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Today's Opinions

  • Sales center was never meant to be permanent

    er writer Bruce Ryden expressed his disappointment in Pulte Home’s decision to demolish the Sun City Carolina Lakes sales center and build 13 homes on that site and two nearby parking lots.

    It was never in Pulte’s original plan for the sales center to be a permanent building. It was constructed to be used as a sales center and until the Lake House was built as a gathering place for clubs, etc.

    The plan filed with Lancaster County always called for houses to be built on that piece of property near the end of the of the build-out.

  • The truth of consequences

    Is it possible for people to be smart and foolish, educated and unwise? The elected leaders of America, our judges and our progressive ideology seem to say yes. When one studies the ideology of the political progressive left I would say yes.

  • Jimmy Carter – a life of virtue

    It was announced recently that Jimmy Carter has cancer. I don’t know what will happen, or if it will cut short his life, though I’m not sure “cut short” applies to a man that is 90 years old.

    The one thing I do know is Carter will deal with his illness just as he has lived – with courage, determination, good humor and faith.

  • IL residents disappointed with board

    I would like to take a minute and thank the Indian Land Action Council for taking the time to facilitate a communication meeting between the Lancaster County school board and Indian Land residents.

    I thank the residents who attended the meeting and who were looking forward to an opportunity to hear our elected officials explain a plan for Indian Land schools.

  • Writer disputes LCEDC’s impact

    I would like to make a rebuttal to Maggie Bowers’ guest column on the defunding of the Lancaster County Economic Development  Corp.

    Maggie, do you actually think LCEDC is doing a good job? You must drive down U.S. 521 with blinders on to think that they are.

    Giant empty fields with commercial space availability signs. No attractive retail establishments to keep Lancaster County sales tax dollars from going to North Carolina.

  • Pay attention to flashing blue lights

    I gotta admit folks have enough on their minds than to let the colors of lights annoy them. Can you talk into your cell phone without looking at it? By golly, those same folks who used to shave, apply makeup or read the newspaper are astute enough to send text messages and read the bumper stickers on the vehicle ahead.

  • State workers must take ethics training

    The new state Department of Administration paid about $61,000 for a web-based training program on ethics that some 24,000 state employees will have to watch.

    Under a 2014 executive order by Gov. Nikki Haley establishing the “State Employee Code of Conduct Task Force,” which made the training recommendations, the instruction is mandatory for workers in the governor’s 17 cabinet agencies and Governor’s Office.

  • Cops deal with issues we avoid

    Retiree Day at the Lancaster Police Department was Aug. 7. Nine of us gathered at the pistol range to eat biscuits, drink coffee, tell war stories and qualify to carry a concealed weapon.

    The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2004, requires local departments to provide a qualified law enforcement retiree with a valid concealed carry ID and to qualify them with their handgun once a year at the officer’s expense.

    The Feds don’t require the biscuits, the coffee or the war stories.