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Column: South Carolina faces 3 huge economic changes

This the second of a three-part series on how demographic, economic and political trends are rapidly changing South Carolina.
I’m convinced that a New South Carolina is being born, very different from our traditional past. It holds great promise for us and our children for generations to come, if we’re smart enough and bold enough to seize this opportunity. And that’s a big if.


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Neither deserves to win, but Trump gets my vote

Column: I’m disgusted by the choice we must make

Iam just as disgusted as most Americans when I consider our choices for president.
Hillary Clinton promises more of the same. If elected, she will continue the same liberal agenda as President Obama. She will continue to grow the national debt. She will continue to murder innocent unborns. She will appoint far-left Supreme Court justices. She will expand the entitlement society. She will undermine the family by legitimizing same-sex marriage.


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Young people contributing their ideas to community wish list

What would make this a better place?

Long ago, there was a famous tale of a magical spring called the Fountain of Youth, which bestowed youthful energy on those who sipped or bathed in its water. Accounts go back to the fifth century BC, but the legend gained popularity in the 16th century with the journeys of Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon.
As it turns out, the fountain of youth is actually not a myth. In fact, we all have access to this energy right here in our own community: it is found in our young adults.


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Column: Just 1 God in the Bible, essential to our future

Is the God of the Old Testament different from the God of the New Testament? This seems to be a premise of William St. Louis’ Oct. 5 column, “My take on God, guns and Trump.”


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How one triumphal march enriched my life

Column: Gladys Cox, a teen at the piano, enthralled me in grammar school

Mandy Catoe’s Sept. 30 feature story “Gladys Cox steps aside after 65 years as organist at Unity ARP” was delightful.
Such a heartwarming story of a remarkable “musical and religiously faithful family” is so welcomed amid the often destructive and discouraging news we receive in today’s world.


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Column: My take on guns, God and Trump

After reading the guest column and a letter to the editor in the Sept. 28 edition of The Lancaster News, I feel compelled to make some random observations.
First, I must address John Baker’s column, in which he states that Hillary Clinton is lying when she says that we have too many military-style weapons on the street. The common AR-15 is very similar in style to the M-4 or the M-16, two military rifles. The key word is “style.”


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Don Scott brought out best in people

Column: Tip of the hat to Lancaster’s ‘Mr. Tar Heel’

When I think of the University of North Carolina, guess who comes to mind?
Michael Jordan? Good guess, but no. Dean Smith? He’s right up there, but not first.
For me, No. 1 is Don Scott.
He was “Mr. Tar Heel” in Lancaster. The Red Rose City has its share of folks who bleed Carolina blue, but Mr. Scott led the way.
The popular community and civic leader and businessman died Sept. 24, two days after his 90th birthday, fittingly a Saturday when he enjoyed many a UNC victory.


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Let’s value our past and traditions, embrace 21st century thinking

Column: The New South Carolina emerges around us

This is the first of a three-part series on how new demographic, economic and political trends are changing South Carolina.

A New South Carolina is being born.
You can see evidence of it in a recent Time Magazine special issue featuring the 100 Most Influential. There are four South Carolinians in the magazine – two were chosen among the 100 Most Influential and two were chosen to write short profiles. Who they are and what they wrote says a lot about our state and who we are becoming – the New South Carolina.


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Column: Tax notices coming Nov. 1

The end of every September, the Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office mails out property tax bills for real estate (homes and commercial buildings) and personal property (boats, business furniture and equipment, manufacturing, etc.).
This year, because of revaluation and needing time for appeals, we will be mailing out those notices Nov. 1.


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Invite someone of another race to dine with you in your home

Column: Healing by breaking bread

The beauty of America is that we are a melting pot. People come from all over the world seeking the opportunities and freedoms that we, as Americans, take for granted.
Of course, there are times when we fall short of living up to the principles and ideals that led to the founding of our country, but it is in those times that we must be strong and stand together. After all, if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand (Mark 3:25).


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