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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

 

Edney Gets It

As we’ve seen at our local stores and businesses, we’re navigating in uncharted health waters. For years, scientists warned us of a possible pandemic. And here in western North Carolina, it’s happening. While we watch as the... — Updated 3/25/2020

 
 By Matt McGregor    News

Many Questions Posed At HCA Meeting – Brevard, NC

Editor’s Note: Last Thursday, The Transylvania Times published the first part of an article on a town hall meeting arranged by Gibbins Advisors, a health care consulting firm, in which the Transylvania County community expressed... — Updated 2/17/2020

 

Saving A Community Center

Congratulations to Lakin Jones and her crew for all their work in sprucing up the Williamson Creek Community Center. The WCCC was set to close, and there was a deadline with the Board of Elections needing a polling place in the... — Updated 2/10/2020

 

Filing Complete For 2020 Primary – Transylvania County, NC

Filing for the March 3, 2020, primary has ended and the contest is set for the Board of Commissioners, Board of Education, Register of Deeds, state House and Senate and statewide seats, judicial seats and national races. For the Bo... — Updated 12/23/2019

 

Filing For 2020 Primary Ends On Friday – Transylvania County, NC

Filing for the March 3, 2020, primary continues until noon, Friday, for the Board of Commissioners, Board of Education, Register of Deeds, state House and Senate and statewide seats, and national races. As of this Wednesday... — Updated 12/18/2019

 

Election Filing Continues – Transylvania County, NC

Filing for the March 3, 2020, primary continues until noon, Dec. 20, for the Board of Commissioners, Board of Education, Register of Deeds, state House and Senate and statewide seats, and national races. As of this Wednesday... — Updated 12/11/2019

 

Sam Edney Files For House Seat – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County businessman Sam Edney officially launched his campaign to restore responsible government to North Carolina Friday morning at the Board of Elections in Brevard,... — Updated 12/10/2019

 

News Of Organizations

Transylvania Democratic Men The Transylvania Men’s Club will meet on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Pisgah Fish Camp. Come early for food and fellowship. The guest speaker will be Brevard Democrat Sam Edney candidate for the... — Updated 10/7/2019

 

Edney To Run Again For N.C. House – Transylvania County, NC

Sam Edney announced Tuesday his 2020 bid for the Democrat nomination for the N.C. House District 113. “I grew up dirt poor in Henderson County,” Edney said in a statement. “I... — Updated 7/31/2019

 
 By Park Baker    News

Shutdown's Impact Being Felt In Transylvania

Over the weekend, the partial government shut-down surpassed the previous 21-day record and its impacts are being felt in Transylvania County, from trail maintenance on public... — Updated 1/15/2019

 

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