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A Difficult, Uncertain Road

The facts are fairly straightforward. Illicit drugs are easy to procure and prescription drugs are even easier. The opiate crisis is nationwide with its devastating effects being felt in urban, suburban and rural areas. The number of Americans who di...

 

Honor Veterans On The Right Day

Veterans Day marks the anniversary of the end of World War I; major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. The United States...

 

Below The Top News Stories

With the mass shootings in Las Vegas and Texas, President Trump’s trip to Asia, the continuous stream of sexual misconduct allegations and the recent gubernatorial elections grabbing the headlines, a few less noticed acts that slid below the...

 

No New Courthouse

We do not need a new courthouse. What is wrong with our county leaders and county commissioners? We need some good industry in this county. Twenty-six million dollars is a lot of taxpayer money. Consider the people of the county who need more jobs....

 

Support TIME Program

The Transylvania Times article from Nov. 2 about our TIME 4 for Real Science Program says that donations are needed for travel costs so that students can attend the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting. This is a very...

 

Proud

This past weekend my wife and I traveled to Charleston, S.C. for a banquet and a football game at the Citadel — my alma mater. I have many reasons to be a very proud graduate of that Institution, but I had two observations over the weekend that...

 

Find Joy In Life

On Thursday, Nov. 2, The Transylvania Times published a colorful set of photos aimed at readers who love Halloween. Humor, exotic colors, and full sets of coats and jackets could enhance any wardrobe. Let’s never grow too old to find joy in life....

 

Guest Column: Thank You For Giving To Our Community

To the citizens of Transylvania County – thank you for participating. In this season of Thanksgiving we want to take a moment and thank you for your gifts, not merely your donations, but your active participation. Your presence keeps The Bread of...

 

Veterans Deserve More

This Saturday is Veterans Day, a time to remember and thank veterans for their service. Locally, the official ceremony to honor veterans will be held in front of the Transylvania County courthouse this Friday morning. Other events to honor veterans...

 

Thanks

Thanks to all of the candidates who put themselves forward to represent the city of Brevard and town of Rosman for the next four years. Running a campaign takes time and money. It is something that very few of us are willing to do, possibly because...

 

Humiliation Is Only Destructive

During a recent trip to Berlin, I went to a permanent exhibit entitled “The Topology of Terror” where the Nazi era is examined. One image stands out. After the Nazis assumed power in 1933, anti-Nazi establishment figures were subjected to...

 

Correction

In an earlier editorial extolling the benefits of the TIME program and the need for donations so that award-winning students could attend a national convention, we provided an incorrect email address. The correct email address to send a donation is...

 

Courts Right To Redistrict

“I propose that we draw the maps to give a partisan advantage to 10 Republicans and three Democrats because I do not believe it’s possible to draw a map with 11 Republicans and two Democrats. -Rep. David Lewis, Harnett County Republican As...

 

Fantastic Job

Special thanks to PlumbSmart Technologies, for a fantastic job. They were professional, dedicated and knowledgeable. They worked as a team above and beyond. I was very happy with the service and would recommend them for a small or large job. Sarah...

 

Ignoring Trump's Successes

I read with interest Bob Youngerman’s letter in which he ranted about Trump’s thoughtless, sometimes callous, occasionally wrong tweets, twitters, and verbal miscues. I agree! He can be as rough as a cob when he puts his mouth in gear before he...

 

Copelof Is A Leader

Maureen Copelof is a leader, not only because she is a retired Navy Captain and was responsible for the welfare of some 1000 men and women and managed a budget of over $100 million, but because of her heart to care for all members of our community...

 

Dealing With Important World Events

As an average American voter concerned about our government’s standing in the world; the problems associated with world peace; the outcome of three current Congressional Investigation Committees of our president’s associations with Russia by...

 

Help Feed The Hungry

It is an unfortunate fact that many people in this county, particularly children, are underfed or do not know when they will have their next meal. The Backpack Buddies program sends home hundreds of meals each weekend with students. Over the summer,...

 

TIME Scientists Seek Funding

Public schools are having to adjust their budgets just to maintain traditional services. As a result, many programs are dependent upon outside funding. One such academically worthwhile group is the TIME 4 Real Science program. The program has been...

 

Comporium Was Impressive

I would like to compliment Comporium in Brevard for their quick response on Monday, Oct. 23, after the wind and rain brought down my Internet connection. A huge tree uprooted and fell across the road into my house, bringing other smaller trees and...

 

Morrow Makes Good Decisions

Good government doesn’t just happen. We elect them and that is why I a voting for Councilman Mac Morrow. I am voting for Mac Morrow in part because he is familiar with local government, he has served for over 25 years, and because he is a homeowner...

 

Corruption And Contracts

The contract signed by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) with Whitefish Energy in Montana to rebuild the power grid in Puerto Rico had nearly every component of corruption. Whitefish Energy is a two-person business that has been in exi...

 

Oval Office Is The Real Swamp

Arthur Raynolds, in his letter of Oct. 23 was very kind to President Trump by saying that the language the president used in his condolence call to the 24-year-old widow of a Green Beret killed on the field of battle, “could have been more...

 

Taxpayers Subsidizing Ecusta Development

I would like to know who initiated and approved the construction of the road going through the Ecusta development property. I do not see the purpose of this and why it is going through private property that they are trying to sell. To me it is...

 

Elect Gallagher

Elect Jessica Gallagher – it’s the smart vote, Brevard. Municipal elections aren’t about politics and agendas. Rather, voting for the city council is about putting intelligent people with a variety of experiences in office. Our town is no...

 

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