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Why People Register As Unaffiliated

As an unaffiliated voter, the editorial in the May 10 paper on “The Rise of the Unaffiliated” was of particular interest to me. One of the main reasons Republicans control state government in the legislature, and Transylvania County government, i...

 

Well-Deserved Recognition

On Wednesday my wife and I attended a talk given by Col. Duke Woodhull at the WNC Military History Museum. He talked about the history of the U2 Spy Plane and his experiences as a pilot of that plane. It was a fascinating hour. While he understated t...

 

No More Upscale Restaurants

Now that Jaime’s restaurant has closed, I am hoping that our city officials will give more careful consideration to the next restaurant which they approve. We need a good, affordable family restaurant with a varied menu in our city. We do not need...

 

Area Is A Floral Eden

Recently I have seen over 30 species of wild flowers on one hike north of Cashiers, a constant changing variety of wild spring flowers on the Estatoe Trail, stands of Oconee bell northwest of Brevard, and an amazing display of hundreds of lady...

 

Kudos

Kudos to the staff at Transylvania Regional Hospital. We are fortunate in having such dedicated people in our local hospital. Applause to all. Bernice Arnold Brevard...

 

Strickler Is Good Choice

I recently read in the May 10 edition of The Transylvania Times that Scott Strickler has been chosen as the new principal of Rosman Middle School. I cannot overstate how happy I am with this decision. Strickler is the finest example of a caring,...

 

Coverage Appreciated

I was deeply honored to receive this year’s AAUW “Women Who Make a Difference” award, especially among so many women who do indeed make such a difference to our county. And then, imagine my surprise to see the picture of me at the AAUW...

 

Hospital Provides Quality Care

After spending a week as a patient in our local hospital, I want to express my feelings about the good quality of the care that I received there. I was amazed at the use of technology in the care of the patients. The staff was very careful in the...

 

Brevard Elementary Excels

As the end of the academic year approaches — a year during which I’ve worked as an Augustine tutor at Brevard Elementary School — I would like to give a shout-out to the school for the incredible work they do for the children of this city. I...

 

Support The Child Act

What happens when children cannot be cared for by their parents or another family member? Foster homes are one solution, but our nation has too few to serve all the children in need. A successful alternative is the residential care home. Black...

 

Replace Dairy Products

As I look forward to Mother’s Day and its cherished bond between mother and child, my mind wanders to dairy cows, world-wide symbols of motherhood, who never get to see or nurture their own babies. Newborn calves are torn from their mothers at...

 

County Commissioners Mismanage The County's Funds

I believe that Jack Zerby is right about the micro-managing of the schools’ funding for repairs as they were needed. They have not maintained the school as necessary. It has always been postponed. Now it’s being put to a bond vote for $68...

 

Allow President To Be Vindicated

Our president has repeatedly said that he has done nothing wrong and therefore has nothing to hide. We should take him at his word and allow the Mueller investigation to vindicate his assertions. Only those who believe the president is lying fear...

 

Support Kristi Brown

I write today in support of our Clerk of Superior Court, Kristi Brown, for the May 8 election. I don’t know if you’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Brown. If not, I would urge you to do so. She is one of the most cordial, caring and...

 

Collective Negligence On Courthouse Decision

A review of county website information about the courthouse relocation shows that the 2008 studies used to make the decision are out-of-date and biased, especially about predicted caseloads and space requirements. There was no significant...

 
 By Keith Parker    Opinion    May 7, 2018

True Education Versus Subtle Indoctrination

Over the past years I have watched with interest in, and increasing horror over, the attacks on education in our land. Often subtle, at times aggressive, these attacks continue to be supposedly “justified” by lawmakers and politicians. The strike...

 

Terms Accurately Describe President

Charles Brendle (April 30) takes umbrage at Gus Napier’s use of the terms “morally repugnant” and a “rogue elephant” in his letter of April 23. Napier’s assessment of the president as “morally corrupt” is clearly qualified as a...

 

Henson Could Help Schools

Am I alone in my perception that Transylvania County appears to be subtly attempting to skew our electorate against a “yes” vote on the Transylvania County Schools’ bond referendum this November? At least once a month we have a new batch of...

 

Thanks For A Good Paper

I am writing in response to the April 23 edition of The Transylvania Times. I usually read this paper thoroughly and have admired it for 32 years, since we retired to Brevard in 1986. First, I want to say it is the best newspaper I have read, bar...

 

Try New Vegan Restaurant

We recently heard about Garlik Vegan Pizza & Dining, a new vegan restaurant in Horseshoe. It is 100 percent dairy, egg, meat and cruelty-free. There are also numerous gluten-free options. We had dinner there recently. The menu was varied and...

 

A Time To Talk About Guns

On Tuesday, April 24, nearly 200 people gathered in Dunham Hall of Brevard College for “Time to Talk: About Guns.” Over a two-hour span, thoughts and beliefs on the issue of gun ownership and access were shared and considered by three panel...

 

Appreciates Civil Discussion

On April 24, 2018 I attended a meeting, held in Dunham Hall of Brevard College. The audience was greeted by a member of the college staff. Clearly this was a meeting sponsored by Brevard College and they are to be complimented for it. It was chaired...

 

Trump Will Gain From Suit

The recent suit by the Democratic Party of Wikileaks, Russia, and Donald Trump, has a two-fold purpose, albeit ill-conceived. One, it purports to investigate the Russian collusion with the Trump Campaign to defeat Hillary. But, secondly, most of...

 

Population Growth Is Unsustainable

Thank you for your timely (or timeless?) sounding of the alarm about unsustainable world population growth in your editorial on April 16. The facts and prognosis for the year 2050 of a world population of 9.8 to 10 billion people is unquestionably...

 

Boring

As the hair-on-fire Democrats continue to rant and rave, our president just continues to do his job. It’s really getting pretty boring and they should recognize that their obstructionist behavior just damages their cause and their credibility suffe...

 

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