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Medicaid Resolution

Following the disappointing decision of our county commissioners, the Transylvania NAACP will submit a “Citizens Resolution” calling for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina to the N.C. Legislature and Gov. Cooper. The... — Updated 11/10/2021

 

Thrilled To Hear

I was thrilled to hear that Maureen is now Brevard’s mayor, and I hope Dee Dee doesn’t feel too bad. The Navy will do fine without Maureen, but the fashion scene in Brevard would suffer if (Dee Dee Perkins) neglected her shoe a... — Updated 11/10/2021

 

Christmas Card Time

It’s that time of the year to start thinking about Christmas cards, especially during these terrible supply issues we are currently experiencing. Let’s not support China this Christmas, by purchasing cards made in America. As... — Updated 11/10/2021

 

Congratulations And Thank You

Dear Brevard residents, friends and supporters, The election did not go as I had hoped. However, this election inspired the highest voter turnout at the polls for a municipal election in decades. And I am grateful to all the... — Updated 11/8/2021

 

Taxpayers Need Answers

Some of you may have read about the controversial large sign installed at the new Clemson Plaza. What you may not know is the cost of this mistake. City Manager Jim Fatland was asked about the costs involved and it took a taxpayer... — Updated 11/8/2021

 

Culture Wars

A central issue in the Virginia election that was held last Tuesday was education and the role of parental or governmental censorship. One of the ads for the Republican nominee, Glenn Youngkin, displayed the mother of a high... — Updated 11/8/2021

 

Toppling Statues

Thomas Jefferson had a fairly impressive resume. Our third president wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence (which originally contained a strong denunciation of slavery), negotiated the Louisiana Purchase (the... — Updated 11/8/2021

 

Losing Our Country

The U.S. Constitution: irrelevant, outdated. The laws of the land: corrupt, ignored. Honesty quotient of those elected to serve us. Are bills truly read. The Constitution was written to protect us from a tyrannical government.... — Updated 11/3/2021

 

The System Is Failing

The letter on Oct. 4, “A Preventable Tragedy,” touched something in my heart. It reminded me of someone close to me who was in a miserable controlling relationship with her husband. I didn’t know quite what to do, as he held... — Updated 11/3/2021

 

Once Gone, Never Regained

The biodiversity of Transylvania County and the natural unparalleled beauty of the hills, valleys, waterfalls, flora, fauna and streams in this area are nothing less than stellar. These mountains are being threatened daily as... — Updated 11/1/2021

 

Vote For Baker

About five years ago, I saw Aaron Baker at an Oskar Blues event at the Reeb Ranch. As he presented an award on stage in front of thousands of festival attendees, I remember being impressed with his natural speaking ability ... — Updated 11/1/2021

 

Perkins For City's Leader

With its contested mayoral race, Brevard’s municipal election is the most important we have seen in a long time. With her commitment to effective government and enthusiasm for citizen participation, Dee Dee Perkins is the new lea... — Updated 11/1/2021

 

Be Careful What You Ask For

In the past few months I have seen numerous Facebook posts and witnessed several Board of Education meetings, where teachers and the BOE members are being attacked as inept, corrupt pedagogs. Transylvania County Schools has a long... — Updated 11/1/2021

 

Dedicated, Diplomatic

As I prepare to vote in the first competitive mayoral election since moving to Brevard over 20 years ago, I’m focused on who will “put in the work” once the hoopla of the election season fades away. I have no doubt that Dee... — Updated 10/27/2021

 

Perkins For Mayor

Dee Dee Perkins earned my vote and respect a long time ago. Dee Dee is approachable, accessible and relates to everyone. As a young mom, I appreciate that she understands Brevard needs to be an easy place to live for all kinds of... — Updated 10/27/2021

 

Copelof For Mayor

A mayoral candidate and her supporters recently paid for a full page ad which included names of 197 people who endorse the candidate, as well as a group photo. As one who has managed a local campaign and volunteered for many... — Updated 10/27/2021

 

Vote Copelof

I encourage everyone who is eligible to vote in the city of Brevard to vote for Maureen Copelof. I have never met anyone with more integrity. I have never met anyone who works harder. I have never met anyone who cares more about... — Updated 10/27/2021

 

Vote Perkins

Brevard needs a mayor with a past, present and future relationship to the community. Dee Dee Perkins fits this description perfectly. Connected to a family who has lived, worked and served in Brevard for multiple generations, she... — Updated 10/27/2021

 

No One Above The Law

A core tenet of our democracy— that no one is above the law — must be restored and enforced. Which brings us up to the present time, an inflection point that seems to make plain that we seem to thus far prefer the messages of c... — Updated 10/27/2021

 

Joy To Read

It was a joy to read in The Times of Oct. 21, 2021, yet another project from the Platt family to enhance our community. The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club plans expansion of its facility, receiving unanimous approval of the plan by... — Updated 10/27/2021

 

Copelof Listens

I worked with Maureen at Free Rein and Neighbors in Ministry. Maureen is a tireless, effective leader and decision-maker. Maureen listens. To you. Her only agenda is building the best Brevard community for all. Every voice... — Updated 10/25/2021

 

When Will We Care?

We read the “What’s Next?” letter (Oct 18) and wondered, ‘How we have become such uncaring, self-center individuals.’ That our president cares about the health and well-being of our population and that he strives to see... — Updated 10/25/2021

 

Medicaid Expansion

County Commissioners Chappell, McCall and Chapman need to go. Their rejection of a resolution that would have supported Medicaid expansion, which six other rural WNC counties have passed, demonstrates not just their insupportable... — Updated 10/25/2021

 

We Need Copelof

This is not going to be a recitation of all that Maureen Copelof has done for our community. I have known Maureen Copelof for 15 years. I have worked with her and beside her. I was a United States Naval officer and I am a Viet Nam... — Updated 10/25/2021

 

Breaking The Law

Reading the Oct. 14, 2021, issue of The Transylvania Times there was an article on an 18-year-old student being arrested for having a gun and knife on school grounds. He now has a felony charge against him and possibly ruined his... — Updated 10/25/2021

 

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