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Great Hospital

We are so fortunate to have Transylvania Regional Hospital. Last week I had a 4 a.m. visit to the ER and emergency surgery the following day. The care I received was amazing! Everyone I encountered on this adventure was professional, efficient and...

 

Wrong To Remove Confederate Monuments

Over the last couple of years, renewed efforts to remove or destroy Confederate monuments have escalated. This opinion is not related to whether one agrees or disagrees with the Confederacy and the Civil War and the reasons it was fought; rather, it...

 

Politicians Can Hurt Or Help

For the past month or so I have been visiting family in the D.C. area. When I arrived here, the government was still in a partial shutdown. One evening I decided to pick up a take-out meal at a Peruvian rotisserie business located about two miles...

 

Henson Can't Function As Representative

In response to the letter in the Opinions of the Readers suggesting we withhold judgment of Cody Henson, an elected representative with huge responsibility to his constituents, I would remind readers of two points: 1. A 50B is a protective order...

 

Climate Change Is A Major Culprit

Well, we had our knickers all up in a wad over a “wall” and the government shutdown. One version is the combat between the orange-haired alpha male and the child-tantrum-ignoring grandmother who has dealt with hissy fits before. While there is...

 

Shabby Journalism

Generally I like your paper and think it serves its various communities well. Your editorial policy most often fits with what I think is right. It is nice to have that kind of reinforcement. I am disappointed, however, by what I consider the shabby...

 

Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Several days ago someone had written to the newspaper suggesting that people refrain from passing judgment on Cody Henson until all the facts are known. Then along came Ms. Reshower from out West. She made clear her opinion on this matter. Our...

 

The Flag

The Constitution of the Confederate states did not sanction the whipping, beating, raping and killing of slaves. Slavery was the main bone of contention in the states vs. federal tussle leading up to the Civil War. The slave states were adamant that...

 

'Time Out' For Congress

All indications from recent events in Washington point to absolutely nothing of substance will be accomplished during the next two years to solve the many problems our country now faces. Those we have sent there on both sides of the aisle have...

 

Immigration

What has happened to our immigration system? We were all immigrants at one time in this country, except the Indians, and I think they might have been from Bible times. Some of us are several generations down from the original immigrants in our...

 

Why Not Me?

Sometimes in traffic I see the person I could have been. Mental illness, the bleakness. Families do not understand. Worn brown backpack, tread-bare wool cap. Shoes with soles coming loose. Maybe a dog for companionship. A sign on cardboard...

 

Great Employees

Thanks to all the employees who braved a cold and rainy night to repair a broken waterline main on Gallimore Street on Sunday night, Feb. 10. You are wonderful. Thank you from Maple Street and all other affected areas. Bill Harger...

 

We Need Gentle Men, Not Bullies

Growing up in Wyoming, we felt safe because bullies were taunted with “Pick on somebody your own size!” And then somebody their size would offer themselves. Men who beat up women were scorned and considered cowardly. This seemed to be the Code...

 

DMV System Is Broken

Most of us do not have regular contact with government agencies in our daily lives. Recently, I had to experience the operations of the Department of Motor Vehicles as part of an effort to get the new NC REAL ID driver’s license. My personal...

 

All Under Same Flag

Thanks to our Transylvania Times editor, for the two-part editorial, “Only One Flag.” It was very thought provoking and a solemn reminder that we cannot change the past, but, thank God, we now all live under the same flag, that of the U.S.A....

 

Totally Unfair Badgering

I have just watched a good part of the hearing in which acting AG Whitaker is testifying before the House Judiciary Committee. It is not a confirmation hearing but is supposed to be a function of oversight of the Justice Department. That committee...

 

No Public Celebration Of Confederate Flag

First, I wish to compliment the T-Times for its recent editorial titled “Only One Flag” and its straightforward clarification of “facts” set forth in an accompanying letter to the editor submitted by retired USMC Col. Larry Chapman. I think t...

 

No Rush To Judgment

Before there is a “Rush to Judgment” and a trial in the press concerning Rep. Cody Henson’s domestic violence order, it would behoove all those who are ready to “string him up” based on information in a news story to wait until his hearing...

 

Appreciates Honor Guard

In the Jan. 28 edition, the commander of the Transylvania County Honor Guard, Howard Thiele, wrote a beautiful tribute to the excellent job the Honor Guard did at the funeral service for LCDR Thomas Henry Gainer Jr. My husband and I have always been...

 

New System Of Health Care Needed

This is in response to the letter from Henry Erti in the Jan. 31 paper. It was very helpful that he shared a personal story about the challenges of his mother’s care for cancer in Finland. When we can share stories, it is easier to understand...

 

'Rough Rider' Sought Universal Health Insurance

In 1912, former President Theodore Roosevelt put forth a series of progressive ideas to protect the health and well-being of the American people. At the top of his list stood universal health insurance. Not for the first time was the “Rough...

 

Dishonor To All Veterans

Last year at the American Legion sponsored Memorial Day Parade members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) Camp #15 were invited to participate in the parade to honor their veteran ancestors along with all organizations wishing to honor...

 

Shutdown Impacts Sharing House

The way Transylvanians continue to give food and resources to help neighbors in need is heartwarming. So many people care. Truly this is a snapshot of a caring community! At Sharing House we regularly help the “working poor,” minimum wage...

 

Free Health Care Is Far From Free

With numerous Democratic politicians announcing their bid for 2020 presidential race, we can expect a shift toward an intellectually and morally dishonest leftist policy platform of “free stuff.” As a legal immigrant from socialist Finland, I am...

 

Terrific Book Reviews

I would just like to thank the wonderful Transylvania County Library for the terrific book reviews shared with us! I always get some great ideas for new books to read. Susan Riley Brevard...

 

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