President Trump has certainly hit the ground running.
In their first month in office, new Jackson County Commissioners Mickey Luker and Ron Mau are working to get up to speed on several issues that may have a direct impact on southern Jackson County.
With new committee assignments, North Carolina Sen. Jim Davis, R-Macon, said he will shift part of his focus to state roads during his fourth term.
Changes are coming to the local board of elections if the passage of Senate Bill 4 by the North Carolina legislature late last month is upheld by a state court.
One-stop early voting began last Thursday, the day after the last of three painful presidential debates.
Newspaper letters to the editor have long served as a community forum where the issues of the day can be discussed and debated.
Political posturing is heating up in North Carolina and across the United States.