I can admit now that by the time the day of the eclipse finally arrived, I was so tired of…
To the Editor: In response to Editor Scott McLeod’s column about public prayers (www.smokymountainnews.com/archives/item/20540), secular society would like nothing better…
To the Editor: Can we please stop referring to access to health care insurance as “access to health care” and…
To the Editor: How many times have we heard or said “history repeats itself?” I’d say often regarding everything from…
To the Editor: There was a man who was born at Stratford Hall, Virginia, and his boyhood home was in…
To the Editor: Donald Trump has vowed to build a wall between the U.S.A. and Mexico. He even claims that…
Responding to Jeanne Dupois Editorial: We read with great interest the editorial from Jeanne Dupois regarding the many challenges that…
To the Editor: In a recent spate of Confederacy hype, much has been racist and much has been misleading. However,…
To the Editor: I appreciate and agree with your well-expressed thoughts on government meetings and prayer. Thank you for taking…
I’m entering a new phase of motherhood. Since becoming a mom in 2009, one or both of my boys have…
When I was just about the same age my son is now, my dad took me to Atlanta to see…
To the Editor:     On July 4, the President of the United States addressed the quadrennial Jamboree of the…
To the Editor: I read about the rescue at Yellowstone Falls in the July 26 edition of The Smoky Mountain…
To the Editor: This is in response to Mr. Paul Strop’s letter from the June 7 issue. There is a…
To the Editor: On behalf of the Franklin Chamber of Commerce, I would like to thank those who helped to…
To the Editor: The recent accident involving a state trooper and the elderly couple near Balsam was a tragedy for…
To the Editor: Dear Mission Health, I saw your full page ad in the July 19 issue of The Smoky…
To the Editor: We all wish Sen. John McCain a speedy recovery. Sen. Mitch McConnell kindly delayed the vote on…
To the Editor: Scott McLeod hit the proverbial nail directly on its head July 12th in his assessment of our…
To the Editor: As a proud Great Lakes kid, I am so pleased that Franklin Town Council and Macon County…
Edisto Beach, South Carolina – I will never forget the pictures. The day after Hurricane Matthew plowed through — and…
Since my mom’s passing almost a year ago, my dad and I have become very close. Without her here as…
To the Editor: Conservative business owners are realizing that our dysfunctional health care system, driven by private health insurance, is…
To the Editor: President Trump’s campaign staff met with a Russian attorney in Trump Tower to discuss inside “dirt” about…
To the Editor: Thank you for dispelling the myth that indigent defense attorneys don’t get paid (http://www.smokymountainnews.com/news/item/20283). They might not…
To the Editor: The disloyalty resolution article in the previous edition of The Smoky Mountain News (www.smokymountainnews.com/news/item/20275) was correct in…
Speaking to his son’s graduating class, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts told them this: “From time to time in…
To the Editor: Now that the Republican Party has temporary political control over America a strong push is being made…
Half a year into his presidency, it seems pretty clear that Donald Trump would rather continue campaigning — or golfing,…
The other night while channel-surfing I stumbled upon an online Sunday School class sponsored by a host of Baptist churches…
To the Editor: Last week’s letters to the editor were critical of the proposed healthcare reform. HRMC executives write, “Without…
To the Editor: On Sunday morning, July 2, Donald Trump tweeted a short doctored video clip of him attacking an…
I call myself an adventurer. While I do love to travel, adventuring isn’t just about experiencing new places and seeing…
By Rod Harkelroad and Maurice Phillips Our country’s healthcare system is in the midst of a massive upheaval. Never before have…
To the Editor: A wise good man once said, approximately, “politics is about making people’s lives better.”  I don’t believe…
To the Editor: We had the great pleasure of visiting Haywood County on Saturday, June 17, as we attended the…
To the Editor: Editor Scott McLeod’s thoughtful analysis (May 24 edition, www.smokymountainnews.com/archives/item/20019) described the formidable marketplace corporate control that permeates…
To the Editor: My organization, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the AARP, the American Cancer Society, The American Heart Association…
To the Editor: Coal has played an enormous role in the history of our country, and the infamous black rock…
To the Editor: Now that the Haywood County School Board is keeping Central Elementary, it’s a good time to consider…
To the Editor: The mere length and involved reasoning of your editorial reveals a level of nuance that makes issues…
To the Editor: Republicans are again touting the critical need for tax cuts for the upper economic classes.  This is…
To the Editor: As an inveterate library user, a long-time volunteer at the Haywood Public Library, a former Board member…
As I write this column, my two little boys are rummaging through LEGO bricks bickering about who needs which piece,…
I should have been ready for it, but I wasn’t. My daughter’s sixteenth birthday couldn’t have come as a shock…
By Martin Dyckman • Guest Columnist It’s easy to make a mistake, particularly when relying on another person’s promises or character.…
To the Editor: How many people do you know who are old enough to be eligible for Medicare insurance but…
To the Editor: Immigration has been a reality for hundreds of years as people leave the safety of their homes…
To the Editor: It has dawned on me that Trump’s vision for America is to make it into an exclusive…
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