Today's Opinions

  • Column: Where were all the ‘no’ voices during ILAC fights with county?

    The group of “no” voters surprises me. They say incorporation will destroy Indian Land. They don’t want to pay more taxes. They want to save the farmland.
    I have never seen any of this group in front of county council with the Indian Land Action Council speaking against the county raising our taxes. I have never seen any of the group at the Planning Commission meetings with ILAC, asking developers for 50-foot undisturbed buffers or connectivity through developments for better traffic flow.

  • Column: IL town folks like the Borg on ‘Star Trek’

    Van Wyck and Indian Land have lived together as Panhandle communities for more than 100 years, sharing a great life and history. My family is rooted in Van Wyck, and that history has provided a great many stories, love and pride for our family. 

  • Letter: Endorsing Alan Wilson’s re-election

    On March 6, the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) endorsed S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson for re-election.
     “Wilson has been an absolute conservative force for South Carolina and the nation,” the group said in a release. “As a former chairman of RAGA, Alan Wilson was often the one leading the charge to stop the Obama administration’s assault on the Constitution and the rule of law.”

  • Column: New, affordable way to create a right-sized town

    There have been many suggestions that a town of Indian Land can’t be run on a budget of under $8 million per year. I understand how people with a long history around bloated government bureaucracies would believe that’s impossible. However, they are either unaware (or don’t want to admit) that there is a new way to create towns that breaks the traditional mold.

  • Column: Leave our farm out of your city

    My name is Kevin Hall, and my wife and I are in our 11th year of farming at Hall Family Farm, the u-pick strawberry and pumpkin farm on U.S.  521 two miles north of the state line, on land that has been owned by the family for nearly a century. Recent events within the family led to the impending sale of the property.

  • Column: Let’s envision our library of the future

    What is the library of the future?
    Does it have shelves with new releases and up-to-date periodicals tempting you as soon as you walk in the door? Is it an “on ramp” to the information highway with broadband internet access for all and book borrowing directly to your Kindle?
    Can it be a place where local data is stored and shared widely so that everyone has access to important information about the future of our community? Or is it a gathering place with a coffee shop and a place for community meetings?

  • Letter: Remedies to school shootings should not trample gun rights

    I read and re-read Sen. Greg Gregory’s guest column in the March 7 paper. The first half of the article expresses the senator’s anger, pain and frustration in response to the recent school shootings.
    I understand and empathize with him. I admire his putting his conscience above his party. However, some of the remedies he proposes give me cause for concern.

  • Letter: It’s time to start planning annual Unity Prayer Rally

    As citizens of Lancaster County and surround areas, we all are concerned about the plight of our people and communities.
    When we as God’s people humble ourselves and pray, and seek his face together in unity, we can tap into a power that can change lives, communities, cities and even nations.
    Plans are under way for the annual Lancaster City and Countywide Unity Prayer Rally, which will be June 16 in downtown Lancaster.