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Man's Inhumanity

Never have I seen “Man’s inhumanity to man” better personified than in Minneapolis. The news photo of the white policeman pressing his knee on the neck of a black man until he died is an affront to all the dedicated and... — Updated 6/1/2020


More Traffic At Deerlake Is Untenable

A recent guest editorial in The Transylvania Times identified logical and cogent reasons for Mr. Borhaug to comply with existing restrictions, regulations and zoning requirements for development within the city limits. My emphasis... — Updated 6/1/2020


Where's The American Spirit?

I don’t like being housebound for this long. None of us do. But big deal! Let’s think about it a little. I am repulsed by the whiney crybabies who can’t bear the fact that they can’t be at the beach. Your vacation plans... — Updated 6/1/2020


Just Asking

On the front page of The Transylvania Times published on May 25, there was an article related to how a few gyms in our county have opened despite the governor’s orders not to. As I continued to read the article on page 12A, I fou... — Updated 6/1/2020


Great Library Staff

I would like to express my appreciation to all the Transylvania County Library staff who have kept the community supplied with good reading through curbside service during this stay at home time. There’s nothing like a good book... — Updated 6/1/2020


Clarifying Lighthouse Story

After my article and photos about the Clarke lighthouse were published on May 21, I got some feedback and wanted to clarify a few things. I was not fully responsible for the construction of the lighthouse, nor did I have any... — Updated 6/1/2020


Love Our People And Wear A Mask

(Editor’s Note: The following letter was submitted by the 47 local physicians of The Physicians Roundtable who work with the Pisgah Health Foundation.) To the people of Transylvania County and visitors who come here, please be... — Updated 6/1/2020


We Need Responsible Growth

I lived on the west coast of Florida in the early ‘70s. Back then, the road bordered a white sand beach that stretched for miles with unlimited access and an unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico. Small locally owned motels... — Updated 6/1/2020


'J'accuse!' Not So!

A recent letter writer (‘J’accuse!’, May 25) cited the Captain Alfred Dreyfus case as an example of judicial injustice that he suggests is similar to that of Gen. Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former National Security... — Updated 6/1/2020


Anarchy And Chaos

David Mahoney and Jake Dalton are adding to widespread anxiety, stress and uncertainty. While citizens are looking for calm and steady leadership into an uncertain future, Dalton puts his personal interest before the interest of... — Updated 6/1/2020


To Mask Or Not To Mask

You cannot make a mistake by masking. You can make a serious mistake by not masking. To mask or not to mask...that is the question: Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous COVID Or to take... — Updated 5/27/2020


The Wild, Wild West

Our newly appointed county commissioner has decided to violate the governor’s order prohibiting gyms to reopen. Our sheriff is not going to enforce this order. Pure politics have come into play, endangering the public at large.... — Updated 5/27/2020


Rejecting Gullibility

We were delighted to meet new neighbors and their young children on the street yesterday. When we said we were surprised they were going to town without masks, they asked if we had heard that Bill Gates was engaged in global popula... — Updated 5/27/2020


The Church Is People

The church is not brick and mortar. It’s not a building that can be locked down or opened up. The church is not material. The church is people. The church is in the heart of every soul who gives their lives to Jesus Christ and... — Updated 5/27/2020


Bryan Clanton Was Lighthouse Genius

The owners of the lighthouse on Williamson Creek Road, Bill and Marianna Clarke, would like to properly identify the genius behind the construction of the lighthouse. The article in the May 21, 2020, issue of The Transylvania... — Updated 5/27/2020


I Hate A Thief

On Sunday, May 17, someone stole my wind spinner next to our driveway. For three years it’s been there and nobody bothered it. I hope the lowlife who stole it enjoys it. Karma will get them back; they can count on it. I hate a... — Updated 5/25/2020



I have been following the saga of the General Flynn trial for some time. Many of its now-disclosed facts brought back the famous 1890’s Dreyfus Affair in France. A Jewish French Officer, Captain Alfred Dreyfus, was falsely... — Updated 5/25/2020


Let The World Know We Are United

We live in the United States of America. I believe that despite our political differences we are united in the level of concern for ourselves and others during this world pandemic with its horrific consequences. Locally, I can... — Updated 5/25/2020


What's The Problem?

I would like to know what’s the problem with the Dollar in the Hollar. It’s just a little store that would keep a person from going all the way in town for just a few things. It’s not taking away the beauty as people are... — Updated 5/25/2020


Disagrees With Dinkins

I was amazed and astounded reading Ms. Dinkins comments concerning the city of Brevard’s response to the COVID-19 virus. Personally, I found her comments distressing and I totally disagree with Dinkins’ comments concerning our... — Updated 5/25/2020


Science Vs. The Bible

Einstein told us that at the root of science, when the mind has gone as far as it can go, we will find God. Many of the scientific laws rephrase and confirm what the Bible tries to tell us in Elizabethan English. For example,... — Updated 5/25/2020


Dismayed Council Not Meeting

I was dismayed the mayor and Brevard City Council did not even discuss the suggestion to meet more than once a month and not at all in July. We are facing a crisis the likes of which I have never seen in my lifetime. The situation... — Updated 5/25/2020


County Officials And Choices

In late 2019 Transylvania County officials and staff learned of a proposed Dollar General Store on U.S. 276 and Becky Mountain Road. Public outcry was immediate and substantial, yet the county chose to disregard them, pleading “o... — Updated 5/25/2020


Trump Mustn't Have Second Term

Make America Great Again has turned into the biggest lie I have ever heard. We are among the top 10 countries worldwide with the highest COVID-19 mortality rate with over 1,500,000 cases and close to 100,000 deaths. When our first... — Updated 5/25/2020


Health Care Coverage Available For Unemployed

Do you know that if you lose your employer’s health coverage, you are eligible for a 60-day special enrollment opportunity to pick up a plan through the marketplace? And those 60 days can be before your current... — Updated 5/25/2020


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