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Editorial: Our staff abroad

Editorial: Our staff abroad

While we receive many requests for free publicity, hard luck stories to promote or even local entertainment, we have opted not to choose one over another. However, all hard lines must be flexible as well. Life itself is not rigid. There are a lot of people who work to make RC Catalyst’s news timely and […]

TIEC’s broken promises – April 15, 2017

TIEC’s broken promises – April 15, 2017

The Gun Club of Tryon Resort Two months ago to this date, we contacted Sharon Decker, COO, at the Tryon  Internation Equestrian Center (TIEC) regarding noise complaints about the partners’ gun club disrupting the lives of people who have lived near there for generations. Barbara Duncan, who has not only contacted us, a county commissioner, and […]

April Fools: Fake News is not always funny

April Fools: Fake News is not always funny

Our April Fools edition is the one day we publish fake news with a disclaimer at both the top and bottom of the article. However, most everyone accepted it well when the joke was on them. We attempted to make it clear that this was fake news. Not everyone announces when they post fake news. […]

COLUMN: Let’s get some things straight

COLUMN: Let’s get some things straight

This month has been full of news that serves as a catalyst to our county. The good news is that it brings awareness that our county issues MUST be addressed-no more sweeping things under the carpet. We the citizens must hold our leaders, organizations, schools and even churches accountable for corruption, lies, and misdeeds. We […]

Guest Editorial : It’s Your Right, It’s Your Business

Guest Editorial : It’s Your Right, It’s Your Business

It’s Your Right, It’s Your Business By Jim Zachary CNHI Regional Editor Editor, The Valdosta Daily Times Every action of government is your business. Every document held in government halls is your piece of paper. Every penny spent by government is your money. From the courthouse to the statehouse to the White House, government belongs […]

Media groups push back after fake news defined US elections

Media groups push back after fake news defined US elections

By AREK SARKISSIAN USA TODAY Network The Baltimore Gazette had its share of scoops leading up to the 2016 presidential election. But one stands out: Every presidential race since John F. Kennedy’s election was rigged. That blockbuster story spread quickly across social media, with readers praising the Gazette for having the guts to report “the […]

ED: Why Freedom of Information Faces Problems, and How Experts Say Those Can Be Solved

ED: Why Freedom of Information Faces Problems, and How Experts Say Those Can Be Solved

By David Cuillier and Eric Newton People must be able to get facts from their government to make smart decisions and hold public officials accountable. Politicians from both parties agreed on this long ago when they first passed federal, state and local open government laws. But the things people build — be they bridges, roads […]

EDITORIAL: The value of humor in finding truth

EDITORIAL: The value of humor in finding truth

I remember when David Letterman could not do his The Late Show when 9/11 happened. The world was too hurt, too crushed, and too raw to find humor in any way. I also remember when the show came back. It revealed the beginning of healing. Humor often gives us a way to connect to a […]

EDITORIAL: We’re all in this together

EDITORIAL: We’re all in this together

CHANGE IS ABOUT PEOPLE…WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER There is a reason that 70% of business transformation projects fail—unclear vision, poor communication, lack of engagement, failure to set realistic goals, lack of financial support. Whether the initiative is a success or failure, it’s about change, and change is about people. Our community is undergoing rapid change – […]

Editorial: the sins of the past

Editorial:  the sins of the past

Maybe each generation feels the only way to advance our civilization is to break free of our past. If only it was that easy. Instead of being given a clean slate by the former commissioners – Bill Eckler, Julius Owens, Bo Richard, Eddie Holland, Greg Lovelace, our elected commissioners in 2014 were forced to pay […]

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