I want to take this opportunity to publicly support John Marius’ letter to the editor published in the Feb. 12 edition of the News-Herald. He wrote concerning Loudon County Commission’s opposition to allowing refugees/immigrants — human beings — into Loudon County.

I was not surprised, but nonetheless saddened, by the report in the Jan. 22 edition of the News-Herald, "County opposes refugees." It reminded me of the history of American failure to live up to the inscription on the Statue of Liberty that invites the poor and tired and hungry to our shores.

The recent unanimous vote by Loudon County Commission to reject the settlement of refugees in our county disappoints me greatly but, to be frank, does not surprise me in the least. This is how people speak when terrified of those different from themselves.

As a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the General William Lenoir chapter, I felt it a patriotic duty to explore the status of the retrieval of the historical documents from the Loudon County Courthouse after the recent fire. Since 1890, DAR’s mis…

My husband, Ed, and I were shopping at Home Depot and Walmart in Lenoir City on the evening of Monday, April 29.

My husband drives a 2019 GMC Denali pickup truck with the remote key-less entry system and push button start/stop. In the past he has left his vehicles, that had regular metal keys, running with a full tank of gas, windows up and air conditioner on for our dog if she was not permitted to go …

Thank you Loudon Mayor Jeff Harris for giving a forum to voice concerns over the fate of the cat colony at the riverfront in Loudon.

We have lived in Loudon for more than nine years after retiring from Washington, D.C., and absolutely love the peace and quiet of Tennessee life.