Remembering 9/11 :: September 11, 2001

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Opinion Letters

It appears that Bob Wilson is stuck in a 1950’s time warp. He’s still fighting the Red Menace and the cold war, and thinks the enemy is still Communism with its little brother Socialism. His rhetoric is full of old cold war anti-Communist propaganda and group-think.

In the last 50 years the United States has become more like old Fascist Germany than arch enemy, Communist Russia. Yes, there is a ruling political class in our U.S.A. It’s the ultra-rich and the corporations they run. But don't take my word for it. Facts provide all the proof necessary.

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On the way to Wilmington using the smaller roads off the Interstate I found it depressing to note so many of what appeared to have been small manufacturing businesses shut down.

Empty parking lots told the story of what was probably a previously bustling business and a source of jobs no longer there. In some of the smaller towns, one could see the effects of losing an industry, however small it may have been, with deserted stores and shops and gas stations out of business.

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Since some members of the Franklin Board of Aldermen have worked hard to make the Office of Mayor adjunct to the board and not a viable part of the board, Mayor Bob Scott should begin having monthly "Mayor's Meetings" to give everyone a chance to voice anything they have to say.

It does not have to be called a "town hall" meeting, and it should include an invitation to all the 34,000 other residents of Macon County who care about the future of our county seat of Franklin and its effect on our county.

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In November 2013 our world was shattered when we found out Terry had cancer. As word spread around our family and friends, prayers for Terry were started. Many called their church and put him on their prayer chains (thank you).

Then our family and friends wanted to do a benefit for us. To our amazement on Saturday night, March 29, our family and friends showed up and showed their support for us. We are very blessed to be living in this county.

We want to thank everyone who helped with the benefit. To those who got everything together, thank you so much. For all the businesses that gave donations and everyone that donated handmade items, a big thank you.

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