Letters, 12-30

Jan 02, 2017

Thanks for online coverage

To the editor,

Recently we were driving west from Asheville on I-40 and approaching the turnoff towards Waynesville when we saw police car after police car traveling east at top speed with lights flashing.  They were from many different jurisdictions.  We didn’t count but there could have been 20 or more that we saw.  We turned on Asheville news a bit after 4 p.m. and there was no report but thanks to The Mountaineer online news, soon after we got home, we learned of the events in Canton.

Like all of our neighbors, we are grateful that no harm came to the students or their teachers.  And we only wish more folks could have seen, first hand, the speedy and massive response from local law enforcement.

All of us have a lot to be grateful for this holiday season.

Cari and Bill Gradison

Maggie Valley

Please honor the flag

To the editor:

My husband and I moved to Waynesville three months ago.  We have lived on the coast, in the middle of the state, and now in the beautiful mountains.  The mountains and the people are the best part of North Carolina.

There is one noticeable eyesore around Waynesville, people flying torn, tattered, and faded American flags.  Being from a military family it saddens me to see abuse of Ole Glory.

Please remove these flags even if you can’t replace them.  It is probably just an oversight so buy a new flag to start the New Year honoring our country and flag.  God bless our flag and those that love it.

Edie Eubanks



Thanks, Duke Energy

To the editor:

Before the year is over, I would like to note my appreciation to Duke Energy. I have lived here over 10 years, and whenever I have had an outage or a problem, they have come to the rescue. They have always been prompt no matter what the time of the day or night.

I just want to thank everyone at Duke Energy for going the extra mile to make Waynesville a better  place to live.

Thanks to all.

Suzanne Crabtree




To the editor:

I have two new families that moved into my neighborhood a month apart.

I saw one around 9 shake the hand of the other around 13. To myself, it was nice.

Oh, did I tell you one was white and the other African-American. Like I said, that was nice to see for two young boys.

Nancy Wright


Low morals

To the editor:

It is sad to say we don’t have to look far to see how low the morals of our country have become.

To open the paper to a full-page ad for all the Christmas programs in Haywood County is very warming to the heart until…you get to the bottom of the page to see an ad for “A Beatles-themed nativity” program.

May I suggest a more appropriate program being considered that puts the focus entirely on the reason for the season, which is the birth of Jesus. I could be mistaken and very often am, but I don’t believe the Beatles were present and singing with the angels on that starlight night a long time ago.

Oh, and if I am wrong, please send a letter to the editor that tells us exactly where I might find the passage in the Bible referencing the Beatles. I seem to have missed it.

H.T. Thompson