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Changing Attitudes Toward FBI

Well, President Trump did tell us what a poor institution the FBI is, but now in the Kavanaugh investigation its work is the gold standard. Wonder what the attitude toward the FBI will be if Robert Mueller gets to finish his work? Bill Thomas, Cedar...

 

To Support Schools Vote Sam Edney

As a former public school teacher, I am very concerned about providing our children with a high quality public education. Our schools are now being underfunded and we need a responsible representative to stand up for public education. We need Sam...

 

No Property Tax Increases

The June 30, 2005 front page of The Transylvania Times reported that David Guice, who was a county commissioner at that time, voted to increase county property taxes by 12.5 percent. David Guice is again running for county commissioner in this...

 

Canvassing

I canvass and I have friends that do. We do it with some trepidation. We do not want to disturb our friends and neighbors. Indeed, we are in constant concern that we are imposing. All of this makes for a situation that causes us to hope that the...

 

Thanks For Recycling Stories

I would sincerely like to thank The Transylvania Times and especially Willow Walker for the Recycling 101 article in Thursday, Oct. 4, issue. It makes me very proud of our home town newspaper and even more so our county. We, apparently, are doing mor...

 

I Am A Republican

I would like to thank Ms. Heyward for the opportunity to express my Christian belief. I believe Jesus Christ entered this world to save mankind from the punishment of sin. He taught us the meaning of the greatest and second greatest commandments: ...

 

Support David Guice

When it comes to voting, most folks are relatively knowledgeable about those candidates running for president, Congress, governor and perhaps some other prominent offices. However, I am always surprised and shocked by the lack of knowledge by highly...

 

Price Has Mountain Values

In recent years we have been asked to elect candidates who are locals and have “Mountain Values.” So, why has Mark Meadows, a Florida developer, been elected as our U.S. Congressman? What qualifies him as a local or demonstrates that he has...

 

Let Voters Settle Train Depot Issue

City Council should not allow construction of a train depot without much more input. Spending more than half a million dollars of mostly taxpayer money should be voted on by the people who are going to end up paying the bill. Any expenditure of this...

 

A Good List Of Goals

In the Oct. 11 issue of The Transylvania Times, Carter Heyward asked for someone to tell why they were a Republican. At some risk because of the current volatile environment, I will venture a reply. Heyward listed results; I will look underneath at...

 

Anti- Amendment Signs Removed

On U.S. 64, between Old Rosman Road and Brevard, there were at least a half dozen political signs advocating defeat of the proposed state constitutional amendments. Yesterday there was only one, and it was at half mast. Coincidentally, there are now...

 

Concert A Real Treat

If the Brevard Philharmonic’s opening concert of the season is a preview of what is to come, music lover’s are in for a real treat! The artistic director, James Fellenbaum, is an energetic and enthusiastic maestro, conducting the orchestra...

 

Keep Mahoney Sheriff

Once every four years we get the opportunity to choose our sheriff, the highest law enforcement official in the county and the only law enforcement position directly decided upon by the voters. The office of the sheriff is a very important position,...

 

A Sham Hearing

In the Oct. 8 Opinions of the Readers, Betsy Shea stated in response to my letter of Oct. 4, that I “obviously” did not watch the Kavanaugh hearings regarding the accusations made by Christine Ford. Nothing could be further from the truth. I...

 

Vote For Sam Edney

Sam Edney, his wife and family, and their ancestors have contributed to life and the economy in our state for generations. The Edneys first arrived in N.C. in 1679! Sam’s great-grandfather purchased land in Henderson County when he returned from th...

 

Lucky To Have Mahoney

“Time for a change.” I’ve heard it through every election since I’ve been employed at the Sheriff’s Office. Let me tell you about the changes I’ve seen at the Sheriff’s Office in my 27 years. I started my career at the Sheriff’s...

 

Edney Understands Medical Needs

When I was volunteering in The Free Clinic, my friends and acquaintances were surprised that the majority of my patients did not have Medicaid. This was indicative of a common concept that poor people had Medicaid. There are many poor and working...

 

Vote For Guice

David Guice has the background, experience and temperament to serve as county commissioner. As a long time county resident, he understands the local issues. His children attended county schools. Having served as commissioner from 2000 to 2008, three...

 

David Mahoney For Sheriff

I am writing in support of Sheriff David Mahoney. As a Brevard native, I have lived in this community for 42 years. I have known Sheriff Mahoney for more than 30 of those years. Sheriff Mahoney has been a tremendous asset to this community. Not only...

 

Why I'm Unaffiliated

The two major political parties have moved to the extremes and left me “standing on a cold, windy corner,” along with others who are slightly right/left of center. I don’t see much difference between them. They both seem to be less interested...

 

Mahoney Is The Best Choice

I have had the distinct honor of working for five great sheriffs in my 30 years of law enforcement. Since 2006, I have worked for Sheriff David Mahoney. I have always known David as someone who leads by example and sets the bar high for all of us to...

 

An Invitation

I’m a Democrat, and I will tell you why. I invite someone to write a letter about why you’re a Republican. Then perhaps, we and those like us can talk publicly in a spirit of mutual respect – not trying to convince each other. But maybe we’ll...

 

Edney Will Uphold Fundamental Truths

We hold these truths to be self-evident… It has become the challenge of our current time to reaffirm the fundamental truths we have shared since the beginning of our republic and to work toward a more effective and responsive government at every...

 

Edney Would Fund Rape Test Kits

Hearing those accusations in Washington of “Why did she wait so long?” must be maddening to thousands of North Carolina women who came forward immediately after their sexual assaults. Funding that would pay to test their rape kits has been...

 

Indoor Pool Before A Depot

Thanks to the Transylvania County Recreation Department for providing an additional opportunity for community feedback regarding the proposed plan for Silvermont. Choosing the department’s headquarters on Ecusta Road was inspired — those of us...

 

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