About the Source and other Letters to the Editor

Great to have the Source back

When it comes to healing - at so many levels - no one does it better than Whitney Madden at Source for Well-Being. More than just an acupuncturist, Whitney listens to your story, offers sound options - and the healing begins. Her new “digs” are breathtaking, but her talents are what's most important, and those are life-changing. .

Val Taylor


Kenny Capps show a great success

Heartfelt thanks are due to The Black Mountain News and all who were involved in the recent benefit concert held to help raise funds for Kenny Capps in his fight against bone cancer. The paper's coverage doubtless contributed greatly to the success of the event.

Don Talley and I said more than once to each other that evenings such as this are the biggest reason we persevere with White Horse Black Mountain. Personally, it is a privilege and great honor to live in a town where such an event can happen.

Each person who was involved in this inspiring night should stop wherever they are and take a bow. We here will applaud.

Bob Hinkle

White Horse Black Mountain

Appreciates writers’ points of view

In response to a recent Supreme Court ruling, I point out that this entity was also responsible for such “sterling” decisions as those resulting from Dred Scott v. Sandford, Plessy v. Ferguson and Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.

Naturally, I greatly appreciate both Carole Shaw’s editorial in our newspaper and Rev. John Grant’s editorial, run in The Asheville Citizen-Times. Of course, I’ve been saddened by the resulting amount of vitriol expended in response by those who only want to force their views on anyone and everyone as the only “acceptable” views, while trying to silence those with differing opinions.

I really shouldn’t be surprised, since the Scriptures have been very clear: “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, ...” (Thanks, Supreme Court!) and, “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet” (Romans 1: 22, 26 and 27 KJV).

Mark Crawford