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The web site of The Lancaster News and Carolina Gateway enables me to keep abreast of local happenings.
The Washington Post and some regional newspapers serve me in Lexington Park, Md., about an hour’s drive from Washington.
Recently, a news story originating from Forbes, was a real shocker. Lay-offs, shut-downs and plant closings seem to occur all over the country, but it appeared from the Forbes article, Lancaster had been dealt the worst blow in the country.
The departure of Springs left wounds which will take years to heal. Then the courthouse arson seemed to wield the knock out.
I just returned from a short visit. Granted, a lot of old familiar businesses have been shuttered, but I see new ones appearing. The Indian Land growth is remarkable and, hopefully, it is more than an overflow from Mecklenburg.
The decision, even in difficult times, to push forward plans for a new courthouse is an indication that Lancaster is not content to lie down and just roll over.
I urge local students to pursue the educational opportunities available at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster to qualify for positions in an already difficult job market.
Through the Web pages, I can keep up with what’s happening, what’s going to happen and by reading my grandfather’s column (W.B. Evans), I, along with others, can experience a portion of Lancaster’s past.
Elizabeth Evans Snipes
Lexington Park, Md.