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Reverse Courthouse Decision

The decision by the county commissioners on the future of the county courthouse is an egregious example of muddled thinking and impoverished political leadership. It is the result of a poorly thought through economic analysis at best, or a clumsy...

 

Many Reasons To Give Thanks

With the arrival of Thanksgiving, there are many reasons for Transylvanians to be thankful: •Wonderful weather. We have four seasons, none of which is too extreme. Our topography and geography spare us from the devastating impacts of hurricanes,...

 

Rosman Should Be Ashamed

The townspeople of Rosman ought to be ashamed for the way their leaders are maintaining their war memorial next to the town hall. The stone is in serious need of pressure washing, the lanyard for the American flag is broken and there was no American...

 

Elections Board Thanks Precinct Officials

Thank you does not begin to express the gratitude that the Board of Elections members and staff have for the service that our precinct officials give to the voters of Transylvania County. We want to recognize the precinct officials that worked this...

 

Donald Trump: Dishonorer-in-Chief

I agree with Charles Brendle’s sentiment we should pay tribute to our service men and women and not dishonor them. Unfortunately, Commander-in-Chief Donald Trump does not seem to share that sentiment. Trump has publicly dishonored the memory and...

 

Mission Hospital System Is Great

Contrary to all the BC/BS propaganda, the Mission Hospital System, including its Transylvania regional branch, is a great one. Friday night, Nov. 10, my wife, Sallie, had a fall at home and went to the TRH emergency room by ambulance. Once there Dr....

 

How Will Downtown Survive?

What did Jimmy Harris have to say about moving the courthouse? Nobody is going to come all the way from Morris Road for lunch or breaks. This move will hurt the downtown economy and we will have no downtown parking lot, further hurting downtown. No...

 

Roy S. Moore

Another woman has stepped forward, making a total of five accusers of sexual assault by Roy Moore, a candidate for the Alabama Senate. All five were teenagers when the violations occurred. At the time of the assaults Moore was in his 30s. His...

 

Veterans Of Vietnam War

In collaboration with the WNC Military History Museum and writer Michel Robertson, The Transylvania Times will begin publishing, as of today, an article once every two weeks on a local veteran who served in Vietnam. The Vietnam War was highly...

 

Winning Organizations

One thing that makes living in Transylvania County positively unique is the number of award-winning organizations. In the past few weeks alone, severall organizations received regional recognition. In 2016 the Pisgah Ranger District, which includes...

 

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...

 

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