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Start Vaccinating Teachers

I am 65. I would gladly give my place in line for a COVID-19 vaccination to a teacher or school employee. They have to go out to work into a hazardous workplace. I can stay home and be safe. Our county needs to follow the state... — Updated 2/22/2021


Stand For Equal Justice And Accountability

For years now, I have always believed that the greatest danger to our country would be less likely to come from the forces outside our borders than from inside. The weapon of the most dangerous enemy would be racism and all its der... — Updated 2/22/2021


Catching A Runaway Pet

Many thanks to the very helpful woman who, together with her two young nephews, ran down and caught our runaway dog Riley on rainy Saturday afternoon in Millbrook Estates. Thank you very much. Ed Ehmann Brevard... — Updated 2/22/2021


Appointments Filled In 15 Seconds

For the third consecutive week I have tried to get a COVID-19 vaccine through the Transylvania Health Department lottery. Each week at the exact moment the lottery starts, I tap the website, pick my time, fill out the form and the... — Updated 2/22/2021


Hear Pros And Cons

I read a letter to the editor the other week, and I never thought I would need to write one in response, but here we are. The letter applauded that “... lies and unfounded or even disproven theories are being denied the... — Updated 2/22/2021


Hospital Care Is Outstanding

In response to the letter in the Feb. 15 edition which stated “.... a number of primary care physicians are leaving because they feel that the care in TRH is unacceptable...” we would like to emphatically state that this is... — Updated 2/17/2021


Budgeting Backwards

The budgeting process in North Carolina is backwards. At present, the local school system, city government and county government are drafting their budgets for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. They are gathering... — Updated 2/17/2021


Commissioners' Comments Were Eye-opening

On Feb. 8 in the Ask Us section of the newspaper, The Transylvania Times asked each member of the Board of Commissioners what they thought about what happened on Jan. 6 at the Capitol. The responses were very eye-opening as to the... — Updated 2/17/2021


Power Of Words

Think. Trump’s speech to the mob in 2021. Hitler’s speech to the mob in 1938. Then what happened: Siege on the Capitol and Kristallnacht. Unbelievable. Geraldine Hambley Brevard... — Updated 2/15/2021


Where Are They Now?

Where now are the most ardent, boisterous, braggart and kind of obnoxious former president Trump supporters? The others that didn’t storm our nation’s Capitol with street commandeering behavior that was clearly an attempt at in... — Updated 2/15/2021


Walmart Deserves Recognition

Walmart deserves recognition for providing many of the pillow forms for the Hearts for Heroes project that was featured on the front page of Thursday, Feb. 11, paper. Thanks to Mr. Knight and the Walmart staff for being willing to... — Updated 2/15/2021


TRH Is Doing Its Best

I’d like to express my gratitude to a number of medical personnel in the community. The first is thank you to the members of the ambulance squad No. 3 for their care in getting me to the Emergency Department of Transylvania... — Updated 2/15/2021


God Help Us Again!

I remember how America pulled together after the terrorists attacked us on Sept. 11, 2001. It’s a shame it took something that terrible to unite Republicans, Democrats, conservatives, liberals, white and blacks. However, we were... — Updated 2/15/2021


Hot Garbage From The County Commission

What kind of flaming hot garbage came from Larry Chapman when he abused his position of public trust to label people who disagree with his far-right nationalism as “hate-America left?” Actual patriots at the FBI and State... — Updated 2/15/2021


State Is Good For Business

In his column in today’s paper entitled “Build On N.C.’s Strengths,” John Hood points out many of the positive aspects of North Carolina. In particular, Hood refers to a study done by researchers at Arizona State... — Updated 2/15/2021


Words Are Cheap

I have said before that, unlike the anti-Trumpers who supported nothing Trump did, I will support Biden if he governs with policies that are not socialistic and are good for our country. I do mean that. However, I have seen no... — Updated 2/15/2021


Define Unity

Unity is the state or fact of being united or combined into one; absence of diversity; oneness of mind … harmony or agreement. We all wish for agreement and harmony. However, to have no diversity, especially in thought, appears... — Updated 2/15/2021


Correction: County Death Rate

In today's editorial we incorrectly stated that the death rate in the county was 643 people per 100,000 residents. It should read the number of new COVID-19 cases during the last 14 days was 643 per 100,000 residents. Comparisons... — Updated 2/12/2021


We Can Do Better

For much of the COVID-19 pandemic, Transylvania County residents have responded quite well. When residents first heard of the virus, many stayed home. When people ventured out in public, many wore masks, stayed 6 feet away and... — Updated 2/12/2021


Proud To Be An American

In response to Mr. Henri Erti’s letter of Jan. 21, 2021, I would like to say thank you to him for sharing his wise statements. As a result of his letter, I feel more hopeful about our beloved country than I have since March of... — Updated 2/10/2021


Reach Out On Valentine's Day

This coming Sunday will be Valentine’s Day, which in the U.S. seems to celebrate romance, cards and chocolate. My wife and I had the opportunity to live in Honduras and were exposed to a different approach. There it is called... — Updated 2/10/2021


The Short-Term Rental Dilemma

On this page readers will find a letter encouraging the Brevard City Council to take steps to reduce the negative impact short-term rentals (STRs) are having on local housing. STRs have become popular for a variety of reasons.... — Updated 2/8/2021


Chart A New Course

Instead of draining the swamp, Trump built a personal yacht club for crocodiles and carpetbaggers. Amid social unrest, 400,000 people are dead, the economy is in shambles, millions jobless, national debt soaring, the Capitol... — Updated 2/8/2021


Council Must Address Short-term Rentals

Brevard City Council recently decided on the sale of downtown real estate for the development of a boutique hotel. There are benefits to a development in the heart of the city, but the construction of a hotel downtown also... — Updated 2/8/2021


Vaccine Allocation Is Out Of Balance

I know everyone locally is doing everything they can to address COVID-19. Just based on the math I believe the county allocation of vaccines, 200 per week, is pitifully small. Assume there are 328 million people in the U.S. and... — Updated 2/8/2021


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