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Bluegrass Bash Was Incredible

Thanks to Carolina Blue for the Bluegrass Bash in Rosman on Nov. 3. The bands and music were incredible. The sounds in Rosman High School auditorium were to the note. We so much enjoyed ourselves and were very glad we went. They all were amazing! The...

 

Time To Seek Common Ground

While both political parties seem to be growing farther apart each day, there are actually quite a few topics on which most Americans agree: Political dissent. More than 90 percent of Americans believe people have the right to nonviolent protest and...

 

United Way Integral To Natural Play

First, I would like to commend The Transylvania Times for their coverage of the ongoing efforts by community organizations to increase early childhood educational opportunities through Get Set Transylvania. The collaborative programs emerging from th...

 

BC Concert Was Wonderful

I had the pleasure of attending a concert Friday night, Nov. 9, with our friends at the Porter Center at Brevard College. It was “A Salute to Our Veterans.” The students, as well as the staff, did a wonderful job displaying their talents with...

 

Asking A Lot Of A Few

Last Tuesday as millions of Americans cast their votes in this year’s midterm elections, the body of an American, Major Brent Taylor, arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Taylor, the mayor of North Ogden, Utah, was killed during an insider...

 

Better Streets Should Be Top Priority

I cannot understand how our city leaders can possibly consider the proposed construction of a depot, dog park and skate park when our streets are in such deplorable condition. Certainly our streets should take priority that would benefit all our...

 

INTERACT Is Inspirational

Even the headline for the article about INTERACT in Section B of the Nov. 5 issue is true inspiration because it says program participants “won’t give up.” The INTERACT program is part of Transylvania Vocational Services (TVS). TVS strives to...

 

Attend Railroad Depot Public Hearing

At the recent city council planning department retreat held at the Cradle of Forestry, a topic of discussion was the Railroad Avenue depot project. Some of the reasons put forth in support of the depot are to provide an event space and public...

 

Smooth Elections

Thanks goes to Jeff Storey, his staff and the Transylvania County Board of Elections for a job well done in the past election cycle. Many thanks to all poll workers, whether inside or out, who braved the elements and kept our election process on...

 

Excusing Trump's Evils

G.K. Chesterton once noted, “Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable.” Mr. Brendle, in his Transylvania Times letter of Nov. 8 “Things Are Getting Done,...

 

Brevard's Best Days Are Still Ahead Of Us

Many of you have heard that “if you are standing still then, in fact, you are getting passed up.” I believe that is true in many respects and certainly true if you are talking about the progress of our community. The Transylvania Times reported...

 

Chuck Evans Is Truly A Jack Of All Trades

Former Navy Lieutenant Chuck Evans, a jack of all trades, is now creating wood furniture in Brevard after flying the A-7 jet airplane and having a career as a broker at Merrill Lynch. "You remember...

 

It's Time To Tackle Issues

Now that the elections are over, the winners are being congratulated and the losers consoled. But in just a few short days, it will be time for the winners and those already in office to address several important issues facing our county, region and...

 

WNC Military History Museum Is A True Asset

Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 9 a.m. the county commissioners will consider extending the lease of the Courthouse Annex Building to the WNC Military History Museum. The museum opened in this facility in August 2017 and has been growing from the beginning....

 

Things Are Getting Done

As President Obama said, “elections have consequences.” The liberal Democrats are now experiencing the consequences. They rant and rave and call President Trump “a liar, a manipulator, and a conman” and call him “a deeply disturbed and...

 

Appreciates Quick Response

I write to commend the performance of our local animal control office of Transylvania County. I called today to request removal of a potentially rabid raccoon. Officer Searcy was here within the hour. He took care of the problem promptly, safely,...

 

No Photos To Document BHS History

It has been 55 years since the first high school integrated football team in N.C. made the news in 1963. The Brevard High Blue Devils was that history making team. The school and team were honored by a documentary film enjoyed by a large audience at...

 

'Get Set' For The Future

During the recent Halloweenfest activities, the Transylvania County Early Childhood Initiative (ECI) announced two changes: ECI will now be called Get Set Transylvania and the organization is now partners with Sesame Street in Communities. The goal...

 

Anti-Semitism Is On The Rise

American Jews have a long and praiseworthy history in the United States. Since the first Jews arrived in New Amsterdam in 1645 they have grown, largely through immigration, building a community of nearly six million, a little less than 2 percent of...

 

The Sorrow Of The Pittsburgh Murders

Consider this, please. You are a Grandma or Granddad and you go to church, like you have done for a long time. You go there with a happy heart and a feeling of love for the spirit that has brought you to this welcoming place. You are a grandchild...

 

Halloweenfest Drew Us To Brevard

When my husband Jack and I were thinking about where we would live after we retired, we started traveling through Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. We were looking for the perfect place to retire. When we decided to look at Brevard, the...

 

Lessons To Be Learned

Hopefully, teenagers and young adults today can learn from the experiences of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Whether you believe Christine or Brett, the fact remains that Dr. Ford did not have the evidence to persuade even...

 

Something We All Can Agree On

When we see a fellow human being suffering, our first question is not, “Are you a Republican or Democrat?” Our shared human response is to ask, “How can I help?” Whether one volunteers regularly at one of the wonderful charitable or service...

 

What Kind Of Society Do We Want?

I appreciate some people were upset to learn the current President of the United States and supposed leader of the free world uses the same political strategy to appeal to voters as was followed by Adolph Hitler (see Office of Strategic Services...

 

Please Stand With Me

When there is prejudice against people of color, I stand and raise my voice in opposition. When there is violence and hatred towards immigration into the USA, both legal and illegal, I stand and raise my voice in opposition. I stand in support of...

 

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