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Free Health Care Is Far From Free

With numerous Democratic politicians announcing their bid for 2020 presidential race, we can expect a shift toward an intellectually and morally dishonest leftist policy platform of “free stuff.” As a legal immigrant from socialist Finland, I am...

 

Get Healthier In 2019

"All the money in the world can’t buy you back good health.” -Reba McEntire There are many things to which we aspire in life, but the most important one is good health, for it has an impact on all facets of our lives. We may have a great job, but...

 

Terrific Book Reviews

I would just like to thank the wonderful Transylvania County Library for the terrific book reviews shared with us! I always get some great ideas for new books to read. Susan Riley Brevard...

 

Market Appreciates Support

The Transylvania Farmers’ Market is starting off the new year feeling very grateful and we’d like to thank everyone who supported us in 2018. Our year-round market included a wide variety of vendors offering wonderful local products, live music...

 

Evil?

In my opinion, the Jan. 7 letter by Jim Hardy began with misleading and false statements and ended with baseless partisan name calling. First, the tear gas used by the Border Patrol was not to target “defenseless civilians and children.” Members...

 

Proud Of Trump, Meadows

Protect and defend the citizens of the United States of America. That is what President Trump is doing when he secures our borders. The border patrol has suggested what the needs are to do so. Those are the people who deal with the daily problems of...

 

Put Corks Back In

The Democrats, especially Pelosi and Schumer, can put the corks back in the champagne and the confetti back in the closet. There will be no celebrations for now. Special Counsel Mueller has burst the balloons. Why was it no surprise when it was...

 

Graham Should Have Holiday

As I saw all of the news and celebrations about Martin Luther King Monday, I can’t help but recall how a suggestion for a national holiday for Dr. Billy Graham was “dismissed” for several reasons. While Dr. King was also a minister, his emphasi...

 

Accommodate Different Bike Riders

If the city and county are committed to make our community bicycle friendly and a safe, a logical approach might be considered: There are three kinds of bicycle riders: 1.Commuter riders; who go from their residences to places of business or...

 

Mutilating Trees

The oldest, most beautiful Babylon willow ever seen in this county has been mutilated. I had been grooming the land to bear traditional medicinal plants and that willow was one of them. Oh, it will live, but the branches they lopped off and left to...

 

Follow The Pope, Not Trump

In Mr. Kicklighter’s recent letter, he announced that the Republican Party of Transylvania County, of which he is chairman, stands in full agreement with Donald Trump and Mark Meadows, both of whom engineered the government shutdown to force...

 

Appreciates Honor Guard

The sky was blue, and the cemetery was serene on Saturday, Jan. 26, as the military honors team slowly assembled to provide the final rites for a U.S. Navy veteran who served his country with distinction. The funeral service for LCDR Thomas Henry...

 

Guest Column: Residents: Know Why And When Permits Are Needed

Most of us, when we think about doing or having work done on our homes or businesses, we sometimes forget to see if a permit is needed or required. Some things don’t require or need a permit based on the scope and type of work that you may be plann...

 

Hospital Prices Can Be Clearer

On Jan. 1, 2019, a new law went into effect that requires all hospitals in the United States “to make public a list of their standard charges via the Internet in a machine readable format, and to update this information at least annually, or more...

 

Resolve The Border Crisis

I remember a time when the Democratic party especially southern Democrats, were more conservative than the Republican Party. Both parties would sit down together in a respectful manner to address the needs of our great country. In light of the presen...

 

No Confederate Flag At Public Gatherings

I urge the Brevard City Council to ban symbols of prejudice and racism in public gatherings. The symbol involved here is the battle flag of the American Confederacy, the South, in our own regrettable but decisive Civil War. The American Civil War...

 

School Choice Week

This week is National School Choice Week, the world’s largest annual celebration of opportunity in K-12 education. We are fortunate to live in an area with an abundance of great educational choices for our children. The western North Carolina area...

 

Appreciates Vietnam Veterans Series

The series on Vietnam veterans the paper has been running for over a year now is nothing short of awesome! To me, it is vitally important that these stories be told for a variety of reasons. I am sure that the other veterans have had similar...

 

The Value Of Empathy

A good but infrequent thing happened toward the beginning of a nearly three-hour joint workshop with the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners and the Transylvania County Board of Education last Wednesday evening. Kara Millonzi, a lawyer from...

 

Nothing New

I have been keeping up with the current political issues intently the last two years Trump has been our president, and often with absolute disbelief, how our federal legislators have become so polarized. Yet at the same time, I hear of continued talk...

 

Roundabouts Will Be Disastrous

I realize that nothing will induce the City Fathers to change their minds, but I can foresee disaster once the roundabouts are completed on 64. As a driver of 35 years in the U.K. and 10 years in the U.S., I find the system of traffic lights here...

 

Tired Of Shutdown

I am really tired of this whole government shutdown fiasco, where politics seems to trump reason. Border security should not be about building a monument to one man’s ego. We can’t afford it. Every day we add to the national debt, with no end in... Full story

 

Two Words

I have two words in response to the letter by Gus Napier: Trump 2020. Mike Geremia Brevard...

 

Republicans Fully Agree With Trump

The Republican Party of Transylvania County stands in full agreement with President Trump in his efforts to secure our southern border. We also stand firm in our support of Congressman Mark Meadows in his positions to support the border protection...

 

Guest Column: Local Library Is A Great Place To Volunteer

January is the month of resolutions. It’s the month of setting off on a new path or of reviving an unmet resolution from the previous year. January can be a time of reflection that awakens in us something that had been teasing at our brain but...

 

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