Opinion

 

Vote wisely for Waynesville’s future leaders

Town elections are seldom exciting, but the race in Waynesville is generating a lot of buzz.

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How attitude diseases can ruin the good life

My last newspaper column talked of Thomas Aquinas’s four idols  — money, power, pleasure and fame, and how they not only play a part in our everyday lives but also in wars and political unrest.

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Conservation wins big in 2023 budget
 

Conservation wins big in 2023 budget

To the Editor:

The new 2023 state budget will pump more than $100 million annually into land and water conservation.

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It’s time to grab your hardhat
 

It’s time to grab your hardhat

To the Editor:

As yellow falling leaves and cool, dry air are floating into the mountains, it signals to knowledgeable residents that it’s time to look up.

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Law officers ignore meeting, and that’s good

Sometimes a quiet no-show can be a really loud statement.

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Sometimes ‘the system’ all seems so unfair

Many years ago, one of the students in my English composition course approached me after class one day as other students were filing out, hesitating for just a moment until the last couple of them trickled into the hallway, leaving just the two of us. 

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Reality still eludes Trump’s base
 

Reality still eludes Trump’s base

To the Editor:

This is a reply to the September 20 letter to the editor titled, “Rule of law proven a farce amid corruption.”

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Former agents endorse Reece for mayor
 

Former agents endorse Reece for mayor

To the Editor:

We are writing to express our enthusiastic support for the candidacy of Joel “Joey” Reece for the position of mayor in the city of Waynesville.

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The beauty of simple, unadorned travel

The old man, hell he was probably my age, flagged me down after I passed his home and garden.

“Buen Camino,” he called, waving me back.

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