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Letters

  • Letter: We don’t need more stores and traffic

    I love my town of Indian Land because it was not built up. We had trees, deer, animals – nice and quiet.
    Now it is changing because these damn builders are money-hungry. Why are they ripping up the beautiful trees to build more terrible stores when you just need to drive up the road and there is plenty of shopping? Why clutter Indian Land? Traffic we do not need.   
    They already did a poor job building homes in Indian Land, now they want to destroy the land, too. Not one tree left.  

  • Letter: Blackmon: One-sided coverage of me discredits this newspaper

    I am a firm believer in a free press, but the press, even in a small-town newspaper, has a duty to cover both sides of a story and print the truth.
    I was contacted by many of my supporters and other citizens of Lancaster after Sunday’s editorial concerning my vote and a possible charge of an ethics violation. I would like to set the record straight.
    As for my Oct. 10 vote to approve back pay for my position as the legally elected city council member, let me explain what occurred.

  • Letter: ‘Stink eye’ might grow you horns

    I was in a place the other day where I had to show all my ID cards. And I thought I had put my cards back in my purse.
    Well, later I looked in there and they were gone.
    Panic isn’t a strong enough word for the way I felt. I really went crazy! “Where the poot is my cards?!” I yelled.
    Oh Lordy, I do not do well in a situation like that. Cool, calm and collected, I am not! These are the cards no one should ever lose – driver’s license, Social Security, Medicare!  

  • Letter: Presidents’ legacies look different to me

    After reading Phil Noble’s column in your Sept. 29 paper, I think he needs to get back to reality and read up on our history.
    First, Franklin Roosevelt didn’t pull us out of the Great Depression. His leftist programs and ideas caused a depression to become the Great Depression. What pulled us out of the Great Depression was World War II, which he led us into by sacrificing thousands of lives at Pearl Harbor.
    Second, Harry Truman might have desegregated the military, but it was segregated during Democratic President Woodrow Wilson’s term.

  • Letter: Dogs don’t belong in stores, restaurants

    I was in a local discount store today to buy groceries. A couple there had a dog in their basket. According to the manager, they are powerless to do anything due to the Americans With Disabilities Act.
    It would seem to me that animals in shopping carts in grocery stores or animals in restaurants are a sanitation issue.
    Too many people are going online and purchasing “service animal” items and claiming their dog is a service animal. This is wrong. Service animal permits should be regulated with paperwork, just as handicapped parking permits are.

  • Letter: Why are stars only now talking about Harvey Weinstein?

    The elite left and Hollywood have finally shown their true faces together, even though the cover-up has been ongoing for over a decade.
    Harvey Weinstein, a big shot in tinsel town, has been exposed (excuse the pun) as a sexual predator. He stands accused of  harassing, groping and even raping women for years, and the left and their perverted twin Hollywood helped him along the way.

  • Letter: Habitat seeking materials for Promise Neighborhood project

    Our local Habitat for Humanity chapter needs your help for a project that our Critical Home Repair Team has taken on in the Promise Neighborhood area.
    David Cox, construction coordinator for the Promise Neighborhood effort, contacted us about Peggy Martin’s home on Cunningham Street, which was badly in need of a new roof. Our repair team did some eave and soffit repairs, and A+ Masonry, one of our partners, removed an unused chimney. And H&S Roofing of Charlotte donated materials and labor for the new roof.

  • Letter: No work, no pay for Ms. Blackmon

    I am writing because of Ms. Linda Blackmon requesting $6,750 in back pay.
    The only way you can get back pay is that you worked. Well, excuse me, but she didn’t work during that time. So no work, no pay.
    There is a problem somewhere when our so-called elected officials are able to vote to give themselves this back pay.

  • Letter: Metal-plate hazard on Harrisburg Rd.

    I currently work for the PCI Group on Harrisburg Road. I tell you this to inform you that I travel this road at regular intervals.
    For the last month, a steel plate has been sitting on Harrisburg. Not beside the road. Oh no. This plate stretches across Harrisburg from white line to white line. This is used to cover up a ditch that has been dug.

  • Letter: Concern about plans for library

    Thanks to Richard Band’s letter to the editor, we now know some of the hazards that patrons of our library will face if it is moved.
    Can you imagine a mother with small children walking from the parking area up to the library? What about teenagers and adults walking alone or senior citizens with limited walking ability?
    Have any of the council or library board members walked the distance?
    Probably not, or this decision would not be under consideration. Why can’t the library be improved where it is?