• LETTERS / Focus on Education, Not Taking Away Other Students’ Right to Pray

    Letters to the Editor. BY Alyssa Johnson / Dear Editor, Prayer in school has been a highly discussed topic in our generation especially living here in the “Bible Belt”, As we continue to dispute this issue we are seeing a divide among children in our school system. We have those that pray and those that don’t, the believers and the non-believers, perhaps it has always been this way but now we can see the divide greater then ever. Read more…



  • LETTERS / Why Skip the Turkey?

    Letters to the Editor. BY Holden Crinter / Dear Editor, Next week, President Obama will pardon two turkeys to promote the turkey industry. Every one of us can exercise that same pardon power by choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance. It’s a most fitting way to give thanks for our own life, health, and happiness. The 240 million turkeys killed in the U.S. this year have nothing to give thanks for. Read more…



  • LETTERS / Thank You

    Letters to the Editor. BY JANE ANN HODGES / Dear Editor, DEMOCRACY is alive and well. I’m proud of the process. I’m proud but yet disappointed that more people didn’t take advantage of this process. Voting is important. The choices that we made will determine the future of our county, state and nation. I love my three grandchildren so much and I want them to get the education and pursue the best employment opportunities. I want them to grow up in a clean and safe environment, so I will vote and elect people who will make decisions that will affect me and my grandchildren in the years to come. Read more…



  • LETTERS / The New Fear Replaces The Old Fear

    <strong>Letters to the Editor.</strong> BY CRAIG DUDLEY / Dear Editor, Big Brother can’t stand up to honest, intelligent examination. For him to exist, “consumers” must remain divided, intimidated, confused, and passive. <a href="https://www.hcpress.com/letters-to-the-editor/letters-the-new-fear-replaces-the-old-fear.html">Read more…</a>



  • LETTERS / North Carolina has Spoken: Save our Country Now

    Letters to the Editor. BY JOSH COFFEY / Dear Editor, Since 1968, no Democratic U.S. Senator has been re-elected in the state of North Carolina. I think that’s because North Carolinians are smart enough to recognize what failure is when they see it. On Tuesday night, Speaker Thom Tillis was elected to be the next U.S. Senator from North Carolina, replacing Senator Kay Hagan. In one of the most expensive senate races in U.S. history, Tillis fought off an abundance of dirty tactics and accusations by the North Carolina Democratic party and outside liberal groups. Read more…



  • LETTERS / Americans Seem Unaware That Their Prosperity Comes From Selling Weapons and Creating Scenarios That Use Them

    Letters to the Editor. BY CRAIG DUDLEY / Dear Editor, The only thing that we have learned from history is that history repeats its self, and we don’t learn from history. Americans pretend they’re reasonable people, as “their government” murders around the world, provoking revolutions, and lying about who is doing it. The Empire funds terrorists and then bombs them. Read more…



  • LETTERS / Questions on Boone Water Intake After Council Meeting With Unsuccessful Motion to Suspend Project

    Letters to the Editor. BY FRANK PACKARD / Dear Editor, As you well know, I was in attendance at this past Thursday’s Boone Town Council meeting on Oct. 23 and listened with interest as the issue of the water intake was discussed relative to the motion introduced by Councilwoman Pena to suspend activity on the intake. My public comment prior to the discussion dealt with the town’s characterization of those opposed to the project as uninformed and misguided. Read more…



  • LETTERS / What About Our Future?

    Letters to the Editor. BY ANGIE AUSTIN & LAURA JOHNSON / Dear Editor, There’s a lot of information in the news about what is going on in North Carolina’s classrooms these days – class sizes, pay raises, technology, the improvements. But have you heard much from actual teachers? We would like to give you some perspective from a few veteran teachers’ point of view, who, by the way, love what they do. Read more…



  • LETTERS / “Your Government” Rarely Represents Your Wishes

    Letters to the Editor. BY CRAIG DUDLEY / Dear Editor, In 2008, an Army War College report warned that the military must be prepared for a “violent, strategic dislocation inside the United States,” which could be provoked by “economic collapse,” “purposeful domestic resistance,” “pervasive public health emergencies”, “loss of functioning political and legal order”, all related to dissent and protests over America’s economic and political disarray. Read more…



  • LETTERS / When Government Belongs to the Wealthiest, Democracy Vanishes

    Letters to the Editor. BY CRAIG DUDLEY / Dear Editor, Most of our daily lives are dominated by the small number of people who understand the mental processes and social patterns of crowds. They push the buttons which control “consumers” minds. Read more…



  • LETTERS / Q & A With Councilman Quint David on Intake

    Letters to the Editor. BY QUINT DAVID / Dear Editor, There have been several hold ups over the last few years, some internal and some political and external, and before I was a new council member it was one of my goals to ‘get to the bottom’ of what this intake was about. Now that I am elected and ‘on the inside’, I know a little more about both the progress and the snags and I can sadly say that we are in a bad spot. Read more…



  • Boone-Doggle: Intake Engineers Greased Funding Rails

    Letters to the Editor. BY NEW RIVER ADVOCATES / Dear Editor, Imagine how astonished we were when we discovered a June 22, 2010 revision of the 2009 Environmental Assessment (EA) for Boone’s proposed water intake. Go figure, we were investigating the Watauga County Floodplain Permit debacle and we discover Boone officials have been referring us to an obsolete document for four years. Dysfunctional comes to mind, inability to properly interact with constituents; in other words, not fit for public service! Read more…



  • LETTERS / In Response to More New River Ridiculousness

    Letters to the Editor. BY JESSE STEELE / Dear Editor, So the topic for today’s letter? Your locale oracle decided to investigate the claims being made by New River Advocates. Specifically their claims regarding General Statute [§143-355(l)] and the claims that there are no DENR regulations that mandate when a town must seek a new water supply. Read more…



  • LETTERS / Boone-Doggle: Mayor Ball Concerned About Heightened Suspicions

    Letters to the Editor. BY NEW RIVER ADVOCATES / Dear Editor, Town Councilman Quint David has led us all to drink from Boone’s ‘holy grail’, WK Dickson’s 2009 Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Water Intake. (Heretofore, this is the document everyone referenced for justification of the new intake) Now we find, through a public Read more…



  • LETTERS / New World Order Quotes

    Letters to the Editor. BY CRAIG DUDLEY / Dear Editor, Here are their words, for you to consider. “If the American people knew what we have done, they would string us up from the lamp posts.” George H. W. Bush“The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media.” William Colby, former CIA director Read more…



  • LETTER / Investigating the Claims Being Made by New River Advocates

    Letters to the Editor. BY JESSE STEELE / Dear Editor, So the topic for today’s letter? Your locale oracle decided to investigate the claims being made by New River Advocates. Specifically their claims regarding General Statute [§143-355(l)] and the claims that there are no DENR regulations that mandate when a town must seek a new water supply. Read more…



  • LETTERS / What Can We Do To Alleviate Climate Change?

    Letters to the Editor. BY HOLDEN CRINTER / Dear Editor, Last Sunday, hundreds of thousands marched throughout the world demanding action on climate change. 120 world leaders gathered in New York for the United Nations Summit on Climate Change. What can we do? Read more…



  • LETTERS / Counts, Jordan on More or Less Government

    Letters to the Editor. BY LYNNE GETZ / Dear Editor, I had the privilege of attending the debate between Representative Jonathan Jordan and challenger Sue Counts. I deeply appreciate the civility and respect which both Mr. Jordan and Ms. Counts displayed toward each other throughout the debate. One of the more interesting exchanges of the evening came when the candidates were asked if they favored more or less government. Read more…



  • LETTERS / BOONE-DOGGLE – Water Use Committee Member Comment – SITUATION NORMAL with Boone Officials

    Letters to the Editor. BY NEW RIVER ADVOCATES / Dear Editor, New River Advocates claims Boone and their consulting engineers having been citing a regulation that doesn’t exist, a regulation that has been the whole premise for inciting fear into the public for a need to spend millions toward planning a new water supply and construction of a new water intake. Read more…



  • LETTERS / ‘Boone’s Water Theft’

    Letters to the Editor. BY Karen Carter / Dear Editor, Quint David, Boone Town Councilman David, is apparently easily offended that he does not receive specific “questions” or, as a councilman, personal correspondence directly from citizens. Councilman David says that the New River Advocates’ analysis does not include questions. Read more…



  • Letters / ‘Time to Put a Close to the Closed Loop Myth’ Regarding New River Advocates on Boone Water Intake

    Letters to the Editor. BY JESSE STEELE / Dear Editor, So today your local oracle and newly appointed town apologist (or am I a stooge now? so many titles…) has a question for those who grew up in that magical time known as the ’80s. Before all the video games and smartphones did you ever enjoy the pleasure that was playing with food coloring and glasses of water? Read more…



  • LETTERS / Boone-Doggle: Boone Cries Wolf Since 2004

    Letters to the Editor. BY NEW RIVER ADVOCATES BOARD / Dear Editor, Boone has been inciting fear of running out of water and flushing money down the toilet. Boone claimed they exceeded 80% of the capacity of their water supply requiring immediate planning for another water supply. They also claimed they were going to exceed 90% of capacity by 2010, requiring construction of a new intake to prevent a state moratorium on new water hookups. Read more…



  • LETTERS / Let Us Know

    Letters to the Editor. BY PAULA FINCK / Dear Editor, Elected officials and candidates, I am especially addressing this letter to you. Please help make my voting job easier in the upcoming Nov. 4 general election. Announce to your constituents that you 
will help overturn Citizens United, McCutcheon and other Supreme Court decisions which shifted control of our elections from the will of the people to the wallets of the super-rich. Do it now. Read more…



  • LETTERS / Questions About Boone Water Intake

    Letters to the Editor. BY ELIZABETH KIVETTE / Dear Editor, As an observer, not an engineer or an expert on eco-systems, I am commenting as a citizen of the town of Boone and Watauga County. After reading many articles and comment threads, I have questions and concerns. Read more…



  • LETTERS / ‘Horn in the West’ Outdoor Drama is Credit to Southern Appalachian Historical Society and Boone

    Letters to the Editor. BY EARL AND GWEN WILLIAMS / Dear Editor, On Saturday, we attended this season’s final performance of “Horn in the West” outdoor drama. What a credit to the Southern Appalachian Historical Society and the City of Boone! This historical drama is fabulous! It is mind-boggling to think that this is the 63rd consecutive season. It teaches our early American history in the mountains during the time of our nation’s birth. We want to thank the director, Teresa Lee, and salute the actors (mostly young college students) for their exciting and emotional presentations. Read more…



  • LETTERS / ‘Nothing Right’ About Town of Boone Side Stepping CLOMR Needed for Its Water Intake in Todd

    Letters to the Editor. BY FRANK PACKARD / Dear Editor, I learned at a meeting [on Monday night] that in October 2013, the town of Boone through it’s engineering firm, WK Dickson, submitted maps to the Watauga County Planning Department certifying the proposed Boone Water Intake as a “No Rise” project. Read more…



  • LETTERS / The Empire is Working on Bailing Out Ukraine’s “Oligarchs”

    Letters to the Editor. BY CRAIG DUDLEY / Dear Editor, Obama says; “Russia Is Once Again isolating itself from the International Community,” “Russian-backed separatists have continued to shoot down Ukrainian aircraft”, “Because of their actions; scores of Ukrainian civilians continue to die needlessly every day”. In America’s “news” we’re told the problem is Russia’s Putin. Why do they call the anti-fascist/Kiev separatists “pro-Russian”? Read more…



  • LETTERS / Concerns About Elimination of Boone’s ETJ

    Letters to the Editor. BY Susan Reed / Dear Editor and fellow Wataugans: I grew up in Boone, and live in my family home that was built in 1968 in a neighborhood that has since 1983 enjoyed the numerous protections of Extra Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ). To say that the antidemocratic and disingenuous maneuvering by Senator Soucek and Representative Jordan to summarily strip Boone and Watauga County of its ETJ upsets my family (and many neighbors with whom I’ve talked) is an understatement. Read more…



  • LETTERS / The “Defending Freedom” Refrain Is False

    Letters to the Editor. BY CRAIG DUDLEY / Dear Editor, Marine General Smedley Butler said his Marines died for United Fruit Company’s control of Central America; General Butler pointed out that American participation in WW 1 produced 21,000 new American millionaires and billionaires. His book, “war is a racket” describes a few getting rich on the backs of millions of dead. America is a militarized society. Our countless wars have killed, tortured, and maimed millions. At public events you’re asked to remember the sacrifices American “warriors” made in the “defense of our freedom”, because we’re exceptional. Read more…



  • LETTERS / My Feelings on Charges Filed Against Me for Rescuing Puppy in Dire Condition

    Letters to the Editor. BY MARIKO CERDA / Dear Editor, I have been asked to comment on my feelings about the charges filed and carried out by Avery County Sheriff’s Department concerning the rescuing of a puppy in dire conditions. Read more…



  • LETTERS / Attorney Brad Donovan Announces Candidacy for N.C. Court of Appeals

    Letters to the Editor. BY BRAD DONOVAN / Dear Editor, I would like to announce that I am a candidate for the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the seat being vacated by Chief Judge John Martin. Briefly, I have been a licensed attorney in NC since 1989. I spent eight years as a member of staff counsel at the Court, during which I wrote over 600 proposed Opinions for the Court. Read more…



  • LETTERS / Palestinians Can Accept Life in the World’s Largest Open-Air Prison or Fight. What Would You Do?

    Letters to the Editor. BY CRAIG DUDLEY / Dear Editor, What if Native Americans were to re-claim rights to North Carolina, as arranged by other countries, and dump you into ghettos like has been done in Israel? You might ask since the Nazi government committed crimes against Jews, why weren’t Jews given part of Germany after WWII instead of Palestine? Read more…



  • LETTERS / America Has Become a Clear Demonstration of Orwell’s 1984

    Letters to the Editor. BY CRAIG DUDLEY / Dear Editor, “Our government” creates “consumers” incapable of thinking for themselves by training them to be completely dependent on government and its corporate partners to tell them what to eat, to wear, to think, what to believe, who to vote for, to associate with, and so on. These “consumers” believe we can’t be free because we have to be safe. Read more…



  • LETTERS / ETJ Situation Not A Dem, GOP Issue

    Letters to the Editor. BY PHIL TEMPLETON / Dear Editor, A North Carolina law implemented by the Town of Boone in 1983 provides for Boone to zone and regulate areas immediately outside the town limits (known as Extraterritorial Jurisdiction areas or the ETJ). Owners of property in the ETJ areas had little choice or say so in this matter. Ironically, the land area now within the Boone ETJ and controlled by the town has become larger than the area within the Boone town limits. Read more…



  • LETTERS / Our Legal System Has Become An Oppressive Machine Instead of a Statement of America’s Moral and Ethical Requirements

    Letters to the Editor. BY CRAIG DUDLEY / Dear Editor, Recently we were told that people occupying government buildings in Ukraine were a good thing. These people, we were told by “our leaders” and elite media were “pro-democracy protestors”. “Our government” warned the Ukrainian authorities against using force against these ‘pro-democracy protestors’. Some of these “protesters” were neo-Nazis who were throwing Molotov cocktails at the police and setting fire to buildings. Read more…



300 x 260
300 x 260

OUR PRINTED PUBLICATIONS

High Country Visitor GuideHigh Country Magazine

OUR NEW HOME MAGAZINE


Home-2018-Cover

Find Previous Articles

300 x 260
Privacy Policy | Rights & Permissions | Discussion Guidelines

Website Management by Outer Banks Media