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Chairman Speaks Out Against Racist Comments – Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 7/24/2019 at 3:24pm

Editor’s Note: During Monday’s Board of Commissioners’ meeting, Chairman Mike Hawkins read during the period set aside for commissioner comments what he characterized as a “story.” Prior to speaking, Hawkins emphasized he was talking not on behalf of the board and that he had “struggled” with whether he should even make the comments, but he said he felt “compelled” to do so.

The following are Hawkins’ complete comments:

“While on vacation last week I read a book, ‘One Giant Leap’ by Charles Fishman. It tells the story of the Apollo program of the 1960s and was ap...

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