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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


Do Not Patronize Store

I don’t like the “Dollar in the Hollar” store at all. I’m sorry it has been built. I will never set foot in the store or buy anything from it. If no one patronizes the store, it will be closed. Then it will become... — Updated 5/20/2020


Recommended Reading

It is vitally important that we gain and keep a perspective during this pandemic lest we think to ourselves that we are enduring tremendous hardship and unbearable isolation. I don’t mean to lessen the suffering of those who... — Updated 5/20/2020


Growth Is Inevitable

Dollar General is a business for profit, not a nonprofit charity. They received a permit. Since then they have had continued opposition from some, as they did when undertaking the Connestee Falls site, which many of the people who... — Updated 5/18/2020


Glancing Back: Barry Bingham Signs To Play At Wofford

The following briefs are from Thursday, May 21, 1970, edition of The Transylvania Times. Lea Taylor, age 16, from Atlanta, Ga., was lost for four hours last Saturday near Mt. Pisgah. Taylor had become separated from Fletcher... — Updated 5/18/2020


Biden Moving To The Left

Former Vice President Joe Biden was perceived by the majority of Democrats as a “moderate” who had a much better chance of winning in the general election than socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders. What has occurred in the last couple... — Updated 5/18/2020


COVID-19 Trends Not Wonderful

As a local retired engineer, I analyzed the CDC COVID-19 new cases trend, and it’s not wonderful. I pulled up the CDC New Cases data page and used the same technique I did for years at Motorola to track and trend the data. Using... — Updated 5/18/2020


Dollar General Compromises Beauty

The irreplaceable, precious beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains is being compromised by the infectious Dollar Generals. Route 276 has always been a scenic treasure until a Dollar General appeared at See Off Road complete with... — Updated 5/18/2020


Use Garbage Receptacles

While we’re all practicing our best sanitary actions, and without any snide remarks denigrating the careless among us, how about we remember that the ground, shopping cart, grocery shelves, or any place other than a garbage... — Updated 5/18/2020


For Improved Education, Vote Edney

Here’s a fact you should know about Sam Edney, candidate for N.C. House District 113. Sam was born and raised in western North Carolina and is the product of the quality public education that was available to him throughout his... — Updated 5/15/2020


Putin And Xi Are Smiling

It’s easy to envision both Putin and Xi reveling in the current state of affairs in the United States. They have dreamed of chaos in the United States and that’s what we have. Does anyone think that China is not complicit in... — Updated 5/15/2020


Time To Heed Lincoln's Advice

To use Charles Dickens’ famous opening line, we are living in the best of times and the worst of times. As doctors, nurses, health personnel and other public employees risked their health and their lives to protect us during... — Updated 5/13/2020


Proud Of BHS Seniors

Hurray to the Brevard High class of 2020 for donating their senior class trip money to Transylvania County Christian Ministry Sharing House! You make us proud! Freddie Hart Brevard... — Updated 5/13/2020


Fleshpots Of Egypt

When Moses led the Hebrew people out of 400 years of bondage under the yoke of the Egyptians, their new-won freedom came at a painful price. They wandered in the wilderness for 40 years. Life in the wilderness of freedom was harsh... — Updated 5/13/2020


Beyond The Question 'Who Knew?'

We have now lived in Transylvania County for over five years. Not long at all for most folks who have been here for generations or certainly not for those who have lived here a lot longer than five years. But I don’t know if... — Updated 5/11/2020


Check With Restaurants First

My wife and I have made a regular practice of ordering takeout to support local restaurants during the COVID-19 crisis. Our favorite is The Square Root. When we picked up our order today, I commented to the person bringing the... — Updated 5/11/2020


New Store Adversely Affects Beauty

The drive into Brevard on U.S. 276 is beautiful. The proposed Dollar General Store is not. It will adversely affect the attractive approach to the nice city of Brevard. I believe it is the beauty that surrounds Brevard that... — Updated 5/11/2020


Pandemic Has Revealed Human Impact

I am wondering what climate deniers think about some of the phenomena that we have seen since we hunkered down due to Covid-19? The press has documented that human activity can indeed affect our atmosphere and by extension our... — Updated 5/11/2020


Things To Do

In the mist of unprecedented times people often are fearful and irrational. Much of this is due to idleness and lack of knowing what to do. Here are a few suggestions to help us in Transylvania County: 1) Mail your bill payments.... — Updated 5/11/2020


Anonymous Flower Delivery

Confinement had convinced me that a quick drive to the Post Office would be beneficial to my well being as well as a “look see” as to the welfare of downtown Brevard. Just as I expected, Brevard businesses were obeying the... — Updated 5/11/2020


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