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Letters

  • Letter: Shoebox for Seniors Project

    Thanks to all of the churches, schools and organizations that participated in the Shoebox for Seniors project in December. This project, sponsored by the Lancaster County Council on Aging, is amazing because of everyone that continues to make it a success year after year! The gifts that we receive are sent out to our home-delivered-meal clients, and we also give gifts to our group-dining clients during a Christmas party held at each of our four sites.

  • Letter: What Hillary Clinton can educate us about

    In your Jan. 13 paper, Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell writes that Hillary Clinton would be the education president we need. I have to agree with her 100 percent. Hillary could teach us so much.

  • Letter: Praise for Paul McKenzie’s many accomplishments

    There may be those in our community that will make the campaign for mayor about race – with three whites and three African Americans currently vying for the position. Although I am African American and have long supported the need for equity, inclusion and diversity within business, government and education, I will be voting for Paul McKenzie as mayor.
    In the past 19 years, Paul has demonstrated compassion, fairness, respect and ability to work with all people.

  • Letter: Sensible gun regulations would close loopholes in gun laws

    This is a response to Dr. L. Brooks Walker’s Jan. 17 column about the president issuing executive orders to strengthen gun regulation to help weed out potential mentally ill buyers of firearms by expanding background checks and for unlicensed people selling guns at gun shows, without the buyer going thru a background check. These executive orders are sensible improvements to close loopholes in current gun laws.
    Obviously, the National Rifle Association and Dr. Walker don’t agree. They immediately proclaim the move a “gun grab.”

  • Letter: McKenzie has served this community well, and I support him

    When I read The Lancaster News story listing the final slate of candidates for mayor, I had to smile. Anyone who has been paying attention will know that Paul McKenzie has been running for mayor for the past 19 years. He just now made it official!
    I have watched him serve on practically every nonprofit board in Lancaster, helping to shape a vision for the future, volunteering to design projects and secure funding.

  • Letter: Incorporation need not include Van Wyck or $8M budget

    The Voters for the Town of Indian Land gave a very impressive PowerPoint presentation on incorporating Indian Land to Indian Land Action Council on Jan. 21.
    The $8 million budget is somewhat grand. Property tax is not something residents wanted to hear.
    The biggest problem was the incorporation boundaries, which include Van Wyck and extend south to S.C. 5. This seems to be a political move that the residents in that area do not want. I have to agree; there is no reason, except political greed, to include the area south of Indian Land Fire District.

  • Column: Leave Van Wyck alone

    Indian Land and Van Wyck have been bombarded recently with proposals to incorporate the entire northern half of the Panhandle into one big town. Van Wyck residents clearly showed at a Jan. 12 town meeting that they believe this proposal is wrong for Van Wyck and that it is wrong for the Voters for the Town of Indian Land to forcibly incorporate Van Wyck into Indian Land against its will.

  • Letter: Arrowood meeting on neighborhood watch

    At 7 p.m. next Thursday, Jan. 28, there will be a meeting for Arrowood residents at Reformation Lutheran Church, 508 N. French St., to discuss the neighborhood watch program. This meeting will be conducted by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    Our community has had cars broken into, houses broken into, mailboxes destroyed and other crimes in the past three years. Many arrests have been made, and more will follow.

  • Letter: S.C. Rep. Richie Yow to seek reelection

    The writer is a Republican representing House District 53, which includes parts of northeastern Lancaster County.
    The S.C. General Assembly convened on Jan. 12, marking the beginning of the second half of the biennial legislative session. This year’s robust statewide agenda tackles everything from roads and education to protecting the Second Amendment.

  • Letter: Noble’s default change won’t solve problems

    Editor’s note: This letter responds to Phil Noble’s Jan. 10 column advocating a change in S.C. gun laws to eliminate the “Charleston loophole.” This loophole allowed Emanuel Nine shooter Dylan Roof to buy a gun, even though he was not legally eligible to, because of a clerical and computer error. Nobel suggested changing the incentives so that there must be a positive approval for a purchase based on a check of the records, as opposed to allowing the purchase as the default position if the records check isn’t completed on time.