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Ruminations on the violent events of Jan. 6, 2021: So much for “Law and Order.” So much for “Standing With the Thin Blue Line.” So much for “States Rights.” So much for “Defending the Constitution.” Will those who... — Updated 1/13/2021


Trump Wins County, Biden Wins Country – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania County Board of Elections completed canvassing of votes on Friday, officially certifying the Nov. 3 general election results in the county. According to the official canvass totals provided, on Election Day 3,474... — Updated 11/16/2020


Edwards, Johnson Are Returning To Raleigh – Transylvania County, NC

With the unofficial vote count in, Republican incumbents N.C. Sen. Chuck Edwards and N.C. Rep. Jake Johnson appear to be returning to the state house. Edwards has won another term... — Updated 11/4/2020


Unofficial Local Election Results

All the results are unofficial until Canvass Day. BOARD of COMMISSIONERS Seven candidates – three Republicans, three Unaffiliated candidates and one Democrat – are seeking three seats on the Board of Commissioners. With 15 of... — Updated 11/3/2020


Vote Sam Edney For N.C. House

My name is Brady Odell and I’m a ninth grade student at BHS. I have paid attention to politics ever since the 2016 election, and I’ve seen so many people running for office, both locally and nationally, who don’t understand... — Updated 10/29/2020


Edney Has Quietly Helped Community

Many have written letters attesting to Sam Edney’s extensive qualifications to serve as our representative to the N.C. House. He is known as a man of integrity and character. His mountain origins promote concern for our... — Updated 10/21/2020


Cross Party Lines

When many voters see an (R) or (D) next to the candidate’s name, it tells them how to vote. We’ve all done that. Well, for (R) voters, there’s a guy on the local ballot – Sam Edney – who deserves to have you cross party... — Updated 10/21/2020


Mountain Ingenuity And Experience

I am a retired civil engineer. I spent decades working for large firms in a major metropolitan area where contractors had available the latest equipment and expertise to make use of cutting-edge techniques. In 2002 when I moved to... — Updated 10/14/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Political Parties Concerned About Missing Signs – Transylvania County, NC

Tensions stemming from the national political stage are seeping into small-town life, as local political party leaders are reporting stolen and defaced political signs, and... — Updated 10/7/2020


Edney Will Work For Constituents

In these turbulent times, western North Carolina needs legislators with integrity, legislators who will carefully study each issue and not allow petty politics to get in the way of sound decisions that will benefit our... — Updated 10/5/2020


State Candidates Take Questions – Transylvania County, NC

Editor's note: The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce hosted a virtual forum for the Board of Education and the Board of Commissioners, which were recently reported on, and... — Updated 9/22/2020


Decency And Competence

Decency, honor, integrity, truthfulness, even competence – is that really too much to ask of our highest elected officials? Has the winning of elections become, like war, more important than the welfare of the people and nation,... — Updated 9/14/2020


Virtual Candidate Forum Thursday – Transylvania County, NC

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Candidates Forum from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, virtually, due to COVID-19. The forum will be made available to the public via several options, according to a... — Updated 9/7/2020


Make The Economy Great Again

It’s past time to face harsh reality and be honest with ourselves. North Carolina’s unemployment rate for December 2019: 3.6 percent. For June 2020: 7.6 percent. State and local businesses have been badly affected by the... — Updated 8/12/2020


Edney: Right Man At The Right Time

Western North Carolina can only thrive with an educational system that prepares our young people to face an increasingly complex world. Yet we continue to underfund one of our best resources. Why is North Carolina 41st in funding... — Updated 8/10/2020


Evictions Suppress Voting

While Republicans are responding to the suffering of fellow Americans with callous disregard, Democrats passed a comprehensive relief bill (“Heroes Act”) in May. It sat untouched on Senator McConnell’s desk until... — Updated 8/5/2020


'Horse And Sparrow' Economics

Republicans are all about “horse and sparrow” economics. That’s when the horse eats oats and whatever passes through the other end is for the sparrows to pick through. Republicans prefer to call it “trickle down” or... — Updated 7/27/2020


N.C. Unemployment Insurance Failures

I have been phone banking as a volunteer on Sam Edney’s campaign for the N.C. House. Generally, I ask the voter’s thoughts on what our Raleigh representatives should be working on for us. One response was particularly... — Updated 7/20/2020


For Improved Education, Vote Edney

Here’s a fact you should know about Sam Edney, candidate for N.C. House District 113. Sam was born and raised in western North Carolina and is the product of the quality public education that was available to him throughout his... — Updated 5/15/2020


Edney For Education And High Speed Internet

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating great challenges in Transylvania County schools. “Remote learning” is the phrase of the day. Parents, other family members or perhaps unrelated persons are attempting via handout packets to... — Updated 5/6/2020


Students And Teachers Need Help

Despite the turmoil and uncertainty in our lives caused by the coronavirus outbreak, we are approaching election time with all of its drama and decisions as to who will lead us back to a sense of normalcy - both in our personal liv... — Updated 5/4/2020


Community Leaders Call For Medicaid Expansion

There has never been more urgency to provide health care to North Carolina’s working poor than today during the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis. Partisan bickering aside, Medicaid expansion is the most urgent and fiscally responsible... — Updated 4/29/2020


Sam Edney Is The Right Man For WNC

I first met Sam when we were buying a mattress from his business seven years ago. One thing led to another and we started talking politics. I left after our purchase realizing that Sam was not only very knowledgeable about the... — Updated 4/20/2020


Edney Knows Value Of Health

We’ve all been bombarded with information (and disinformation, too) in the current COVID-19 crisis, but I think for those of us in western North Carolina, what has come into view is that health care is awfully important. And... — Updated 4/6/2020


Support Edney

I am writing to urge everyone to vote for Sam Edney to represent us in N.C. House District 113. These are trying times as we all do what we can to shield ourselves from the raging coronavirus, but it is also a time to contemplate... — Updated 3/30/2020


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