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We Need More Fast Food Places

During this holiday season, I’ve been thinking. While driving slowly into Brevard through “Fast Food Alley” (love all those traffic lights every 10 yards), I’ve decided we don’t have enough choices. I mean, c’mon, look... — Updated 12/1/2021


Infrastructure Bill

We have been fooled again by our government. Remember the 2011 Obama/Biden “American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.” That was the Bill that was going to rebuild our infrastructure. We really don’t know where our taxpayer... — Updated 12/1/2021


What Does It Say?

Kyle Rittenhouse obtained an assault rifle and used it to kill two people (one of whom was armed with a skateboard) and injure a third. For these actions he has become a celebrity in the Republican Party. Madison Cawthorn was so... — Updated 12/1/2021


Being American

I note that Ken Burns will soon have another documentary, “Being American,” which will be dealing with the history of our country, warts and all. I implore all those folks who are so worried about CRT (Critical Race Theory) rea... — Updated 12/1/2021


Sarah Tell Morum

Editor’s note: The following guest column was written by Michael Collins, the Bread of Life executive director. I once knew a girl named Sarah Tell Morum. It’s a sad but a memorable tale. Though she was 3-and-a-half and the... — Updated 12/1/2021


Get Vaccinated

On Monday the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention said all adults should get boosted six months after the second dose of Pfizer/BioNTech’s or Moderna’s vaccine or two months after the single dose Johnson &... — Updated 12/1/2021


The Wall Of Silence

Editor’s note: The following guest column was written by Jim Hardy. I read with a mixture of sadness and hope a recent Transylvania Times story on Brevard High School students asking for mental health help from the school. A... — Updated 11/30/2021


Object To Letter

A recent letter by Arthur Raynolds excoriated Democrats as being Marxist, out of touch and doomed to failure. I have to object for many reasons, including the following: Trump’s tax cut enabled the top 0.1% to pay a lower tax... — Updated 11/29/2021


For Our Children

The recent article entitled “Students Ask For Mental Health Help” is a wake-up call. There are many factors contributing to mental health issues and challenges burdening our children. Social media platforms, and what they... — Updated 11/29/2021


Replying To Message

My wife actually gasped when she read Arthur Raynolds’ “Message to Democrats.” “Do Americans really not know the difference between socialism and communism?” “Well, some of us do,” I said, and in that spirit of... — Updated 11/29/2021


Ecusta Trail Bushwhack

Last Friday, Nov. 19, four of us (Brian, Olin, Richard and I) hiked the Ecusta Trail from Oskar Blues to the French Broad River boating access near Crab Creek Road. The idea was to get a head start on the coming Trail experience.... — Updated 11/24/2021


Thanks Meals On Wheels

I have been receiving lunch from Meals on Wheels for several years now. Last week not only did I receive my lunch, but I also received a beautiful chrysanthemum, a gift from Blantyre Nursery delivered by UUTC members. It reminded... — Updated 11/24/2021


Thanksgiving To The Rescue Again

Editor’s note: The following guest column was written by D.G. Martin. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, and I explained why in a column many years ago. One reason is that it is one of the very few days we have saved just for... — Updated 11/24/2021


Giving Thanks

This week many people will be pulling up a chair around a Thanksgiving table to enjoy a meal and opportunity to give thanks. Transylvania Christian Ministry, better known as “Sharing House.” is doing the same. All of us who liv... — Updated 11/24/2021


Applaud Writers

Typically, I do not get involved with the political chatter in the Letters To The Editor. However, I wanted to applaud the writers of two recent letters, “Toppling Statues” and Culture Wars,” whose meaningful thoughts are... — Updated 11/22/2021


Living Wage Coalition Says Thank You

The Living Wage Coalition of Transylvania County would like to extend a special “Thank You” to all of the certified living wage employers in Transylvania County. These employers recognize that paying a living wage benefits not... — Updated 11/22/2021


A Message To Democrats

You all are seriously out of touch with what the American people (especially the middle of the road Democrats) really want. Americans are finally waking up to Obama’s comment “to fundamentally change America.” Unless you... — Updated 11/22/2021


Need To Recycle

I read in the paper a while back that the dump is filling up. Why isn’t recycling enforced? I know for a fact of another state has a law that if any recycles found in their trash, they fine the person and will not pick their... — Updated 11/22/2021


Response To John Hood

\ John Hood’s treatise on populism makes some salient points. But, his lack of objectivity shows with his choice to only focus on what he calls “left-wing populism.” He veers farther from fairness with erroneous statements... — Updated 11/22/2021


School Board And Masks

Why did our TCS Board of Education vote last week for masks to be optional in our schools starting Nov. 29? I can’t fathom, for the life of me, why we are not waiting to reassess the data (i.e. our county COVID-19 case numbers)... — Updated 11/22/2021


Dipping Into Our Pockets

It appears to this taxpayer our county leaders are facing having to dip into our pockets again, this time for the long discussed courthouse project that’s been finally moved from the back burner. Perhaps they may be willing to... — Updated 11/22/2021


Troubling Project

While I agree there needs to be workforce housing, the proposed low-income housing project for the field across from Brevard High School is very troublesome for many reasons. The traffic on Country Club Road is already heavy and th... — Updated 11/22/2021


Hospital Workers Grateful For Support

Editor’s note: The following guest column was written by Michele Pilon, chief executive officer and chief nursing officer of Transylvania Regional Hospital. We have experienced some profound challenges in the last nearly two year... — Updated 11/22/2021


Time Not On Our Side

Editor’s Note: The following guest opinion was written by Lee Hamilton. “Time is not on our side.” That was the secretary-general of the UN’s World Meteorological Organization, Petteri Taalas, speaking early in October... — Updated 11/18/2021


Planning And Coordination

First of all, I fully support the Clemson Plaza project. And, I support and understand the need to increase the recycling fee. Having said that, I think both have been poorly planned and executed. As for the plaza, why were all the... — Updated 11/17/2021


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