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Letters

  • Letter: Concern over ILHS runners’ attire, funding

    I want to share with you my support of the Indian Land High School girls cross country program and the need for schools to continue to focus on girls athletics and the importance of equal internal and school funding support of such programs.
    Yesterday (Nov. 4), I witnessed many cross country schools attending the S.C. state championship race in Columbia. What a wonderful day and event for the kids and showing of fan support.

  • Letter: Thanks for tribute to America’s vets

    Thank you, Lancaster News, for your tribute to U.S. veterans in Wednesday’s paper. The stories, pictures and beautiful ads in the section “Honoring Veterans” were all deeply inspiring.
    We are living in dispiriting times. When an evil monster can descend upon a house of worship and massacre a congregation of the faithful, there is no reverence for God or human life.

  • Letter: Do you shop in stores that sell cigarettes?

    According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, cigarette smoking harms nearly every organ of our bodies, causing many diseases and reducing the health of smokers in general.
    Cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States. More than 10 times as many U.S. citizens have died prematurely from cigarette smoking than from all of the wars fought by the United States. Smoking causes about 90 percent of all lung cancer deaths.

  • Letter: VFW Auxiliary invites all to fundraiser

    The Capt. John P. Monahan VFW Post 12136 Auxiliary is partnering with Talbots of Blakeney for a Charity Day Event. The event takes place today – Nov. 10.
    Talbots is donating 10 percent of its pre-tax sales to the auxiliary that day. This fundraising event will assist veterans in Indian Land and the Lancaster County area. One hundred percent of the money raised will go to the veterans.

  • Letter: Road hazard still not addressed

    The safety hazard on Harrisburg Road – the iron plate stretching from white line to white line – that was reported to SCDOT on Oct. 6 and was the topic of a letter in The Lancaster News on Oct. 16, remains.
    Yes, the iron plate that has the potential to cause a wreck is still in place. If SCDOT has looked into this matter, I have yet to see an action that occurred. I do understand that this is the action of a contractor, but the road belongs to SCDOT, seeing as how this is in Lancaster County.

  • Letter: Festival displaces band on football field

    The Indian Land High School marching band went to its state competition Saturday and were not allowed to go to another facility to practice. (Because of the Indian Land Fall Festival,) they had to practice earlier in the day, and then sit in a band room for a couple of hours and watch movies prior to their 3:15 p.m. trip to Columbia for a 6:45 p.m. performance.  

  • Letter: We don’t need more stores and traffic

    I love my town of Indian Land because it was not built up. We had trees, deer, animals – nice and quiet.
    Now it is changing because these damn builders are money-hungry. Why are they ripping up the beautiful trees to build more terrible stores when you just need to drive up the road and there is plenty of shopping? Why clutter Indian Land? Traffic we do not need.   
    They already did a poor job building homes in Indian Land, now they want to destroy the land, too. Not one tree left.  

  • Letter: Blackmon: One-sided coverage of me discredits this newspaper

    I am a firm believer in a free press, but the press, even in a small-town newspaper, has a duty to cover both sides of a story and print the truth.
    I was contacted by many of my supporters and other citizens of Lancaster after Sunday’s editorial concerning my vote and a possible charge of an ethics violation. I would like to set the record straight.
    As for my Oct. 10 vote to approve back pay for my position as the legally elected city council member, let me explain what occurred.

  • Letter: ‘Stink eye’ might grow you horns

    I was in a place the other day where I had to show all my ID cards. And I thought I had put my cards back in my purse.
    Well, later I looked in there and they were gone.
    Panic isn’t a strong enough word for the way I felt. I really went crazy! “Where the poot is my cards?!” I yelled.
    Oh Lordy, I do not do well in a situation like that. Cool, calm and collected, I am not! These are the cards no one should ever lose – driver’s license, Social Security, Medicare!  

  • Letter: Presidents’ legacies look different to me

    After reading Phil Noble’s column in your Sept. 29 paper, I think he needs to get back to reality and read up on our history.
    First, Franklin Roosevelt didn’t pull us out of the Great Depression. His leftist programs and ideas caused a depression to become the Great Depression. What pulled us out of the Great Depression was World War II, which he led us into by sacrificing thousands of lives at Pearl Harbor.
    Second, Harry Truman might have desegregated the military, but it was segregated during Democratic President Woodrow Wilson’s term.