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Letters

  • Hardins grateful for community support

    On Dec. 29, 2009, our lives were forever changed. As parents, our worst nightmare had been realized.
    We lost our oldest daughter, Elyse Rebecca Hardin, 15, in a tragic automobile wreck. Little sister, Ashlyn, lost her only sibling. We had no idea how we would ever be able to get through the days that followed.
    Three of our dear friends, Rena Walker, Shannon Thorne, and Teresa Brown, knew that it would be important to us to turn this tragedy into something positive. There had to be a way to reach out and help the youth in our area and honor Elyse at the same time.

  • Why isn’t drunk driver still in jail?

    On Jan. 8, my daughter and I were the first ones on the scene of an accident on Harrisburg Road in Indian Land.
    The driver, William Justin Rigsbee of Indian Land, was drunk and there were open containers in the vehicle and all over the road.
    My 10-year-old daughter found the passenger, Steve Lee Jones of Charlotte, in a ditch. He had been thrown from the vehicle, which had flipped. The passenger died there. This was very traumatic for my daughter.
    I just found out that the drunk driver has been released from jail on bond.   

  • Celebrate Super Bowl responsibly

    Super Bowl Sunday is all about coming together with friends and family to watch the big game and the commercials, while you eat, drink and cheer. Your neighbors at Anheuser-Busch and B & B Distributors also want to remind adult football fans to celebrate responsibly, whether you’re at a restaurant, bar or house party.

  • Congress interested in obstruction, not governance

    I would like to throw my two cents worth on a few random things.
    Frequent contributors to the letters section in this newspaper, such as Rudy Schmidt, Ronald Hopkins, Nicholas Pasquine and other neo-conservatives, like to blame this country’s economic woes on Democrats. This is a rather simplistic and biased viewpoint.

  • Those living with Alzheimer’s need support

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently released its draft framework for a National Alzheimer’s Plan, one year after the signing of the National Alzheimer’s Project Act. The bill was supported 100 percent by all members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.
    The effort to bring the disease to the forefront of national consciousness is a driving force for millions of caregivers whose loved ones have been stricken by this disease.

  • It’s time for us to repair the world

    We live in a world where world peace is possible. We also live in a world that could collapse at any moment. “If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.” Mark 3:25.
    We live in a world that includes everyone regardless of citizenship, ethnicity, gender, income or merit. Homo sapien, our species, literally means “wise man.” Are we worthy of being called wise? Based on millenniums of death and destruction a more worthy name should be “dumb man.”

  • Woman grateful to those who helped her

    I would like to thank all of you who stopped to help me a couple of weeks ago. I slipped off a curb going to my car and several people ran to help me. It was raining and one man held an umbrella over my head until EMS arrived. Someone put my bought items in my car and another man called my husband.
    There are people in this world who care and will stop to help others in distress.
    Blessings to all who helped.

    Mary Buckley
    Lancaster
     

  • Time to put partisan politics aside, work together

    I would like to respond to Rudy Schmidt’s column, “Government run by thieves and tax cheats,” in the Dec. 23, 2011 edition of The Lancaster News.
    I always enjoy discussions of history and taxes. How the Mesopotamians or the Romans or people in the 1850’s or in 1913 were taxed, while interesting, is largely not relevant in our 21st-century world in which technology and society are changing much faster than in the past. History can help us learn from mistakes.

  • Ask LARS for accountability

     I sat in the County Council meeting on Jan. 23 to listen to the various proposals being set forth for the Lancaster Area Ride Service (LARS) transportation system.
    What I heard was an impassioned plea from one user of the system to keep it, her justification being that it wasn’t that expensive. I’m sure what she meant was that it wasn’t too expensive for her personally.
    I heard the Catawba Regional Council of Governments official speak, and I heard something from the J. Marion Sims Foundation representative.

  • Writer agrees with CNN

    After reading what Moni Basu had to say about Lancaster, I don’t believe this person is entirely wrong. I moved to Lancaster about four years ago to be with my grandchildren and I have never seen such a dead town. The saying “they roll their streets up at 7” must have come from here.