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Vitriolic Letter

I have lived in Brevard 52 years and read hundreds of opinion letters. Most letters express opinions in a very civil and reasonable manner with factual information. Now and then opinions become accusatory and come close to the... — Updated 9/28/2020

 

Tillis Is A Hypocrite

For four years, President Trump has promised to build a “great” wall along our southern border and make Mexico pay for it. Mexico hasn’t paid one cent. What has been accomplished? The U.S.-Mexico border is about 2,000 miles... — Updated 9/28/2020

 

President Encourages Deadly Behavior

I write this in the hope, slim that it is, that those who are considering a vote for Trump consider this. A Tuesday rally in Pittsburgh featured Trump pointing out to the crowd and encouraging cheers and boos to: 1. Reporter... — Updated 9/28/2020

 

Attacking Democracy's Foundation

Donald Trump’s refusal to say that he will accept a peaceful transition of power is disturbing. For months he has been stating that the election will be compromised by fraud. He and the Republican Party have been making... — Updated 9/28/2020

 

Re-elect Lemel, Hawkins

Listening to the Chamber’s candidates’ town hall and subsequent discussions with the candidates, it’s clear the county needs to re-elect Page Lemel and Mike Hawkins. There are several issues the commissioners will consider... — Updated 9/28/2020

 

Attribution

The letter last Thursday entitled “Lacking Integrity” was written by Dan Carter of Pisgah Forest. His name and address were inadvertently cut off during the production process. We apologize for the omission.... — Updated 9/28/2020

 

Blatantly Unethical Behavior

For those supporting the Republican Party, I will submit to you that I have never seen such blatantly unethical behavior as that exhibited by Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham. The only person who can rival them is Trump himself.... — Updated 9/28/2020

 

Elderly Are 'Collateral Damage'

Our president has told us not to worry about the virus; mostly the elderly, who often have physical deficits, die. Being elderly, this is not good news. While I am ready to die in the natural course of things, I am in no hurry to... — Updated 9/28/2020

 

Appreciates Law Enforcement

There are not sufficient words in any language to express my admiration and appreciation for our law enforcement officers – city, county and state. I’m sure my sentiments are shared by many. Noreen Rutledge... — Updated 9/28/2020

 

Proudly Stands With Trump

Although I have never even considered writing a letter to a newspaper before, I feel that I cannot remain silent after reading Carter Heyward’s letter of Sept. 17. Her level of hatred and ugliness towards our president is... — Updated 9/28/2020

 

Lyda Was A Pioneer

The Sept. 20 edition of the Asheville Citizen Times had an article and headline, “Why are the majority of NC superintendents men?” N.C. has 115 school districts and only 31 have female superintendents. Transylvania County has... — Updated 9/28/2020

 

Extending Deadlines

Two recent decisions to extend deadlines could have a significant impact on the upcoming election and politics for the next decade. In North Carolina, a group of retirees had sued the State Board of Elections over the discounting... — Updated 9/28/2020

 

Careful Consideration

Last week when Gov. Roy Cooper announced that school systems could hold full-time classes for kindergarten through fifth grade as early as Oct. 5, some school systems announced immediately they would reopen those grades fully on th... — Updated 9/23/2020

 

Lacking Integrity

Madison Cawthorn, the Republican nominee to replace Mark Meadows as the congressman from North Carolina’s 11th District, tells an inspirational story of his near death in an automobile accident, his recovery, and his new role as... — Updated 9/23/2020

 

EXECUTOR'S -ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE Estate of Jean Laing Koenig

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA FILE NO. 20E278 EXECUTOR’S -ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Jean Laing Koenig of... — Updated 9/21/2020 Full story

 

EXECUTOR'S -ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE Estate of Judithe Elizabeth Eisnaugle

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 20E282 EXECUTOR’S -ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Judithe Elizabeth... — Updated 9/21/2020 Full story

 

Political Sign Law

In North Carolina, it is a Class 3 misdemeanor for a person to steal, deface, vandalize or unlawfully remove a political sign that is lawfully placed. There have been multiple examples of sign removal, always Biden/Harris, in the... — Updated 9/21/2020

 

Sociology 101

To all my friends who want to eliminate “socialism” from American society, as a trained sociologist I would like to clarify the term and show what it would mean to eliminate the American variety of it. In the simplest of... — Updated 9/21/2020

 

Doug Can Do It And Will

Talk about a breath of fresh air! I haven’t been this thrilled for a county commissioner candidate since I moved here in 2011. Not only is Doug Miller a down to earth, sensible candidate, with a strong technical background in... — Updated 9/21/2020

 

Promises Kept?

Friends who continue to support President Trump do so because they believe “he’s done what he said he would do.” I don’t see it. He promised to build 450-500 miles of fencing along the southern border. To date, 93 miles... — Updated 9/21/2020

 

Where Is The Truth? The Decency?

Where Is The Truth? The Decency? The following are only a few of the “untruths,” “alternative facts,” or “lies” which we have heard on a daily or hourly basis for several years: “Climate change is a hoax.” “Corona... — Updated 9/21/2020

 

Cheerleaders

When I think of cheerleaders during my lifetime who roused their people in the face of grave danger, I think of FDR, Gen. Eisenhower, and Churchill. FDR – When asking Congress to declare the U.S. entry into WWII, Roosevelt did... — Updated 9/21/2020

 

N.C.'s Cautious Approach Works

Last Thursday, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced that school systems throughout the state could under open under Plan A for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. As he did with his earlier announcement on reopening s... — Updated 9/21/2020

 

City's Tough Decision

In October of last year, Tore Borhaug filed plans for a 17-acre mixed-use development as a planned development district (PDD) to be located between the Asheville Highway and the Deerlake Village subdivision. A PDD is a form of... — Updated 9/16/2020

 

Plan B Makes Sense

During a recent City Council site visit to the property on Deerlake Road designated for a retiree and worker housing development, the developer submitted a plan option with many positive aspects. Plan B is a realistic recognition... — Updated 9/16/2020

 

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