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Opinion Letters

The Scaly Mountain Women’s Club was thrilled with the success of their eighth annual auction held July 8th at the new Scaly Mountain Fire Station. Many more people could attend the auction in the large Fire Department Community Room. Most of the proceeds from the auction will benefit the Scholarship Fund. The club is currently giving scholarships to ten students including four who will be freshmen this Fall.

There was a crowd of lively bidders and almost everyone happily took home some amazing bargains.

Our most sincere thanks to the your newspaper who gave us publicity, so that people were made aware of the auction. A special thanks to the Fire Department for the use of the community room and to all who attended and supported the auction.

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What is the most important issue to our nation today? Actually, to our state and in particular to our country It’s certainly not steep slopes, subdivisions, or any other controlling issues — IT’S JOBS!

The notion that the days of the cut and sew industry are over must be ignored because, in fact, we need to get back to it.

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When funds are limited and cuts need to be made, wise decisions are imperative. As a former educator with 25 years of experience, I commend the N.C. General Assembly for making judicious decisions for the students of this state.

When I became Guidance Director of the high school I was working in, I was shocked and appalled to learn that 60 percent of our incoming ninth graders read at the sixth grade level or below. One of the most serious errors made in education is to continually promote students whose reading scores are significantly below grade level.

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For more than 50 years AARP has been fighting to ensure older Americans have affordable health care and financial security in retirement. We are committed to protecting and strengthening Medicare and Social Security so today’s seniors and future generations will get the benefits they’ve earned through their lifetimes of paying into the system.

These benefits are being threatened. There are proposals being considered by Congress right now that would make harmful cuts to Medicare and Social Security as part of a deal to pay the nation’s bills.

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