Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Avoid being a victim

    Here are a few common-sense actions people can take to avoid being a victim.
    Number one, lock your car and house doors. What do you think locks are for? They are to keep out intruders.
    Number two, do not put your good jewelry in a jewelry box. That’s the first place a burglar will look for valuables.
    Number three, if you have caller ID and don’t know the name that shows up on your phone, don’t answer it. If it’s important, they can leave a message.

  • Warner Column: S.C. must get more corporate HQs, because manufacturing isn’t enough

    Proterra Inc. is a world leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission vehicles. In 2011 we were excited when Proterra announced it was moving its corporate headquarters and manufacturing to South Carolina.

  • Noble Column: S.C. needs to do more about domestic violence

    We’re number 1!
    This is the glorious chant of Clemson football fans these days. They deserve it, and all of us in the state ought to be proud of them.
    (Full disclosure: My wife, son and daughter are all proud USC alums. They bleed garnet – so I’m all too aware that not everyone in South Carolina is proud of Clemson. Fair enough.)

  • Dabney Letter: Springs Memorial Hospital named top-performer

    There is a relationship between evidence-based treatments and better health outcomes.  Springs Memorial Hospital understands this relationship and we are excelling at providing treatment for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care and immunizations.

  • Don’t let flood force automatic tax hike

    We saw it coming, of course. But honestly, I didn’t think it would happen so fast.
    No, no. I’m not talking about the Cubs tanking (It’s 2016, people – that’s our year!). I’m referring to how quickly politicians and government officials went from lip-service compassion for flood victims to calling for a massive tax increase to “fix” the problem.

  • Duty to citizens comes first

    When President Obama says we have Isis contained, he should say we have Isis right where it wants to be. Its members are building a caliphate, not a nation, a theocratic area of control whose borders can and will fluctuate.

  • Let’s be more tolerant of political differences

    While surfing through Facebook, I came across some humorous definitions that I wanted to share. I don’t know who wrote them.
    ◆ Socialist: You have two cows. The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor.
    ◆ Democrat: You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. You feel guilty for being successful. You vote people into office who tax your cows, forcing you to sell one to pay your taxes. The people you voted for then take the tax money and buy a cow and give it to your neighbor. You feel righteous.

  • Box city: Fundraising and raising awareness for homeless

    Recently, my church, Wade Memorial Presbyterian, joined the Lancaster Area Coalition for the Homeless, HOPE of Lancaster Inc. and the Lancaster County Council on Aging to help raise money for the homeless here.
    I asked if anyone would like to spend the night and sleep like the homeless do. I was able to turn in $70 in donations. My son, Sam, agreed to represent his church, St. Luke United Methodist Church, and do this with me. On Sept. 25, we both slept inside a cardboard box at the fairgrounds, where it rained most of the night.