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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…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:15

WCU professor’s book about ‘H.D.’ published

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The University of Iowa Press recently released "The American H.D.," a book by Annette Debo, a Western Carolina University associate…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:14

Robin Whitley to perform songs and stories

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Musician Robin Whitley will offer a program called "Songs and Stories of Life" at the Jackson County Public Library in…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:12

Dora May featured in OICA Gallery

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The gallery at the Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts will feature an exhibition of work by artist Dora May during…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:11

Edible book contest at Waynesville library

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Craft an edible creation inspired by a book. Whether your favorite recent read is The Lorax or Lord of the…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:10

Theatre presents the musical, Lamb of God

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The Overlook Theatre Company will present the musical, "Lamb of God," March 22-25, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:08

Groovy Movie Club presents “The Double”

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The Groovy Movie Club will show the film "The Double" on Friday, March 16. The event will begin with a…
Haywood County's first female flat track roller derby team, Balsam Mountain Roller Girls, is hosting a retro prom at the…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:02

Stellar Chapman to lead Songwriters event

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Stellar "Tall Girl" Marshall Chapman will head the next Songwriters-in-the-Round event on March 17 at Balsam Mountain Inn. Chapman is…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:01

Renowned Christian artists to perform

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Four legendary artists — Steve Green, Twila Paris, Wayne Watson and Michael Card — will unite together for their Christian…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:00

Singers earn places in honor choir

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Four members of Voices in the Laurel were selected to sing in the American Choral Directors Association Southern Division Children's…
The Liars Bench will perform the first in a series of stories called "Balsam Chronicles" at 7 p.m. on March…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 03:52

Another broken promise about national park

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To the Editor The National Park Service says we need to charge for backcountry camping. After hundreds of letters and…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 03:51

State GOP leaders did cut education

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To the Editor: The Republican state legislators have repeatedly said that the $428 million in cuts to the public education…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 03:50

Support of bike rallies not a good idea

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To the Editor: I was amused to read recently that Scott Cochran, the promoter for the town's upcoming Rumble in…