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Wednesday, 10 October 2012 12:55

McCrory and our gems from Western Carolina

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To the Editor: I am concerned about North Carolina’s unemployment rate of 9.7 percent and the country as a whole.…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 12:54

Make the right choice: Hayden Rogers

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To the Editor: We in the mountains are known to be suspicious of outsiders who want to tell us how…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 12:54

Giving bears a second chance

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To the Editor: The inflexibility of the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission (NCWRC) is alarming. The killing of a three-legged…
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 12:53

Backcountry fees a bad idea

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To the Editor: The Great Smoky Mountains National Park plans to begin charging fees for backcountry camping and implement a…
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 16:41

Don’t be fooled again by Sen. Jim Davis

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To the Editor: One of the most important decisions we will have to make on Nov. 6 is who to…
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 16:40

Bernanke is killing the working class

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To the Editor: It is really quite amazing that anybody would believe anything that emanates from the mouth of Federal…
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 16:39

This election, let’s make a clean sweep

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To the Editor: During this election the main question seems to be economical. We are a debtor nation. We are…
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 16:38

Americans are too easily deceived

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To the Editor: Why are the American people so easily deceived? It seems as if they want to be deceived. …
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 16:37

GOP attack on women is real and continuing

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To the Editor: The letter about women’s rights by Margery Abel in last week’s Smoky Mountain News says it very…
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 16:36

Independent thinkers are key to future

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To the Editor: Kurt Vonnegut, a prophetic fiction writer of the 1960s, wrote an amusing, disturbing and satirical short story…
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 16:35

Sen. Davis’ comments were insulting

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To the Editor: Much has been said this election year on the Republican “War on Women.” Some believe it exists…
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 16:34

The tragedy of mass shootings, gun control

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Hardly a week goes by without hearing about another tragic shooting, in a movie theater, a grocery store, a Washington,…
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 16:33

Support Ghost Town and other local projects

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To the Editor: This is really not an “either-or” situation. Maggie Valley should definitely support Ghost Town as an investment…
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 16:33

Invest in nature, not Ghost Town

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To the Editor: I have no problem with Ghost Town, and I wish them well in their efforts. But I…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 13:10

Life in the GOP fact-free bubble

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To the Editor: I just don’t get it. Many Republicans think that Obama is a Kenyan socialist out to destroy the…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 13:09

Conservatives take us down the wrong path

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To the Editor: Webster’s dictionary defines the following terms as stated below: • Conservative: “of or relating to a philosophy of…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 13:08

Jim Davis living in Alice in Wonderland world?

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To the Editor: Sen. Jim Davis, R-Franklin, is apparently living in a world in where up is down, less is…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 13:08

Don’t legitimize hate and violence

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To the Editor: From U.S. media coverage we get the impression that the Muslim world is burning with anti-Western anger over…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 13:07

Thanks to the GOP communications chair

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To The Editor: In Carol Adams’ reply to my column (“Proud to be an American … sort of,” SMN Sept.…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 13:06

Video archives useful in combatting lies

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To the Editor: I noticed that last week some of Mitt Romney’s defenders tried to claim that the video from…
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 13:06

Women’s rights, the unfinished struggle

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To the Editor: Throughout America’s history courageous women have struggled to achieve social and political freedom and equality. They have…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:35

Obama’s record needs closer look

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To the Editor: Carol Adams in her Letter to the Editor (SMN, Sept. 12) asserts that Obama’s record is “not…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:34

History has been altered by victors

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To the Editor: Mr. McLeod, instead of being upset over a Confederate flag flying in the South, perhaps you should…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:33

Is journalism dead or just very biased?

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To the Editor: Mark Twain once said “If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed. If you read the…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:33

Proposals could harm bear, deer populations

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To the Editor: According to David Whitmire’s recent letters sent to the media in WNC, two pending bills for 2013-14…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:32

PetSmart will help animal rescue groups

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To the Editor: PetSmart, which is known for not carrying puppy mill dogs or cats, also holds on-site adoptions for…
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:32

Get the facts about state education funding

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To the Editor: The Macon County Democrat Headquarters got my attention with their sign. For those that haven’t seen it,…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:50

The end is nigh, but too few will admit it

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By Kenn Jacobine • Guest Columnist According to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, we are about to…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:49

The GOP’s message of Social Darwinism

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To the Editor: The 2012 campaign illustrates two oft-quoted maxims: that war is a continuation of politics by other means,…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:48

Alderman replacement process should be open

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To the Editor: As a full-time resident of Maggie Valley, I am shocked at the shenanigans taking place in our…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:47

Some things should not be on public property

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To the Editor: While I support the display of the Confederate flag or the Ten Commandments as a means of individual personal…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:46

Columnist misguided in supporting Obama

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To the Editor:  You printed an interesting, however misguided, guest column in the Sept. 5 issue. John Beckman (“Proud to…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:45

We must protect religious freedoms

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To the Editor: Some like to claim that ours is a Christian nation. But this was not the intent of…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:23

GOP war on women is a real problem

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To the Editor: Believing in the power of women’s votes, here are some facts that we are facing in November.…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:22

Those who make most noise aren’t from here

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To the Editor: I find nothing wrong with your article, “Confederates in the attic” (Aug. 29 edition, www.smokymountainnews.com/opinion) unlike certain…
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 02:18

Progressive is just new word for traitor

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To the Editor: In regards to your column last week, let me make some points.  You wrote: “If someone gets…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:45

I don’t share Romney-Ryan vision

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To the Editor: This letter is in defense of the work and research done at the Bent Creek Southeastern Forest…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:44

We need a conservative leader at this time

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To the Editor: I acknowledge Martin Dyckman’s well-written letter in the Aug. 15 issue. He challenged my letter (8/8/12) by…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:43

Battle flag display should be allowed

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To the Editor: For many years, it has been the tradition in Haywood County and other Western North Carolina counties…
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:43

We need dialogue, not accusations

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To the Editor: I can’t hardly stand to read the letters to the editor anymore. Civil discourse, the backbone of any…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:15

Tell Obama the numbers still need to add up

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To the Editor: I have always had a problem with numbers, I joke that numbers traumatized me at an early…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:12

Letter writer should follow her own advice

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To the Editor: A recent area letter writer cautioned us to dig for truth and find facts before we go…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:12

League forums are non-partisan events

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To the Editor: Recently, the Macon County League of Women Voters started a membership campaign and in our invitation, we…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:11

Davis supporters were not out of line

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To the Editor: A recent letter to the editor in another newspaper criticized Sen. Jim Davis’ supporters for wearing red…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:11

Elect those who support capitalism, free markets

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To the Editor: Here are some questions that need to be addressed to the people who are leading our country…
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:10

Intelligent voters need to use their brains

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To the Editor:  I have been out of town so I am late in responding to my neighbor, Joanna Swanson’s…
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 14:21

Letter writers were simply off the mark

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To the Editor: A pair of letters in this (last) week’s Smoky Mountain News made me check the calendar to…
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 14:09

Let’s restore common sense in November

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To the Editor: Last Saturday afternoon, Aug. 11, hundreds of people traveled to Jackson County to attend a rally which…
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 14:09

We need laws to control loud, dangerous pets

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To the Editor: What an ignorant letter (“People, not dogs, are the problem,” Aug. 1, The Smoky Mountain News) written…