Today's Opinions

  • Column: South Carolina faces 3 huge economic changes

    This the second of a three-part series on how demographic, economic and political trends are rapidly changing South Carolina.
    I’m convinced that a New South Carolina is being born, very different from our traditional past. It holds great promise for us and our children for generations to come, if we’re smart enough and bold enough to seize this opportunity. And that’s a big if.

  • Letter: Thanks for help on child IDs

    The Lancaster Moose Lodge would like to thank The Lancaster News, The Women of the Moose and Fred and Cheryl Williams for their support in our Child ID Program.
    Also, special thanks to Maj. Bill Murphy of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office for his expertise in helping us fine-tune our program.
    Due to the inclement weather from Hurricane Matthew, not all persons were able to participate. We are hoping to have another child ID session early next spring.

    Chuck Chadwell

  • Letter: Faile is accessible, out in community

    In regards to the upcoming election and who will serve this county as sheriff, my vote will go to Barry Faile.
    I have found him to be accessible to the point of returning phone calls, and he also attends countywide functions in varying community service orientated roles.
    I know nothing about the person running against him except he is from Indian Land, and that right there leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Let’s not give in to Indian Land residents this time. How about joining me in voting for Barry.

    Patricia J. Frantz

  • What would make this a better place?

    Long ago, there was a famous tale of a magical spring called the Fountain of Youth, which bestowed youthful energy on those who sipped or bathed in its water. Accounts go back to the fifth century BC, but the legend gained popularity in the 16th century with the journeys of Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon.
    As it turns out, the fountain of youth is actually not a myth. In fact, we all have access to this energy right here in our own community: it is found in our young adults.

  • Column: Gladys Cox, a teen at the piano, enthralled me in grammar school

    Mandy Catoe’s Sept. 30 feature story “Gladys Cox steps aside after 65 years as organist at Unity ARP” was delightful.
    Such a heartwarming story of a remarkable “musical and religiously faithful family” is so welcomed amid the often destructive and discouraging news we receive in today’s world.

  • Column: Just 1 God in the Bible, essential to our future

    Is the God of the Old Testament different from the God of the New Testament? This seems to be a premise of William St. Louis’ Oct. 5 column, “My take on God, guns and Trump.”

  • Letter: Holt/Trump debate showed media bias

    Lester Holt’s moderating of the first presidential debate was a partisan disgrace. It was more of a Holt/Trump debate than a Clinton/Trump debate, as Mr. Holt challenged Trump maybe a dozen times and Clinton none.
    We have corruption at the highest levels of the media and both political parties.

  • Letter: Praise for sheriff after cocaine bust

    The Sept. 30 front-page headline “Huge cocaine raid at IL business” tells us why Barry Faile should stay as our sheriff.
    Thank you to him, Maj. Matt Shaw, Doug Barfield and all the men and women working with the Lancaster County Drug Task Force and the York County Multiagency Drug Task Force. They’ve protected so many young and old people whose lives would have been destroyed by all those drugs.
    We elected the best. If it ain’t broke, why try to fix it?