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Wednesday, 09 May 2012 12:49

A GOP perspective on leadership

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To the Editor: The recent letter authored by the new chairman of the Macon County Democratic Party seemed to be…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 12:48

Someone is having problems with memory

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“No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar.” – Abraham Lincoln To the Editor: I am…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 12:47

Thanks for taking a strong stand

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To the Editor: I live in Albuquerque currently, but I grew up in North Carolina and spent summers at Lake…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 12:46

Romney will sacrifice all to blind ambition

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To the Editor: No president serves for more than eight years but his influence on the Supreme Court lasts far…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 12:45

Don’t tell me about hurt feelings

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To the Editor: Oh I am so distraught; and Chief Hicks is “appalled.” The Franklin maintenance crew has killed the…
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 12:43

My other family just lost one of its own

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Here in the South, if you are of a certain age, you have two families at least. The first is…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 01:34

A few lessons on getting the garden started

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With our average last frost date of May 10 or so it’s time to start planting the main garden. Corn…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 01:32

Vote “No” on marriage amendment proposal

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To the Editor: Please go to the poles on May 8 and vote “No” to amend the N.C. Constitution, an…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 01:32

Davis ready to defend, clarify his positions

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To the Editor: In his April 25 letter to the editor, “Let me tell you why I'm a Democrat,” Ed…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 01:31

Staying put and doing my best for WestCare

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To the Editor: I am writing to clarify my position on the recent events that have occurred within the Med-West…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 01:30

Tuckaseigee Baptists oppose Jackson alcohol

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To the Editor: Considering the tremendous harm that alcohol continues to cause our society, the churches of the Tuckaseigee Baptist…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 01:29

Is this really what this state wants?

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To the Editor: Amendment One sounds innocent enough. The wording is very precise and is carefully phrased to make approval…
Wednesday, 02 May 2012 12:17

Full-color plates still not a sure thing

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By Holly Demuth What does your car believe in? Here in Western North Carolina, many people choose to express their…
This being a Sunday, the day on which I generally take care of household chores that have gone unheeded during…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 13:02

Sweepstakes cafeterias good for tourism

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To the Editor: I agree with the opinion expressed by several of those interviewed for a recent article that the…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 13:01

Does Bothwell realize Shuler is not running?

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To The Editor: I find Cecil Bothwell’s preoccupation with Heath Shuler odd and slightly disturbing. Although Shuler announced months ago…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 13:00

Hanging chads and voter suppression

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To the Editor: Do you remember “hanging-chads? Those were the tiny little punch-out holes on Florida ballots that gave George Bush…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 12:59

Let me tell you why I’m a Democrat

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To the Editor: I want to share with you three times in my life that made me appreciate how important…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 12:58

Working at C.J. Harris is an honor

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To the Editor: In 1993, I knew I wanted to be a registered nurse (RN) and my health occupations teacher,…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 12:57

Those staying believe in this hospital

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To the Editor: To us, this is more than just a hospital because it is part of our community, and…
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 12:57

It is time to look ahead, not behind

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To the Editor: The Physician Leadership Council, the governing body of the employed physicians of MedWest Health System, is saddened…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:48

Call them statesmen, not “republicrats”

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To the Editor: There has been too much name-calling in the media lately criticizing the way in which some of…
To the Editor: One of the more interesting races in the May 8 Democratic primary is the race for U.S.…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:47

Dilapidated mobile homes should be illegal

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To the Editor: Old Cullowhee Road in Cullowhee is a beautiful route for viewing land, homes, water and sky. Lately…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:46

The new world of political advertising

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To the Editor: I’m going to be as “tacky” in my public response to Mr. Swanson as he was in…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:45

Women should make their voice heard on Election Day

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To the Editor: Recently there were two letters to the editor locally by Shirley Ches and Marge Abel which expressed…
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:45

Don’t tax the hand that feeds us

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To the Editor: I have been reading the news regarding the Jackson County Occupancy Tax and the discussion around the…
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 13:41

Trayvon Martin just went too far

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To the Editor: Norman Hoffman has his facts wrong about the Trayvon Martin shooting.   Based on my experience, and…
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 13:41

Jackson should join Franklin on this one

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To the Editor: I write to urge the Jackson County commissioners to follow the lead of the Franklin Town Board…
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 13:40

Franklin leaders say corporations not people

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To the Editor: Kudos to the Franklin Board of Aldermen for unanimously passing a resolution calling on the North Carolina…
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 13:39

Marty Jones does not deserve criticism

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To the Editor: In a recent letter to the editor John Edwards attacks District 4 County Commissioner Candidate Marty Jones.…
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 13:39

Let me explain how FreedomWorks works

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To the Editor: My, that was quite a headline on Margery Abel’s letter appearing in the March 28 edition of…
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 13:38

Cherokee voters should say no to alcohol

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To the Editor: Ruin your life. Paralyze your mind. Impair your higher thinking. Make poor judgements imbalanced by intoxication due…
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 13:36

The heart of America is just right of center

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To the Editor: The President’s budget will “never” balance, or reduce spending, or reduce our borrowing. So, no one —…
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 20:26

Who is candidate Cecil Bothwell?

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To the Editor: We may criticize someone not attending our church or not believing what we believe. Many of us…
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 20:26

Right now, I’m taking a stand to make a start

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Firmly resolute in my desire to set aside more time for my writing I decided not to have a garden…
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 20:24

Armed citizens not always a good thing

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To the Editor: A recent letter by a firearms instructor made the assertion that no one at the shooting of…
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 20:24

Do not mess with our health insurance

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To the Editor: This is an open letter to Sen. Jim Davis, R-Franklin. Let me be perfectly clear. Obama Care…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:36

Affordable Care Act already helping families

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To the Editor, For my entire working life, I have paid for medical insurance, first for myself and later for…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:35

Hayden Rogers made right debate decision

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To the Editor: In the Thursday, March 15, edition of The Asheville Citizen-Times, Jon Ostendorff takes issue with Hayden Rogers,…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:34

Women treated unfairly in health care debate

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To the Editor: We’ve all heard the remark “Follow The Money.” It’s more important than ever to look behind all…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:34

Land use criticisms were off the mark

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To the Editor: I have been a full time resident and small business owner in the Cashiers area since 1988…
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:30

My critics just can’t get enough of me

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I’m sitting here writing this column in the company of Suki, a 13-year-old Golden Retriever mix. Suki is not actually…
Spring weather like we’ve been experiencing makes clear that we live in a world essentially comprised of two kinds of…
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 12:13

Psychos don’t know park boundaries

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To the Editor: There seems to be a bent in this publication about taking away the gun rights of decent…
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 12:13

Stronger rules needed to regulate puppy mills

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To the Editor: For the sixth time since the end of the 2011 legislative session in North Carolina, the state…
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 12:12

Motorcycles are asset to tourism economy

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To the Editor, It is not my norm in life to write letters to a newspaper. However, I feel that…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:17

From Drags to Riches: Harrah’s host drag show

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Harrah's Hotel and Casino will host three of the country's top Drag Queen entertainers in DRAGS TO RICHE$, a new drag…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:16

Grace Noon Concerts to begin 4th year

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The fourth season of Grace Noon Concerts will kick off at noon on March 15 at Grace Church Episcopal in…