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Women In The Military

In March of 1776, Abigail Adams wrote to her husband, John Adams, “I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors.” While Ms. Adams was writing about her husband’s and other men’s...

 

TVS And Free Rein

Free Rein, a wonderful therapeutic riding program in our community, recently held its annual fundraiser, the Mane Event, which included both a silent and a live auction. As I reviewed the offerings for the live auction, I was drawn to a beautiful...

 

Disregarding Local Elections

As exemplified by the mantra, “freedom isn’t free,” one of the primary reasons people serve in the military is to protect our freedoms. Unfortunately, while many Americans, including thousands of Transylvanians, have been willing to sacrifice...

 

A Coup, Not Impeachment

I would like to respond to Gerald Kilpatrick’s letter in last Monday’s Nov. 4 Transylvania Times. The main thing that he omitted is the simple matter of fact. The fact is that Bill Clinton was not impeached for having sex. He was correct in that...

 

Congratulations, BHS Volleyball

We would like to congratulate the BHS volleyball team on their great season and being ranked as the second best team in class 2A division in North Carolina. The team played well together and were a joy to watch. The team finished with a record of 26...

 

An Economic Essential

From a purely economic perspective, County Commission Chairman Mike Hawkins was correct when he stated last week that the decision to apply for a grant to help pay for a sewer line from Rosman to Gaia Herbs is “the most important thing” the...

 

Becoming Self-Sufficient

In pondering the possibilities available to us as a county to make us more self-sufficient and productive without endangering our futures by destroying the environment, I have come up with the following possibilities: We could as a group agree to...

 

Flu Precautions

While flu season usually does not peak until January or February, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services has reported that one resident died from the flu in October. While most people feel miserable for a few days or weeks from the flu, it...

 

Lying And Free Speech

The recent controversy over Facebook accepting political ads that perpetuate falsehoods has brought forth numerous questions regarding the First Amendment and lying. Based on several comments we have read and heard, some people believe they can say...

 

Meadows' Antics

I recommend to readers the editorial in the N.Y. Times of July 27, 2018. It recounts the antics of a group of Republican congressmen seeking to impeach Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, a Republican by the way, for despite turning over...

 

Which Is Impeachable?

President Clinton was impeached for having sexual contact with an intern and lying about it, hence perjury. President Trump has withheld authorized money, our tax dollars, from a country in order to compel that country to help find “dirt” on his...

 

Fortunate To Have Paper

As Robin J. Phillips stated on Oct. 21, I agree wholeheartedly that I’m willing to pay $49.95 for a year’s subscription to The Times. Although I have no background in journalism, I’ve been an avid reader of newspapers for decades. As a...

 

Judges Make Correct Calls

It should have been no surprise that a panel of three state judges on Monday blocked the current congressional districts from being used in the upcoming election because there is a “substantial likelihood that plaintiffs (the Democratic Party and...

 

Brevard Hemp Is Not A Vape Shop

Imperative to the success of a business is the elimination of false rumors. As the co-founder of Brevard Hemp on Caldwell and Main, I must shed light on the falsities portrayed in a recent Opinion of the Reader comment. Brevard Hemp is not a vape...

 

Unrelenting

It becomes more clear every day that the Democrats will never, and I mean never, relent in their quest to bring down the president. It started on the November night when he was elected and has never stopped no matter what Trump has accomplished. He...

 

Vote For Jones

I am voting for Kevin Jones as a city of Brevard councilman due to a pragmatic rule I have to never vote for a person (write-in) as I don’t want an elected official that is late for the dance! Richard Hingle Brevard...

 

America, We Can Do Much Better

Another day, another sad example of unethical behavior from our president. While one could write a letter a day commenting on the latest from the White House, President Trump’s obvious attempts to take the lion’s share of credit in the wake of...

 

Businesses Should Recycle

A recent column by Willow Walker is reminiscent of the series The Transylvania Times ran last year. That series educated readers about our landfill. It was a wake-up call, and perhaps it worked since the life of our landfill has been somewhat...

 

Portfolios Reveal Work

The decision by the Transylvania County Board of Education to require a student portfolio as a graduation requirement should be beneficial to students, colleges and employers. Under the current college admission systems, most schools review...

 

Dinkins Deserves Write-In

Brevard residents who are seeing signs around town for the election of Geraldine Dinkins to city council may have initially wondered, “Who’s that?” The Transylvania Times candidates’ questions and answers article in the Oct. 17 paper...

 

Transylvania Times Is A Vital Asset

Within the pages of The Transylvania Times each week is recorded a spectrum of events, concerns, needs and celebrations of life beginning with announcing our entrances into this world to the quiet closure of our lifespans. If The Transylvania Times...

 

Fortunate To Have Hospital

I am most appreciative for the care given me on my recent visits to Transylvania Regional Hospital Emergency Room. Dr. Hunt, nurses and all attendants involved in my care were very kind and understanding in my treatment for the issues at hand....

 

Too Much Pressure On President

I worry about too much pressure being placed on President Donald Trump. He is in a position of great responsibility and when one considers that he exercises this responsibility with little input from our traditional group of experts that our...

 

Free To Fail

There was a letter to the editor published in the Oct. 21 Transylvania Times that shows how much the socialist perspective has already crept into the thinking of the American citizenry. In a legitimate observation about seemingly poor business...

 

Ignoring Citizen Input

Driving home last week I took a shortcut on a back street and passed the biggest waste of money, the reconstructed train depot! How many “venues” can a city this size use or need? We already have the Rogow Room at the library, the Music Center,...

 

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