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Newest Chain Restaurant No Friend To Environment

My wife and I went to the newest fast food establishment in town recently. It’s got to be the most non-environmentally friendly restaurant in town. We ordered a sandwich, fries, cole slaw and a drink. Our meal came in a Styrofoam take-out box....

 

St. Philip's Mistakenly Omitted

In the Nov. 11, 2019 Transylvania Times article about the success of the Oct. 13 CROP Hunger Walk, the name of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church was omitted. Year after year St. Philip’s is a faithful supporter of the CROP Hunger Walk, contributing...

 

In Search Of A Crime

The Democrats’ pursuit of President Trump reminds me of Stalin’s secret police chief Lavrenti Beria, who told his boss: “Show me the man, and I’ll find you the crime.” The Democrats haven’t found a crime yet, but you can’t fault them...

 

Were You There?

Were you there – at the bowling alley watching a bowling match cheering on our local players? Were you there – at the gym watching and cheering for our basketball players? Were you there – standing on the street waving and cheering for our...

 

Appreciates Farmers' Market

Shout out to all the vendors at the Transylvania Farmers’ Market for their gracious donations to Sharing House. Also, thanks to the individuals who purchase extra items to donate. The fresh produce and eggs are always appreciated by the clients at...

 

Go Figure

As all of the impeachment proceedings progress, it still amazes me that no one seems to care that even the appearance of a conflict of interest by Hunter Biden as a board of directors member of an oil company in a foreign country, and whose father...

 

Politics And Passion

Politics may be a science, but that is only half of it. The other half is passion. A political idea must have passion behind it in order to move it. Passion is where the art of politics enters the picture. Political rhetoric is the art of evoking...

 

Turnover Is Harming UNC

For many decades, the University of North Carolina system was the gold standard in the Southeast. Students from other southeastern states would often apply and be willing to pay the out-of-state tuition to attend UNC-Chapel Hill or N.C. State....

 

Veterans Give Freedom For All

Monday, Nov. 11, our local NAACP group members had our usual “Moral Mondays” vigil in front of the Transylvania County Courthouse. Local veterans also kept vigil there in honor of Veterans Day. As I stood with others of the NAACP, holding signs...

 

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...

 

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