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Finding real news is just not that hard

National Public Lands Day dawned crisp and cool Saturday, Sept. 24, a celebration of everything most beloved about fall in Western North Carolina — sunrise pinks and oranges streaking the skies above the ridgeline; clear, dry air carrying an invigorating early-morning chill; bright sunshine focusing the world beneath warm rays as the sky brightened, revealing mountainsides tinged with hints of red and yellow, rogue branches overly eager for the autumnal wardrobe change. 

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Moral decay in U.S. is abominable
 

Moral decay in U.S. is abominable

To the Editor:

Most Americans who care about their country and who vote faithfully want desperately to believe that the candidates for whom they cast their vote will not only win but are honest and principled and will represent the time-honored values most of us were brought up to believe in. Have I been sorely misinformed about that, or am I just hopelessly naive?

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Ted Budd is a troubling candidate
 

Ted Budd is a troubling candidate

To the Editor:

I am an independent voter. I belong to no political party, but rather base my choices on the issues and the candidates themselves. For that reason, I have voted for candidates of both the major political parties in the past. The first vote that I was able to cast was for Richard Nixon for president. I was young, ignorant and foolish. I had not realized how dishonest he was when casting my vote. Since then, I have striven to do more and better research into the candidates for whom I vote.

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Ghost Town’s obituary is written
 

Ghost Town’s obituary is written

To the Editor:

Frankie Wood conned Alaska Presley into believing he could bring Ghost Town back and was able to get her financial backing. He also conned the Maggie Valley aldermen into re-zoning several properties so he could develop RV parks and small cottages to house over 200 Ghost Town workers. To date, no development has happened?

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Cartoon, September 28, 2022

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