Today's Opinions

  • We need to trust God with our lives

    I woke up April 3 of this year and realized I turned 71 that day. Where did the time go?

    Life flies faster than any car, train or airplane.

    Suddenly, I realize I’m one of those “old” people we always referred to when we were younger. You realize it when you run into someone you’ve known for a long time and you can’t remember his or her name. And, of course, he or she gives me that poor-old-thing look.

  • We need to create jobs

    A large issue in the 2016 presidential election trail is the raising of the minimum wage. The biggest supporter of this raise is Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, who wants the minimum wage up to $15 an hour.

    What many fail to realize is, well for one thing Mr. Sanders is a very rich man, and also, raising the minimum wage would mean the inflation of all other goods.

  • Community rallies for Habitat

    Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County is pleased to announce our Fourth Annual Bluegrass, Barbecue and Building fundraiser on Aug. 29 was another great success.

    We want to thank the community for such strong support. Because of you, this event netted more than $11,000 toward local Habitat construction projects, which will help provide more decent, affordable homes for income-qualified families in Lancaster County.

  • Lage won’t be missed if he moves

    In his article “Lancaster no better than Rhode Island,” John Lage gives us a laundry list of useless information as to why he left his previous blue state and threatens to move again.

    His article took up quite a bit of the opinion page; however, my response will not.

    Good-bye, Mr. Lage. Your venom won’t be missed by this reader.

    Neil Couch


  • Outreach Project seeks to empower young women

    Lauren Kornegay, project coordinator for the Lancaster County Outreach Project, gave an impressive presentation at the Indian Land Democratic Club meeting on Aug. 27.

    Kornegay’s mission is to raise awareness about the Outreach Project and to enhance the lives of abused and neglected children and adults served through the Department of Social Services of Lancaster in building a comfortable lifestyle that meets their needs.

  • Praise for sheriff well-deserved

    I gotta admit all the praise for the appearance of  the Sheriff’s Office is well-deserved.

    A  nice building with a fleet of new, clean patrol cars  speaks well of a law enforcement facility.

    There is really no comparison to former departments. Not only is this a credit to the sheriff and his staff, but to changing times and situations.

    Maybe it’s because I remember the past when my father, W.B. Evans Sr. assumed office on Dec. 1, 1944.

  • Attend school board meetings to learn more

    I read with interest Brian Endres’ column concerning the Lancaster County school board.

    I’m not sure why it was a sign of disrespect that the board sent one member to the Indian Land Action Council meeting, rather than the entire membership.

    To be honest, it seems disrespectful to James Brooks, who did appear, to say “only District 1 board member James Brooks showed up.”

  • Bigger audits needed

    The Legislative Audit Council has done a terrific job on its latest report, and taxpayers should be grateful.

    I give “The Nerve’s” Rick Brundrett a little credit. In 2012, Brundret broke a story on a proposed $16 million line item in the Agriculture Department’s budget for an undisclosed expansion project at the State Farmers Market.

    As it turned out, Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers was pushing his agency to buy property at the market – property owned by S.C. Ports Authority Chairman Bill Stern.