61st Annual Macon County Fair :: September 17-20 @ Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center - 441 South, Franklin, NC

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Opinion Letters

On March 5, 2011, N.C. Democrat Governor Beverly Perdue vetoed “Protect Health Care Freedom” (HB 2) as passed by the GOP majority N.C. General Assembly. This bill would have allowed North Carolinians to opt out parts of ObamaCare and purchase their own healthcare.

President Obama is passing out “waivers” to many of his Labor Unions. N.C. Democrat Governor Beverly Perdue, in vetoing HB 2, is attempting to “cram ObamaCare down (y)our throats,” just as the Obama/Reid/Pelosi team did in 2010.

A majority of Americans continue to reject ObamaCare and call for its repeal; however, some Democrats on Capitol Hill who voted against ObamaCare in 2010 are now voting to maintain ObamaCare. Some of the so-called “Blue-Dog Democrats” are now voting in support of “taxsupported” abortions.

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Zonta Rose Day marks International Women’s Day

Annually on March 8, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. Diverse activities connect women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through local women’s craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more. The United States even designates the month of March as Women’s History Month.

As we listen to the current world news, it reminds us there is still much need to address human rights for all people and particularly the inequities of women’s rights globally.

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As a concerned North Carolina citizen, I would like to express the importance of legislative support to amend the current Cruelty to Animals Statute (GS 14-360) through Chamberlin’s Law (S-2). Chamberlin’s Law will close additional loopholes in GS 14-360 that are desperately needed.

Almost every day in N.C. we hear about animals being abandoned, tortured, and abused. Chamberlin’s Law came about from the dog that was abandoned, left without food, water and shelter in the backyard of home in High Point, N.C. for at least two months.

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As soon as the federal budget was delivered to Congress, members like Nancy Pelosi and Bernie Sanders trotted out the age-old whine that conservatives want to harm women and children. The fact is that without deep spending cuts all of us but especially our children and grandchildren will be saddled for years to come with high taxes and a lowered quality of life to pay for the our generation’s government debt. The federal government and many states are bankrupt thanks to irresponsible spending by Congress and legislatures.

Now all sides are weighing in with ideas to rein in the debt and future spending. In almost every case citizens will be asked to sacrifice with higher taxes and a myriad of taxes on numerous products and services. How about beginning with the sacrifice of those who brought us to this point, our elected officials. Let’s cut deeply into their perks, staffs and expenses including the cadillac healthcare and pension programs enjoyed by members of Congress and the executive branch of the federal government.

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