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Letters

  • County needs to fix local zoning issues now, not later

    As the March 21 ad hoc planning meeting at the Del Webb Library at Indian Land made clear, after three years of discussion and thousands of hours of effort, progress on the county zoning policy is, at best, zero, and may even be negative.
    The county is reaping the results of 15 years of the use of zoning by land speculators as a tool to make money rather than for its intended use as a tool to assist in the implementation of the future land-use portion of the county’s comprehensive plan.

  • Bass fishing classes should get the hook

    As a parent, I am dismayed that some state schools are pushing to establish bass fishing as an official high school team sport. For the sake of both our children and animals, school officials should give this idea the hook.
    Sanctioning the maiming and killing of fish for sport sends the message that violence toward others is acceptable – not a lesson that we should be teaching our kids.

  • It is not too late to nominate Gingrich

    The 2012 General Election can be compared to 1976 General Election. Gerald Ford, who was appointed president after President Richard Nixon’s White House corruption scandal, was up for re-election. 
    A GOP presidential candidate named Ronald Reagan was challenging Ford’s re-election. Reagan won his first GOP primary in North Carolina. The then-elite Republicans rejected Reagan by standing by Ford who ended up losing the general election to Jimmy Carter.

  • Fundraiser Friday will benefit pets

    Angelo and Janet Sciulli adopted Rocky, the German shepherd that was dragged behind his owner’s truck earlier this year. When the Sciullis adopted him, he was literally skin and bone. He is now looking fit and healthy. Rocky’s sister, Abby, has also been adopted and is adjusting well in her new home.

  • Iran No. 1 country for exporting terrorism

    Jeff Donahue, whose letter was in the Feb. 3 edition of The Lancaster News, strikes me as a person who doesn’t have a clue about what’s going on in the real world.
    He said, “If Iran wants a peaceful nuclear program, why is the international community so hostile about it?” What? Iran is the No. 1 country for exporting terrorism around the world.

  • Allowing Sunday alcohol sales will benefit county

    Allowing Sunday alcohol sales will
    benefit county
    This is a response to Myrtle Porter’s letter concerning her opposition to Sunday alcohol sales in the Dec. 28, 2011, edition of The Lancaster News.
    Selling alcohol on Sundays in Lancaster County is not about Catholics or education or Congressman Mick Mulvaney. This is about jobs, income for Lancaster County from licensing and sales tax revenue for Lancaster County.

  • Sheriff’s deputies rescue pet, opossum

    I want to thank Lancaster County Sheriff Office’s deputy Forrest Lawson and another unknown sheriff’s deputy for their help on Feb. 19. My dachshund was under the pool deck attached to an opossum and would not come out.
    Buffie barked for one and one-half hour alarming the neighborhood. The sheriff’s deputies came and rescued Buffie and the opossum from under the deck. I thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart. You were such a godsend.

    Barbara L. Roebuck
    Lancaster
     

  • Writer encourages voters to hear Payne’s views

    Since the beginning of our country, we have had a political system that has had its share of problems. Whether it was with race, age or sex, we have made it somewhat of a habit to exclude voters in the past.
    We have also had various fights about what exactly defines a voter, and how old one must be to vote. Since 1971, people gain their enfranchisement at the age of 18, and since then, younger voters have often misused this power.

  • Leaders need to understand what makes America great

    I would like to respond to S.R. Marshall’s letter, “Congress interested in obstruction, not governance,” in the Feb. 5 edition of The Lancaster News.

  • We need health-care changes, but not Obamacare

    I can understand letter writer and nurse Maureen Pizzo’s concerns about health care, being as close to it as she is. However I have to disagree with her on Obamacare. We do not need more than 2,600 pages and the hiring of thousands of costly new future pensioned bureaucrats and IRS agents to improve health care. Hundreds of pages of this bill have nothing to do with health care and everything to do with another government takeover. One article I read highlighted that Romneycare is just 70 pages.