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What Will Johnson Do?

I read in the May 2 edition that Jake Johnson is seeking the Republican nomination for State House District 113. Several of his statements are interesting beginning with the statement “conservative values that make North Carolina the greatest state...

 

Fake Economics

A specter is haunting the American political landscape, specter of Modern Monetary Theory or MMT for short. I’m nearly 60 years old, and as far back as I can remember, Democratic and Republican leaders have agreed that the “boogeyman” national...

 

Screaming Children Ruin Show

It’s too bad that people seated on the hillside lawn for the otherwise excellent Songsmith Gathering were negatively impacted by the screaming children running wild throughout the area. Don’t take me for a cranky old lady. I volunteer with small...

 

Make Your Event 'Zero Waste'

I recently participated in the Rise & Shine’s Motown fundraiser as one of the Moving to Conservers volunteers who helped make the event “zero waste.” I want to recognize Kim Coram for her huge effort in organizing this part of the event. She...

 

Engaging Performance

Brevard High School’s play featured outstanding singing, acting, choreo-graphy and sets. The students in the play and orchestra gave an engaging performance. It was nice to see such talent. Thanks also to the advisors. Carole Deddy...

 

Support Nurses, SAVE ACT

Thank you for the recent article about nurses. Nurses are often a lifeline and more important than one realizes, particularly if a hospital closes in an area. Kathleen Balogh recently spoke in Buncombe County from the NC Council for Women. There was...

 

A Convenient Forgetfulness

In the 1950s and 1960s, Southern whites faced a moral test after the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed segregation in “Brown v. Board of Education” (1954). Most failed. Driven by fear and anger, the majority of white Southerners remained silent or...

 

Biden And China

The latest addition to the list of Democratic presidential candidates recently made an amazing statement that once again proves how out of touch he is. He believes that China is no competition for the United States. He must have been living in a...

 

Agrees About Diplomacy

Thank you for sharing with your readers the article by Chaveas, Kolb, McCallie and Zelle. During these critical times in so many places in the world, it is worth highlighting the importance of our U.S. Foreign Service’s roll in dealing with...

 

Trump Has Done A Lot - Wrong

A recent letter writer Mr. Stinchcomb explained that, “Trump has done a lot,” then ended his letter quoting a quote by Einstein as Edison’s quote. He was incorrect about originator and thus his credibility can also be questionable about his...

 

Endangering Bicyclists

Since moving to Transylvania County in 1976 my family and I have been proud to call it home. To the occasional race related query from friends and relatives elsewhere, we emphasized Brevard High School’s successes in making it better and today’s...

 

Two Gun Suggestions

It is clear that gun violence is a part of the daily news of our country. We have reached the point where we breathe a sigh of relief if the weapons of choice are pistols instead of more powerful alternatives. Unfortunately, we citizens avoid the har...

 

A Sad Irony

A Sad Irony I read with great sadness the poignant letter to the editor by Polly Averette describing the return home of Riley Howell, the young man who gave his life to save others in the recent shooting at UNC-Charlotte a few days ago. Finishing...

 

A Hero

Thursday, a hero’s motorcade brought Riley Howell home to Waynesville, 39 miles up Highway 276. Before UNC Charlotte, Riley attended Tuscola and T.C. Robinson, both so close he likely rode into Brevard to participate or cheer others in...

 

Appreciates Law Enforcement Work

Kudos to local public servants, those who have served in the past, as well as those who are serving at this moment, especially those working at the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies during the search and capture of a...

 

Sharing House Volunteers

Last month Transylvania Christian Ministry’s staff held a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner to thank over 175 volunteers for their outstanding volunteer hours at Sharing House. These volunteers include receptionists, interviewers, pantry workers,...

 

Brevard's Own

This past weekend we attended our 23rd Merlefest and was so very pleased that three of our Brevard Groups played: Pretty Little Goat, Carolina Blue and Steep Canyon Rangers. They all were wonderful. The Rangers were introduced by none other than our...

 

Growth Started With Obama

Don Stinchcomb makes a claim, in his recent letter, that the growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the United States under the current president “has been running in excess of 3.0 percent annually.” Figures like that can, in these Google...

 

No Substitute For Diplomacy

As retired members of the United States Foreign Service, we were proud to represent the interests and values of the United States of America in a cumulative total of 33 foreign countries over 127 years of service. This week, our active duty and...

 

Trump Has Done A Lot

In response to Bill Thomas’ letter titled “The President is Getting Worse.” Thomas’s letter attacks the president’s mental health, his ability to express himself to Thomas’ liking and most anything the president says on most any subject....

 

God Bless America

Enough is enough. Kate Smith’s singing of “God Bless America” has been called our second national anthem but has now been banned by the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Flyers, her statue covered in black because of two satirical songs she...

 

Make Asheville Highway Attractive

Brevard is a great city and has rightfully earned its reputation as an outstanding place to live. How many cities of its size offer a superb four-year college, the Brevard Music Center, a Philharmonic orchestra, an excellent local newspaper and resid...

 

A Shining Star

I was visiting my sister and her husband, Barb and Bob Liggett, in Connestee Falls, and we stopped to have noon lunch at Kelly’s Family Restaurant on Sunday, April 14. It was a rainy day and as we were preparing to leave the restaurant, the rain...

 

Deception Characterizes Presidency

Disinformation, deception and financial sleight-of-hand characterize the presidency and America’s toxic politics today, threatening our institutions, democracy and the rule of law. President Trump reflects the corruption of the American political...

 

More Bikes

Drivers on the road all have somewhere to go. Be it a school bus, an ambulance, a delivery truck, a commuter or mom taking her kids to school, we all share the road. However, some bikers on our roads lack common courtesy. We drive because we have...

 

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