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Disgust Grows

I have waited several weeks to submit my personal opinion on the hypocritical behavior in Washington. It took another opinion writer referring to Will Rogers alluding to those defenders of the current president as being idiots. I am definitely not...

 

Keep Current Courthouse

In a recent letter, Faye Yeager wrote in support of retaining the county courthouse in its present prominent location. I vigorously join her in requesting that the Board of County Commissioners put aside the consideration of alternatives and...

 

Changing Political Parties

The recent decision by three of our commissioners to change their registration from Republican to Unaffiliated generated a number of letters from readers who praised their decision and their integrity for doing so. I know that most of these letter...

 

Two Points To Consider

I fully understand and concur with the editorial of Thursday, Dec. 12, regarding the Dollar General store on Greenville Highway. However, two relevant points were left out of consideration. One was the inconsistency of floodplain construction...

 

Not Again

Parking meters in Brevard, again? We went through that phase of parking meters some years ago, and I sincerely hope the city leaders will not do it again. Although other factors played a role, I am convinced that the meters helped drive many of us...

 

The Three Commissioners Should Have Resigned

As I read the letters of praise for the three commissioners who bailed on the Republican Party recently, I have quite a different response. I am very disappointed in Lemel, Hawkins and Guice as they chose not to recognize my vote. My vote helped...

 

Importance Of Integrity

I am a Democrat. I have my beliefs about the role of government. I have my beliefs about the importance of integrity. Speaker Black, a Democrat, was dishonored when in office and ended up serving jail time. As a Democrat, I am not proud of his...

 

Committed To Ethical Behavior

I wish to add my voice to those who support and admire the recent decision of county Commissioners Page Lemel, Mike Hawkins and David Guice to leave the Republican Party and declare themselves as Independent. By leaving the party of Trump — no...

 

Replacing Presidency With A Monarchy

As I have watched the Republican members of Congress pounding the table, blustering and lying with reckless abandon during the impeachment hearings, I have been tempted to update a Will Rogers quote: “Suppose you are an idiot. And suppose you are...

 

A New Low Or Bullying

Just when one might think that our president couldn’t possibly sink any lower in his daily bullying of someone he considers a threat to his self-perceived image, The Donald brings us back to earth with a childish, churlish, mocking Twitter attack...

 

People We Don't Need

This is a disgrace with what our country is going through right now. Look at the stock market. How high! If we change presidents we may end up with a depression. If you get one check a month, you might end up with nothing. How do you pay your bills?...

 

Nonpartisan Is The Best

I am so proud of David Guice, Mike Hawkins and Page Lemel. All three have been exemplary commissioners. Their records reflect their decisions based upon what is good for our citizenry. I am a Democrat who voted for all three of them because of their...

 

Kudos To TRH

I have just returned home from having hernia surgery at Transylvania Regional Hospital. What amazing service and care provided by Dr. Chavarria and his team. From the time of my arrival to discharge, there was great attention to my care and service,...

 

Festival Of Trees A Success

This Festival of Trees was another success this year due to the massive numbers of volunteers that supported the project — a big thanks to all. The Peoples Choice award this year again went to College Walker for the Peppermint Tree, second place...

 

RHS Band Was Premier Attraction

Parades are a wonderful part of the Christmas holiday tradition. A Christmas parade with a band is even more special as was the case when the Highlands Christmas parade of Dec. 7 was honored to have two bands. The immensely talented bands from...

 

Courage, Integrity And Civility

I am writing in response to the announcement in the Dec. 5 edition of this newspaper that David Guice, Mike Hawkins and Page Lemel had decided to depart from the Republican Party. The story was striking in its content, and I imagine many people were...

 

Courageous Decision

After reading the front page article “Three County Commissioners Leave GOP,” I wanted to write to thank David Guice, Mike Hawkins and Page Lemel for the courageous decision made to change their affiliation status from Republican to Unaffiliated....

 

Christmas Parade

We were so pleased to learn that this year’s parade theme was to honor our veterans. Many know that I am the proud wife of a U.S. Marine, Jim Bohn, who was awarded a Purple Heart in Vietnam. When the Korean/Vietnam War era jeep driven by USMC...

 

Admires Three Public Servants

You will no doubt receive many letters like this, but I cannot resist saying that the recent action by our three county commissioners leaves me feeling tremendous relief and hope that we Americans can live up to the aspirations of our Declaration...

 

Proposed Store Is Major Risk

There is a proposed Dollar General for the bottom of Becky Mountain Road in a field which floods frequently. The field is significantly lower than the two roads, Becky Mountain Road and Highway 276. It’s the perfect floodplain for the French Broad...

 

Bells, Books, And Brevard

I was fortunate to attend the “Christmas Around The World” concert presented by the Blue Ridge Ringers at our wonderful library! The musical selections were superb, sharing the spirit of the holidays, and show-cased the true talent and...

 

Brave And Bold

Kudos to our three county commissioners for their extremely brave and bold announcement last week. I am a longtime Democrat and their decision filled me with pride, not because of my politics but because they made their decisions for all the right...

 

Quiet Time

I really appreciated Dr. John Campbell’s column entitled “Can Solitude Help with the Impeachment Crisis?” in the Dec. 5 Transylvania Times. It brought to mind that Dec. 10 marks the 51st anniversary of the accidental death of Thomas Merton, a...

 

Proud Of Commissioners

I am so very proud of Mike Hawkins, Page Lemel and David Guice in their decision to leave the Republican Party and becoming Unaffiliated. Hooray for them. They have honest convictions and are standing up for them. This is unusual in “these...

 

A Christmas Angel

On Wednesday morning I went to Food Lion to purchase the items needed to cook for the St. Nicholas Dinner at St. Philip’s. While standing in line to check out, a little lady came in the line behind me. She commented on my cart full of food and...

 

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