I was shocked and disappointed to learn that Cecil Bothwell’s employment was terminated by the Xpress.
Cecil is not only the most talented reporter in WNC, but he has the energy, instincts and courage to look behind easy answers for the real story. If the paper, its owners and management were the only ones to suffer from this self-inflicted injury, it would be sad. The tragedy is that all of us in WNC will also suffer.
— Bruce Elmore