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A Costly Week

The past several days have been a gross anomaly when it comes to crime in Transylvania County. Last Thursday, three men were arrested and charged with the first degree murder of an 18-year-old male. This Wednesday a woman also was charged with first...

 

Term Limits For Local Offices

It is interesting that only two of our local elected officials do not list their home or office addresses. Those two officials are Jason Chappell and Marty Griffin. Chappell and Griffin list post office boxes for their address. I guess their...

 

Echoes Of The South Pacific

Papua New Guinea. Those words conjure thoughts of the exotic South Pacific, of dense jungle, of a Third World people, perhaps even of scraggly bearded, tattooed descendants of head-hunters sporting strange body piercings and brandishing menacing...

 

Dust And Water

One of the city workers was driving the water truck washing the streets last week. When he started back to the facility, he told his supervisor David Lutz that he ran out of water and that could have been true. My question to his supervisor was why...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian This Sunday, July 30, the new church entrance will be dedicated after both morning services. Keith Thompson’s message for the morning will be, “Under the Radar Piety.” Special music for worship will be provid...

 

Update Voting Machines

If we can set aside our partisan differences, I think we agree that the Russians hacked the 2016 election and apparently had been examining various state election systems prior to that. At least 39 states were “probed” in 2015-16 looking for...

 

Unpatriotic To Demean President Trump

The recent comments by Mr. Lackey Rowe (Transylvania Times July 17) responding to Mr. Charlie Brendle’s letter requires some corrections. Mr. Brendle did not put a price on protecting our borders, but merely said that it is patriotic to protect...

 

Exposing Trump's Lies

I am writing in response to Shirley McCall’s response to my letter in which she stated “I think with freedom of speech, there should be no bias - just the truth, no slander or lies.” She then says this should go hand-in-hand with freedom of the...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    July 27, 2017

New Tax Bills Include Revenue, Spending Info

Jessica McCall, the county’s tax administrator, presented the tax settlement for the 2016 tax year to the Board of Commissioners Monday during its regular meeting. McCall’s office reported a 99.82 percent collection rate, one of the highest in...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    July 27, 2017

Election Officials Recognized

The Transylvania County Board of Elections, staff, family and friends gathered recently at the Election Center to honor John R. “Jack” Hudson, Jr. and Frances C. “Fran” Waser. Hudson and Waser passed away in November 2016 and the Board of...

 

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