• 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.

  • Letter: Recycled news rack helps feed homeless

    I would like to thank The Lancaster News again for the newspaper boxes that were donated to Faith, Hope & Victory Christian Church a couple of years ago and to show you what we’ve done with them.
    With the help of Mr. Russell Freeman, the local business owner of Auto Exteriors, the boxes were refurbished and painted. Two were donated to other local organizations (HOPE of Lancaster and Greater New Hope Soup Kitchen), and our church used one to complete The Can Stand project.

  • Letter: Agree to disagree on President Trump

    I am writing in response to Nicholas Pasquine’s Jan. 7 letter headlined “We elected Trump to reverse course.”
    Yes, Mr. Pasquine, you did elect President Trump, and I hope you see what you have put in office.
    The homeless are out on the street, not being able to get help. I worked for the Census Bureau over 20 years, and the homeless were counted. President Obama made a way where they were able to receive health care. Access is all they need, but Trump is getting rid of that access.

  • Letter: Good policy to cut off Pakistan

    I read today in the New York Times that Washington will now withhold $1.5 billion in annual aid to Pakistan since they continue to aid terrorist groups. This should have been stopped ages ago.
    I would like to say that I am soon to turn 80 years old and on Jan. 1, 2018, I received my first Social Security cost-of-living increase in three years. It amounts to $20 per month. My wife, age 77, got nothing. The increase in Medicare costs to $183 per month for 2018 canceled out her Social Security gain.