meeting, commissioners approved a rezoning for a proposed affordable -- or workforce -- housing development. As the Tribune reported, there were concerns expressed at the time by some commissioners about the quality of the homes that would be built given t…

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David Coble's column of April 1, "The Value of Being Informed," is a good example of a commentator who didn't do his reporting homework. Mr. Coble wrote a sadly misinformed column about the "torch and pitchfork"-wielding Davidson residents who showed up at a Mooresville Town Board meeting tw…

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Here we are again -- another mass shooting at an American school. However, some of the pain is masked by other “news” as it occurs. Yet, seventeen more lives are lost.  All, I offer, by a misreading of Amendment II of our Constitution. Allow me to give what I think is a more precise and inte…

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It's been almost three years since we got the word. In August 2015, the "One Lake One Day" advocates for a boat-friendly bridge over the Catawba's main channel finally heard from the NC Department of Transportation that, when the road is widened and the bridge replaced, it will be a nice bow…

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Per Wikipedia, the phrase “form follows function” was coined by the 19th century architect, Louis Henry Sullivan, who was known as the “father of skyscrapers.”

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Mooresville’s David Coble served as a town commissioner from 2013 to 2017. He writes a monthly column in the Tribune.

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Once upon a time in a republic far away, notoriety and celebrity were polar opposites. Now they’ve merged—not for all purposes but for the one that trumps all others: profit.

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A headline in the January 2018 online issue of the UK’s Institution of Mechanical Engineers publication is the latest hydrail transition landmark: