Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Noble whistling in dark on Hillary

    I just read Phil Noble’s guest column in the Aug. 3 issue. He is whistling in the dark with fear for his candidate, Hillary Clinton.
    His candidate has lied to and stonewalled investigators, denigrated men who died in the service of their country and amassed a fortune by corrupt means. In spite of this – or perhaps because of it – she is the darling of Mr. Noble and many Democrats.

  • Column: The real root of racial violence

    Like The Lancaster News’ favorite columnist Phil Noble, Charlene McGriff chooses the numbers she needs to fulfill her ideology and agenda.
    Much discussion is needed on the problems in America, but facts must also be present without ideology leading the discussion.
    I recognize that police seem to be shooting a lot more people today because the news leads with those stories. That is what we hear first, and blacks seem to be shot more often than whites.
    But let’s look at some numbers for our discussion.

  • Column: Hey Trump, you’re a loser!

    I apologize. This is a rude headline, and I can hear my mother’s voice in the back of my brain, “Now Phil, that’s rude. Don’t say things like that.”
    My first instinct is to reply to that voice by saying, “But he calls other people a loser all the time.” “Yes, I know,” my mom’s voice says, “but just because he is rude doesn’t mean you have to be. We didn’t raise you that way.”
    As usual, Mom is right. I guess it was just my “inner Trump” getting out.

  • Column: 5 inexpensive ways to improve education

    When S.C. politicians start to talk about education, almost immediately it becomes an argument about money.
    Before we as a state wade into this political swamp of “spend more – spend less,” we should first focus on things that we can do to improve education that cost little or no money. This won’t fix our big education problems long term, but it’s at least a constructive, positive step forward while the partisan politicians bicker among themselves.

  • Column: Writer takes hit-and-run driver to task

    This is a letter to the young woman who rear-ended me around 10:30 Sunday morning, July 24, and fled the scene on Hubbard Drive.
    I am writing this letter because I am still in disbelief at your folly. Surely, you are not gloating because you have apparently gotten away with something that you will eventually answer to.
    I was en route to church with my 82-year-old mother, who is in ailing health. For the first time in weeks, she felt up to attending service and I was more than willing to oblige.

  • Column: Persistent scammer is a skunk

    I want to share with everyone about a scam going around.
    It started Tuesday, July 12. We got a call. He said he was from Bank of America. I told him I was not interested in credit cards or loans. He would not hang up.
    I hung the phone up.
    He called right back. Just listen to me; I’ve got good news for you, he said. I told him I did all my banking at Founders and not to call again.

  • Letter: Oceana Gold upholding its promises

    It’s not yet time to call out Oceana Gold and Haile Gold Mine, as previous letters (June 22 and July 20) indicated.
    As a staunch environmentalist and strong opposer of Haile Gold Mine, I can say they are currently upholding their promises.
    As a previous environmental manager over open pit mines, I know the initial stage of topsoil removal and stockpiling offers the greatest threat to local waterways.
    In this case, it’s the Little Lynches River. Heavy rains can now easily cause erosion and carry loose materials down to the lowest point.

  • Letter: Remember when: In memory of W.B. Evans

    I grew up in the 1960s. There was the Midway Theater – 15 cents to get in and see a good cowboy movie. For 25 cents, you got a drink and box of popcorn.
    I had a paper route on New Village, the Charlotte News route. After my paper route, I would go to Perry’s Pharmacy and have a drink and read comic books. They did not care.
    I would go to the 5 and 10 on Midway, maybe to the
    café and get a hamburger for 50 cents.
    I only knew W.B. Evans for his stories, but I loved his articles and stories.
    God bless his family.