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Today's Opinions

  • Boy, 9, knows meaning of Christmas

    By the time you read this Christmas will have come and gone, yet this is a story that still needs telling. A young man at the tender age of 9 has the ability to know his own mind, to think of others and to share what he has with those less fortunate than he, be they people or animals.

    We received a Facebook message recently from Paula Livingston Nguyen, who said she had some pet food and blankets for us and could one of us please meet her in Indian Land to pick it up.

  • SPCA grateful for local support

    The team at the Lancaster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals would like to wish everyone a very happy holiday season.

    We are very thankful to all Lancaster County residents for their generosity and overwhelming support.

    We are a small rescue group, but we hope we will make a difference in the lives of unwanted Lancaster County animals.

    Our team is dedicated to providing all our animals with love, security, good health and finding that perfect home.

  • I still believe in U.S. Postal System

    ecember 1941, I ordered a J.C. Higgins Roadmaster bicycle and the post office sent me a letter postmarked Greensboro. That letter was to inform me that the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor caused the folks in Washington to order a freeze on stuff essential to the war effort. For the life of me, I never did figure that one out.

    Shucks, I watched all the John Wayne war movies and I never saw him riding a J.C. Higgins Roadmaster bicycle across the battlefield.

    W.B. Evans

    Lancaster

  • You teach children respect by showing it

    My friend, a grandmother to a child at Indian Land Elementary School, posted this on Facebook the day after she had expressed so much excitement about seeing her child’s Christmas program on Dec. 12 at the school.

    Please, parents, be considerate of other children and teachers and remember, you are teaching your child by every word, action and attitude you express.

    What you teach them today will stay with them forever.

    This season, when we are supposed to celebrate peace, joy, love and hope, is not modeled by this behavior:

  • America is in an undeclared war

    The title says it all. With seven decades of living experience, I thought that I had seen most everything that life had to show. Well, I’ve been proven wrong.

    America, wake-up! A new war has begun. Call it a new revolution or another civil war. You can choose any name you wish; they all translate the same. Make no mistake – we are at war.

    Most of the civilized (the term is used loosely here) nations of the world understand what is happening here better than we do.

  • Do we no longer care for human life?

    At Christmas time we are more aware of gifts than any other time of the year. Gifts galore. Regardless of the day each and everyone born has been given a great gift – life.

    Why is life so seldom revered? The candlelight vigil held Dec. 20 by the Lancaster Police Department was in remembrance of local people who died from violence in this area – many right here in Lancaster.

  • Cluster proposal will lead to higher taxes

    Lancaster County Council gave the cluster development proposal second reading Monday, Dec. 9, after seeing evidence that such closely spaced developments have burned at rates that full-time fire departments in Horry County were very hard pressed to control.

  • SPCA helps family with Christmas present

    My family and I would like to express our appreciation to the Lancaster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) for finding us the perfect Christmas present – Jack, a 10-week old lab mix puppy. Director Diana Knight took an interest in our online application and matched us with a dog appropriate for our three boys. Foster parents Marty and Mikala Steele then drove Jack to Columbia on Christmas Eve to help him arrive at his new home on time.