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Thank You, Mr. Lanier


Last updated 6/30/2021 at 2:10pm

“Long-time Newspaper Editor John Lanier Retires.” So reads the front-page headline of The Transylvania Times of Thursday, June 24, 2021. Mr. Lanier worked for that newspaper for 21 years, 14 of them as the principal editor. I, for one, am sorry to see him go, although of course Derek McKissock sounds like a qualified replacement. I wish Mr. Lanier well. He is such a good writer that I hope he continues to use his creative gifts to express himself and to publicize the needs of the community.

Mr. Lanier has an uncanny ability to “speak truth to power” as the Quakers say. He tackle...

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