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A Solution Or A Problem?

Next weekend college football hits full throttle and fans attending games at several North Carolina’s public universities will notice one significant difference – the availability of alcoholic beverages inside the stadiums. Earlier this year...

 

The Tragedy At Our Border

On a recent morning, my wife, Margaret, and I, who in our careers often worked together as family therapists, were in a queue of vehicles inching into Gwynn Valley camp. This was a sweet reunion, parents and grandparents yearning to see our...

 

Trade War Is Hurting Us

"Trade wars are good, and easy to win." -President Donald Trump, March 1, 2018 Contrary to President’s Trump’s proclamation that trade wars are good and easy to win, the adversary plays a significant role in determining the outcome, and if the ad...

 

A Straw Man Argument

Bob Youngerman, in his letter of Aug. 12, accuses Rev. Dr. Carter Heyward, me (heady company indeed for this lay person), and “all of the other liberal letter writers” of being “very generous with their accusations of racism about...

 

Blaming Trump

The Democrats and, specifically, the party candidates, just continue to dig their grave deeper. They must think that most of the country has no brains. Consider that they blame the president’s tweets for the violence in the streets while antifa...

 

Don't Take Our Land

My husband and I bought our property on Old Hendersonville Highway in Pisgah Forest 20 years ago. We bought the property from a family who had lived and farmed it for over 60 years. When we purchased it we stated that, “our intent was to retain it...

 

Focus On The Local

I am a relative newcomer to this area having lived at numerous locales across the country while making military and business moves. Nowhere have I encountered the spiteful national political letters posted to this publication over the past year...

 

Milk And Guns

In the wake of mass shootings, those who refuse any measures that would restrict ownership of certain firearms generally make three arguments: any restrictions would lead down a “slippery slope” to abolition of the Second Amendment; if everyone...

 

Fox Is Already Inside

The recent article, on changes to the logging rules for national forests, should be a concern for all those who care for public lands in our county. David Whitmire defends the Forest Service by saying that he doesn’t think they will take advantage...

 

Compromise On State Budget

It has now been more than a month since the state government was supposed to pass its budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year, and it has been more than 30 days since Gov. Roy Cooper presented a counter-proposal to the General Assembly’s budget. The...

 

Divisive Rhetoric

This is in reference to two letters to the editor in the July 29 paper. Larry Chapman mentioned Obama’s “failed economy” and how Trump turned it around. Where is he getting his figures? I googled U.S. economy under Trump vs. Obama and could...

 

Tone It Down

Can we just stop with the broad and incorrect generalizations? Can we use actual facts and not unproven talking points by either major party? Two recent letters stated those who are on the left hate America. I personally tend to be more to the left...

 

A Duplicitous Message

In recent remarks at The White House, Donald Trump stated that, “In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy. These ideologies must be defeated.” To achieve that end, it is Donald Trump who must be defeated. His own...

 

RES Book Drive A Success

Rosman Elementary School would like to thank our community for their help with our 2018-19 Give 5 Read 5 book collection and giveaway. We ended up collecting over 4,800 books for our students! This meant that our students took an average of 15 books...

 

A Red Herring

Mr. Matthews has thrown a red herring out with regard to the president’s reference to the sad state of Baltimore. It may be true that this city has its issues with vermin of all sorts, but what Mr. Cummings was addressing was Mr. Trump’s tweets...

 

Ignoring Anti-Semitism

It is interesting that Carter Heyward, Peter Mockridge and all of the other liberal letter writers who contribute frequently to The Transylvania Times, are very generous with their accusations of racism about conservatives, but totally ignore (nary...

 

Trump Has Accomplished Much

There have been so many things published “trashing” President Trump for everything he ever does or says. A recently published letter accused the president of being racist. According to the Washington Examiner, President Trump’s has had 289...

 

The New American Norm?

It has happened again: the brutal, senseless murders and injuries to innocent Americans. Social morality has decayed to the point of insanity! What has happened to our great country that we must endure the constant threat of being killed by some...

 

A Forest Disservice

Perhaps the Forest Service would be of more service to the forest if they fertilized it with their excessive obfuscatory verbiage. We know that someone will be making a big profit off this proposed “largest timber sale on Pisgah National Forest...

 

The Deep State

It is becoming more apparent by the day that Washington Democrats are in a state of panic. Their failure to, so far, take down the president of the United States, aided and abetted by a fully complicit media and Obama “deep state” holdovers, is...

 

Use Your Voice And Vote

After the UNC-Charlotte, El Paso and Dayton mass shootings, Republicans refuse to allow consideration of legislation proven to reduce gun deaths. HB 86 protects gun ownership but requires a permit to own “assault weapons” as already required for...

 

Red Flag Laws

“The time for condolences alone has long passed, and now it is time for action,” N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper said earlier this week. “The General Assembly should move quickly to debate the details of these bills so that we can end up with legislation...

 

Will It Ever End?

There were 31 killed and 53 injured, some seriously, in these latest mindless shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. The images of old, young and innocent children are plastered across the news outlets. Two lunatics are responsible for these...

 

Both Are Right And Wrong

More than 700,000 state employees could find themselves paying substantially more for health care in the next few months if the impasse between State Treasurer Dale Folwell and the majority of hospitals throughout the state is not resolved. Folwell c...

 

My Lost Companion

I live on Pickens Highway in Rosman. On Friday, July 26, around 4:30 p.m., my precious little dog, Candy Marie, was struck by a white vehicle. I know these people had to see my little dog that ran into the road. I know accidents happen, but they...

 

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