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County Should OK The CMSAP

Editor’s Note: The following editorial was written by Mark Tooley, a Cedar Mountain Small Area Planning (CMSAP) Committee member and a former member of the county’s Planning Board, and is endorsed by The Transylvania Times. In... — Updated 9/1/2021


Special Thank You

Tropical Storm Fred changed our lives forever on Aug. 17, 2021. In just a few short hours we lost the bridge to our farm and neighboring homes, all the fish on our farm, and, for a moment, hope. Even more life changing were the... — Updated 9/1/2021


Cawthorn Comments

How disgusted I was to hear that Madison Cawthorn made national news again promoting his lies along with his added threat of bloodshed over future elections. Speaking at a N.C. GOP event, he repeated the big lies that elections... — Updated 9/1/2021


To The School Board

We want to express our gratitude and celebrate the leadership your board showed on Friday, Aug. 27, at the emergency meeting. It took courage to call a special meeting and vote in favor of an issue that is contentious and,... — Updated 9/1/2021


Afghan Refugees

In the wake of this month’s tragic fall of the Afghan state to the Taliban, scores of Afghan men, women and children have become displaced and are without stable homes. USA for UNHCR, the U.N. Refugee Agency, reports that an esti... — Updated 9/1/2021


Mask Wearing

Hate wearing face masks? So do I. I have problems hearing and understanding people. Masks are hot. They fog my sunglasses. Sometimes I get all the way to the front of a store, only to have to return to my car and get my facemask.... — Updated 8/30/2021


Biden Has Failed America

Joe Biden has failed America and our soldiers. Why in the world would he ever think it was a good idea to go into this withdrawal from Afghanistan without a well thought out plan? He had no plan in place and now we have total... — Updated 8/30/2021


Getting Tired?

Just a quick comment on our local Board of Education’s decision to make mask wearing optional. This is like establishing a “pee” zone in a public swimming pool. Is anyone else getting kind of tired of the self centered... — Updated 8/30/2021


School Board Was Correct

Congratulations on reporting the Transylvania County School Board of Education recent decision in “School Board Votes to Keep Mask Wearing Optional” I agree with their correct decision to let parents, not the government,... — Updated 8/30/2021


Response To Report Card

This is in response to the Charles and Linda Butz letter that appeared in the Aug. 19 edition. Your partisan attack on our president is untruthful and reflects extreme partisanship. Do your homework. Please. Inflation doesn’t... — Updated 8/30/2021


Recovery From Mental Illness

One person in five is affected by brain disorders (mental illness). Some say there is no cure. What does it mean for me? It’ a clarion call for action. Until the cure comes, recovery will do just fine, thank you. Sandy Goble... — Updated 8/30/2021


Opinion And Science

The following guest editorial was written by Jim Shultz, with the CNHI news service, and is endorsed by The Transylvania Times. From ancient history to present day, there have always been foolish things that people have believed... — Updated 8/30/2021


The Power Of Ideas

Ideas are not physical, material things that we can hold in our hands or put on shelves. They are comparable to the wind or air or, as Bob Dylan would say, “blowing in the wind.” Ideas can be compared to tools or weapons. Yet... — Updated 8/25/2021


A Response

In response to Charles and Linda Butz: I would like to commend you for coming out and showing your true colors after reading your letter Thursday, Aug. 19. First of all, you are evil-informed about BLM. You two are just regurgitati... — Updated 8/25/2021


A Big Thanks

Big thanks to teachers, educational staff, health care workers, faith leaders, attorney Davis Whitfield-Cargile, Dr. Ora Wells, parents, grandparents, neighbors and friends for speaking up for the health and safety of children,... — Updated 8/25/2021


No Anniversary To Celebrate

Editor’s Note: The following guest editorial was written by Jim Hardy, a retired teacher who lives in Pisgah Forest, and is endorsed by The Transylvania Times. 2021 marks a 50-year anniversary in the U.S., but it’s not one to... — Updated 8/25/2021


Thank You!

Those who were in the county in September 2004 remember the flooding and other damage that was done from devastating storms. Those same people will also remember the reaction of all of our emergency service personnel and the... — Updated 8/23/2021


Thank You Doctors

I would like to say a special thank you to Dr. Ora Wells, speaking on behalf of many of our most loved and trusted doctors and health care professionals in this county, at this most recent school board meeting. Our doctors,... — Updated 8/23/2021


Tiny Glimmer Of Hope

America is a nation founded upon individual liberty. Protecting individual liberty was foremost in the minds of the authors of our Constitution and of the Bill of Rights. But the Constitution established a representative democracy... — Updated 8/23/2021


Honor One Another

One of the hardest things for me about life in this pandemic has been the caustic – and often hateful – dialogue among folks with differing opinions. I trust that each of us is trying to make decisions to keep those we love... — Updated 8/23/2021


The Common Good

Editor’s Note: The following guest editorial was written by Alice Wellborn, a former educator and member of the Transylvania County Board of Education, and is endorsed by The Transylvania Times. When Benjamin Franklin was asked w... — Updated 8/23/2021


Bipartisanship Is Extinct

All liberals have converged into the Democratic Party, and conservatives are all Republicans. Uninformed voters vote for “R” or “D,” often against their own interests. The “two-party” system has failed – it’s... — Updated 8/18/2021


Run For Your Lives

Who knew that the radical right would surface in Transylvania County in the form of one of America’s most democratic, with-a-small-d, institutions, the School Board? Chris Whitmire did this county a grave disservice when he got... — Updated 8/18/2021


Biden's Six-Month Report Card

Lies and Deceit: He said he would be a moderate and work both sides of the isle. He never discussed his son Hunter’s business deals while with Barisma Holdings in Ukraine and the Biden family involvement with the now defunct... — Updated 8/18/2021


The Best AAUW Book Sale Ever

Editor’s Note: The following guest editorial was written by Linda Thompson, a member of the Brevard chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). In a year with many COVID-19 challenges our community once again... — Updated 8/18/2021


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