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Letters

  • Roscoe’s record makes him elite football coach

    Every football fan in America knows that it is virtually impossible to win two state football championships in consecutive years. This is especially true in the competitive North Carolina AAA championship contest. However, former Lancaster High School coach Johnny Roscoe’s Northern Guilford Nighthawks accomplished this impossible task by defeating Shelby Crest High School by a score of 31 to 7 at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan Stadium.

  • Council should consider young person’s request

    I applaud the courage and determination of Dustin Owens, who met with Lancaster City Council to request its consideration of a facility for a skating center for the young people in the community. He used the proper procedure to voice the issue to council and presented the issue in a dignified and informed manner.
    He stated the reasons this issue should be given consideration by council members and also offered a solution to accept his idea. It might be a possibility this young man has a future in politics.

  • Buford High engineering class deserves praise

    I would like to say thank you to the parents and staff for the support given to the Buford High School’s engineering program on Dec. 9.
    Kurt Weeks and his class had a fantastic presentation and the students did an excellent job of presenting themselves and their projects.
    Each year Buford High School has a presentation ceremony for the first engineering class.
    The students build models of miniature golf courses and present them as if they are truly trying to sell their product and ideals to our community.

  • Experience teaches what’s important in life

    Editor’s note: Lancaster resident Jody Miles had a liver transplant one year ago on Nov. 30. She wrote this letter then expressing her feelings of gratitude. She would like to share it with you.
    Some situations remind me of Forest Gump’s statement that “life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.”

  • Democrats fail to address chronic problems

    The article, “Dinner and a pep talk,” in the Dec. 4 edition of The Lancaster News shows why the Democrats keep losing credibility. Obviously they have already forgotten what happened in the 2010 elections. They try to blame Republicans for turning their back on seniors, but conveniently fail to mention that the payoll tax cut (formerly called FICA) Obama wants continued is a direct $175 billion annual reduction in funding to Social Security and Medicare at the very time demands on those programs are up.

  • Students seeking historical info about county

    I am Zoe Byrd from Discovery School. Our school is hosting a Discover Lancaster on March 14, 2012, at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. We are hoping to use or borrow artifacts, pictures or history about Lancaster County from citizens or residents. We would appreciate them. Each grade will be presenting a different time period. Our fifth-grade class has most recent from the 1920s to the current day.
    If you can help us, call Discovery School at (803) 285-8430.

    Zoe Byrd
    Lancaster
     

  • Banks get bailouts, why not the others?

    Senior adults, widows, disabled people in nursing homes are all being hit with bank fees. Banks get federal bailouts, but not senior citizens and disabled people. Why not?

    Jimmy Beckham
    Lancaster

  • Officers should have escorted bikers Saturday

    I rode all the way from Columbia to Lancaster on Saturday morning to participate in a Toys for Tots motorcycle ride.
    Could someone please explain to me why so many police were there taking pictures and looking through binoculars, but not a single officer was available to escort the motorcycle riders to make sure they and others were safe?
    Lots of children will get a little something extra this year because those motorcycle riders were there.

  • Christmas activities are protected rights

    At this time of year, educators, administrators, parents and students are concerned about celebrating Christmas at school. I read an article in Home Life Magazine that answers questions about specific Christmas activities.
    Can we include religious music in our school assemblies and programs? Yes, Christmas carols are still legal. In Lynch vs. Donnelly, 1984, the Supreme Court noted “Christmas hymns and carols in public schools” are one of the legitimate forms of taking official note of Christmas and our religious heritage.

  • Americans must turn to conservative side for truth

    Why do national socialism, international socialism, marxism, leninism,  maoism, stalinism, collectivism, communism – did I forget one – oh yes, redistributionism and economic egalitarianism always fail?
    Simple. Prosperity is a by product of liberty. The evidence is everywhere one looks. If any of these brands of socialism worked then, Russia would be an economic giant today with North Korea playing catch-up. There are many highly educated people on the left who do not believe, understand or accept this truth.