To the Editor: Regarding Clark Lipkin's guest opinion column in the Feb. 26 opinion, I find it incredulous that he…
To the Editor: We repeat our mistakes because we never seem to learn the lessons of history and, in our…
To the Editor: The letter saying the Tea Party is making changes is correct, but let’s look at the changes…
To the Editor: The Haywood Regional Hospital Foundation need look no further than The Good Samaritan Clinic. The support of…
To the Editor: Everyone in Jackson County needs to know there was an overflow crowd at the public hearing on…
To the Editor: Sixty-nine school boards across this state joined with the State Board of Education in challenging the constitutionality…
Letter to the Editor: While I currently serve as chairperson of the Jackson County Tourism Development Authority, I wish to…
To the Editor: I see the notion to hike the Haywood County bed tax by 50 percent has risen again.…
To the Editor: Recent elections in Haywood County have seen Republicans getting elected. Some of this activity is due in…
To the Editor: Here are just a couple thoughts about fracking. My home water supply is spring fed, and I’ve…
To the Editor: The old cliché of follow the money continues to be true, and now it’s close to home.…
To the Editor: I hate paying taxes. So when someone promises to lower my taxes, they have my attention. Most…
To the Editor: We have heard much from GOP Gov. Pat McCrory and some leaders in the state legislature about…
To the Editor: Regarding the plan to give some teaches a pay raise: I cannot for the life of me…
By Ben Brown • Guest Columnist Think of it as a starter kit for a comprehensive business plan for North Carolina’s…
To the Editor: Some parts of Western North Carolina are loaded with socialist agenda people, especially in Asheville and Cullowhee. …
To the Editor: I want to thank The Smoky Mountain News for the  article in the Feb 5 edition (www.smokymountainnews.com/news/item/12419)…
To the Editor: The Jackson County commissioners recently made a mistake — an honest, well-meaning, well-intentioned error, yet a mistake…
To the Editor: The alleged embezzlement of around $50,000 from Macon County taxpayers by a county employee highlights incompetency within…
To the Editor: If you have been following the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, you have recently learned that…
To the Editor: I served on the Waynesville Public Art Commission from 2006 until March of 2011. Public art was a…
To the Editor: A critical skill for magicians is to be able to misdirect your attention while executing the deception.…
To the Editor: James Womack, Chairman of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources Mining and Energy Commission, would…
To the Editor: The billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch don’t live in North Carolina. One resides in New York…
To the Editor: Thanks to the wildlife officers for catching the poacher who shot the mother bear on our private…
To the Editor: Everybody wants transparency in government — everybody except our Republican legislators in Raleigh. Last year, they passed…
To the Editor: Are you concerned if you are in your 50s or late 40s that the Social Security fund…
To the Editor:  This is what President Barack Obama said this week: “Where I can act on my own without…
To the Editor: After reading the Jan. 15 edition and seeing continued plans to weaken the present Steep Slope Ordinance…
To the Editor: I always look forward to the “Awards” issue of The Smoky Mountain News. May I make three short…
To the Editor: The changes in the five-year black bear management plan currently being proposed by the North Carolina Wildlife…
To the Editor: When Hillary Clinton proposed a government-run, single-payer system to solve our health care crisis, Republicans responded by proposing…
David C. Friedman • Guest Columnist Doug Wingeier’s op-ed published in The Smoky Mountain News on Dec.  25, 2013, titled, “Christmas…
To the Editor: I love this time of year. Cold, crisp days remind me of the days I spent with…
To the Editor: While I recognize that The Smoky Mountain News’ annual year in review awards are meant to be…
To the Editor: This move by the state to “reward” 25 percent of the state’s teachers (and I’m not even…
To the Editor: I do not understand why so many Republican congressmen support voter I.D. laws when it has been…
To the Editor: After the Clinton administrations’ efforts to get a universal health care bill passed back in the 90s,…
To the Editor: No doubt 2013 was a much better year for Western North Carolina than was the previous year. …
To the Editor: I love this time of year. Cold, crisp days remind me of the days I spent with…
To the Editor: Today I visited healthcare.gov on the internet, and thanks to the Affordable Care Act, also known as…
To the Editor: I would like to respond to the article in the Oct. 30 issue of The Smoky Mountain…
To the Editor: Recently, we the employees of WestCare learned of an exciting decision that we are entering into a …
To the Editor: For the past few months some of the people in Western North Carolina who write letters to…
To the Editor: As I write this, the stock market is hovering around record highs. The Federal Reserve is keeping…
To the Editor: The response from zoning advocates — to my letter that was printed two weeks ago — was typical.…
To the Editor: Limited government was ridiculed in a recent Smoky Mountain News article. Most Americans are strong believers in…
By Doug Wingeier • Columnist  The cover story in the Oct. 30-Nov. 5 issue of The Smoky Mountain News described divisions in…
To the Editor: Cullowhee is the fastest growing community in Jackson County. After several years of effort and well-attended community…
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