To the Editor: For centuries, the citizens of our state have extolled the virtues of a fair and judicious court…
To the Editor: It is painful and, frankly, disgusting to witness North Carolina’s prosecutors and their allies in the General…
In a time-wasting exercise, I was giving thought recently about my earliest memory, which is of getting my knee stuck…
To the Editor: My name is John Herrin and I am a registered voter in Swain County, and I wrote…
To the Editor: Ms. Sallie Smith Bradley will celebrate her 98th birthday on Saturday, March 3, at her residence in…
In the 1960s and 70s, everybody smoked, everybody but my mother, who didn’t smoke, drink, or do anything that Ann…
To the Editor: My heartfelt gratitude to John Corkran of Black Mountain for his letter (Asheville Citizen-Times, Feb. 6) titled…
To the Editor: A letter appearing in The Smoky Mountain News two weeks ago incorrectly characterized the mission, work, and…
To the Editor: How many times do the roadside zoos in Cherokee have to be cited for violations of federal…
To the Editor: One of the most memorable days of my life was Jan. 19, 2001. Macon County had tried…
To the Editor: At times when difficult decisions are being considered, leaders may seek the counsel of community-minded, experienced individuals…
I was recently among a group of friends who were discussing habits — what they are and why we have…
To the Editor: I had to read “Shame on you, SMN, for poking fun” (Smoky Mountain News, Feb. 1 edition)…
A good friend of old came to stay last week. A great respecter of proper etiquette, she provided ample warning…
To the Editor: In a recent article in The Smoky Mountain News, Jackson County Commissioner Jack Debnam was quoted as…
To the Editor: State Sen. Jim Davis had an excellent idea. He suggested that anyone who wondered about contributions to…
Over 100 years ago, Republican President Theodore Roosevelt said to the American people: Of all the questions which can come…
To the Editor: Thanks for the kind words you have for me and our peace vigilers in last week’s issue…
To the Editor: As Quintin Ellison notes in her article, “By Land and By Water— (Jan. 18 Smoky Mountain News)…
When the legendary — and former — Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno died on Sunday morning, the first…
“Why didn’t you tell me?” the woman — wild-eyed, disbelieving and somewhat hysterically — called over to where I was…
January is a time for new beginnings; nowhere is that more true than in the garden. A difficult task for…
In spite of Scott McLeod’s assertion that “it would be hard to argue otherwise” in his column (“Vote on NCAE…
To the Editor: It’s unclear where Justin Conley (“Vindictive measure should send message,” The Smoky Mountain News, Jan. 11 issue)…
Sometimes what we expect to happen doesn’t: On vacation this week, I stopped in Raleigh and viewed the “Rembrandt in…
To the Editor: Cecil Bothwell is running for U.S. Congress in Western Northern Carolina. He is looking to unseat the…
To the Editor: We have been hearing much about taxing the rich more in order to help our debt problem,…
To the Editor: My grandmother always told me that, “nothing good happens after midnight.” I never quite grasped why until…
Cutting collards this past weekend, I was surprised to find colonies of purplish-colored aphids under many of the leaves. That…
To the Editor: Are you sickened by the millions of dollars spent to elect politicians at a time when too…
By Kate Queen • Guest Columnist At the beginning of December, Mountain Medical Associates, an established, multi-specialty internal medicine practice…
While reading the article “Getting ready: Growing number of preppers work to ensure survival in case of societal collapse” (Dec.…
To the Editor: We find ourselves during the holidays celebrating the birth of a man whose teaching greatly affected our…
To the Editor: To all 99 percenters. You had better be paying attention to what Newt Gingrich and his cronies…
To the Editor: As I bounce merrily along the potholes on the way into town, I often wonder if the…
To the Editor: I think that clear-cutting the slope on Russ Avenue across the road from Kmart was ridiculous. I…
On Christmas Eve, my dad would always bring home a huge box of navel oranges and bags of pecans, walnuts,…
If you haven’t covered your greens yet — and I’m among those who have not — it’s time. We’ve been…
To the Editor: With reference to Quintin Ellison’s and Becky Johnson’s excellent reporting on the tourism marketing program for Jackson…
To the Editor: “When asked about the likelihood of the AM radio station surviving in today’s advertising landscape, Jackson County…
I normally veer from airing my opinion as a columnist in the editorial pages on issues that I cover as…
To the Editor: After reading Carol Larivee’s letter noting the differences between the Tea Party and the Occupy movement, it…
To the Editor: In the Nov. 23-29 issue of The Smoky Mountain News, Carole Larivee wrote a letter comparing the…
To the Editor: So the Democrat North Carolina state senators have waived off the chance to cap the automatic 4…
To the Editor: On behalf of Veterans Of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5202 in Waynesville, I would like to thank…
I helped raise three turkeys this year. They were named Thanksgiving, Christmas and Extras. These turkeys were intended as the…
To the Editor: I believe I can answer the question used as a headline for Quintin Ellison’s story in the…
To the Editor: The deficit reduction supercommittee failed for two reasons. A deficit results when expenditures exceed revenues. The Republicans…
Newspaper people are a special breed. As a type, these are individuals who tend toward the eccentric and are decidedly…
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