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EXECUTOR'S -ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE Estate of Jean Laing Koenig

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA FILE NO. 20E278 EXECUTOR’S -ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Jean Laing Koenig of... — Updated 9/21/2020 Full story

 

EXECUTOR'S -ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE Estate of Judithe Elizabeth Eisnaugle

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 20E282 EXECUTOR’S -ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Judithe Elizabeth... — Updated 9/21/2020 Full story

 

Political Sign Law

In North Carolina, it is a Class 3 misdemeanor for a person to steal, deface, vandalize or unlawfully remove a political sign that is lawfully placed. There have been multiple examples of sign removal, always Biden/Harris, in the... — Updated 9/21/2020

 

Sociology 101

To all my friends who want to eliminate “socialism” from American society, as a trained sociologist I would like to clarify the term and show what it would mean to eliminate the American variety of it. In the simplest of... — Updated 9/21/2020

 

Doug Can Do It And Will

Talk about a breath of fresh air! I haven’t been this thrilled for a county commissioner candidate since I moved here in 2011. Not only is Doug Miller a down to earth, sensible candidate, with a strong technical background in... — Updated 9/21/2020

 

Promises Kept?

Friends who continue to support President Trump do so because they believe “he’s done what he said he would do.” I don’t see it. He promised to build 450-500 miles of fencing along the southern border. To date, 93 miles... — Updated 9/21/2020

 

Where Is The Truth? The Decency?

Where Is The Truth? The Decency? The following are only a few of the “untruths,” “alternative facts,” or “lies” which we have heard on a daily or hourly basis for several years: “Climate change is a hoax.” “Corona... — Updated 9/21/2020

 

Cheerleaders

When I think of cheerleaders during my lifetime who roused their people in the face of grave danger, I think of FDR, Gen. Eisenhower, and Churchill. FDR – When asking Congress to declare the U.S. entry into WWII, Roosevelt did... — Updated 9/21/2020

 

N.C.'s Cautious Approach Works

Last Thursday, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced that school systems throughout the state could under open under Plan A for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. As he did with his earlier announcement on reopening s... — Updated 9/21/2020

 

Your Life Depends On Your Vote

I have observed for months the cult of the Grifter in Chief. No matter how many laws he breaks or crooks he hires, his base defends him. His lies and his failures are overlooked in favor of cheering nonexistent accomplish-ments.... — Updated 9/16/2020

 

Very Real Concerns

Mr. Jeff Brewer provided his rationale for why he still supports President Trump and the Republican Party. I respect his position, but will offer my thoughts. A U.S. president should have absolute integrity and be a moral... — Updated 9/16/2020

 

Use Our God-Given Brains

Investigative journalists recently discovered that Trump’s maternal, great-grandmother’s maiden name was Zagovor. They also discovered that Zagovor was the surname of Obama’s great-great-uncle on his maternal side. But this... — Updated 9/16/2020

 

Trump Is Devious And Selfish

Donald Trump told Bob Woodward he withheld the truth about the deadly virus that would kill hundreds of thousands of us because he didn’t want to “panic” us. Really? This man, who is spending his every waking hour panicking... — Updated 9/16/2020

 

Why I Vote How I Vote

Jesus is my king, not the president. But I will cast my vote for the only choice available that aligns with my faith. I have read both the Democratic Party platform and the Republican Party platform, and I cannot reconcile the Demo... — Updated 9/16/2020

 

City's Tough Decision

In October of last year, Tore Borhaug filed plans for a 17-acre mixed-use development as a planned development district (PDD) to be located between the Asheville Highway and the Deerlake Village subdivision. A PDD is a form of... — Updated 9/16/2020

 

Plan B Makes Sense

During a recent City Council site visit to the property on Deerlake Road designated for a retiree and worker housing development, the developer submitted a plan option with many positive aspects. Plan B is a realistic recognition... — Updated 9/16/2020

 

We Need A Leader, Not A Cheerleader

I really don’t care if one is Republican or Democrat. What I do care about is that Americans were continuously told the “virus” was just not that big of a deal when our president knew better. My family didn’t believe that... — Updated 9/14/2020

 

The Middle East 'Trump Effect'

On Aug. 31, the first ever direct commercial passenger flight from Israel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) landed in Abu Dhabi. This event and the peace deal between the two countries brokered by the Trump administration is... — Updated 9/14/2020

 

Extreme Measures

Recently, two men in separate locations presented with mental health issues. They struggled with police, who shot and killed both of them. I wonder what training law enforcement has to handle people in psychiatric panic. To me,... — Updated 9/14/2020

 

Republicans Health Insurance Disaster

Health insurance is a disaster in western North Carolina, and it is a pothole of the Republicans’ own making. The working poor are stuck in a gap of making too much for Medicaid, yet can’t afford insurance, and it’s not... — Updated 9/14/2020

 

Virtue Is Its Own Reward

You can tell a lot about a man’s character by the way he approaches a moral concept that is foreign to him. Take, for example, the concept of service. If that man is visiting, let’s say, Arlington National Cemetery and remarks... — Updated 9/14/2020

 

We're Not Just Voting For A Person

I’m voting for the Second Amendment and gun rights, the next Supreme Court Justice, law and order, support and fully funding our law enforcement agencies, a strong military, veterans, secure borders, legal immigration, low... — Updated 9/14/2020

 

Remember Losers And Suckers

I never served in uniform. Nor did I ever have bone spurs. I served in a civilian service, but over my career I had many opportunities to interact with and observe members of our military, particularly during the four years that I... — Updated 9/14/2020

 

Illegal And Irresponsible

Twice this month President Trump has encouraged his supporters in North Carolina to break the law and vote twice. As Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the North Carolina State Board of Elections, wrote on this page last... — Updated 9/14/2020

 

Article Consistent With Trump's Behavior

I write with respect to the president’s comments as published in The Atlantic. I can guess that many supporters of President Trump, in order to justify their support of this man, will tell themselves that the story is untrue,... — Updated 9/14/2020

 

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