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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Resident thanks police officers

    I want to thank the four men from the Lancaster Police Department for bringing me a big box of turkey and other stuff on Thanksgiving. They were from the B Shift, but I didn’t get their names.
    I’m here by myself, and they went beyond the call of duty and gave up some of their time on their Thanksgiving to help me. And I really appreciate what they did. A lot of people wouldn’t have done that.
    I appreciate everything our police officers do.

    James Ingram
    Lancaster

  • Column: New Charleston mayor important to all in S.C.

    The election is over, and John Tecklenburg will be the new mayor of Charleston.
    John has been a good friend of mine for nearly 40 years. We first met when we were both in college in Washington, DC. Wte lived a couple of blocks apart in Charleston; our children were born about the same time and as they grew up, we were as likely to have each other’s kids at the dinner table as our own. John got me involved in lots of his community projects and I did the same. I was a part of his campaign from the beginning – through all the ups and down.

  • Column: Haley’s Thanksgiving request: Help our state’s flood victims

    Thanksgiving is a very special time for our family when Michael, Rena, Nalin, and I reflect on the blessings in our lives, blessings we may take for granted during the year.
    But this Thanksgiving, many of our neighbors, who were touched by devastating flooding, are still hurting.
    We want to make sure, especially during the holidays, that they know we have them in our thoughts and prayers – and that they can count on the South Carolina family.

  • Letter: Fee troubles writer

    I am writing this letter because of an issue that I was very troubled by, concerning the pictures of our veterans that were in The Lancaster News during the week leading up to Veterans Day.

  • Column: Marking Thanksgiving in an inequitable world

    Each year – on the fourth Thursday of November – we, in America, celebrate Thanksgiving. It is that one day of the year on which we focus our attention, supposedly, on the blessings which God has showered down on us. And indeed, the blessings are many, and the thanksgiving to God is so richly deserved. Blessings such as family, health, a secure job, a comfortable house, a nice car, good neighbors, etc. are the order of the day for so many. For all of these things, and multitudes of others, we should be thankful.

  • Letter: Stop being hysterical about Syrian refugees

    This is a response to Dr. Brooks Walker’s article “Duty to citizens comes first,” published Nov. 20 in The Lancaster News. Stop raising hysteria concerns about Syrian refugees. Every time the president says something, Republicans have to say something stupid, just to get their 10 minutes of air time. Shame on the 30 Republican governors who did not think either.

  • 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.