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Don’t Mess With Freedom of Speech

Don’t Mess With Freedom of Speech

Two Carter County commissioners were recently rebuked by a fellow commissioner and scolded by Mayor Leon Humphrey for attending a Watauga Commission meeting and offering ... Read more

Mayor’s plan for county economic development board shows lack of community focus

A proposed resolution which will be on the agenda for Monday morning’s Carter County Commission meeting — one dealing economic development —is confusing, alarming and, ... Read more

Public records are yours; you shouldn’t have to pay for them

Technology should make government records more accessible to he public, not less so. But the price of access — long restricted to the actual cost ... Read more

Congress must do something to save aging Social Security

Congress must do something to save aging Social Security

Social Security turned 80 Friday, and it’s an occasion that should be celebrated. The program that provides a safety net of benefits for American workers ... Read more

Flag controversy diverts attention from real problems

Flag controversy diverts attention from real problems

Why all the fuss over the Confederate flag and memorials? There’s more to this than meets the eye. Last week, Tenn. Gov. Bill Haslam and ... Read more