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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,…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:29

Military budget is where we should look for cuts

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To the Editor: If the Republican Congress were really serious about balancing the budget they would take a long hard…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:28

Haywood revaluation will kill jobs

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To the Editor: The commercial property owners, the merchants who rent property for their small, medium and large businesses, deserve…
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 19:25

In my dreams, it’s raspberry fields forever

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Raspberries, like any fruit we plant, represent an act of faith. As others are doing this time of year, this…
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 19:44

Haywood Chamber needs visitor center

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To the Editor: The Haywood County Tourism Development Authority board has voted to cut funding to the Haywood County Chamber…
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 19:44

Take N.C. 107 bypass off priority list

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To the Editor: Jackson County Commissioners are ranking road improvement projects in the County’s Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) at their…
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 19:43

Voter ID bill just a waste of good money

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To the Editor: As an advocate for seniors and senior services, I find I am more and more concerned about…
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 19:43

GOP legislators try to block federal money

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To the Editor: The good news is the North Carolina Department of Transportation has received a $461 million federal grant…
Maybe I’m just self-absorbed, but I swear that when I’m interested in something, it often seems as if the whole…
Friends of mine in the Jackson County farming community have launched a joint CSA, which is short for Community Sustained…
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 19:26

The attack of the killer jumping worms

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It wiggles nicely on a hook at the end of a fishing line. It also has such a large appetite…
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 19:25

Still no jobs from new GOP leaders

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To the Editor: Where are the jobs? The new Republican majority in the North Carolina state legislature promised just that…
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 19:25

The real costs of energy consumption

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To the Editor: Humans need to know that our lives have meaning. Our searches for meaning are labeled religion and…
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 19:24

GOP takes hypocrisy to a new low

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To the Editor: Hypocrisy is defined as the “condition of a person pretending to be something he is not, especially…
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 19:44

Voter ID bill a shopworn GOP idea

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To the Editor: What happens when you fix something that ain’t broke? You’re sure to break something else. But the…
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 19:44

We don’t want motocross track

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To the Editor: We turn on our televisions every day and witness to the devastation that neighbors inflict on neighbors.…
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 19:35

Welcome to the club, and my sincere best wishes

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There have been times in my life I could rightly have been described as competitive. When I was in music,…
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 19:28

We must expand energy exploration

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To the Editor: An absence of vision and leadership in Washington is threatening the very existence of our nation. Our…
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 19:27

WCU could do better with job reductions

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To the Editor: I find the stories regarding the downsizing of personnel at WCU deeply disturbing. As an alumnus, be…
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 19:26

Don’t pass a voter ID requirement

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To the Editor: I ask that our newly elected Sen. Jim Davis, R-Franklin, lead the way for the state Republican…
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 19:22

Books are an end unto themselves

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Books are one of the greatest delights of my life. I don’t need many excuses to buy new ones, frankly,…
We spend winter anticipating spring. But, when warmer weather arrives, we often rob ourselves of enjoyment in the rush to…
Wednesday, 09 March 2011 21:07

I apologize for my behavior at meeting

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To the Editor: To the taxpayers, business owners and residents of Maggie Valley, I personally apologize to each and everyone…
Wednesday, 09 March 2011 21:07

Animals don’t deserve bad treatment they get

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To the Editor: As a resident of Sylva, a dog lover, and a volunteer for several local rescue groups, I…
Wednesday, 09 March 2011 21:06

Budget bill will hurt this country

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To the Editor: There is a battle going on in the U.S. Congress for the soul of our country. The…
Wednesday, 02 March 2011 21:13

Volunteers needed at Clingmans Dome

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Want to become a volunteer in the Smokies, wear a uniform and help visitors figure out where they are? Great…
Wednesday, 02 March 2011 20:55

Planting the seeds for sustainability

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A few weeks ago, as part of a magazine assignment, I visited Sow True Seed in Asheville. Carol Koury and…
Wednesday, 23 February 2011 20:49

GOP majority practicing partisan politics

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To the Editor: I thought the new Republican majority in the North Carolina legislature was elected because voters felt they…
Wednesday, 23 February 2011 20:48

Funding cuts will help us all

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To the Editor: As soon as the federal budget was delivered to Congress, members like Nancy Pelosi and Bernie Sanders…
Wednesday, 16 February 2011 20:43

If they’ve forgotten, shame on us

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To the Editor: I’m not sure if I’m angry, embarrassed, disappointed, or a combination thereof because of an event that…
Wednesday, 16 February 2011 20:43

Tea Party got worse than it deserved

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To the Editor: The tragedy in Arizona resulting in loss of life and injury to so many people was horrible.…
Wednesday, 16 February 2011 20:42

Train decision good news for Dillsboro

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To the Editor: I read with interest your article, “A New Day for Dillsboro” (Smoky Mountain News, Feb. 9). As…
Wednesday, 16 February 2011 20:39

What is up with fake flowers as memorials to the departed?

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By Scott Muirhead • Guest Columnist Politics aside, what could possibly be more absurd than plastic flowers? (OK, there are…
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 20:40

Mainstream networks too liberal

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To the Editor: I must agree with Carole Larivee’s letter last week. Everywhere you go people are watching Fox News!…
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 20:40

Green Energy Park is a Jackson gem

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To the Editor: Jackson County truly has a hidden gem in its midst, the Green Energy Park. This innovative county…
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 20:39

Thank God for Fox News

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To the Editor: As I was reading The Smoky Mountain News this morning, I was encouraged after reading a letter…
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 20:38

Thanks for reporting on tough issues

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To The Editor: I want to commend The Smoky Mountain News for reporting on issues that are not popular. The…
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 20:37

Greenways are pretty good all the way around

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One of the nicest things about Franklin is the town’s greenway along the Little Tennessee River. The greenway has become…
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 20:32

Just call me the Rhodes Cove grinch

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Being a diabetic with hearing problems (especially in crowds), I have days when I probably shouldn’t be “out and about.”…
Wednesday, 02 February 2011 21:07

Taxpayer money wasted on silly studies

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To the Editor: Recently the National Science Foundation (NSF) granted Professor Thomas Ford (WCU) and Associate Professor Julie Woodzicka (Washington…
Wednesday, 02 February 2011 21:06

Rowing and paddling aren’t synonymous

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To the Editor: As usual, your paper continues to cover important issues of our area that others largely ignore, but…
Wednesday, 02 February 2011 21:06

Too much Fox News in the public sphere

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To the Editor: Fox News seems to be playing in public places all over Haywood County — restaurants, bars, even…