• Past time to fix our roads

    This letter is in regard to Lynn Powers’ letter about the condition of the roads in our county. Years ago, Lancaster County started adding a $15 road maintenance fee on our yearly taxes. But the roads are worse.
    The U.S. 521 bypass in front of Carolina Christian Academy has not been paved. Nor has Providence Road. Driving on these roads will jar your teeth.

  • Poor roads deter visit from friends

    I am distraught beyond belief. Because the road that fronts Carolina Christian Academy is constantly spot-patched instead of being fixed correctly, my friends from Indian Land will no longer visit me.
    This upsets me that they can’t visit because they have to travel such poor quality highways here.

    Upset and lonely
    Lynn Powers

  • Festival another success

    On behalf of the city of Lancaster, I would like to send a shout out to everyone who made Lancaster’s fourth annual Red Rose Festival a success. These individuals brought their talents and energy, which created an atmosphere of family and fun, to an estimated 7,000 folks to our beautiful city.

  • Running country good job to have
  • Does fiction imitate life in play and newspaper?

    In the May 10 edition of The Lancaster News, there was a story about a man being arrested for attempted murder one day after another man reported he was attacked with a knife. Officers also charged a man with attempted murder and malicious injury to property.
    This type of reporting comes from the necessity to cover local news. It seems there is no end to these incidents, story after story, month after month, rain or shine.

  • Quality of growth determines quality of life

    W.B Evans’ letter, “Writer commends Lage’s comments,” in the May 15 edition of The Lancaster News made me curious about the original May 1 letter referenced, “Good plan needed to accommodate progress,” which I had read when it was published.
    I disagree that growth is synonymous with progress. I do agree growth is coming from Charlotte and how Lancaster County controls that growth will determine the quality of life residents have in the future.

  • Gosnell is the epitome of evil

    When life becomes as cheap as everything else what we end up with is Dr. Kermit Gosnell. On Monday, the Philadelphia abortion doctor was found guilty on three counts of first-degree murder and one count of involuntary manslaughter.
    A more depraved, vicious, fiendish person you’d have a hard time finding. Gosnell was originally charged with severing the spinal cords of a at least seven babies, who were born alive after his botched abortions.

  • Let’s put an end to violence

    Editor’s note: Following is a letter Lancaster resident Randolph English sent to President Barack Obama.
    We are members of a small united group of concerned citizens voicing our hopes to you. We are writing about the high rate of homicides in the United State connected to gun violence. We are asking that the members of the cabinets come together in an agreement in implementing a law to control this situation. We are not sure of the legal steps that need to be followed.

  • Thank all of our law officers

    My dad was killed in the line of duty as a city police officer. I was 5 years old and I know what it’s like to grow up without my dad. So, please honor and thank all law officers. They never know when they walk out the door if they will see their families again. They serve to protect us. God bless them all.

    Reba Sowell Hallman Daughter of
    B. Frank Sowell,
    City police officer
    Killed on July 4, 1937

  • Board grateful for support

    On behalf of Lancaster County Partners for Youth board of directors I would like to extend a huge thank you for everyone in the community who was involved with the 22nd Annual Crenshaw Oil Golf Tournament benefiting our Lancaster County Partners for Youth’s scholarship program.
    I especially want to thank Hal Crenshaw, Jessica Lawson, Carlean Taylor and all the other Crenshaw Oil employees who worked so hard in making this tournament our best yet.