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Author Archives: Heath Hamacher

What if I told you…

At halftime of the Feb. 28 basketball game between Duke and North Carolina, Michael Jordan announced that beginning next year, UNC’s football team will outfit itself in uniforms bearing his Jumpman logo. For the 2017 squad, he proclaimed, the sky’s ...

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The pay scales of justice (access required)

This Sidebar reporter remembers being a cash-strapped lance corporal, putting on the Marine Corps uniform for pennies a day. Paid on the 1st and 15th, 90 percent of our meager wages fell prey to the subsequent weekend. We had a ...

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A weighted issue (access required)

There are several ways to get thin, should you desire. Eat healthy. Exercise. Crash diet. Or you could simply see yourself through the eyes of one Lincolnton police officer who has declared 160 to 200 pounds to be the new ...

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Armed and dangerous (access required)

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A divided panel from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last February held in U.S. v. Shaquille Robinson that just because an individual is armed, “in and of itself,” that does not provide an objective indication of danger and ...

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