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No Interest In Supporting Depot

I am in total agreement with Charles Owen’s in his letter published Oct. 10 concerning the condition of our streets. I understand the Depot is being built with private donations and grants. I also feel it might be better to look at other...

 

Price Increase – Transylvania County, NC

Effective Nov. 1, The Transylvania Times will increase the cost of an annual subscription, and the cover price will go up later this year. We know raising prices never makes anyone happy, but before you show up on our doorstep with pitchforks and tor...

 

Modern Censorship

The First Amendment states the American people have “freedom of speech” and “freedom of the press.” Those rights, however, only protect Americans from infringement by the government, not their employers. As the scope and power of American-bas...

 

Re-Evaluation Of Alliance Needed

Kudos to the county commissioners for recently examining the “value” of the Transylvania Economic Alliance. The commissioners have been allocating approximately $315,000 each year to the Alliance, which describes itself as a public-private...

 

Bring Aldi To Brevard

I was disappointed to read in last week’s Times that no progress has been made on bringing an Aldi to Brevard a full 19 months past the date of their application. Much emphasis is being put on promoting healthy eating for improved health and...

 

Know Law About Bicycles

While riding my bicycle in the White Squirrel Classic through Henderson and Transylvania counties, recently, I was passed in my lane by two oncoming cars passing a cyclist in the other lane. One of the vehicles came within 4 feet of me. As of October...

 

Heritage Day A Success

Rosman’s 11th annual Heritage Day was a great success despite the rainy weather on Saturday. We would like to thank the many persons and businesses who made donations and contributions of money, time and effort for this event. We sincerely...

 

Betraying An Ally

On Sunday night, after a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President Trump announced the U.S. would begin withdrawing troops from northern Syria. This decision, made without any consultation from the Pentagon or the State...

 

Poor City Streets Ignored By Leaders

Many months have come and gone since people began to complain about the extremely poor condition of many city streets in Brevard. Brevard is not only my hometown, but I work in the city every day. I was among the many who directed complaints to the...

 

Lies Become 'Truth'

“A lie told often enough becomes the truth.” President Trump understands very well the power of this statement. Recently he tells us that Joe Biden was involved in corruption in Ukraine. No evidence is provided. Just say it over and over again....

 

Community Newspapers

(The following is written in celebration of National Newspaper Week, which is Oct. 6-12, and is a slightly modified version of an editorial we ran last year at this time.) Newspapers are typically divided into two groups: daily and community...

 

Destroying America's Reputation

From 1945 to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the United States committed untold resources to blunt Soviet (now Russian) expansionism. The toll included many young lives lost in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Under the rein of Vladimir Putin, Russia is...

 

Cat Café Is A Special Place

My name is Aziyah Brookman. I am currently 15 years old. Last summer, my sister Miyanna, 13, and I traveled to Brevard to visit my grandparents. During my time spent there, my sister and I were delighted to hear about a local cat café. Owning three...

 

Upset By Police Raid

I am a volunteer at the Pisgah Paws Cat Café and I have been for several months. A couple of my friends and I go there at least once per week to clean the cat room, feed and water the cats, and help out around the café. Dozens of other volunteers...

 

Complete The Skatepark

I’m writing as a member of the Tannery Skatepark Task Force to address the issues of the city not being able to find liability insurance for the Tannery Skatepark and the subsequent new information brought to light by the recent article in The...

 

Biden Should Be Investigated

The view from the middle of the road is very different from the shoulders on either side of that same road. Why is nobody considering the possibility that President Trump isn’t seeking help to dig up dirt on a political opponent and is, in fact,...

 

Prisons Cost More Than Mental Health

Historically, prison populations have usually increased with the closure of mental health facilities. In Michigan, in the 1990s, several public mental health facilities were closed and the prison population spiked. According to The Transylvania...

 

Guest Column: First Amendment Binds All Of Our Freedoms

Freedom of the press, of speech, of religion, of assembly and to petition the government are woven, like stars in the flag, into the fabric of the First Amendment. The blood of patriots is the seed of the Republic. The founders and those who...

 

President Loves America

The Democrats are not ever going to accept our president, who has done more for our country in three years than Obama did in eight. They tried racist, then recession and are now trying to impeach due to a conversation with the president of the...

 

Increase Mental Health Funding

In 2010, the state of North Carolina identified 13 major health focus areas and established 41 measureable goals. The state used 2008 as its baseline data point and 2020 as its target year. Of the 41 goals set, only six had been met as of last July....

 

Time For A Change

This year President Trump and the E.P.A., led by a coal lobbyist, drove the final stake into the heart of the Clean Power Plan, a rule cutting emissions from power plants and encouraging them to move toward natural gas and renewable power. With...

 

Obfuscate

Democrats so hate Trump that they will try anything to get him out of office. The latest drumbeat is “impeachment.” They will hang on to a phrase, a suggestion, a vague hint at a transgression, a suggestion of impropriety, in order to make the...

 

Appalled By Treatment Of Erickson

I am writing this letter because I am absolutely appalled by the treatment of Erica Erickson and Pisgah Paws by the Brevard Police, Transylvania County Animal Control, and the Transylvania County government. Erickson founded Pisgah Paws, a nonprofit...

 

Kudos To Philharmonic

Hats off and kudos to the Brevard Philharmonic for a wonderful afternoon of superb entertainment. The conductor, James Fellenbaum did a masterful presentation of with, humor and direction. The orchestra and singers were in perfect sync. Bringing...

 

Help Our Town

Many of our streets such as Main and French Broad are in a disgusting condition with potholes and some patched potholes and cracks. They need repair, repaving and repainting of lines. Much to our surprise, part of Main Street has been repainted....

 

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