I miss things that are suddenly no longer appearing in the Citizen Times (after 16 years, I am thinking of surrendering my subscription) and wish your paper would publish more editorials and letters to the editor — something is really missing, folks — a gap that you could fill, even if they’re “only” local in origin, even if they cost more. Please consider!
— Fran Ross Asheville
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