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President Is Getting Worse

Our president’s behavior, it seems to me, has become more erratic and inconsistent as time goes on. Early on, some psychologists had suggested that he suffered from extreme narcissism, and that this would get worse with time. Other observers...

 

Courtesy Makes Roads Safer

Kudos to Judy Caldwell for her letter regarding bicycles. While it may be true that the North Carolina General Assembly makes the bicycle rules, I wonder how many of these folks have followed a bicycle down Highway 276? The signs say Share the Road...

 

You Can Have A Peaceful Passing

My name is Cynthia Barclay. I served as chaplain for Care Partners Hospice in Transylvania County for several years. I also was a client of Transylvania County Hospice until my death on March 19. I dictated this letter to my husband, Morgan. How can...

 

Veteran Appreciates Support

Through years of collecting information and military artifacts and making such available to veterans, friends and family, Emmett Casciato, curator of the Veterans History Museum, has helped all of us veterans “come home,” appreciate each other,...

 

Share The Roads?

As a resident who lives off Greenville Highway (276 S.), I am generally appreciative of both the recreational and economic benefits of local bike riding. I also tend to drum my fingernails on the steering wheel when poking along about 7 mph behind th...

 

Kuddos To The USAF Heritage Of America Band

The USAF Heritage of America Band concert on Friday night at the Porter Center was outstanding. What a fine group of young and talented musicians. The 45 members of the band sent sounds and shivers throughout the great hall. It wasn’t just your...

 

Curses, Foiled Again!

Why is the tail of the donkey between his legs? Do you think Chuck and Nancy have their houses draped in black? Has Morning Joe jumped off a bridge? Has CNN considered that their ratings could go even lower? Yes, I know the Democrats are clinging to...

 

An Evening To Treasure

I would like to offer rave reviews for the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band! Their conductors, musicians and singers truly honored our wonderful veterans and our great country with their special and unique talent and song selections....

 

Civic Pride

Thank you to all the businesses and individuals who supported our semiannual Senior Games and SilverArts barbecue fundraiser this spring. It was a big success. We delivered 339 meals to local businesses and had 98 folks drop by the recreation center...

 

Barr Vs.The People

In just four pages and a few short paragraphs, without one complete sentence from the lengthy Mueller Report, Attorney General Barr threw out the findings and facts from Mueller’s nearly two-year investigation. Barr, who had written a...

 

Keep Christ In Christian Celebrations

I was in my local Dollar Tree the other day and was appalled to see that in their Easter sales section there was not one item to represent the true meaning of Easter. I am ashamed to say I too have become complacent when it comes to tolerating the...

 

Good Service, Bad Billing

I have lived in Transylvania County for 12 years and had numerous positive experiences at our local hospital and their exceptional medical staff. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the billing department at Mission and their new owner. My...

 

April Fool's

Thank you for your excellent April Fool’s Day edition! The articles were relevant, well written and delightfully humorous, especially the continuing contributions in the columns of the John Locke Foundation’s John Hood. James M. Kimzey...

 

A Kind Gesture

This past week a friend and I were enjoying lunch at one of our local eateries, having not had the opportunity to visit extensively for some time. It was about time for the lunch to be over and the waitress approached, apparently to give us our...

 

Appreciates Paper's Service

Congratulations to the staff of The Transylvania Times for winning two awards from the N.C. Press Association. Your awards for “Best Community Coverage” and “Editorial Page” make us proud. It’s a challenging time to be in the newspaper...

 

Truman Was Right

“Socialism is a scare word they have hurled at every advance the people have made in the last 20 years. Socialism is what they called public power. Socialism is what they called social security. Socialism is what they called farm price supports....

 

More GALs Needed

I have had the honor of serving as a Guardian ad Litem over the past five years for 14 children. As such, I am going to speak for all of our Transylvania County GALs and say thank you to The Transylvania Times and the AAUW, particularly Linda...

 

Demise Of Integrity

The rule used to be, “Don’t Reward Bad Behavior.” That was until Jussie Smollett came on the scene. Now his charges are dropped, his slate of wrong doing is wiped clean, and he is good to go again. Who is next to receive a clean slate? The...

 

Much Ado About Nothing

In Shakespeare’s famous comedy, the main characters, Benedick and Beatrice, finally set things right after enduring a lot of setbacks. But the title of the play says it all. It reminds me of the Mueller report recently released. No Russian...

 

Worthwhile Project: Free Doghouses

I read, through tears the letter submitted to The Transylvania Times, March 11 edition, by JoAnn LaRocca from Etowah. LaRocca wrote of her observation of a dog tied out behind a shed, always there and always alone. Apparently chained, the dog... Full story

 

Protect Our Children, Save The Earth

It amazes me that the people who call themselves “pro-life” don’t care very much about the future lives of our living children. Likewise, that the people who call themselves “conservatives” don’t care very much about conserving the...

 

Trump Is A Bad Hire

Every business owner in the course of his/her career has filled an open position with a new hire they truly believed would vault their organization to new heights of profitability and prominence only to find the person lacked the skill and character...

 

America, We Can Do Better Than This

No matter our individual political preferences, we Americans are now in a place unparalleled in the history of our republic. It is clear that we have a president who regularly lies without remorse or second thought. Donald Trump is someone who will...

 

Tillis Flip Flops

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), to his great credit, said repeatedly he’d put principle over party. In fact, he even went so far as to write a Feb. 25 op-ed for the Washington Post, explaining why he felt the need to oppose the president’s legally...

 

Beware Of 'Spoofing'

Regarding the article on “Frustrating Robocalls,” readers should be aware that another technique telemarketers use is “spoofing,” in which they disguise their phone numbers to increase the chances that people will answer their calls. A...

 

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