To the Editor
The works of Bethel Rural Community Organization (BRCO) seem to have flooded the news lately. A full page in the Dec. 5-11 issue of Smoky Mountain News and four BRCO articles in December’s Haywood Vicinitus has piqued a lot of interest among readers.
Cory Vaillancourt’s interesting report on our DVD documenting the history of Sunburst and other logging operations plus his well-researched full-page article, “Sunburst – a Short History” has helped produce a flood of on-line orders for the DVD. Readers want to learn what the short history could not tell.
If Cory had been able to garner another half page for BRCO, he may have reported that our organization president, Carroll Jones, is an award-winning author and has written several historical non-fiction and fiction books about Haywood County. SMN readers will remember the articles that reported on Carroll’s most recent book, Thomson’s Pulp Mill, that unveils the history of Canton’s original pulp mill.
BRCO members, as Cory meticulously reported, are eager to preserve the rich history of the area. BRCO thanks SMN for Cory’s time and well-done reporting.