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…
To the Editor: I attended last week’s open forum sponsored by the newly formed Cullowhee community planning group where local…
To the Editor: As a retort to the concerned citizen who wrote a letter to the editor about the intent…
The last couple of weeks have been filled with a lot of news about Haywood Regional Medical Center and its…
To the Editor: It’s that time of year again. The Maggie Valley Lodging Association is making plans for its 16th…
To the Editor: Historically, the citizens of Jackson County have been overwhelmingly against zoning outside the city limits. After failing…
To the Editor: What has been happening in Washington is more than a catastrophe. Congress is allowing unshared economic growth…
To the Editor: Red flag warnings that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare, is a flawed bad law have…
To the Editor: I read with great interest The Smoky Mountain News’ Oct. 23 Op Ed page and particularly the…
To the Editor: When Reconstruction came to the South after the Civil War, big plantations were worked by nearly destitute…
To the Editor: With the government shutdown fiasco, we have learned what TEA in Tea Party really stands for “Totally…
To the Editor: I would like Rep. Mark Meadows, R-Cashiers, to realize that there was a time when opposing parties…
To the Editor: I once asked a gentleman why he placed so much reliance on government and he replied, “Because…
To the Editor: As a better solution to the proposed “killing” of more black bears being advocated by the North…
To the Editor: Have you Canton folks taken a good look at the candidates for the four seats on the…
To the Editor: This is my first ever letter to the editor.  I feel I must respond to comments made…
To the Editor: On Tuesday, Oct. 15, I delivered to Rep. Meadows’ office in Hendersonville more than 32,000 signatures of…
To the Editor: This is an open letter to Rep Mark Meadows, R-Cashiers. Rep. Meadows, your actions have already denied…
To the Editor: In my business, I deal with many people who are at the bottom of the economic ladder.…
To the Editor: In most of the Western Carolina newspapers’ letters to the editor section, we can count on one…
To the Editor: I attended the Maggie Valley aldermen candidate forum and read with interest your coverage of this event.…
To the Editor: My name is David Monteith and I oppose the government shutdown. We Americans have given enough. When…
To the Editor: The Republicans, including our own Rep. Mark Meadows, R-Cashiers, who have repeatedly stated dislike for the federal…
To the Editor: I do so hope that Rep. Mark Meadows, R-Cashiers, read the Oct. 2 issue of The Smoky…
To the editor: In a Sept. 27 CNN article, Congressman Mark Meadows, R-Cashiers, was identified as “the architect of the…
To the Editor: Regarding a recent op-ed piece by Doug Wingeier on Congressman Meadows, R-Cashiers, and his feigned interest in…
To the Editor: The federal government shutdown is probably the most counter-productive action that Congress could have taken during this…
To the Editor: If we hadn’t figured it out by 2008, we should have at least gotten a clue. The…
To the Editor: Neither of the logos considered by the Jackson County TDA convey the proper message for tourism development.…
To the Editor: Does John Boehner like what he’s seeing in the mirror these days? Maybe not, but the problem…
To the Editor: Governor Pat McCrory’s approval rating stands at 35 percent. Given the way he’s stuck it to the…
First United Methodist Church in Sylva will celebrate its 125th anniversary with a Homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 6. Bishop Larry…
To the Editor: The enthusiasm was very evident! The Waynesville Public Art Commission would like to thank everyone who came…
To the Editor: The North Carolina Legislature has passed, and Gov. McCrory has signed, a bill requiring a photo ID…
To the Editor: The North Carolina legislature has passed, and Gov. McCrory has signed, a bill requiring a photo ID…
By Dawn Gilchrist-Young I’m writing this because I teach three sections of senior English at Swain High School, where I’ve…
To the Editor: North Carolina has the 49th highest unemployment rate in the USA, tied with Rhode Island and followed…
To the Editor:  The national criticism of his voter suppression law — yes, he signed it, so it’s his — must…
To the Editor: In January, Republicans swept into state government on a mission of frugality, vowing to trim fat from…
To the Editor: Congratulation, the Republican legislature just gave everyone in the state a tax cut. Well, maybe not, just…
To the Editor: In a recent letter titled “New laws bring advantages to N.C. citizens,” the writer stated “It’s time…
To the Editor: The 2013 North Carolina legislature has enacted numerous measures to benefit corporations and attract new business to…
To the Editor: In the winter of 1979, in the midst of studying for a degree at a large university,…
To the Editor: The 50th anniversary of the “March on Washington” and Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speech…
To the Editor: We live in the greatest country the modern world has ever known. Our president has not been…
To the Editor: Domestic abuse, according to statistics, has increased. Although the exact reasons cannot be pinpointed, the latest analysis…
As children return to school this week, the joy of seeing their friends, sharing summer stories, wearing new shoes or…
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