The Transylvania Times -

Opinion / Letters To The Editor

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 2028



The Good Heart Of Rosman

On Dec. 12, I had the opportunity to attend the Rosman Aldermen meeting. The meeting was marked because of the concerns regarding manufactured housing in Rosman. Two of Rosman’s most sincere and good-hearted people stood opposite one another on...

 

Let's Be Honest - And Fair

I think we can all agree that the sexual assault issue is a very volatile and emotional one. As was predictable, the issue has spiraled into a maelstrom that has gained mind-boggling speed. Before I get a barrage of rebuttals to this piece, let me...

 

Selfishness Vs. Unselfishness

“There has never been a nation in the history of the world that has ever improved morally apart from revival. Nearly all great nations of the past have been destroyed by disintegration of moral character. That is now happening in the United...

 

An Angel At Ingles

God sent an angel to me the morning of Nov. 22. I was checking out my groceries at Brevard Ingles when I could not find my debit card. I was in a panic as that was the only way I could buy my Thanksgiving meal with that card. I didn’t know what to...

 

A Pet Is A Serious Responsibility

This is a reminder to people who are planning to buy “surprise” puppies or kitten for Christmas presents. Remember that a pet is not a stuffed toy, but a major responsibility which requires an emotional and financial commitment, which many...

 

The Arc Of Justice

Standing on the podium of history, Doug Jones, who defeated Roy Moore in the recent senatorial contest in Alabama, was beaming — not just with electoral victory, but also with the deep relief of being the bearer of moral justice, a force shining...

 

Disassembling: A Trump Specialty

It all started with the election of Donald Trump. He didn’t win the most votes, but he won the Electoral College votes. The usual standards of experience for elective office were also missing from Trump’s resumé. He’d never held elective offic...

 

This Year Give The Gift Of Reading

We all want the best for our children and want them to grow up to be happy, healthy, build good relationships and find success in life. Reading sets them up to better succeed in these areas. Reading improves concentration, vocabulary, language...

 

Promote War, Preserve Presidency

Is Donald Trump promoting war to distract from his unpopular, failing presidency? Perhaps! Consider: Trump’s ban on travel from various countries does not include Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt or Lebanon. Yet, a total of 3,004...

 

Time To Stop Courthouse Relocation

It is beginning to sink in on some of us what the county commissioners, well intentioned leaders that they are, have just done to us in this action to move the courthouse and spend $31 million. I hope that at the very least we will raise these...

 

Margaret Hunt Broke Glass Ceiling

Margaret Hunt is closing her legal practice to retire. With my late brother, we were fortunate to be represented by this fine attorney. She was ever gracious, humble, intelligent, diligent, fair and always displayed the epitome of integrity. She was...

 

Rebuild The Depot

Now we want to rebuild our depot. Personally, I will give $100 to rebuild it with a buy a brick donation. Please let us not let our courthouse be torn down, whether it’s used or not. It’s another great landmark. Lois Dodson Meyer...

 

Use Reusable Shopping Bags

If you were brave enough to attend the rainy Halloween festival in downtown Brevard, you might have been the lucky recipient of a free reusable shopping. Ingles, PNC Bank, BI-LO and Food Lion generously donated many of their bags to be given out to...

 

Moore Is Innocent Until Proven Guilty

First, let us say that if Judge Roy Moore committed these violations on these young women, he should be in jail, not the Senate. He says that he is not guilty and he is innocent until proven guilty. Why did it take these women years to come forward?...

 

Trump's Shameful Behavior

The Nov. 23 letter in The Transylvania Times by Ken Chepenik listed most of the absurd promises, demands and tweet insults that our so-called POTUS comes up with daily. Granted that they are indeed a shameful display by the highest office holder in t...

 

Stand Up And Salute Our Flag

I was taught from early childhood in school to stand up with our right hand over our heart and say the Pledge of Allegiance to our country’s flag, which represents our rights and freedom. I was handed a flag once during my husband’s funeral. My...

 

Incentives As Bribes

The Nov. 30 editorial, “Subsidizing The Wealthiest,” said it well. If you want to woo big business to your state be prepared to pay big bucks, especially if you want Jeff Bezos and his Amazon HQ2. All the incentives, both state and federal, come...

 

Silence Gives Consent

Last year an English racist assassinated Joanne (“Jo”) Cox, a 41-year-old member of the British parliament. Cox, a human rights campaigner, had defended Muslims and other victims of hate crimes. As he shot and then stabbed her to death, he...

 

Support Local Businesses

The joy of Thanksgiving has gone by. The future faces forward into Christmas, and I want to urge shoppers to shop locally in our beautiful town. I myself want to avoid chains and patronize our businesses owned by our local friends and neighbors....

 

Emergency

How can we, as a civil society, stand by and allow the mentally ill be robbed of treatment that is so needed. There is a downward spiral in the care of the “least of these.” Intelligent, educated people with psychiatric illnesses often do not...

 

Loneliness: The Ultimate Poverty

I wanted to do community service during the Thanksgiving holiday season because of the loving support I have been given by folks this year. My wishes came true as a friend in my church asked me to accompany her in delivering Meals on Wheels. What an...

 

Breaking News

I titled this piece “Breaking News” because it seems that just about every day there is some new happening that deserves those words. There are plenty events from the North Korean issue to the sexual harassment saga, to the cover-ups in Washingto...

 

Support The Depot Project

Wow, let’s get the replica depot on the roll. Hats off to Mr. Hall, Dru Bridges and Jimmy Harris for realizing the great potential of bringing that beautiful historical reminder of our depot back! As a child I played at the old depot that was...

 

Tax Plan Hurts Residents

Senators Tillis and Burr, as well as Congressman Mark Meadows should listen. The tax plan proposed hurts their constituents. Those in the top 1 percent of incomes in North Carolina (making $512,000 or more) would see an average tax savings of...

 

Thank You, Commissioners

Before the board voted on the courthouse matter, but after reviewing the various options and plans posted on the county website, I wrote the commissioners offering my thoughts and recommendations. After the vote I noticed negative articles and...

 

Page Down

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2017