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Letters

  • Writer compels Haley to fix roads

    Editor’s note: Following is a copy of letter Lancaster resident Thaddeus Sexton Jr. sent to S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley.

    Dear Gov. Haley,

    Rowell Road in Lancaster County is only 2.3 miles long. There are about 40 houses on the road and it is one of the major roads, which lead to Tabernacle United Methodist Church. I’ve included some pictures that were taken recently to show the condition of the road.

  • Harsh winter to blame for pot hole problems

    I share letter writer Pete Melton’s concern about our roads. The problem is due to nature. Rain falls and water settles into small cracks in the road surface. The water freezes and expands and the small cracks become big holes.

    And this cycle will occur over and over, as we have seen during this terrible winter. I don’t blame our officials. I think they do what they can. 

    Bob Summer

    Lancaster

  • Main Street nostalgia fades in our big box stores

    I enjoyed Sunday’s edition of The Lancaster News and the articles related to Main Street. Those two blocks of Lancaster County real estate still exists, although any resemblance to those days of yesteryear is purely coincidental.

    One might say, we got a little too big for our britches. Old was out, new was in. Parking on Main Street was too much trouble. Small, family-owned businesses struggled. Family elders passed away and younger family members had other interests. Shoppers wanted convenience, everything under one roof, so to speak.

  • Don’t cheat our children

    If you own a home in Lancaster County and are receiving the residential rate of 4 percent, please be aware that you do not qualify for your lower tax rates and exemptions if you rent or lease your home for more than 14 days.

  • What’s happened to America?

    Several days ago, The Observer printed an article on marijuana in North Carolina. If this is okayed, it will make 21 states that have made medical marijuana OK.

    Who will govern who gets it and who doesn’t?

    Who will govern who grows it? Why is it that we fought 40 or 50 years to keep this stuff from crossing our border from Mexico?

    The reason is that our leaders have mismanaged our tax money to the point that they are going to tax something that used to be illegal to try to ease the deficit they have created by wasteful spending.

  • Woman looking for person who hit her car

    I am a 64-year-old widow and during our recent snow and ice storm I was going to the store and was heading to the stoplight at Market Street.

    A dark green Honda pulled in front of me and hit the brakes. So, naturally, I ran into the car. The car pulled off and left. My car was damaged and I was hurt very badly. I plead with the person who did this to have some respect and fix my car.

    Nancy Moser

    Lancaster

  • Officials need to fix all our roads

    It is time our officials make it a priority to fix roads. The potholes take over the entire road. If you try to miss one pothole, you’ll hit another. We never see anyone fixing or filling in the holes. The road tax fee has increased, but we’re not seeing any results.

    Local and state officials need to take the lead in getting our roads repaired.

    Pete Melton

    Lancaster

  • Good Samaritan came to couple’s aid

    There are still a few good men on God’s earth. On Sunday, March 9, my husband and I went to check on my mother in the Lancaster Convalescent Home. Rushing to go in, my husband missed a step on the sidewalk and fell on his hands and knees.

    I could not get him up alone, but an older man saw what happened, got out of his car and asked if he could help. So, he, God and I got my husband up.

    I did not get his name but I would like to thank him for for his kind deed. There are still good people around.

    Teresa Massey

    Lancaster

  • David Doyle of Sun City alive and well

    We wish to clarify that the David Doyle of Indian Land obituary in the March 2 issue of The Lancaster News is not the David W. Doyle of Sun City Carolina Lakes in Indian Land. 

    David W. Doyle is alive and well and continues to collect for St. Philip Neri and Our Lady of Grace Knights of Columbus Council 14765 charities. He looks forward to seeing all of you soon.

    We extend our sincere sympathies to the family and friends of the late David Doyle.

    Connie and David W. Doyle

    Indian Land

  • Grateful that Abbotts will continue therapy

    Having read with interest the article about negotiations between the University of South Carolina Lancaster and the hospital regarding the possible transfer of therapy program, I was happy to learn that I can seamlessly continue my physical therapy with Jimmy and Erica Abbott.

    They have provided me with professional, thorough and compassionate care for various problems for several years.