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Music And Christmas

One of the joys of the holiday season is Christmas music. It’s hard to imagine the holiday season without the music, which ranges from light-hearted tunes about Santa Claus to the more reflective and spiritual numbers about the birth of Jesus. In...

 

75 Years

Yesterday marked the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The surpise attack resulted in the destruction of nearly 20 ships and more than 300 airplanes. More than 2,400 Amercan soldiers and sailors were killed. A day later...

 

Football And Report Cards

Who did the best job of coaching football this fall: Nick Saban at Alabama or Chris Peterson at Washington? Saban has led Alabama to a Southeast Conference Championship, an undefeated regular season and No. 1 ranking. Peterson has led Washington to...

 

Keep Eye On Public Purse

At least two announcements by the President-elect Donald Trump and his subordinates should give Americans grave concern over how public money will be handled during his administration. The first involves the preliminary plans for infrastructure...

 

Many Reasons To Give Thanks

There are many reasons to give thanks this Thanksgiving. First, we should give thanks to those firefighters who have been battling the blazes across western North Carolina these past few weeks. They are putting their current lives and future health o...

 

Where Business Is Headed?

One topic that strikes home with many Americans, including those who lived and worked in this county 20 years ago, is the loss of traditional manufacturing jobs. Many Americans hope those jobs will return and their communities will be rejuvenated....

 

Common Ground

“I think it’s always a mistake to misread your mandate, and frequently new majorities think it’s going to be forever. Nothing is forever in this country. We’ve been given a temporary lease on power, if you will. And I think we need to use it...

 

Jack Hudson: A Man Who Gave Back

One of the wonderful things about living in this community is the number of people who give back to the community. No one exemplifies that spirit more than John “Jack” Hudson, who passed away on Nov. 6. Hudson was a Brevard native and after...

 

BHS Sports

Last weekend was a great weekend for the cross country and football programs at Brevard High School. The girls’ cross country team took the state 2A championship for the second year in a row. It wasn’t even close as Brevard High tallied 72...

 

Undermining Legal System

Last week, U.S. Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina said, “If Hillary becomes president, I’m going to do everything I can to make sure that four years from now we’re still going to have an opening on the Supreme Court.” Burr’s comments are...

 

Facing Domestic Violence

Year in and year out, domestic violence is a far greater threat to Americans than terrorism or mass shootings. Outside of the 2005 tapes of presidential nominee Donald Trump, the accusations of sexual assault against Trump and the previous...

 

Campaign Coverage

On today’s front page, readers will find a story about the contributions to and expenditures by candidates for N.C. House District 113 and N.C. Senate District 48. It is part of our attempt to give voters a fuller understanding of the candidates...

 

A Rigged Election

At the final 2016 presidential debate last week, Republican nominee Donald Trump said he would wait until after the election to determine whether or not he would accept the outcome of the election. A day later he said he would accept the outcome of t...

 

Election Information

“The cornerstone of democracy rests on the foundation of an educated electorate.” -Thomas Jefferson Every election Americans are encouraged to go to the polls and vote. It is equally important for those voting to be educated about the candidates...

 

Is The Debate Format Passé?

This Wednesday night will be the last presidential debate of 2016. While the debates have drawn millions of viewers and generated follow up headlines and news stories, it’s highly questionable as to how beneficial they are in helping Americans...

 

Don't Forget Infrastructure

There are many items dominating coverage of the upcoming elections. One item that is being shortchanged is our need for improved infrastructure at the local, state and federal level. At the local level, we have numerous infrastructure needs. In last...

 

Lesson Not Learned

Hurricane Matthew dumped massive amounts of rain on eastern North Carolina. As of Wednesday morning, 19 people in this state have died, mostly from drowning in rising floodwaters. Most of these deaths could have been avoided if we had learned our...

 

Wilson Road

The North Carolina Department of Transportation recently revealed three alternatives for improving Wilson Road and will be accepting comments from the public until Oct. 26. There are several issues with Wilson Road that need to be addressed:...

 

Keep Cameras On

“If we get to a use of force, that’s what it’s [body camera video] there for so we can correctly document everything that took place from beginning to end,” -Chris Chase, a detective with the West Palm Beach Police Department, as told to the...

 

Suicide And Mental Health

According to information released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Defense, an average of 20 veterans commit suicide every day. To put that number in a larger perspective, within one year 7,300 veterans commit...

 

Grand Deceptions

Politicians are typically wary of the press. Since they want their programs implemented and want to be re-elected, they generally seek to be presented in a positive light. The duty of the press, on the other hand, is to report what politicians are...

 

Discipline Discreetly

Last Monday night at the school board meeting a parent expressed her deep concerns about the disciplinary approach implemented in the county’s elementary schools. The system, which has been and is employed in numerous school systems throughout the...

 

Losing Games And Money

North Carolina received more bad financial news last week. Both the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) announced they are pulling all of their tournament and championship games from this state due...

 

What's The Point?

The state of North Carolina announced last week that it is discontinuing the signs and symbols test as part of renewing one’s driver license. This is being done under the guise of helping the Division of Motor Vehicles “streamline the issuance pr...

 

Closed Debates

The first presidential debate will be held Monday, Sept. 26, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. It will be followed by one vice presidential debate on Oct. 4 and two more presidential debates on Oct. 9 and Oct. 19. Yet, third-party candidates,...

 

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