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One of my most enduring memories as a small child was the weekly shopping trip with my mother. This was in the early 1950s, and my parents lived in a small home in a rural area of Ohio west of Cincinnati, just down the road from my grandparents’ farm. The nearest town with any reasonable amo…

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The thing about 2020 is that everyone will have a COVID-19 memory and it is sure to be one that will be told over and over again, perhaps for generations.

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Waynesville and Haywood County are really beautiful places to live. For starters, our scenery is world-class, and we have some of the cleanest water in the world, which all originates here in county.


  • Ron Rosenzweig said:

    The demand for skilled electricians, plumbers, HVAC technicians as well as carpenters and installers of all kinds has, as Becky Johnson points…
  • scott muirhead said:

    Mr. Crane neither understands what insurrection is; nor does he know much about American history.

  • scott muirhead said:

    The I.Q. level of the general public continues to plummet. The dumbest among us continue to chatter about the election not being rigged. All t…
  • scott muirhead said:

    Congratulations to Stan Briggs for understanding the insulting cartoon that appeared in the paper recently. The lefties are on the march. Watc…
  • scott muirhead said:

    Oh boy! The indignant lefties are crawling out from under rocks like never before. Sheila Mathis tells us that Madison Cawthorn is a terrorist…
  • scott muirhead said:

    Gee, I wonder what sort of doctor Jan Lemasters is. I presume the doctor to be female, and I’m curious. Is she a doctor like Jill Biden, who a…
  • Susan Kumpf said:

    Being peaceful is the only way for our children to know peace. Let it begin with thee.

  • Denise Schmeisser said:

    The foundational technologies of the Internet were developed with public funds.

  • Rebecca Britton said:

    Thanks for getting this information out there Dr. Carlson! As an attorney I have been having a very similar conversation with lots of folks ab…
  • Susan Dawkins said:

    Hang in there, Heidi and Karen! We’ll be regulars again as soon as we are able

  • scott muirhead said:

    Whatever Democrats denounce is the very thing they themselves do. They did a great job of denouncing the Antifa-led riot in the Capitol; but s…
  • Tom Duffy said:

    I completely disagree with the Police determination that "no threat was made" How did they arrive at this conclusion ? When the caller said "w…
  • Ron Rookstool said:

    Cawthorn obviously was not qualified for the House based on his background vice Davis's. However the voters in Haywood County are primarily Re…
  • Richard Ploch said:

    Beautifully written column, Dave Hogan. Thank you. Best wishes. Enjoy the never-ending adventure of reading good books.

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