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Letters

  • Spratt has done outstanding job of serving district, nation

    During the past year, we have been very critical of U.S. Congressman John Spratt and his voting record.
    In fact, we have written several letters to the editor expressing our displeasure. We strongly believed Mr. Spratt had been mistakenly following Nancy Pelosi’s lead in recent years on the many bills being considered in Congress.

  • Thanks to all who helped Friends Used Book Room

    Thanks from the Friends of the Del Webb Library Used Book Room for supporting our holiday book sale Dec. 4.
    Our sale total for books, calendars and bookmarks was $543, which easily surpassed our December 2009 sale total of $300.
    Also a tremendous thanks to those of you who became generous members in 2010, supported us with your book donations and, of course, those of you who made regular purchases.

  • Man grateful for gift of life

    Christmas is a time for giving. But for me, I can’t separate Christmas from Thanksgiving for I feel this is a time for giving gifts and for giving thanks.
    In August of 2009, I received the greatest gift that anyone can get – the gift of life.
    A transplanted kidney, donated by a wonderful friend, has given me a new lease on life, the prospect of more Christmas seasons to come and another huge reason to be thankful.

  • Santa Train success due to support of community

    On Dec. 4 and 5, the city of Lancaster hosted the annual Santa Train Express. Because of the generous contributions of the L&C Railroad, Lancaster County, Duke Energy, Comporium Communications and Mayor Ann Taylor of Heath Springs, the Santa Express served more than 600 people. Children of all ages enjoyed two days of taking the Lancaster & Chester Railroad train from the South Pole (Lancaster Depot) to the North Pole (Heath Springs) for a Christmas experience.

  • Johnny Roscoe accomplished the impossible

    It is impossible for any coach to take a brand new school, with no football field, and develop a football team that wins a state championship in only three varsity seasons. It simply cannot be done. No coach, that I know of, has ever done anything close to accomplishing this impossible feat.
    Coach Johnny Roscoe proved that it could be done when his 3AA Northern Guilford team defeated Crest High School 21 to 20 in a thriller at Carter Family Stadium to win the state championship.

  • Blue Santa grateful for support

    I would like to thank all the organizations and people, especially Founders, the Lancaster High School student athletes, Bill Fortune photographer and Project Hope, who made project Hope and Operation Blue and Gold Santa possible.
    It was one of the biggest successes in Lancaster. Families were treated to one of the best meals I have ever served. There were no complaints about the food. Everyone received a Christmas gift. For some, this would be the only gift they would get this Christmas. Families also received boxes of food.

  • Abby wrong about AIDS prevention drugs

    I wonder how many people read the Dear Abby column on Dec. 15. If you read it carefully, did you know that Abby’s advice was incorrect, even dangerously incorrect?
    The 34-year-old woman who wrote to Dear Abby related a 13-year battle with drugs and admitted she had long history of dangerous sexual habits she described as “prostituting herself in order to support her drug habit.” She is now terrified she might have AIDS and says she has “had boyfriends since getting sober”

  • Opportunity exists to help others

    Every now and then a project comes along that is a privilege to work with.

  • Writer happy to eat words, thank community for help

    Some time ago, I submitted a letter to the editor decrying the sad state of our community when my wife was left on the side of the road with a disabled vehicle and two small children in the car and nary a person offered to help.  
    Today, I eat those words and apologize to this wonderful community. Life has a way of setting you straight on matters and my correction has been delivered.  
    My family and I were recently in a very bad car accident, in which my wife was suffered life-threatening injuries.

  • Stealing flowers from graves is an act of desperation

    I know everyone is having a hard time in this economy and I am no exception. It is bad enough when people steal from stores and rob people, but when you steal flowers off graves you must really be desperate.
    I can’t afford to buy ready-made flowers for my parents’ graves. My sister and I bought flowers and made flowers for our parents’ and grandmothers graves.