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You Decide: How Does The Future Impact The Stock Market?

The world has been shocked by the coronavirus outbreak. One part of the economy clearly impacted has been the stock market. The stock market is now in – what experts term – a “bear market,” meaning losses from the last... — Updated 5/11/2020


Will Cathey

If you spent more than 10 minutes with Will Cathey, you would not forget him. His personality was larger than life, of which his ended all too soon last week. His list of positions included assistant district attorney, mayor of... — Updated 5/6/2020

 By Virginia Meyn    Opinion

Guest Column: One World At Home

Long ago and far away, the Bubonic Plague or Black Death, known simply as The Plague, unleashed a disaster in Europe of historic proportions, wiping out up to 60 percent of the population. The date was 1348. The simple version of t... — Updated 5/6/2020


Workers Came Through Big Time

I want to acknowledge those folks who are serving us in the shops or big box stores that are open. This is not to take away anything from my appreciation of those front-line providers who are dealing with the sick and infirmed. How... — Updated 5/6/2020


Concerned About All Residents' Health

On behalf of Historic Toxaway Foundation and Lake Toxaway Charities, we are equally concerned about preserving the health of all Transylvania County citizens whether they be full-time or part-time residents of this beautiful place... — Updated 5/6/2020


Trump's War On Middle America

I continue to be amazed by letters to the editor that rave about what President Trump has done for those of us in Middle America. Some facts: Our tariff war with China has cost each middle class American family an estimated $500-$1... — Updated 5/6/2020


Edney For Education And High Speed Internet

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating great challenges in Transylvania County schools. “Remote learning” is the phrase of the day. Parents, other family members or perhaps unrelated persons are attempting via handout packets to... — Updated 5/6/2020


A TV Proposal

I have a great idea for a new reality show starring the president who loves such things. Given that he affirms that he knows more about viruses than anyone, and, “I know more about Korea than anyone,” that he has sworn to... — Updated 5/6/2020


Stop The New Dollar General

As a resident of Caesar’s Head, I have enjoyed the immense beauty of the area for close to 30 years. Recently, a new Dollar General opened on 276 in Cedar Mountain. Although it was not a popular decision, at least it is in an... — Updated 5/6/2020


A Brief Reply

It’s a delight to be able to read my friend’s copy of The Transylvania Times, to get an overview of “what the general public” is thinking. I love to read the many varied opinions, which is a tribute to the freedom that we,... — Updated 5/6/2020


The Presidency Is Not A Reality Show

In reaction to Mr. Pfeiffer’s letter declaring “Why I’ll Vote for Trump,” I hope someone in our community medically trained will address the advisability of judging anyone as senile on the basis of observing him on TV.... — Updated 5/6/2020


Good Neighbors

My husband and I have been residents of Deerlake Village since 2004. We have enjoyed the natural beauty of this neighborhood, its proximity to downtown Brevard and our charming neighbors. We also have long realized that future... — Updated 5/4/2020


Furlough Government

I have the read the local newspaper concerning the budget and it’s very disturbing that not one unnecessary government employee has been furloughed. There was a lot of talk about employees that had nothing to do because there is... — Updated 5/4/2020


Students And Teachers Need Help

Despite the turmoil and uncertainty in our lives caused by the coronavirus outbreak, we are approaching election time with all of its drama and decisions as to who will lead us back to a sense of normalcy - both in our personal liv... — Updated 5/4/2020


Stopping The Dollar General

Finally, maybe someone has found a way to halt the building of the unneeded and unwanted Dollar General on U.S. 276 south of Brevard. I applaud Mr. Corley and the concerned citizens that he represents. If the developers somehow... — Updated 5/4/2020


Many Trails Available

The tone in Jim Grodnik’s most recent letter reminds me of a young boy’s petulance when told he cannot have a particular toy in the midst of a closet full of other toys that are available. (I have two sons and, though they are... — Updated 5/4/2020


DAR Is Not Alone

It was heartwarming to read the feature story about the DAR making and distributing COVID-19 masks, but they are not the only ones. The Connestee Quilters sewed over 200 masks for the Department of Health and five women at St.... — Updated 5/4/2020


Don't Kill Your Neighbor

Greetings from the epicenter. After leaving Transylvania County, my family moved to what can only be described as “Yankee Brevard.” Here in Westchester County, N.Y., the streets are barren. We are all shut in our homes.... — Updated 5/4/2020


Do Not Alienate Part-Time Residents

The city and Chamber of Commerce are asking citizens to contribute to a fund supporting small business in Brevard. At the same time, the county is asking people who are willing and able to help not to come here. These second... — Updated 5/4/2020


Struggling With Uncertainty

When 2020 rang in four months ago, we assumed it would be much like 2019. We were certain that we would probably have jobs and that if we ate right and exercised, we would be healthy. We were fairly certain of our future. That... — Updated 5/4/2020


Applaud The Peasants - Now Get Back To Work!

Readers have probably already seen the inspirational videos of people applauding their neighbors who are heading to work as essential workers or social media videos of celebrities thanking us peasants for keeping them safe in... — Updated 5/4/2020


Appreciates Community News

What a sad notice for Transylvania County to know that Nicola Karesh, who pens the Rosenwald News, is moving to north Georgia. We have been fortunate to have her in our community and to read her excellent journalism these past... — Updated 5/4/2020


Courage Of Health Care Workers

During these frightening times, we are asking the most from people who are paid the least. With COVID-19 to consider, nursing homes in our area have demanded health care workers put their lives and those of their families on the... — Updated 5/4/2020


Subways Move Essential Workers

In answer to Mr. Grodnik’s question on why someone can ride on a subway in New York but he cannot take a walk in DuPont Forest, I offer this up: The subways and busses in New York are responsible for moving first-line responders... — Updated 5/4/2020


Please Explain

Will someone please explain to me why New Yorkers can ride in a crowded subway, but we can’t go for a walk in DuPont Forest. –Jim Grodnik, Brevard... — Updated 4/29/2020


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