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Wednesday, 21 October 2015 15:38

Rep. Mark Meadows not a worthy congressman

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To the Editor: Politics is often described as the art of the possible. The recent resignation of Rep. John Boehner,…
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 15:38

Signed letters better than mystery ads

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To the Editor: Letters to the editor in a newspaper illustrate the highest tradition of a free press. Letters represent…
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 15:38

Letter writer was wrong about Republicans

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To the Editor: A recent letter writer has gone over the top with the surreal allegation that the Republican Party…
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 15:36

War on men evidently is going strong

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To the Editor: Seventeen pages of your Oct. 7 issue (including the cover) were dedicated to “Women in Business,” more…
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 15:35

Corporate charm rebuttal misses mark

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To the Editor: The BB&T Distinguished Professor of Capitalism at WCU has responded to my letter regarding BB&T bank’s practice…
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 15:34

Support Gavin Brown for Waynesville mayor

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To the Editor: I am writing to express my support for the re-election of Gavin Brown as mayor for Waynesville.…
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 15:33

Raymond Fairchild recognition long overdue

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To the Editor: Congratulations to legendary banjo player Raymond Fairchild for his induction into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame, and…
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 15:25

Pisgah-Tuscola rivalry is as good as it gets

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When my daughter, who is a freshman this year at Tuscola High School, made the Color Guard this summer, the…
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 16:15

Waynesville library slipping in quality

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To the Editor: When I moved to Waynesville in 1987 the library was the pride of the mountains. It was…
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 16:15

The ugly truth about tribal politics

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To the Editor: As the tribal elections drew closer and closer, it became fairly obvious early on that Patrick Lambert…
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 16:11

Free enterprise gives people the freedom to flourish

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In his Oct. 7 letter to the editor, Franklin political activist Dan Kowal cautioned readers not to “buy the corporate…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 17:20

Former park biologist honored for conservation

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Kim DeLozier, conservation program manager for the eastern U.S. Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, won the title of Wildlife Conservationist of…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:26

Help children stay warm with clothing donation

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To the Editor: October is the last month for donations to the 2015 Coats for Kids of Jackson County Coat…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:25

Don’t buy the corporate charm offensive

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To the Editor: This week we’ve heard from the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Capitalism at Western Carolina University, hyping the…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 15:08

Let’s avert another shutdown

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To the Editor: If Congress fails to reach a federal budget resolution by midnight, September 30, the Great Smoky Mountains…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 15:08

GOP has too many contradictory views

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To the Editor: I am not much of a religious scholar, but I did have 16 years of excellent Catholic education.…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 15:07

Telling Washington just what we will do

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To the Editor: Tried to take a nap but couldn’t get my mind off of some of the enormous problems…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 15:07

Skip the theatrics and let’s debate issues

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To the Editor: Recent letters have presented opposing views on the future funding for Planned Parenthood. Some are based on…
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 15:15

Asheville baristas’ behavior a sad commentary

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I had never heard of “The Red Pill Theory” or the “manosphere” until I saw references to them in the…
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 15:14

Smart action on cell towers in Jackson

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By Craig Pendergrast • Guest Columnist I am writing to applaud the Jackson County commissioners for recently completing a difficult re-write…
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 15:21

Community needs supporters to step up

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To the Editor: This past weekend I had the privilege of working beside my fellow students and colleagues in an…
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 15:20

When faith and government collide

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To the Editor: In Rowan County, Kentucky, Kim Davis has been ordered to jail for contempt of court.  Her confinement…
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 15:15

A bag of stories and an oil can

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By John Beckman • Guest Columnist Forty-two years ago a very interesting man moved into the broken, haunted brick mansion two…
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 15:08

Despite Sanders’ rhetoric, nothing is free

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To the Editor: Such a nice man, this Bernie Sanders, we just love him, he just wants to help everyone!…
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 15:52

Lawmakers simply need to do more for education

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Editor’s note: The following letter was recently sent to all members of the North Carolina General Assembly As students and…
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 15:52

We need more veggie options in schools

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To the Editor: With the new school year just starting, parents’ attention is on school clothes, supplies and lunches. Yes,…
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 15:51

Sanders has unique vision for U.S.A.

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To the Editor: Like many across America, I’ve become very tired of politicians of both parties talking out of both…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 16:08

Macon citizens want to help the homeless

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To the Editor: Thank you Macon County. It was truly humbling to see the community turnout for the Homeless Symposium.…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 16:08

You can choose your own worldview

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To the Editor: I am a human being, a member of a family, an American, and a Democrat, in that…
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 16:07

Trump may be best choice for president

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To the Editor: Traditionally, Americans have sent lawyers to congressional offices in Washington. The assumption was that they would be…
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 15:14

Shining Rock was not prepared for hearing

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To the Editor: The August 17 Town of Waynesville Planning Board meeting provided first-time meeting participants a crash course in…
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 15:13

Don’t mix faith with government

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To the Editor: In Man for Himself, Erich Fromm gave us this valuable observation. He wrote, “Because of the fact…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 17:14

Bernie Sanders excitement builds

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To the editor: July 29 Bernie Sanders spoke to the entire country using the Internet. It was an incredible event.…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 17:14

The Democrats’ war on babies is in trouble

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To the Editor: Now Democrats have once again dredged up the fabricated notion that Republicans are waging a war on…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 17:12

Thoughts on my Southern heritage

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To the Editor: The controversy in South Carolina revolving around the Confederate Flag has made me think about my Southern…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 17:08

Pay attention to new charter school

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To the Editor: Every person who pays taxes in Haywood County needs to be aware of, and pay attention to,…
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 15:46

Another constitutional crisis for Obama

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To the Editor: Dear House and Senate national representatives: Are you going to allow Obama to precipitate another constitutional crisis…
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 15:46

Ashamed of Cherokee Bear Zoo

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To the Editor: I am a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee who has not lived in Cherokee since…
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 15:44

Some concerns about charter school

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To the Editor: Since the proposed Shining Rock Classical Academy Charter School has been in the news lately, I would…
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 15:01

Meaningful gun control deserves passage

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To the Editor: House Speaker John Boehner boasted in a mass e-mail that he had gotten ahead of President Obama…
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 14:59

It seemed like a great idea at the time ...

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It looked so good on paper, the way terrible ideas always do. Instead of boarding our miniature dachshund as we…
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 17:05

Old steel should be used for footbridge

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To the Editor: I have an idea for reducing the cost of the footbridge at the end of the Cullowhee…
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 17:05

The Battle Flag was indeed about slavery

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To the Editor: To get past the emotionality regarding the Virginia Battle Flag, we need to examine its history and…
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 17:04

Hillary has way too much baggage

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To the Editor: When Bill Clinton was president, Hillary assumed authority over health care reform. Even after threats, she couldn't…
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 17:04

Parents should teach children to drive

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To the Editor: The problem of how to fund driver's ed could be easily solved. Since when did it become…
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 17:03

How can we be proud to be Americans?

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To the Editor: USA Today has reported that on average there were 96 cases of a white police officer killing…
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 16:42

Our Edisto story is still being written

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EDISTO ISLAND, SC — Whether it is a time-honored family tradition or simply the very real possibility that, as a…
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 15:53

The real meaning of religious freedom

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To the Editor: The news of the last couple of weeks brings into sharp focus the divided world we live…
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 15:46

The reality of the Confederate flag legacy

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I have seen more Confederate flags flying in the past couple of weeks than I have seen in years. A…