• Letter: Letter writer steaming mad

    After my letter was printed in Friday’s edition of The Lancaster News, steam came out of my ears.
    My letter was edited – by the editor. I called the editor and spoke with him. I can’t remember his name, but I learned a lot about who runs our local paper. He’s not a fan of Fox News! I mean, why watch Fox? They’re only Number 1, right?

  • Letter: Noble whistling in dark on Hillary

    I just read Phil Noble’s guest column in the Aug. 3 issue. He is whistling in the dark with fear for his candidate, Hillary Clinton.
    His candidate has lied to and stonewalled investigators, denigrated men who died in the service of their country and amassed a fortune by corrupt means. In spite of this – or perhaps because of it – she is the darling of Mr. Noble and many Democrats.

  • Letter: Oceana Gold upholding its promises

    It’s not yet time to call out Oceana Gold and Haile Gold Mine, as previous letters (June 22 and July 20) indicated.
    As a staunch environmentalist and strong opposer of Haile Gold Mine, I can say they are currently upholding their promises.
    As a previous environmental manager over open pit mines, I know the initial stage of topsoil removal and stockpiling offers the greatest threat to local waterways.
    In this case, it’s the Little Lynches River. Heavy rains can now easily cause erosion and carry loose materials down to the lowest point.

  • Letter: Remember when: In memory of W.B. Evans

    I grew up in the 1960s. There was the Midway Theater – 15 cents to get in and see a good cowboy movie. For 25 cents, you got a drink and box of popcorn.
    I had a paper route on New Village, the Charlotte News route. After my paper route, I would go to Perry’s Pharmacy and have a drink and read comic books. They did not care.
    I would go to the 5 and 10 on Midway, maybe to the
    café and get a hamburger for 50 cents.
    I only knew W.B. Evans for his stories, but I loved his articles and stories.
    God bless his family.

  • Letter: Thief targets man mowing at church

    On July 16, my husband, Tim, was cutting the grass at First Presbyterian Church on Main Street in Lancaster. While he was working on the lower part of the yard, out of sight from his truck and other equipment, someone stole his commercial push mower, which cost him $1,276 three years ago. You have to cut a lot of grass to earn that much money!

  • Letter: My ‘common sense’ differs from Noble’s

    In your June 29 paper, Phil Noble states that the “Charleston loophole” for buying a gun was the cause for the Emanuel church shooting.
    The three days that gun owners wait for a background check passed, so the store sold the gun to Dylann Roof without the background check being finished.
    The left always throws in their “common sense” into their gun rhetoric. My question is whose common sense do we abide by? My common sense is not the same as yours, Mr. Noble.

  • Letter: I have the laziest gun in the world

    Today, I placed my gun on the table right next to my front door. I left its magazine beside it, then left it alone and went about my chores.
    While I was gone, the mailman delivered the mail, the guy who mows my lawn came to cut my grass, a young lady walked her dog down the street, and a delivery truck delivered a package.

  • Letter: John Weaver’s presentation is an embarrassment to county

    Mr. Melton, your editorial in last week’s papers gave me such pleasure that I have not felt in years.
    County Attorney John Weaver sent an email stating, “My job is to make Council members look good, not otherwise.” Well, his unprepared, unprofessional, thrown-together, not complete, nor concise, fragmented and confusing PowerPoint show regarding Ansley Park was an embarrassment for Lancaster County.

  • Letter: Will miss W.B. Evans’ columns, would buy a book of them

    I am so sorry to hear of the death of Mr. W.B. Evans. I have enjoyed his columns for many years.
    Has his family ever thought of publishing his columns in a book? I certainly would be interested.

    Faye Mangum Cox
    Waxhaw, N.C.

  • Letter: Environmental worries persist about Haile Gold Mine site

    I am so glad that the worst thing Indian Land residents are currently worrying about are their roads.
    We here on the other end of the county located closer to Haile Gold Mine have our own concerns. The difference between ours and theirs lies in a much more all-encompassing, potentially harmful environmental impact, such as what Oceana Gold did to Brazil.
     Oh, I know, they must not have all the regulations we have here.  But what we do have are unconcerned politicians.