Today's Opinions

  • Another face in the crowd

    By David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News

    Editor’s note: The former homeless man featured in this article wishes to remain anonymous, but wanted to share his story in an effort to help others. He also wanted to share his experience of what it’s like to be homeless.

    For a decade, he had no home. He is now in his fifth decade of life, and has not shared his story publically. He fears you will look at him differently, and judge him for the events of his youth. I will call him James Smith.

  • I can hear you, but I’m ignoring you

    A good friend of mine, who happens to be from another country, recently asked me why people, who attend church, act differently during the week than on weekends. Stunned, I did not know where he was coming from or where he was heading with this question.

    I was thinking, well, my friend, sometimes life just sucks the jelly right out of your doughnut and people act differently because of life events. That has certainly happened more than once to me and perhaps even to those of you reading this article.

  • Indian Land’s growth means changes for county

    I guess as long as people exist there will always be some kind of commotion. Beautiful rural Indian Land, sitting on the border of North Carolina and Fort Mill, sorta had a laid-back feeling.

    You know, little if any crime, not a whole lot of businesses, but, shucks, just up the road and around a few bends in the road is Pineville and Carolina Place, offering about everything available and catering to low- and high-income families.

  • Open letter to Lancaster County school board

    We, the citizens, homeowners and parents of Indian Land and Lancaster County, are turning to you for help:

    u Help with letting us know what the plan is.

    u Help with transparency.

    u Help with communication between your board and the Lancaster County Council.

    u Help with the future of our kids.

    We would ask that you hold a town meeting here in Indian Land to put an end to the rumors that are flying and to give us an honest assessment of what to expect now, in one year, and in five years.

  • LHS Bruins lose big fan

    I’ve been around the Lancaster High School basketball for years and I don’t think LHS hoops has had a bigger fan than Dejuan Thornwell.

    Seems like when the ball was tipped off for a Bruins’ game, boys or girls, home or away, Dajuan was nearby. You would also likely find him at a junior varsity game on the hardwood.

    Dajuan and his family have been on many folks’ minds and in their prayers following his recent death.

  • Today’s truth is manmade

    In a study of history of the Roman culture you can get a sense of what it was like to live under the rule of a raving lunatic with absolute power.

    The army, senators, lawyers and the very rich should have stood up to the emperor, the lunatic Claudius. Sadly, they did not. Once upon a time the Roman culture would have made an emperor like Claudius impossible. The culture changed so they wound up with him. History does repeat itself.

  • Family misses home the city condemned

    I read the article about the house condemnation on Meeting Street and am thoroughly disgusted. In the first place, this house was built before the city was even a city. That makes it historical. Second, it is not in bad shape, and the wall can be repaired once the city does its job. The tenants who were displaced had lived there for two years with no problems whatsoever. Was any thought given to the people involved? No. We are talking about a retired nurse, who is now disabled and her autistic son. This was the only home they had ever had and were so happy there.

  • Now, the rest of the story

    I thought I was through with Slick Willie until I received so many calls and requests asking if Slick was a real person and what happened to him. Also, have I ever seen him again?

    The answer was and is yes, yes and yes.