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Today's Opinions

  • Noble column: Governor should travel more; it’s good for state’s economy

    Gov. Nikki Haley is on an 11-day trip to India. There are some who are grumbling, calling her trip just another post-election junket by a politician.
    I disagree. I’m glad she taking the trip and, in fact, I think she should make more international trips — a lot more. Several months ago in this space, I even criticized her for having not already gone to India.

  • Flynn letter: Traffic problems near school

    I have lived on Locustwood Avenue more than 21 years.
    Living beside the school (Erwin Elementary), I understand that you must pick up your children. This year, however, has been the worst ever. I don’t understand why some people think it is OK to block my driveway and Pink Dogwood Avenue. It is really sad when a few people think the rules don’t apply to them.
    Yeah, I’m talking about you, lady in the blue SUV and the family in the little black car that was blocking Pink Dogwood and would not move.

  • Walker letter: Help find wanted man

    This letter is in response to “System failing to keep us safe” by Ramond  Johnson of Indian Land in the Nov. 19 edition of The Lancaster News.
    I agree with everything Mr. Johnson said in his letter to the editor regarding the “Man wanted for attempted murder” in the Nov. 12 edition of The Lancaster News.  
    But I have another question: Why has a person been arrested and pleaded guilty 10 times, but hasn’t been found and arrested for attempted murder?  

  • Weeks letter: Plug scooter chairs in after use

    There are many who are disabled and have to use scooter chairs. I am one myself.
    I appreciate the chairs being provided for our use in Walmart. There is no possible way I can walk from one side of the store to the other.
    The problem I see is those who do not plug them back in when they are finished using them.
    Many times I have plugged them back in after someone parked them and walked out the door. My husband has driven them in from the parking lot numerous times.
    Please be considerate and plug them back in for the next person to use.

  • Mackey letter: Mackey thanks his supporters

    I, Lancaster City Councilman Gonzie Mackey, would like to thank everyone for the support, trust and confidence to allow me to serve you for another term in office representing District 2, but truthfully representing the entire city as a whole.
    I really take my position as a city councilman very seriously. Like I stated in my first debate, I may not know everyone personally or treat everyone the same, but my promise to you was that I will treat everyone fairly. Your concerns and complaints are mine.

  • Our view: Take time on Thanksgiving to be grateful

    Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, when we should all be grateful for all of life’s gifts, big and small.
    The annual American holiday, held the fourth Thursday of November, commemorates the Pilgrims’ celebration of the good harvest of 1621.
    Thanksgiving celebrates the simple treasures of good food and fellowship – conjuring up popular images of family seated around a table, complete with a steaming big bird, mounds of dressing and pumpkin pie.

  • Keown column: Sister says county is lucky to have Willis as administrator

    I am writing to address the recent Lancaster County Council meeting that was held to determine the continued employment of Steve Willis as county administrator.  
    In the interest of full disclosure, I am Steve’s younger sister and, while I may be a bit biased toward my brother, I also have a unique, up-close and personal perspective.
    Steve has numerous qualities and characteristics that more than qualify him to be the county administrator for Lancaster.

  • Crabtree letter: Giving thanks for unexpected things

    Thanksgiving is when, as a nation, we give thanks for the important blessings in our lives.
    For many, that likely includes family, good health, a decent job and the like. And we should be thankful if we enjoy any or all of those things.
    For some in our society, however, working hard doesn’t always produce enough income to make ends meet.
    Many rural and small town Americans depend on something that the rest of us don’t likely think about that often, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), to help get through some of the tough times.