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Finding Common Cause

As Donald Trump continues his campaign to divide Americans in order to gain power and attention, we see his attacking a group of African-American football players who protest the injustices, the institutional tragedies committed against black...

 

Missing The Point

Charles Brendle’s letter, printed in your Sept. 21 edition, where he compares the preservation of Auschwitz to the preservation of Civil War memorials, misses the point. The Auschwitz memorial does not pretend to commemorate the ingenuity of...

 

Taking A Knee Is Wrong

I attended the Saints/Panthers game this past Sunday. Observing the Saints players taking a knee on the ground during the playing of the national anthem made me nauseous. In my opinion, there is a right way and a wrong way to exercise your First...

 

No Respect For NFL

The commissioner of the NFL thinks the league, the game and the players deserve respect? Respect the league: A multiple super bowl winning coach is caught cheating, using electronics to spy on opponents. He gets a very firm slap on the wrist and is...

 

Don't Mandate Flag Worship

Has anyone had enough yet? Donald Trump has just told our football players that they can have free speech and protest on their own time! So, working people can have these amenities of democracy only after business hours. The unemployed, presumably,...

 

Locals Celebrate Multiple Wins During Fair

Transylvania County residents won big during the 10-day N.C. Mountain State Fair this year, including the members of the Rosman Elementary 4-H Club. According to Heather McNeely, the agricultural...

 

County Hears Possible Insurance Impact

Unless an agreement is reached before Oct. 5, Mission Health will terminate its contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of North Carolina. What that could mean to local residents and county employees was discussed during Monday’s Transylvania B...

 

No Fall Weather Here Yet - Brevard, NC

Last Saturday, competitors in the Dirt Diggler Gravel Grinder in Transylvania County enjoyed, along with the rest of the area's residents, the warm temperatures of an Indian Summer...

 

Rodney Locks To Marshal Parade - Brevard, NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce will host its 46th Annual Downtown Brevard Christmas Parade at 3 p.m., Dec. 2. This year’s grand marshal is Rodney Locks, who served for 16 years on Brevard’s City Council. He is also a past president...

 

Enrollment Decrease Blamed On Athletics Change - Brevard, NC

Brevard College was recently contacted about its student enrollment and other related issues. Leigh Evans, the college’s director of communications and media relations, provided the responses. Question: What are the Brevard College enrollment...

 
 By Park Baker    News    September 28, 2017

Local Resident On A Forest Protection Mission - Brevard, NC

Brevard resident Danna Smith is on a mission to put forest protection at the forefront of the national climate agenda. Smith is the founder and executive director of the Dogwood Alliance, an...

 

United Way Backs Free Tax Filing Offer

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) will once again work to increase access to www.MyFree Taxes.com online free tax filing for local residents who earn less than $64,000 in 2017. MyFreeTaxes.com is a safe, free way to file federal and state taxe...

 

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