All posts in Letters to the editor

November 4, 2014, No comments

Dear Editor, The Senate race in North Carolina is the most important election in our State this year. Senator Hagan has been and will continue to be a rubber stamp […]


Republicans no better than Democrats on economic incentives

June 23, 2013, No comments

The June 3rd meeting of Henderson County Commission was noteworthy as Chairman Charlie Messer slipped up asking for a motion to go into closed session ...


Reflections on Lady Thatcher

June 7, 2013, No comments

By Rep Charles Taylor – “The funeral of Margaret Thatcher was beautiful, moving, just right,” so said Peggy Noonan, author and former speech ...


Letter to the Editor: Carolina Panthers bailout must be stopped

April 21, 2013, No comments

So I read recently that the North Carolina Senate pushed along HB 193, a bill that would give the City of Charlotte taxing authority that would eventu ...

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    Letter to the Editor: Words mean things
    April 6, 2013, No comments

    The Supreme Court judges are having trouble discussing the case (the Defense of Marriage Act) because they are using a word that is meaningless. “Gay marriage’ is like the word […]

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    Bothwell too ‘crazy’ for higher office
    March 2, 2013, No comments

    By Charles Parker – “Cecil Bothwell announced that he will run for reelection to the Asheville City Council.” That’s the way Asheville Councilman Cecil Bothwell announced to the world last […]

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    Letter to the Editor: Thoughts on BCS STEM
    February 15, 2013, No comments

    I submit the following letter to the editor: I enthusiastically support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education in our schools, but there are many issues with putting it in […]