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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...

 

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....

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Courthouse Back on Agenda

As a taxpayer I am questioning who is the individual who would like to shut down the courthouse in downtown Brevard. Why? Why would any citizen of Transylvania County want to move the courthouse out of downtown. The economics does not work. It is...

 

City Council Needs Copelof

As we start early voting I urge you to vote for Maureen Copelof for Brevard City Council. I have known and worked with Maureen on a number of projects over the past seven years and have been impressed with the professionalism, enthusiasm and...

 

Difficult Choices Prepare Leaders

When you vote for city council, please choose the candidates who have had to make difficult choices in their lives. Deciding how to spend our tax money is an overwhelming responsibility and improved by life experience. Maelen “Pinkie” Byrd...

 

A Southern Gentleman

With the passing of Brevard native Don Moore Jr. last week, our community lost one of its staunchest, most able, and most active supporters. So much has been said in praise of Don that my adding to that torrent seems almost redundant. While I was...

 

Signing A Blank Check On Our Lives

I wish to remind those on the left and the never Trumpers over this latest flap with President Trump that while his words may have needed some polishing, he made a call of condolence to the wife of a serviceman who just lost his life serving our...

 

The Rage Of The Very Rich

It is going to happen, by narrow vote margins: legislation so patently dishonest, so cleverly packaged as a benefit to the middle class, but by a huge extent is really for the very rich—a tax cut. Republicans know that Trump is incompetent and dang...

 

A Positive Note

In this time of civil complaints and protests I would offer the following: Today, my wife and I went to the state’s office for driver’s licenses on Commerce Street in Brevard for a photo ID and had the experience of being served by the most...

 

Have You Seen It?

The new brochure offering Volunteer Opportunities is available. It brings good people and good causes together. Find a good fit for what you care about, be it arts, animals, education, health, seniors, food, shelter, retail and more. Each nonprofit...

 

Appreciates Editorial

The editorial, “The Most Serious Matter,” which appeared in The Transylvania Times of Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, was one of the finest articles on the potential of nuclear war that haunts our planet. The editor is correct in saying there are many...

 

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