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Letters

  • Letter: Patriotism thrives in Indian Land

    In a time when political, racial and cultural tension abounds, it is rare to hear of two community groups from different generations and backgrounds coming together to honor our nation’s veterans.
    The Ladies Auxiliary from the Capt. John P. Monahan VFW Post from Indian Land came to teach the American Heritage Girls of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church proper flag care and ceremonial etiquette.
    The girls demonstrated what they’ve learned at the Veteran’s Flag Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Our Lady of Grace.

  • Letter: Bus-stop safety an urgent priority

    In 2013, I wrote the following in a letter to the editor:
    “Every school day, my daughter and I stand in the dark near the end of the driveway and watch her bus come to a stop on the opposite side of the road.

  • Letter: Bannon ignores history’s realities

    During Sunday’s “60 Minutes” interview, President Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon gave his spin on “economic nationalism.” Here is mine.
    Mr. Bannon is correct that America’s 19th century expansion was guided by American citizens, although many of those citizens were immigrants or close descendants of immigrants.

  • Letter: Don’t join a gang, join the Marines

    I have never seen so many young men in Lancaster city and county being out-and-out murdered – some by their own friends. I am 73 years old, and my goodness life is changing for the worse.
    It seems like you are joining gangs to be in a “family.” What about your own mamas? You are breaking their hearts. What has happened to make you want to destroy everything good and kind? Drugs? Do you have a death wish?

  • Letter: Alzheimer’s disease research needs additional funding

    According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 86,000 here in South Carolina.

    In 2017, caring for individuals living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias will cost $259 billion – including $175 billion in direct costs to Medicare and Medicaid. 

  • Letter: No partisan hostility in my view of Trump

    In a letter to the editor responding to my Aug. 18 column, Ronald Hopkins made an incorrect assumption. 

    Mr. Hopkins doesn’t know me, so I’ll give him a pass on his assumption that I supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, and that I’m still nursing some bitterness over her loss. 

  • Letter: Right to postpone stormwater vote

    My thanks to Lancaster County Council member Brian Carnes for insisting on delaying the third and final reading of the stormwater ordinance.

    I consider it insulting that a 30-page document was handed to those who hadn't seen it just prior to the vote, and I consider that behavior thoughtless at best, unethical at worst.

    I applaud council members Terry Graham, Jack Estridge and Larry Honeycutt for standing with Mr. Carnes. I regret that council members Charlene McGriff and Billy Mosteller chose not to support this obvious solution.

  • Letter: Wishing you peace amid life’s struggles

    Sept. 5, 2003, is a day that I will carry with me forever. It was the day my mother passed away.

    Every year since her death, I start to change as the anniversary of her passing comes closer. I get depressed and angry, and other emotions come into play. I have gotten better at dealing with them as time as passed, but nevertheless they still come.

  • Letter: Your article completely misrepresents our hotel

    “Lancaster Police Chief Scott Grant strolls past the numbered doors of Carriage Inn rooms, sniffing for marijuana fumes escaping through the air-conditioning vents.”

    This beginning to the story on Sunday’s front page is a complete disgrace. For one thing, the article had nothing to do with The Carriage Inn, so your reporter started the article without any evidence that the police chief had any cause or warrant to come onto the hotel property to “search” for marijuana.

  • Letter: Democrats suffering from statue hysteria

    Your front-page Sunday article about the Marion Sims monument highlights the new Democratic war on the South and their statue hysteria over history. I do not think this will work out well for them.
    It is becoming more obvious every day that we must continue to remove Democrats from public office at every level, along with from our courts, our schools, our borders… and our wallets.
    Might as well call this the return of the flag bullies. We have all seen how pandering and removing the flags has “reduced” hate, violence and crime.