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Vote For Maureen

It is time to pick our new mayor for Brevard. Imagine if we could have a mayor who has the experience of being directly responsible for 1,000 employees and a $100 million budget, and who was chosen for this position through a... — Updated 10/13/2021


Baker For City Council

I’m excited to vote for a candidate who has put working class citizens at the center of his campaign and platform. The whole country is facing a shortage of affordable housing, and the issue is amplified here in Brevard. When my... — Updated 10/13/2021



The Democratic Party is digging its own grave and they already have one foot in it. I could list the reasons for their decline, but even the main stream media is now reporting the debacles. They seem to be kicking and screaming as... — Updated 10/13/2021


Gets Things Done

When dealing with some issues and obstacles I experienced at HCA/Mission the first of this year, Maureen Copelof was my enabler in getting my issues to both the N.C. attorney general and Gibbins Advisors, who are the independent... — Updated 10/13/2021


Experienced Leadership

I have known Maureen Copelof for more than 10 years. We first met when she was the volunteer executive director of Free Rein Center for Therapeutic Riding, which means she received no pay for her two years of dedicated leadership.... — Updated 10/13/2021


Dee Dee's The One

Are you looking for creativity and vision backed by leadership and experience? If so, Dee Dee Perkins should be your choice for mayor. Her 30 years of service include a large variety (diversity) of responsibilities that have requir... — Updated 10/13/2021


No Longer A Beacon

I thought I was numb to Trump’s lies and crimes, but the release of a report by the House January 6 Attack on the Capitol Committee is a painful reminder of the depths of depravity of Donald Trump. On Jan. 3 there was a meeting... — Updated 10/13/2021


Brevard Lucky

Brevard is lucky to have Dee Dee Perkins running for mayor. In the 19 years we have lived here Dee Dee has been a tireless advocate for our city and its citizens. Through her community service and serving on countless boards and... — Updated 10/13/2021


Social Media As An Addiction

Although social media blackout didn’t end modern civilization, for millions of people six hours without Facebook or Instagram must have felt like waterboarding. Please pray for them because as addicts they need our unfiltered... — Updated 10/13/2021


Let's Do It!

I am writing this letter in support of Maureen Copelof as the next mayor of Brevard. As a military spouse of 38 years, I can relate to the positions and responsibilities that she has held during her service to her country. Her... — Updated 10/13/2021


Perkins For Mayor

Over these past weeks, the public and I have had the opportunity to observe and evaluate the perspectives and agendas of the various candidates in the upcoming election for mayor. To me, Dee Dee’s experience with all different... — Updated 10/13/2021


No Satisfactory Answer

In 1988, I traveled to the Philippines to conduct research on Filipino languages and cultures. Before I went to my field site in a remote province, I met and had dinner with numerous scholars, businessmen and government... — Updated 10/13/2021


Power Plays

Power Plays With respect to Rep. Jake Johnson’s op-ed advocating for Voter ID requirements, let me say this: American citizens have the right to vote, regardless of whether or not they have a Voter ID. Not having the correct... — Updated 10/11/2021


Tired Repetition

N.C. Rep. Jake Johnson’s article arguing for voter ID is a tired repetition of Republican concerns over voter fraud. This is a fairy tale alongside the myth that dead people vote. The reality is that the GOP does not like the... — Updated 10/11/2021


Why The Fear?

I’ve read several letters recently that discuss the fear behind the “Great Replacement” fixation. The fear is described as white people fearing losing jobs, becoming irrelevant, losing status, losing, losing because minoritie... — Updated 10/11/2021


Disagree With Letter

I am puzzled about why an essay on Jungian psychology would be accepted as a letter to the editor (Sept. 27), but since it was, I must respectfully and vigorously disagree with the Rev. Mills’ apparent endorsement of Jung... — Updated 10/11/2021


Death Penalty

Jeff Gerritt’s guest editorial left much unsaid and yet, said too much. Unsaid is his assumed opposition to the death penalty itself. Too much is said on the pussyfooting role of religion in the discussion. I am a retired death... — Updated 10/11/2021


Vote For Baker

There hasn’t been much written about the candidates for City Council, but I believe one candidate stands apart from the others – Aaron Baker. If you take the time to look at his website, you can learn about his background and,... — Updated 10/11/2021


Vote For Copelof

I invite you to join me and my family in voting for Maureen Copelof for mayor of Brevard. I have known and worked with Maureen in our community for over a decade. I am consistently encouraged by the skills and sound judgment that s... — Updated 10/11/2021


Dee Dee For Mayor

As never before communities need relevant, authentic and forward- thinking leaders who understand the complexities of governing during times of uncertainty and change. And, oh my, have we not experienced adversity during the past... — Updated 10/11/2021


Do Your Homework

I admit I expected President Biden to accomplish more in the first year of his presidency. But I can honestly say there is nobody in this country who could do a better job. Polls say Biden’s approval rating is down due to the... — Updated 10/11/2021


Proven Track Record

We are fortunate to have a candidate with all of the qualifications of a strong and capable mayor, as well as a proven track record for getting things done. Dee Dee Perkins has years of experience in our city and county government,... — Updated 10/7/2021


Selecting The New Mayor

Selecting The New Mayor Nov. 2 is Election Day and early voting is Oct. 14-30, and every registered voter within the city limits of Brevard will have the opportunity to cast a vote for a new mayor. The mayor is not just a... — Updated 10/6/2021


Tribute To Fallen Marine

Brevard resident Jimmy A. Bohn passed away on Sept. 13, 2021. I’m going to tell you a little more about him. Jim was from Michigan. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Vietnam from March 1968 until March 1969. He... — Updated 10/6/2021


A Courageous Visionary

Maureen Copelof is courageous and a visionary. We attended an event she was in charge of several years ago that included a sit down dinner for more than 100 individuals. The caterer used all disposable place settings and it... — Updated 10/6/2021


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