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Letters

  • Winthrop should stick to education, not football

    Now Winthrop University is thinking about adding football to their course offerings.

    Why in heaven’s name do the taxpayers of South Carolina need another football program? 

    I realize Winthrop has the stigma of being labeled a girls school, but wouldn’t a college dedicated to education serve us better?

    Adding new facilities, coaching staff, scholarships and conference membership during difficult times just doesn’t seem a wise choice.

    W.B. Evans

    Lancaster

  • Vegetarians live longer

    A recent issue of Time magazine cites several reasons for vegetarians living longer. The article was prompted by a report in American Medical Association’s Internal Medicine that a vegetarian diet lowers blood pressure, a key factor in risk of heart failure and stroke.

  • Dangerous driving and riding conditions

    If you have never driven or ridden on Taxahaw Road from S.C. 522 Grill to S.C. 265 then consider yourself fortunate. Count your blessings that you have not had the pleasure of hitting a pothole so deep that it warped your rim and busted the tire.

    This stretch of road is in such terrible shape that you feel like you are NASCAR racing because you are switching lanes to avoid potholes.

  • Writer: Powers didn’t grow up in poverty

    I read nearly every reader letter that is published. Some I find interesting, mainly those that help to educate and/or enlighten me. Others I find myself feeling empty, noting that reading them took time out of my life that I can never regain.

  • The ongoing nightmare of meat recalls

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is still expanding the list of retailers carrying meat unfit for human consumption to Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington and 970 locations in California alone.

    About 8.7 million pounds were shipped all through 2013 by Rancho Feeding 

    Corporation of Petaluma, Calif.

    The recall comes in the wake of USDA’s new “inspection” program that allows the meat industry to increase speed of processing lines and replace federal inspectors with plant employees.

  • Kershaw needs to follow Panhandle’s strategy

    The good folks down in Kershaw have realized what most of us south of S.C. 75 have known for quite a while.

    It ain’t politically correct to deny money and services to the folks at the Gateway of Lancaster County.

    If they don’t get action, they complain and come in droves to County Council meetings and their gripes are printed in our local newspaper.

    Politicians don’t like poor press and to remain in office they gotta grease that wheel.

  • Thieves steal recent grad’s four-wheeler

    Some low-life thieves recently stole a young man’s graduation gift from his father. It was a 6800-watt. four-wheeler chained in his yard at Baker Place.

    This young man went to school for 12 years to make something of himself. He already has a promising job and a great future.

    To the thieves, what kind of future do you have except for a life of crime? If you have children, I hope they don’t follow in your footsteps.

    Patty B. Walters

    Lancaster

  • Agency grateful for help with shoeboxes

    I would like to  thank all of the churches, schools, organizations and individuals that participated in the Shoebox for Senior’s Project in December 2013. This is a project sponsored by Lancaster County Council on Aging each year.
    Gifts are sent out to our home-delivered meal clients and if there are enough gifts we also give gifts to our group-dining clients. This year we were blessed with lots of gifts and also with lots of help.
    We received donations and help with getting bags ready for delivery from employees of Lennar Homes of Charlotte.

  • Time to get straight answers from Washington

    By golly I should have followed my Daddy’s advice about writing letters to a newspaper editor. “Son, when you write to a newspaper it’s sorta like leaving the chicken house gate open for the foxes to come a calling,” he said.

  • Nitpicking will only divide us

    I am writing in response to David Whiting’s letter, “It’s time to take back the South,” published in the Jan. 8 edition of The Lancaster News. There isn’t anything wrong with driving children to school. This is part of our freedom. We have a choice.

    Your opinions are yours. The South has never been taken away from Southerners. It’s here where it always was – it never moved.