To the Editor: I am a politician — a local one — and while I make jokes about politics, I…
To the Editor: I am writing today with a heavy heart. I am saddened, frustrated and embarrassed. We live in…
To the Editor: We continually hear the myth about how the rich are greedy, but what we don’t hear is…
To the Editor: Thank you for Holly Kays’ excellent article covering the recent shooting of a bear in Maggie Valley,…
To the Editor: Having lived in North Carolina for a year, I’ve noticed that low teacher salaries are a hot…
To the Editor: I am writing this letter for the sakes of my fellow creationists and any questioning minds who…
To the Editor: This is in response to Mitchell E. Powell’s letter to the editor, “‘Group is hurting Haywood GOP,”…
To the Editor: What to do?  On a recent pouring-down-rain Saturday when my daughter and grandsons were here for their…
To the Editor: I thought that I would warn you about a multimillion dollar foreign-owned operation that is attempting to…
To the Editor: Now that the state legislature is in short session, one of the themes is regulatory reform.  Let’s…
To the Editor: On Monday June 2, a man shot and killed a bear because she supposedly tried to attack…
To the Editor: I am a 55-year-old native of Haywood County, who has been a registered Republican from the time…
To the Editor: We live in a country where we are free to pray wherever, whenever and within whatever religion…
To the Editor: With the business of making a living that each of us has to address in any given…
To the Editor: Look past the claims and misleading “facts” that the Republicans are putting out to see the reality.…
To the Editor: I am delighted that EPA has finally moved to abate the disastrous impacts of climate change by…
To the Editor: My name is Mitchell E. Powell and I was elected vice chairman to the Haywood GOP on…
To the Editor: Thank you for your recent very informative article about the status of Medicaid expansion In North Carolina.…
To the Editor: “A date which will live in infamy.”  I was just 6 years old and vividly recall the…
To the Editor: It’s probably always been that way. People tend to forget lessons of the past and focus only…
To the Editor: It’s that time of year again when the cool mountain air can rise rapidly by noon. I…
To the Editor: Asheville is a town full of smart, aggressive people and a town with a lot more winners…
To the Editor: A friend of mine just bitterly complained that the new pope is a communist. It seems that…
To the Editor: Seventeen. Seventeen, as a number, doesn't normally mean much when compared to other numbers, does it? But,…
To the Editor: Human health, wildlife resources and sportsmen had a big win recently in the Federal Appeals Court. The…
To the Editor: On the way to Wilmington using the smaller roads off the interstate, I found it depressing to…
To the Editor: It appears that Bob Wilson, a frequent letter writer, is stuck in a 1950’s time warp. He’s…
To the Editor: Rumor has it that once again vote buying may be taking place in Swain County and on…
To the Editor: This may be liberal heresy, but it is true. Republicans are right about many things: “Family Values,”…
To the Editor: I read with interest the article regarding Western Carolina University and the regional tourism conference with hopes…
By Don Livingston • Guest Columnist Congress is not our most popular branch of government, not by a long shot.…
To the editor: The election season is here. Several candidates are promising to cut government costs or taxes, but they…
To the editor: Children are our future and as a former educator, I’ve been concerned about the cutbacks in spending…
To the Editor: Bob Wilson’s most recent published letter (www.smokymountainnews.com/opinion/item/12729-kids-can-endure-a-little-stress) typifies the callous oversimplification and blanket insults typical of today’s…
To the Editor: There are several people running in Jackson County for public office this year and many are claiming…
To the Editor: As the economy sputters along, members of Congress and the Obama Administration are singling out one of…
To the Editor: Wow, I’ve seen a lot of small-town politics in this area but the Haywood County Republicans are…
To the Editor: Sen. Kay Hagan’s path to Washington began in high school when she helped elect her uncle Lawton Chiles…
To the Editor: The Haywood County Emergency Management Ordinance was signed into effect Nov. 16, 2009, by J.W. “Kirk” Kirkpatrick,…
To the Editor: Wondering what all the fuss is over the use of Common Core standards in school, I looked…
To the Editor: Recently, I became curious about the N.C. Opportunity Scholarships (a new name for vouchers) that are being…
To the Editor: It should be reassuring that so many groups are concerned about “voter integrity” on Election Day, making…
To the Editor: TV host Glenn Beck and other stalwarts of the Christian right have attacked the recent blockbuster “Noah”as…
To the Editor: We must speak out against this proposed room tax increase. The county leaders may want it, but…
To the Editor:  In a recent article about the sad state of North Carolina teacher salaries, Rep. Michele Presnell was…
To the Editor: I find it noteworthy that in the March 26 column on Rep. Michele Presnell’s opposition to the…
To the Editor: Here is what I think about Jackson County’s revised steep slope ordinance: self-serving, self-serving and self-serving. But…
To the Editor: Just an observation that I am sure others have made also, but what about all the trash…
To the Editor: I attended a political club meeting last night. I purchased tickets for a fundraiser — a dinner…
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