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Letters

  • Letter: Regional apartment manager thanks Lancaster firefighters

    I am a regional manager for Pendergraph Management, and I manage apartment properties in North and South Carolina.

    On Jan. 2, I received a call from the company that monitors our fire-sprinkler alarms, saying we had an alarm going off at one of our Lancaster complexes.

  • Letter: Misleading Indian Land signs are promising voters too much

    The vote on incorporating the town of Indian Land has been set for Tuesday, March 27. The vote will be yes or no.

    Please try and get the facts. I personally don’t understand what the facts are on why a group wants me to vote yes. My opinion: It started with someone being denied a zoning permit. 

    I have called the state and some elected officials, and here is what I got from them. The county of Lancaster will not lower your taxes. 

  • Letter: Council on Aging thanks donors to Shoebox for Seniors

    Thanks to all the churches and individuals who participated in the Shoebox for Seniors project in December. This project, sponsored by the Lancaster County Council on Aging, was another success story!
    We received enough gifts again this year to send out to our home-delivered-meal clients, and we also were able to give gifts to our group-dining clients during our annual Christmas party held at each of our sites.

  • Letter: Becoming a town won’t solve Indian Land’s growth issues

    My family lives in Indian Land, and I know many of the people promoting the incorporation of Indian Land.
    I appreciate the efforts they have undertaken. However, I enthusiastically oppose incorporation. My reasons are pretty simple:
    Incorporation will not reduce school overcrowding. The Lancaster County School District runs the schools, not the county. The school system is separate from the county now, and it will continue to be separate after any incorporation. Having a town changes nothing with the schools.

  • Letter: Let’s take control of our future

    Vote yes for a town! We will decide on Tuesday, March 27.
    It’s time for Indian Land to control its own future and have true democratic representation (as opposed to only two of seven Lancaster County Council seats).
    We have a choice.
    Does Indian Land want to continue to be the county’s cash cow and get more rampant growth that makes us an industrial drive-thru plagued by strangling traffic?
    Or do we want our own town that makes sure the millions of tax dollars we already pay are kept in Indian Land to fix our problems?

  • Letter: Historic moment in Heath Springs

    History has been made in Lancaster County. We have the county’s first African-American mayor, the Rev. Eddie Moore of Heath Springs.
    We as people of all races should embrace this moment. We need to get behind him and uphold him in this endeavor.
    We need to give him ideas on how to make Heath Springs a safe and better place to live.
    Rev. Moore is my friend and my brother in Christ. I wish him the best and will try to help him as much as possible.
    Let’s celebrate this historic moment.

    Mary Alice Mobley

  • Letter: Incorporation will solve IL traffic woes? No, it won’t

    Small road signs are appearing throughout Indian Land saying if you want to solve our traffic problems, vote “yes” for incorporation.
    I have three questions. Will the bypass be built on the east or west side of 521? Who will pay the cost to construct the highway? How long will it take to build?

  • Letter: Red Ventures encroaching on community’s way of life

    Black Horse Run is a small equestrian community being surrounded by red – Red Ventures and its continuing development.
    They have built multi-story office buildings, then a multi-story eyesore of a parking garage, brightly lit at all hours. Now there’s a movie theater and retail shopping complex plopped in our backyards, dumping runoff drainage into our small creeks, land and drainage pipes.
    The construction noise was deafening. The earth shook until our walls cracked. They received all they wanted from the zoning board and Lancaster County Council.

  • Letter: Name school Van Wyck Elementary

    The new elementary school being built at the lower end of the Panhandle should be named for the community where it is located – Van Wyck.
    Harrisburg Elementary School is named for the community it is in. And Indian Land Elementary School was built on land that was once owned by the Catawba Indians. The land that the new school is being built on is in the Van Wyck community and might even be in the town of Van Wyck in a few years.

  • Letter: We need peaceful North Korea solution

    North Korea and the United States are on the verge of World War III, and all this banter back and forth is not helping a bit.
    It is like two children saying, “My dad can beat your dad.”
    North Korea must be stopped. That country’s leader is a global menace. They are holding a lot of countries hostage. If we were to go to World War III, the bigwigs in Washington would have nothing to worry about. A lot of our brave men and women would die, and nuclear war would start a chain reaction. A lot of countries would lose a lot of men and women.