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Local Historian Concerned About Proposed Dollar Store

The Transylvania Times article about a proposed new Dollar General Store off U.S. 276 at the intersection of Becky Mountain Road and Rich Mountain Road raises many serious questions for residents in south Transylvania County, not just Dunn’s Rock...


The Walls Between Us

Many years ago when we lived in Europe, I took this picture in the graveyard in Roermond in the southern part of the Netherlands. For centuries the town was ruled by French, Germans, Spanish and Dutch, as various peoples vied for power and control....

 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...


Do We Need Books, Papers And A Library?

Do we really need books, newspapers, a library or book stores in this modern technological age? The short answer is “absolutely yes!” But why? The school kids have their textbooks on Chromebook notebooks, we can get news on the computer and our...


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