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Today's Opinions

  • Column: Healing by breaking bread

    The beauty of America is that we are a melting pot. People come from all over the world seeking the opportunities and freedoms that we, as Americans, take for granted.
    Of course, there are times when we fall short of living up to the principles and ideals that led to the founding of our country, but it is in those times that we must be strong and stand together. After all, if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand (Mark 3:25).

  • Column: Tax notices coming Nov. 1

    The end of every September, the Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office mails out property tax bills for real estate (homes and commercial buildings) and personal property (boats, business furniture and equipment, manufacturing, etc.).
    This year, because of revaluation and needing time for appeals, we will be mailing out those notices Nov. 1.

  • Letter: Senseless horror of animal cruelty

    My letter is in reference to the article in the Sept. 23 issue written by Reece Murphy and titled “Stray cat tortured, 2 players charged.”
    First, I want to thank the concerned people who alerted the police about this horrific act. Then, praise to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office for their decisive response. Finally, kudos to Reece Murphy. It must have been as hard to write this article as it was to read it.

  • Letter: Mulvaney doesn’t need anyone’s help

    Mick Mulvaney does not need a boost from Sen. Tim Scott.
    Sen. Scott was in Indian Land to celebrate the congressman’s term in office. We are so blessed to have both of these men representing us in Washington.
    The news article made it seem like there is a cause for alarm in this race.  Are you kidding? The most qualified person for the job is already doing it.

    Lynne Carroll
    Indian Land

  • Letter: Non-politician is what we need

    Thanks, Mr. Aves. Your research on former presidents is just what we need. The fact that most past presidents were professional politicians and most never held a real job is all the more reason we need a businessman with common sense to lead us now.
    Our country is in deep debt beyond any reason, and most of the rest of the world hates us. It’s time to get away from the  
    Washington elite and the PC bunch and place some real leadership in place.
    My vote will go to Mr. Trump.

    Howard W. Akers
    Waxhaw

  • Letter: Riots must end, races must unite

    This is about the riots in Charlotte.
    I don’t know enough about the case to comment. Most of the protesters are OK, but a lot of them are using this tragic event as a means to loot and destroy and steal. This is wrong.
    My heart goes out to the families of the two who got killed. May God be with them, and also the police and protesters.
    We as white and black must live in unity. Only God can stop what is going on.
    This is to all people. Come together, and may God bless the people of Charlotte and Lancaster and everywhere else.

  • Letter: Faile has served our county well

    We are very fortunate in our county to have Sheriff Barry Faile.
    When Sheriff Faile was first elected, one of his early priorities was to attain state accreditation for the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. When a department or agency is accredited by the State of South Carolina, it means the agency is among the elite agencies in our state, following a rigorous examination of services and administrative functions.

  • Column: Hillary decries street weapons, but she’s lying about them

    In Monday night’s presidential debate, Hillary Clinton once again made the oft repeated claim of the anti-gun crowd that “we have too many military-style assault weapons on the streets.”
    The problem with this statement is that it is a lie.
    The military does not use semi-automatic firearms on the field of battle.