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Letters

  • Letter: Think about helping Cultural Arts Center

    Many of you have been generous in the past in supporting the work of the Lancaster County Society for Historical Preservation.
    Your donations – and your attendance and sponsorship of events – are financing restoration and improvements at the Lancaster Cultural Arts Center (formerly the Olde Presbyterian Church) and security improvements at the adjacent cemetery, which has been vandalized twice in the past 20 months.

  • Letter: NAFTA is responsible for closed paper mills

    The column about newsprint tariffs by Susan Rowell, publisher of The Lancaster News, shows that the writer has a short memory.
    Not that long ago, most newsprint paper was made in the United States.
    I can remember when a lot of old newsprint was recycled. The Boy Scouts and other organizations would go around and collect the old paper and sell it to the paper mills.
    That all ended when NAFTA came along, and the U.S. mills could not compete with the lower-cost paper coming from Canada. The American mills closed down and put thousands of people out of work.

  • Letter: Sending out prayers for Mayor Howard’s family

    This letter is to Mayor Howard’s family. May the good Lord bless you and comfort you in this time of sorrow.
    Know that he is not sick anymore. He is with Jesus. All of you are in my prayers.

    Carl Miles Sr.
    Lancaster

  • Letter: Let’s all support federal Alzheimer’s legislation

    It is time we change our thinking on Alzheimer’s disease.
    Alzheimer’s is often treated as an aging issue, but we must acknowledge the public health consequences of a disease that impacts someone in the United States every 65 seconds.

  • Letter: Need more stories like Braille champs

    Thank you! The front-page photo and the article about the teacher and the three winners at the S.C. Braille Challenge from Buford Elementary School was such a great story.
    It is a welcome change from the usual “horror” stories in papers every day. It’s a cheerful, upbeat and really inspiring story.
    Congratulations to the children and their caring teacher and their parents.

  • Letter: Walmart trekkers need bench to rest

    What happened to the benches at Walmart? As Ronnie and I shopped there yesterday, we had to park a long way from the entrance.
    After walking that far, Ronnie has to sit down. After a stroke and heart attack, you have to sit down after walking.
    But the bench has been moved. They have a place at the pharmacy and nowhere else.

  • Letter: Endorsing Alan Wilson’s re-election

    On March 6, the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) endorsed S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson for re-election.
     “Wilson has been an absolute conservative force for South Carolina and the nation,” the group said in a release. “As a former chairman of RAGA, Alan Wilson was often the one leading the charge to stop the Obama administration’s assault on the Constitution and the rule of law.”

  • Letter: Remedies to school shootings should not trample gun rights

    I read and re-read Sen. Greg Gregory’s guest column in the March 7 paper. The first half of the article expresses the senator’s anger, pain and frustration in response to the recent school shootings.
    I understand and empathize with him. I admire his putting his conscience above his party. However, some of the remedies he proposes give me cause for concern.

  • Letter: It’s time to start planning annual Unity Prayer Rally

    As citizens of Lancaster County and surround areas, we all are concerned about the plight of our people and communities.
    When we as God’s people humble ourselves and pray, and seek his face together in unity, we can tap into a power that can change lives, communities, cities and even nations.
    Plans are under way for the annual Lancaster City and Countywide Unity Prayer Rally, which will be June 16 in downtown Lancaster.

  • Letter: Contact senators about war in Yemen

    I challenge you to read this. It is heartbreaking.
    Every ten minutes, a child in Yemen dies of starvation and/or disease. There is an immense humanitarian disaster there, and aid is not able to be delivered, a primary reason being the Saudi presence there.
    Yet the United States is helping the Saudis by supplying their efforts. The war there has nothing to do with our national security, nothing to do with ISIS or Al Qaeda.