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RALEIGH — Almost exactly one year ago, South Carolina’s state senate was presented with a measure to raise the default age at which those accused of committing crimes were treated as adults rather than as juveniles. For decades, that age had been 16 in South Carolina.

Comments

  • Char Avrunin said:

    Great article about a great man! Thank you, Bill Hollingsed, for all you've done for our community!

  • Yvonne Gilbert said:

    As a professional and licensed Alcohol and Drug Specialist, I appreciate the comments in this article. I only wish the community had taken hee…
  • bill gradison said:

    We just read the book Dreamland too. WAYNESVILLE is fortunate to have the pain clinic close. May all those addicted find a good and lengthy re…
  • Judith Gallagher-Howell said:

    Disgusting example of big government out of control, with no accountability or oversight. The fact that Mr. Janes wouldn't even return telepho…
  • Char Avrunin said:

    Enjoy your well-deserved vacation, Vicki! I sympathize, I'm a bit that way myself. Maybe we can go for that coffee when you return. Travel mercies. 💕
  • Ken Brown said:

    At least regarding the termination of the former school director, this explanation falls well short. News would have been simply to say there …
  • Ken Brown said:

    To David Crane, you claim to be a patriot. You claim to have a love of country. You pose the question (paraphrased), do Trump supporters stand…
  • Caryl Brt said:

    I look forward to the Mountaineer's Wednesday edition. Sarah Jane Hatfield's blow-by-blow description of her AT hike is a vicarious pleasure f…
  • Caryl Brt said:

    Haywood county won the lottery when David Crane moved here. A highly evolved civilization would put heavy emphasis on peaceful means to make t…
  • Caryl Brt said:

    a recent letter to the editor stated: "The entire letter was based on the second paragraph, “we all know what Donald Trump is — a liar and…
  • Heather Mina said:

    AMEN!! I was very disappointed by the way the Mountaineer chose to write this article. This author above said it best, “It was mostly a lop-…
  • Joe Vescovi said:

    Just curious. Is the town considering high efficient such as LED lights? If they can get lights that are more efficient why would Duke char…
  • Lisa Frohock said:

    The pictures shows a person holding up a pesticide but the article says only non-pesticides will be accepted.