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Today's Opinions

  • January is Stalking Awareness Month

    Have you ever dated someone who would show up places uninvited or said things to make you think they were watching you?

    January is Stalking Awareness Month and most people do not understand everything that stalking can include.

    The definition of stalking, according to the Stalking Resource Center, is the repeated harassment or following of another person with the intention of causing them to fear for their life or safety. It frequently occurs when a battering relationship comes to an end.

  • Grandmom defends driving kids to school

    I would like to respond to David Whiting’s letter, “It’s time to take back the South,” in the Jan. 8 edition of The Lancaster News.

    Mr. Whiting, while the first part of your letter reflects some of my sentiments: i.e, the Northern brethren’s propensity to assume that since we talk slow, we must think slow, is a source of irritation to most Southerners.

  • The GOP’s bad red behavior

    I would like to respond to Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell’s article, “Glimmer of Hope,” in the Dec. 27, 2013, edition and S.C. Republican Party Chairman Matt Moore’s article, “Red to the Roots,” in the Dec. 29, 2013, edition of The Lancaster News.

    Moore said, “It was only within the last two decades that Republicans gained majorities in the S.C. General Assembly and among our state’s nine constitutional officers.”

  • It's time to kill cluster development proposal

    The Mattamy Homes cluster development proposal before Lancaster County Council on Jan. 13 consists of very large houses on very small lots very close together with very narrow roads. These parameters have been specified by Mattamy Homes to permit cramming 933 houses onto the Treetops site on Van Wyck Road.

  • Remember promises of our God

    As we enter 2014, let us remember the promises of God in the Bible.  The Lord Jesus Christ promised that “him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out” (John 6:37).

    If a person comes by faith to Christ for salvation, he will never be rejected.  “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

  • Leadership goals for 2014

    With a New Year comes an opportunity for a new beginning. For many people, it’s a time to reflect on ways we can better ourselves. We make resolutions to get in shape, take up a new hobby, break a bad habit or accomplish some other goal.

    For those in positions of elected leadership, the New Year offers an opportunity to reflect on how we can better serve the public.

     Here are four good New Year’s resolutions for those in public office – from our local town, county and school board representatives, to our state and federal officials.

  • Inconsistencies abound in Obamacare promises

    In a debate on Obamacare, the law was called a failure due to high premiums, deductibles, failed promises and plans loaded with unnecessary provisions, such as maternity care for nuns and senior adults.

    Other problems include the fact that it is a forced government program with hidden taxes and costs and it appears the only people who can afford coverage are those being subsidized.

  • Mackey grateful for community support

    Thank you so much to all of you who helped Gonzie’s Miracle Bikes for Kids continue to provide bicycles to children during the Christmas season.

    Some of you donated bikes, while others donated money to help refurbish the bikes.

    All of you helped bring joy and happiness to the hearts of many children.

    Last year, we were able to provide bicycles for 47 children in 26 families. This year, with your help, we have been able to provide bikes for 63 children and 33 families.