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Trump Worse Than Scrooge McDuck

When I first read that Donald Trump was interested in buying Greenland, I thought immediately of a 1957 Uncle Scrooge McDuck comic book. For those unfamiliar with Scrooge, he is the world’s wealthiest duck, who keeps all of his money in a giant...

 

Ecusta Trail Preserves The Corridor

The proposed purchase of the railroad corridor is nothing close to a “land grab.” In fact, the railroad company that owns the transportation corridor has a right to sell it to another entity. This transaction, in lieu of abandonment, preserves...

 

Cat Café Is Wonderful Addition

On a recent trip to Brevard, I had the chance to visit the Pisgah Paws Cat Café and Emporium. I could have stayed all day at the café visiting with and snuggling the cats and kittens. I’ve also visited other cat cafés, and I’m happy to report...

 

Congrats, Brevard Grads! Need Help Moving?

Driving down Highway 64 on my way home, I catch myself lost in thought while maintaining a few car links behind Bob from Boca or Sue from St. Pete doing the obligatory 40 in a 55. Pondering the fate of the recent Brevard and Rosman graduates, I think...

 

Ecusta Trail, Yeah!

Thank you, Brevard City Council and Mayor Harris, for having the vision to recreate our train depot and for finishing the Brevard end of the Ecusta Trail. Martha and I look forward to biking to Hendersonville, eating lunch, buying a light item or two...

 

Timber Sales Equal Deforestation

The Forest Services’ phrase “timber sales” equals deforestation, the razing, for profit, of our life-support systems on Earth. Observers of the big picture in weather events know that, while the rest of the country, indeed the world, is baking...

 

Fix Vacant Buildings

The city council talks about beautifying the entrance to Brevard. What about the impression people get from vacant buildings such as Mr. Pete’s Market on Asheville Highway next to Zaxby’s? Can’t something be done to have such a derelict...

 

The Tragedy At Our Border

On a recent morning, my wife, Margaret, and I, who in our careers often worked together as family therapists, were in a queue of vehicles inching into Gwynn Valley camp. This was a sweet reunion, parents and grandparents yearning to see our...

 

A Straw Man Argument

Bob Youngerman, in his letter of Aug. 12, accuses Rev. Dr. Carter Heyward, me (heady company indeed for this lay person), and “all of the other liberal letter writers” of being “very generous with their accusations of racism about...

 

Blaming Trump

The Democrats and, specifically, the party candidates, just continue to dig their grave deeper. They must think that most of the country has no brains. Consider that they blame the president’s tweets for the violence in the streets while antifa...

 

Don't Take Our Land

My husband and I bought our property on Old Hendersonville Highway in Pisgah Forest 20 years ago. We bought the property from a family who had lived and farmed it for over 60 years. When we purchased it we stated that, “our intent was to retain it...

 

Focus On The Local

I am a relative newcomer to this area having lived at numerous locales across the country while making military and business moves. Nowhere have I encountered the spiteful national political letters posted to this publication over the past year...

 

Fox Is Already Inside

The recent article, on changes to the logging rules for national forests, should be a concern for all those who care for public lands in our county. David Whitmire defends the Forest Service by saying that he doesn’t think they will take advantage...

 

Divisive Rhetoric

This is in reference to two letters to the editor in the July 29 paper. Larry Chapman mentioned Obama’s “failed economy” and how Trump turned it around. Where is he getting his figures? I googled U.S. economy under Trump vs. Obama and could...

 

Tone It Down

Can we just stop with the broad and incorrect generalizations? Can we use actual facts and not unproven talking points by either major party? Two recent letters stated those who are on the left hate America. I personally tend to be more to the left...

 

A Duplicitous Message

In recent remarks at The White House, Donald Trump stated that, “In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy. These ideologies must be defeated.” To achieve that end, it is Donald Trump who must be defeated. His own...

 

RES Book Drive A Success

Rosman Elementary School would like to thank our community for their help with our 2018-19 Give 5 Read 5 book collection and giveaway. We ended up collecting over 4,800 books for our students! This meant that our students took an average of 15 books...

 

A Red Herring

Mr. Matthews has thrown a red herring out with regard to the president’s reference to the sad state of Baltimore. It may be true that this city has its issues with vermin of all sorts, but what Mr. Cummings was addressing was Mr. Trump’s tweets...

 

Ignoring Anti-Semitism

It is interesting that Carter Heyward, Peter Mockridge and all of the other liberal letter writers who contribute frequently to The Transylvania Times, are very generous with their accusations of racism about conservatives, but totally ignore (nary...

 

Trump Has Accomplished Much

There have been so many things published “trashing” President Trump for everything he ever does or says. A recently published letter accused the president of being racist. According to the Washington Examiner, President Trump’s has had 289...

 

The New American Norm?

It has happened again: the brutal, senseless murders and injuries to innocent Americans. Social morality has decayed to the point of insanity! What has happened to our great country that we must endure the constant threat of being killed by some...

 

A Forest Disservice

Perhaps the Forest Service would be of more service to the forest if they fertilized it with their excessive obfuscatory verbiage. We know that someone will be making a big profit off this proposed “largest timber sale on Pisgah National Forest...

 

The Deep State

It is becoming more apparent by the day that Washington Democrats are in a state of panic. Their failure to, so far, take down the president of the United States, aided and abetted by a fully complicit media and Obama “deep state” holdovers, is...

 

Use Your Voice And Vote

After the UNC-Charlotte, El Paso and Dayton mass shootings, Republicans refuse to allow consideration of legislation proven to reduce gun deaths. HB 86 protects gun ownership but requires a permit to own “assault weapons” as already required for...

 

Will It Ever End?

There were 31 killed and 53 injured, some seriously, in these latest mindless shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. The images of old, young and innocent children are plastered across the news outlets. Two lunatics are responsible for these...

 

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