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I normally veer from airing my opinion as a columnist in the editorial pages on issues that I cover as…
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 14:14

People too gullible about Occupy movement

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To the Editor: After reading Carol Larivee’s letter noting the differences between the Tea Party and the Occupy movement, it…
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 14:14

Tea Party faithful are decent Americans

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To the Editor: In the Nov. 23-29 issue of The Smoky Mountain News, Carole Larivee wrote a letter comparing the…
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 14:06

Remember that it’s Democrats raising taxes

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To the Editor: So the Democrat North Carolina state senators have waived off the chance to cap the automatic 4…
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 21:10

Poppies beneficial to VFW projects

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To the Editor: On behalf of Veterans Of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5202 in Waynesville, I would like to thank…
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 21:10

Serving up a heaping helping of internal turmoil

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I helped raise three turkeys this year. They were named Thanksgiving, Christmas and Extras. These turkeys were intended as the…
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 21:09

With rights come responsibilities

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To the Editor: I believe I can answer the question used as a headline for Quintin Ellison’s story in the…
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 21:08

Why the deficit supercommittee failed

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To the Editor: The deficit reduction supercommittee failed for two reasons. A deficit results when expenditures exceed revenues. The Republicans…
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 14:34

The mad, mad world of Scroto Baggins

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Newspaper people are a special breed. As a type, these are individuals who tend toward the eccentric and are decidedly…
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 14:33

Warm memories from a frozen scout – awesome

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During the winter, we met every Tuesday night in the conference room of the First Methodist Church, and on the…
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 14:32

Enjoyed talking to mountain farmers

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To the Editor, I just want to express my sincere appreciation to the farmers of Haywood County, the members of…
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 14:31

‘I hear the train a comin’ … to Dillsboro

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To the Editor: Every businessman and political and community leader in Jackson County should feel some gratitude this Thanksgiving and…
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 14:31

Tea Party and Occupy are so similar – not

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To the Editor: I guess it’s inevitable that comparisons will be made between the Occupy and Tea Party movements. In…
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 13:59

Words bring us together and open pathways

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Editor’s note: Dawn Gilchrist-Young teaches English at Swain County High School and was the 2011 winner of the Norman Mailer…
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 13:54

To dream the impossible garden dream

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As I have written previously, in my dreams I am a tidy gardener. One of those saints who uses a…
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 13:53

Reducing stray cat population is goal

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To the Editor: “Population shrinking and growing older,” a headline from a recent newspaper article, is exactly Haywood Animal Welfare…
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 13:53

Newspaper policy bad for Bryson City

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To the Editor: I found it curious that The Smoky Mountain Times in Bryson City had not run any articles…
Wednesday, 09 November 2011 21:12

Youth have no time for the love of reading

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Is reading — just for the pure, leisurely joy of it -— becoming the pastime of a bygone era? For…
Wednesday, 09 November 2011 21:11

Cooperative marketing essential to success

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To the Editor: With reference to Quintin Ellison’s and Becky Johnson’s excellent reporting on the tourism marketing program for Jackson…
Wednesday, 09 November 2011 21:08

Smart phone volunteers lead us into the future

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One of the drawbacks perks of my job is the amazing number of meetings I’m forced fortunate enough to attend.…
Wednesday, 09 November 2011 21:06

Professor George Herring could always flip the switch

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During the five years that I spent at Western Carolina University (1954-58 and 1965), I had the good fortune to…
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 19:41

No town money spent to purchase public art

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To the Editor: Recent political ads by the Waynesville-Haywood Concerned Citizens contain materially false representations. There has never been any…
I missed a golden opportunity to see my name emblazoned on a book spine by not writing about Western North…
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 19:40

WHCC claims skirt the truth

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To the Editor: I appreciated your article “Meet the candidates: Who’s who in Waynesville’s race” (www.smokymountainnews.com/news/item/5412) regarding the upcoming elections,…
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 19:39

Political ad mis-stated several key facts

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To the Editor: As a member of the Waynesville Public Art Commission from September 2006 to March 2011, I am…
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 19:37

Facts matter and homework counts

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To the Editor: Homework counts. I like to think that candidates running for the Waynesville Town Board would be interested…
The exquisite, fleeting beauty of autumn is with us now. Cold nights signal changes to come. Soon there will be…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 13:30

Smart bear kicks off ‘Bear Smart’ program

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To the Editor: Just prior to the opening of the “Bear Smart” program, on Tuesday night at the Sapphire Valley…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 13:29

Despite problems, we need less government

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To the Editor: In the Oct. 19 Smoky Mountain News, a photo and story feature covered the Oct. 15 Occupy…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 13:29

Candidates should promote unity

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To the Editor: In the election article for Maggie Valley, I read three candidates — the  mayoral candidate Ron DeSimone…
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 13:27

We need to know who is pulling the strings

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To the Editor: In reply to Shirley Slaughter’s letter of Oct. 19 in The Smoky Mountain News (www.smokymountainnews.com/news/item/5374), I don’t…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:08

Don’t cut Postal Service jobs prematurely

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Editor’s note: Rep. Health Shuler wrote this letter to U.S. Postmaster Pat Donahoe to express his concern for potential job…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:08

Cashiers Leaf Festival was huge success

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To the Editor On behalf of the Greater Cashiers Area Merchants Association we would like to thank everyone who contributed…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:07

Let Duke know rate hike request is too much

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To the Editor: Duke Energy has applied to the N.C. Utilities Commission for yet another rate increase in an attempt…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:06

SMN needs to practice balanced journalism

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To the Editor: I was born and raised in Cashiers and have always disliked the phrase “country come to town.”…
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:00

The killer is among us, and she is Tuppence

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When I moved to Sylva from Bryson City, two dogs stayed and three cats came with me. These are Edgar…
A box of bulbs arrived Saturday, containing within the cardboard confines all the promises of fall work, winter waiting and…
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 14:05

Student housing would benefit Forest Hills

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To the Editor: In response to the article written by Quintin Ellison published Oct. 5 regarding the developer request to…
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 14:05

Cutting food aid right now is deplorable

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To the Editor: An elderly widow on a fixed-income already cannot afford a healthy diet and her medications, and now…
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 14:03

Waynesville town board needs Mary Ann Enloe

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To the Editor: One of America’s greatest statesmen, Thomas Paine, wrote a book called Common Sense. Unfortunately, this trait is…
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 14:02

General Assembly puts burden on locals

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To the Editor: It has become evident that the principle guideline being used by Sen. Jim Davis, R-Franklin, and the…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 20:34

When is Frontier DSL arriving in outlying areas?

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To the Editor: While the good folks at Frontier (Everett, Wash., customer service call center) offered as a good faith…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 20:34

In my dreams, I am organized and efficient

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I am a great admirer of efficient people. In my enthusiasm for them I sometimes mistake myself for one of…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 20:33

Haire should support the people’s vote

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To the Editor: I’d like to address the letter three weeks ago by my representative to the General Assembly, The…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 20:33

Rep. Phil Haire wrong on gay marriage bill

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To the Editor: I found Rep. Phil Haire’s recent letter outlining and justifying his opposition to SB 514, the Defense…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 20:32

Some questions for progressives to answer

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To the Editor: These questions are directed to progressives, liberals or left-thinking people. • Why do you think it’s OK…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 20:32

Go ahead and do the Macon revaluation

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To the Editor: If property revaluation is postponed until 2015, the Macon County Commissioners are again gambling that property values…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 12:55

Slope rules could help protect Macon

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To the Editor: Wildflower is back, and a lot of people are worried, especially here in the northern part of…
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 12:54

Lower corporate taxes won’t create jobs

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To the Editor: In the ongoing debate about job creation, much misinformation is being bandied about in an effort to…