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Columns

  • What I like about Lancaster County

    Collaboration. I like the sense of collaboration with the governmental and nonprofit organizations, including the school district.
    Together, we address the challenges that our county has and work hard to find solutions.
    We work as a team. In many communities agencies operate in silos, not realizing what others are doing.

    Sharon Novinger
    Executive director
    Lancaster County Partners for Youth

  • Nieces adored Uncle Jerry

    Editor’s note: Lancaster resident Cami Steen’s first grandchild was born Jan. 11, 2012. While waiting the arrival of Braelyn Emanuel Mickle, Steen recalled an incident from her childhood when she and her two sisters stayed with grandparents in Durham, N.C., when their fourth sister was about to enter the world. It was Jerry Honeycutt, their beloved uncle, who drove the three young siblings to Durham. Steen wrote this article about her favorite uncle when she was a student at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.

  • Community rallies to support children

    On behalf of the Lancaster County Outreach Project, I would like to thank the community for your outpouring of support to the children of our county during the holiday season.
    The Outreach Project exists to enhance the lives of abused and neglected children who are in foster care or who are under the supervision of the Lancaster County Department of Social Services.

  • Community newspapers strengthen hometowns

    In Pickens County, the local Meals on Wheels program announced in early January that it’s teaming up with another organization to prepare emergency food packages for homebound people in case inclement weather creates hazardous driving conditions, which prevent Meals on Wheels volunteers from being able to deliver food, according to the Pickens Sentinel.

  • Climate change costs you

    What do cars, computer hard drives, hamburgers, chocolate, coffee, peanut butter, wine cotton tee shirts and Kentucky bourbon have in common? They’re all likely to cost more in coming months and years for the same reason: climate change.
    Globalization has brought us many wonderful things, like cheap jeans and bananas in February. But lately, the global economy is taking a hit from global warming, as extreme weather increases the price and decreases availability of United States imports and domestic goods.

  • Whittlesey column: It’s time for Americans to wake up to reality

    This is in response to Sheila Bickford’s column, “Why hasn’t our congressman supported American Jobs Act?”

  • For improvement, look in mirror, not to Washington

    Editor’s note: Portions of Greg Gregory’s guest column were omitted in the Jan. 6 edition of The Lancaster News. Here is the column in its entirety.

    “Your life isn’t changed by the man that’s elected..” – Avett Brothers
    Americans look with desperation to Washington to solve our problems. For many of us, however, our largest problem is in the mirror. For what we are doing to ourselves through lack of exercise and an atrocious diet presents a much greater threat to our well-being than an entrenched Congress.

  • Tidbits from our news desk

    No job for the faint-hearted
    There has never been a time when I didn’t encounter a pleasant greeting when calling the Lancaster County Voter Registration Office. While it’s not always pleasant in that office, director Cassie Stump’s demeanor never changed. Usually when I call, we banter before getting down to business. She has always been helpful and prompt with anything we needed.

  • Habitat is grateful for support

    The board of directors of Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County would like to thank all who supported our New Year’s Eve “Topping Out” celebration and fundraiser.
    It was a great time for a good cause, to usher in the New Year. We were honored to receive support from people, organizations and businesses all across the county. Your support is helping us reach our goal of providing affordable housing for lower-income families in Lancaster County.

  • For improvement, look in mirror, not to Washington

    “Your life isn’t changed by the man that’s elected..” – Avett Brothers
    Americans look with desperation to Washington to solve our problems. For many of us, however, our largest problem is in the mirror. For what we are doing to ourselves through lack of exercise and an atrocious diet presents a much greater threat to our well-being than an entrenched Congress.