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Wednesday, 22 June 2011 13:10

Tsunami sweeps over North Carolina

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To the Editor: The State of North Carolina has been blessed in many ways.  One of her blessings, in spite…
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 20:46

Republicans run roughshod in Raleigh

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To the Editor: A new federal study confirms what many people have sensed — news coverage of state and local…
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 20:46

Reid Brown is nothing less than a saint

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To the Editor: My name is Brian Strum and I live in Clyde. Just prior to my move to Haywood County…
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 20:45

Hahn’s criticism of story missed the mark

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To the Editor: Carrie Hahn’s June 8 letter to the editor criticizing The Smoky Mountain News and Reporter Quintin Ellison…
I have not put the time into my garden this year that I usually do. Between a lack of rain…
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 20:15

SMN showed great support for library

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To the Editor: As the opening of the new Jackson County Library Complex draws near, it brings to mind the…
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 20:14

Article was like those found in tabloids

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To the Editor: It was shocking to read the article entitled “Crossing the Line” published June 1 in The Smoky…
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 20:14

Minick’s reviews are a great part of paper

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To the Editor: Jeff Minick has always provided informative and insightful book reviews. His review of Till We Have Faces…
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 20:12

Of mice, Ming and my seed stash

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When planting season is upon us, gardeners and farmers of all stripes are making plans and counting seeds. As long-time…
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 20:09

Rooster 1, Farmer 1 – a first-round draw

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There are two puncture wounds decorating my left leg, courtesy of a rooster who has taken an inexplicable but pronounced…
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 20:06

Really, we just have to get out more often

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(Atlanta, GA) — We don’t get out much. Unless “getting out” means running out to Taco Bell because the fish…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 19:50

Protect wilderness before legislation makes it too late

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When Congress passed the Wilderness Act back in 1964, it immediately became one of the most important pieces of conservation…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 19:49

Education cuts will harm student, schools

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To the Editor: Republicans are cutting off education from beginning to end in North Carolina. The new cuts will take…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 19:49

Profit motive should not be driving education

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To the Editor: It appears that the radical Republicans in control of the N.C. legislature are starving funding for public…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 19:49

Radical Senate budget crippling NC’s future

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To the Editor: The fact that Sen. Jim Davis, R-Franklin, refers to the radical budget being proposed down in Raleigh…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 19:48

Junaluska garden is indeed a gem

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To the Editor: This letter is further comment on Quintin Ellison’s column about the Corneille Bryan Native Garden at Lake…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 19:47

Commissioner right to question SCC road

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To the Editor: Jackson County Commissioner Jack Debnam’s recent comments on the proposed SCC spur road are valid and show…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 19:47

Just where are all the promised jobs?

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To the Editor: Republican Sens. Ralph Hise, R-Spruce Pine, and Jim Davis, R-Franklin, promised “jobs, jobs, jobs” and “better times”…
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 19:43

Life lessons learned in the barnyard

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Goats view a gate left open as a passageway to excitement. And it is exciting, too, for the goat keeper,…
Wednesday, 25 May 2011 22:44

The rise and the fall of outdoor recreation

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Maybe it’s the fear of snakes, mountain lions, or Bigfoot. Or the perceived boredom of time spent unplugged. Perhaps it’s…
Wednesday, 25 May 2011 22:43

A thank you to our elected officials

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To the Editor: I’d like to thank the state House of Representatives for putting rich white kids first in North…
Wednesday, 25 May 2011 22:42

As engaged citizens, we must vote priorities

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To the Editor: Do you think more of your car than you do of your children? If something is wrong…
Wednesday, 25 May 2011 22:41

Transportation plan won’t help economy

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To The Editor: I attended the recent public hearing on the Comprehensive Transportation Plan and came away confused.  First, according…
Wednesday, 25 May 2011 22:40

Bryan Garden is a true treasure for the region

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To the Editor: I’d like to thank Quintin Ellison and The Smoky Mountain News for Ms. Ellison’s excellent article about…
Wednesday, 25 May 2011 22:39

Road is in best interest of SCC and students

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To the Editor: Having served for more than a decade as president of Southwestern Community College, I was dismayed by…
Last night, lying in bed on the screened porch reading before darkness fell, I looked up from my book and…
I traveled over the Balsams this past weekend from Sylva to Lake Junaluska for a native plant sale, and I’m…
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 20:28

Leadership Institute can solve problems

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To the Editor: The  Natural Resources Leadership Institute is a multi-faceted instructional and community service program of North Carolina Cooperative…
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 20:27

House budget proposal goes down wrong path

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To the Editor: The House in Raleigh recently passed a budget with deep spending cuts. According to Forbes.com, House Speaker…
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 20:24

US policy on killing is confusing

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With its unending contradictions, life is at best confusing and at worst inexplicable. The U.S. is in the minority of…
Wednesday, 11 May 2011 20:42

TDA picks bad time to open visitor center

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To the Editor: Regarding the monument to the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority, these two headlines are just too much…
Wednesday, 11 May 2011 20:41

Waste in education lies with many bureaucrats

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To the editor: Oh yeah, then there are the children. How many bureaucrats does it take to educate a child?…
Wednesday, 11 May 2011 20:41

Don’t jump on the nuclear bandwagon

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To the editor: With the recent rapid rise in gas prices, the hype about nuclear as an alternative source of…
Some years ago, confined to an office through work obligations but dreaming of farming, I spent more time than I…
Wednesday, 04 May 2011 20:15

Revaluation now was just a bad idea

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To the Editor: Now that you have received the re-evaluations of your Haywood County property, are you pleased county commissioners…
Wednesday, 04 May 2011 20:15

Weedeaters teach lesson in overkill

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Just a few minutes into weedeating and I feel lobotomized. Perhaps the heady roar of the little engine that can…
Wednesday, 04 May 2011 20:14

Make Haywood whole in redistricting

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To the Editor: On Saturday, April 30, the Republican Party of Haywood County submitted a resolution to the Redistricting Committee…
Wednesday, 04 May 2011 20:14

Where are the GOP-promised jobs?

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To the Editor: Where are the real jobs? During the 2010 election season, an organization named Real Jobs NC targeted…
Wednesday, 04 May 2011 20:13

Is Great Smoky Mountain Railroad serious?

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To the Editor: At first the shakedown to the county was over $817,000 in grants and loans. Then, seeing that…
The next time you are standing about the yard scratching your head in confusion about which tree climber in Jackson…
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 20:07

Government-education complex is self-serving

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To the Editor: What if you knew that your state senator or state representative knew there were proven ways to…
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 20:06

Those who protect children deserve thanks

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To the Editor: For almost 20 years I have found myself involved in the concern of child abuse either professionally…
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 20:06

Our representatives forget who is boss

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To the Editor: Here we go again. Our two state representatives, both of whom are Democrats, fail to see the…
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 20:05

With care, many hemlocks can survive

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To the Editor: With all due respect to Mr. Ellison — who wrote in his “Back Then” column a few…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 20:31

Macon County needs to clean up litter

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To the Editor: Circumstances have prevented the organization of the annual county-wide litter pick-up/recycling event to celebrate Earth Day here…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 20:31

GOP Medicare plan is totally off-base

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To the Editor: The Republican design on Medicare comes straight from that dubious chapter of the Vietnam War in which…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 20:30

Will McCoy Bridge become a memory?

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Once more the Department of Transpor-tation will come to Macon County, in the name of listening to community input, when…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 20:30

Accepting federal rail money a bad idea

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To the Editor: In the April 6-12 issue of The Smoky Mountain News, Carole Larivee wrote a letter to the…
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 20:26

A busy person’s guide to growing great salads

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Tonight’s menu calls for salad from the garden, which reminded me to jot down a method for growing lettuce that,…