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Letters

  • Citizens deserve better from judges

    To all of our so-called district judges – your system of dealing out justice sucks.
    Once again, we read in The Lancaster News where another career violent criminal is set loose to do more violent crimes – even more violent crimes than the ones before.
    The article about the Samuel thug (Markevious Demond Samuel) being out of jail after being convicted on so may previous counts of violent crimes makes me and every other Lancaster County citizen sick to our stomachs.

  • KARE seeks to help others

    People who are receiving federal emergency unemployment compensation (EUC) are soon seeing a change in their benefits. The U.S. Department of Labor requires that all benefit payments for the period of March 1, 2013, and Sept. 30, 2013, must be reduced through automatic, across-the-board spending cuts to the federal budget.
    If someone is receiving benefits during this time period, there are three weeks that they will not receive benefits – May 18, July 13 and Aug. 31.

  • Obamacare will leave us in parking lot
  • Team grateful for hospital’s support

    With the end of the spring semester at Indian Land High School, we close the book on 2012-2013 athletics. All spring sport banquets and ceremonies are done, and numerous trophies, plaques and certificates have been awarded.
    We have All-Region, All-State and All-Team players in every sport and at every level. However, did we miss something? Could we have left out a shining example of what community commitment to athletics and education looks like? Almost.

  • Past time to fix our roads

    This letter is in regard to Lynn Powers’ letter about the condition of the roads in our county. Years ago, Lancaster County started adding a $15 road maintenance fee on our yearly taxes. But the roads are worse.
    The U.S. 521 bypass in front of Carolina Christian Academy has not been paved. Nor has Providence Road. Driving on these roads will jar your teeth.

  • Poor roads deter visit from friends

    I am distraught beyond belief. Because the road that fronts Carolina Christian Academy is constantly spot-patched instead of being fixed correctly, my friends from Indian Land will no longer visit me.
    This upsets me that they can’t visit because they have to travel such poor quality highways here.

    Upset and lonely
    Lynn Powers
    Lancaster

  • Festival another success

    On behalf of the city of Lancaster, I would like to send a shout out to everyone who made Lancaster’s fourth annual Red Rose Festival a success. These individuals brought their talents and energy, which created an atmosphere of family and fun, to an estimated 7,000 folks to our beautiful city.

  • Running country good job to have
  • Does fiction imitate life in play and newspaper?

    In the May 10 edition of The Lancaster News, there was a story about a man being arrested for attempted murder one day after another man reported he was attacked with a knife. Officers also charged a man with attempted murder and malicious injury to property.
    This type of reporting comes from the necessity to cover local news. It seems there is no end to these incidents, story after story, month after month, rain or shine.

  • Quality of growth determines quality of life

    W.B Evans’ letter, “Writer commends Lage’s comments,” in the May 15 edition of The Lancaster News made me curious about the original May 1 letter referenced, “Good plan needed to accommodate progress,” which I had read when it was published.
    I disagree that growth is synonymous with progress. I do agree growth is coming from Charlotte and how Lancaster County controls that growth will determine the quality of life residents have in the future.