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We Need Immigrants

Last month two immigration bills were brought before the U.S. House but neither one passed. Both of them would have significantly reduced legal immigration. Depending upon the bill and its analysis, the number of legal immigrants would have been...

 

Seek Positive Rhetoric

For weeks, I’ve been contemplating how to make a constructive comment to the increasingly anti-establishment letters given space for “Opinion of the Readers” in this newspaper. The tone firmly establishes many are to be categorized as liberal,...

 

Light In A Dark World

The article about Devon Holmes in the June 28th Transylvania Times was a light in a dark world. When Devon’s mother and his 3-year-old brother were killed by a drunk driver, Devon was comforted by the Boys & Girls Club. As he states, “Without...

 

Thoughts On The County Courthouse

The existing building is a landmark. The building is old and is past its useful life as a safe, efficient space for holding court or doing business. Expanding the courthouse and trying to continue to use the existing building in the expansion plan...

 

Trump's Style Is Dehumanizing

The writer of the June 28, 2018 letter entitled “Despicable” wondered why anyone would want to be associated with the radical left-wing after learning that Trump’s press secretary was asked privately to leave a restaurant, an apparently cringe...

 

Millions Are Still Enslaved

It would surprise most Americans to know that slavery still exists. It surprised me when I first started following the issue in 2005. According to IJM, the largest anti-slavery organization in the world, right now, more than 40 million people are som...

 

What Does The Pledge Of Allegiance Mean?

You know the Pledge of Allegiance, probably by heart. You may recite it only occasionally, or get the chance several times a week. Sometimes, I’m guessing, you say it mechanically, and other times filled with deep meaning. I hope it’s more often...

 

Connestee Art League Presents 'Art In The Park'

The 13th annual “Art in the Park,” featuring more than 30 local artists, will take place on Saturday, July 7, from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Highway 276, between Connestee Falls Realty and The Top of the Falls Realty. The outstanding lineup includes two...

 

Blue Ridge To Host The Super 60s On July 29

Blue Ridge Community College announces the performance of Super 60s set for Sunday, July 29, on the Henderson County Campus. The Super 60s is comprised of professional musicians who have a deep...

 

UPDATED: Rainbow Falls Claims Another Fatality - Brevard NC

A 16-year-old Charlotte female, H'Money Siu, died Wednesday after falling down the 150-foot-tall Rainbow Falls in Nantahala National Forest. “We got a call for service right around noon, and finished about 6 p.m.,” said Bobby Cooper, public...

 
 By Park Baker    News    July 5, 2018

Thousands Of Fish Dead After Pool Spill In Rosman-Rosman NC

A valve left open in a chlorine tank at the Rosman Champion Park pool Tuesday resulted in 250 gallons of chlorine spilling into the French Broad River, killing thousands of fish, according to Rosman Mayor Brian Shelton. Shelton said that the valve...

 

Immigrant Talks About Her American Journey - Brevard NC

What does it mean to be an American? For Theresa Morgan, “It means freedom. I know that sounds trite. It’s the freedom to define myself, to express myself.” And every American, regardless of where they were born, has that freedom to define and...

 
 By Park Baker    News    July 5, 2018

Local Group Wants More Conversations On Guns - Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part story about the local chapter of Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America. The first part appeared in Monday’s paper Emily Walthall, a member of the local chapter of Moms Demand Action For Gun...

 

Lawrence "Larry" Edward Braisted

Lawrence "Larry" Edward Braisted, formerly of Brevard, passed away June 27, 2018, at his home in Venice, Fla., with his loving family by his side. Born in Staten Island, N.Y., on March 11, 1945, he...

 

Samuel Elliott Richardson

Samuel Elliott Richardson Samuel Elliott Richardson, who flew for the Navy from 1962-66 and held a variety of career pursuits that included retail sales, real estate development, farming and landscaping, died of a stroke, June 27, 2018, in Syracuse,...

 

Rice Street Garden Welcomes Back Pack Campers

"Inch by inch, row by row, gonna make this garden grow." First they sang the famous "Garden Song" by John Denver, and, then, on June 19, they went to the Rice Street Community Garden and pulled weeds...

 

Randall Eskew

Randall Eskew, 78, of Spruce Pine, N.C., formerly of Hendersonville, passed away July 2, 2018, at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, with his wife by his side. A native of Greenville, S.C.,...

 

Edgar "Red" Nicholson

Edgar "Red" Nicholson, 85, of, Inman, S.C., passed away Monday, July 2, 2018, at White Oak of North Grove in Spartanburg, S.C. He was born in Brevard Dec. 24, 1932, a son of the late F.N. and Cora...

 

Charles Thomas Roe

Charles Thomas Roe, 94, died at his home Tuesday, July 3, 2018, with his family by his side. He was born March 11, 1924 in Silver Pointe, Tenn. to the late Charles Cox Roe and Alice Rosavelt Clouse...

 

Fundraiser Features Going 'Bald For The Cause'

At the end of an eventful Bike and Brew on June 30 that began at Brevard Brewing and ended at Ecusta Brewing Company, Josh Chambers, the owner, laughingly submitted to the clippers and went "Bald for...

 

Randal Keith Shelton

Randal Keith Shelton, 61, of Brevard, was called home by his Lord Friday, June 29, 2018. The last thing he did was mow the grass with his new John Deere. Thus, those who knew him are assured he died...

 

Legal Notices For July 5, 2018

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NO. 18-E-214 EXECUTOR’S - ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Personal Representative of the Estate of Mary Helen...

 

Joshua Caleb McKinney

Joshua Caleb McKinney, 32, of Lake Toxaway, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018. He was the son of James and Debora Bryant McKinney, of Lake Toxaway. In addition to his parents, survivors include his...

 

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