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Letters

  • Letter: How do residents benefit from being incorporated?

    I have a question for Russell Rhoads, whose letter in the April 7 issue addressed incorporating Indian Land.
    Please explain the benefits, in detail, of one more layer of government by the incorporated township of Indian Land, so we all know what to expect when and if it happens.
    How much money will be needed? How much will taxes increase?  Who and how will the leaders be elected, such as a mayor or supervisor and council persons? Someone needs to run the town.

  • Letter: Plenty of opportunity for HOA hypocrites

    In the April 7 issue of The Lancaster News, Russell Rhoads found it hypocritical that a person who elects to live in a community with an HOA should speak against incorporation because of the additional cost.
    After an informal look at the communities up and down U.S. 521, Fort Mill Highway, Shelley Mullis, Harrisburg  and Jim Wilson roads, I suspect that most have an HOA.
    By Rhoads’ logic, if you live in a community with an HOA and speak against incorporation because of the additional cost, you are a hypocrite.  

  • Letter: Ask legislators to back vaccination programs

    One and a half million children die each year from diseases that could have been prevented by a vaccine. This is because, shockingly, one in five children in the world still lacks access to the basic childhood vaccines we take for granted in the United States. This is a problem with a solution, so we must act!

  • Letter: Pope’s ‘feet firmly on the ground’

    This is an important time because we have to elect our representative to Congress. I want to share why I am voting for Tommy Pope.
    I have been involved in political campaigns for many years, both as a volunteer and as a paid member of the organiztions. During that time I have come to know many of the candidates personally.

  • Letter: IL incorporation worrisome

    “Hypocritical” is a strong word to use against someone expressing their opinion, as Russell Rhoads responded recently to Ginger Sheridan’s letter the week before.
    Ginger has a right to be concerned. It’s becoming very costly to live in Sun City Carolina Lakes. My HOA fee for villa occupancy in the last four years has gone up $852 a year. From $2,940 per year to $3792 without any increase in services. In fact, some of our service items are not performed as spelled out in the annual budget.

  • Letter: Pope will do what he says

    After considering all the candidates running to replace Mick Mulvaney in the 5th Congressional District, I have selected Tommy Pope.
    Tommy has always done exactly what he said he would do, and I am extremely confident he will continue the same work in Washington.
    I have followed Tommy’s career for many years. He has always been a man of integrity and conviction. Whether in the courtroom as our solicitor or in the State House as our representative, he has always worked hard to protect York County and South Carolina.  

  • Letter: I pick Parnell for education stance

    As a resident of the 5th Congressional District, I am writing to express my full support for Democrat Archie Parnell.
    I was born and raised in South Carolina. I went to public schools – K-12 in Columbia, then higher education at Midlands Tech, Clemson, USC and Charleston Southern. I teach in the state’s public education system.

  • Letter: Worrisome threats around the world

    Syria is led by a tyrant. The United States was right in its actions against him.
    We stopped Hitler, and we will stop the president of Syria.
    Also, we are very close to a nuclear war. North Korea is a threat, and they have the nuclear bombs.
    A nuclear war could be the end, because a nuclear war will cause a chain reaction. Boots on the ground. A lot of our brave men and women would die.
    If you remember, a certain person said he likes war.
    I pray for our brave men and women and for America.

    Carl M. Miles Sr.

  • Letter: Norman best choice for 5th District seat

    Ralph Norman has the vote of this Marine Corps veteran, mother and wife of a business owner.
    Mr. Norman is a virtuous man of principle. He says he will fight for conservative principles, and he will! He is strongly pro-family. He will fight to keep our nation safe and to keep our military strong.
    He is not a politician. Ralph Norman is a citizen-servant. He will work for term limits. Ralph will leave the beloved community of his birth to help make both South Carolina and the USA safer and more prosperous.

  • Letter: Thanks to everyone who honored my son

    I want to thank S.C. House Speaker Pro Tem Tommy Pope for helping rename the portion of Dave Lyle Boulevard for my son and to thank Mrs. Lyle and her family for okaying it.
    A lot of love went into this. God bless you all and York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson and his family and all the police and others from Lancaster and Rock Hill for being there.
    This was a beautiful thing you all did for my son, Deputy James Brent McCants, who was killed in the line of duty there in 1992. Rock Hill showed the respect and love it has for our police.