The Transylvania Times -

An Inequitable Burden


May 27, 2019

This weekend we have honored, individually and as a community, those Americans who gave their lives in times of war. Transylvanians have always stepped forward to serve. One need only look at this paper’s obituaries to see the number of people who have served in our Armed Forces.

Transylvania is not alone in this honorable distinction. Like most of western North Carolina, residents of rural counties throughout the U.S. have historically answered the call to serve.

While that is something we can rightfully be proud of, it should also be a concern, particularly given the continuing confl...

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