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Letters

  • How will incorporation protect TreeTops?

    I am confused by the story in the Oct. 1 edition entitled “Coming Soon: Town of Van Wyck?” My confusion stems from the following apparently contradictory things.

    The proposed limits of incorporation include only what one would consider the heart of Van Wyck itself. This is understandable.  But the apparent inspiration for this effort is the attempt to develop the old TreeTops property.  The property is nowhere near the area of incorporation.

  • Support your candidate

    We encourage you to show your support for a candidate through letters to the editor and guest columns.

    Tell us why you support your candidate and what makes him or her the best choice for that position.

    Please keep your articles to about 500 words.

    We offer the same option to the candidates. Let us know why you are the best candidate for the position.

    Send your letters and columns to The Lancaster News, P.O. Box 640, Lancaster, SC 29721, bring them by the office at 701 N. White St., or email them to brutledge@thelancasternews.com.

  • Reader supports Burns for school board

    With this year’s election, the citizens of Indian Land have an opportunity to really influence local change. We will now have two school board representatives to support us and our growing community.

    I am excited to have the opportunity to vote for Freeman Burns to represent District 7 in Indian Land. Freeman is an energetic man who has embraced Indian Land and is willing to give even more back to help build a strong community for his family.

  • Changes needed in Congress

    wo votes were taken in Congress in mid-September prior to the recess until the week of Nov. 10. One in Senate had to do with an equal pay bill “that would require employers to demonstrate that wage gaps between men and women with similar qualifications and in similar jobs have a business justification., and authorize the labor secretary to seek additional compensatory or punitive damages in a sex discrimination action.”

  • To steal from gravesite shows lack of respect

    A cemetery is the final resting place for us when our life ends here on earth.

  • It’s the experience, stupid

    In the 1992 presidential election between George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, James Carville coined the phrase “It’s the economy, stupid” to focus attention on the then-prevailing recession in the United States.

    I would like to take this opportunity to coin my own variation for this year’s Solicitor’s race, “it’s experience, stupid.”

    As some of you may recall, I ran for solicitor in the Republican primary and came up short.

  • Presumed innocent

    Law professor Richard A. Lord’s words in his letter to the editor, “Letter shows lack of legal system understanding,” published in the Sept. 10 edition of The Lancaster News are a timely reminder of a bed rock principle of American jurisprudence when so many cases involving homicide, race and sex, sometimes in combination, are being decided in the news media rather than the courtroom.

  • Thank you for supporting our state champs

    Lancaster Dixie Youth Baseball is a non-profit agency that strives to teach children how to play a competitive sport while teaching good sportsmanship and teamwork. We believe that keeping children constructively active can keep our youth out of trouble.

    In our 2014 season, we had all five leagues, ages 4-14, win the district title.

  • Plan now to support veterans at annual parade

    Lancaster County’s annual Veterans Day parade and program is set for Nov. 9.

    Lineup starts at 11 a.m. at the Lancaster County Courthouse parking lot on Dunlap Street. The parade will start at noon as it proceeds from Dunlap Street onto Main Street ending at the American Legion. The program will start about 1 p.m. at the American Legion.

  • Church dedicates park, walking track

    The United Bible Way Church of Lancaster dedicated the Hillside Memorial Park and Walking Track on Sunday, Sept. 9. The church family and invited guests gathered under the shelter and listened to Pastor Kenny Rose as he proclaimed what God had given the church and to the greater Lancaster community.

    Kenji Mackey, the coordinator for the walking trail, shared Pastor Rose’s God-given vision to emphasize how important exercise is to our health, especially walking.