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Letters

  • What’s wrong with S.C. public schools

    There was a recent article about Mick Mulvaney’s daughter being accepted to the S.C. Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics. While I’m certain he is a proud parent, I couldn’t help but notice that his daughter attended the British International School of Charlotte beforehand.
    As a congressman for the state of South Carolina, he should be sending his child to a South Carolina public school. Instead, he spends his money sending her to an out-of-state private school.

  • Heritage Foundation forum gets positive review

    The Heritage Foundation, the conservative think tank now headed by former S.C. Sen. Jim DeMint, sponsored a Take Back America Presidential Forum in Greenville on Sept. 18.

    The format for the forum was intended to avoid the “sound bites” aspect of the CNN-type debates by giving each candidate about 30 minutes alone on the stage to answer comprehensive questions with comprehensive answers.

    The questions were not provided to the candidates in advance.

  • Heritage Foundation forum gets positive review

    The Heritage Foundation, the conservative think tank now headed by former S.C. Sen. Jim DeMint, sponsored a Take Back America Presidential Forum in Greenville on Sept. 18.

    The format for the forum was intended to avoid the “sound bites” aspect of the CNN-type debates by giving each candidate about 30 minutes alone on the stage to answer comprehensive questions with comprehensive answers.

    The questions were not provided to the candidates in advance.

  • Make sure your escrow accounts have tax info

    At the end of September, Lancaster County homeowners received their tax bills, which are due by Jan. 15, 2016 without penalties.

    If you have not received your tax bill, please contact our office for us to help locate your bill and make sure we have the correct address on file for you.

    If your tax bill is escrow, the mortgage company will gather their information electronically from us, but to make sure proper payment is made you can forward them your information that you received in the mail.

  • A case for Camelot

    I gotta admit I have made adverse comments about our neighbors in Indian Land. Yes, they do seem to complain about a lot of stuff from the lack of schools and safety and on the other hand, the increase in crime,  traffic and the possibility that County Council actions could bring down the values of their homes.

  • Take a walk through historic Waxhaw

    Ever been to a movin’ picture show? Know what life was like without phones, television or air conditioning? When the laundry was done on a scrub board and hung out to dry on bushes, or a clothes line for the more elite. When travel was mostly done with a buggy, pulled by a horse or mules, on dirt roads that were dusty or muddy and full of ruts, depending on the weather; when school ran three months. That is some of what life was like in Waxhaw many years ago.

  • Indian Land’s growth means changes for county

    I guess as long as people exist there will always be some kind of commotion. Beautiful rural Indian Land, sitting on the border of North Carolina and Fort Mill, sorta had a laid-back feeling.

    You know, little if any crime, not a whole lot of businesses, but, shucks, just up the road and around a few bends in the road is Pineville and Carolina Place, offering about everything available and catering to low- and high-income families.

  • Open letter to Lancaster County school board

    We, the citizens, homeowners and parents of Indian Land and Lancaster County, are turning to you for help:

    u Help with letting us know what the plan is.

    u Help with transparency.

    u Help with communication between your board and the Lancaster County Council.

    u Help with the future of our kids.

    We would ask that you hold a town meeting here in Indian Land to put an end to the rumors that are flying and to give us an honest assessment of what to expect now, in one year, and in five years.

  • Today’s truth is manmade

    In a study of history of the Roman culture you can get a sense of what it was like to live under the rule of a raving lunatic with absolute power.

    The army, senators, lawyers and the very rich should have stood up to the emperor, the lunatic Claudius. Sadly, they did not. Once upon a time the Roman culture would have made an emperor like Claudius impossible. The culture changed so they wound up with him. History does repeat itself.

  • Family misses home the city condemned

    I read the article about the house condemnation on Meeting Street and am thoroughly disgusted. In the first place, this house was built before the city was even a city. That makes it historical. Second, it is not in bad shape, and the wall can be repaired once the city does its job. The tenants who were displaced had lived there for two years with no problems whatsoever. Was any thought given to the people involved? No. We are talking about a retired nurse, who is now disabled and her autistic son. This was the only home they had ever had and were so happy there.