A time for “change”

Once again I offer our local high-and-mighty my suggestions for suitable New Year’s resolutions for 2009: Carl Mumpower: Start prepping for your run for governor in 2012. Your “principles first” message could motivate North Carolina Republicans to turn out for the GOP statewide the way they did in the 11th Congressional District in 2008. Terry […]

State of emergency

Asheville wants to end homelessness, right? That’s a noble cause, and I support the good intentions behind this effort. But if Asheville is ever going to achieve this lofty goal, we need to be honest about a few things first. 1) There’s a segment of Asheville’s homeless population that chooses it as a “lifestyle.” Take […]

New Year’s resolutions

It’s that time of year again when we have to endure the endless ramblings of friends, family and co-workers about all the positive changes they’re going to make in their lives in the coming year — not to mention the meaningless folly of people asking what our New Year’s resolutions are. But I really am […]