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Today's Opinions

  • Possum Hollow resident likes name of road

    I would like to thank Susan Ferrara for saying she “liked the name Indian Land.”

    I just cannot understand why someone like Jane Tanner or anyone moving into a new neighborhood or another state would complain about the name of a road or neighborhood that has had a name for many many years. I cannot imagine doing that.

    In 2013, our Sen. Greg Gregory in his Spring Legislative Report wrote: SCDOT is moving forward with widening of S.C. 160 between Springfield Parkway in Fort Mill and the unfortunately named Possum Hollow Road.

  • Reader touts the merit of coming events section

    I would like to thank The Lancaster News for providing the coming events section free of charge to the public. I belong to some organizations that depend on the large portion of their publicity for meetings, performances, luncheons etc.

    Such publicity is invaluable to these organizations’ success. And, anyone outside of Lancaster can read about all the exciting things that make Lancaster a great place to live.

    Pat Clancy

    Lancaster

  • There’s more at stake than you think

    At this week’s organizational session, South Carolina House lawmakers will be asked to make several important decisions, including who becomes speaker of the house and speaker pro tempore.

    The identity of the next speaker, however, was all but a foregone conclusion, and some other points may be both more controversial and more important.

  • New S.C. rep pursuing lawsuits from 2012 election

    As the S.C. House returns next month to debate a proposed rule that critics say would discourage citizen testimony before legislative committees, an incoming freshman representative is pursuing defamation lawsuits against two supporters of his opponent in the 2012 race.

    Newly elected Rep. Greg Duckworth, R-Horry, filed separate suits in December 2012 against an Horry County couple, Charles Collins and Bren Gibson, contending they defamed him in separate online letters to the editor, which asked readers to support then-Rep. Tracy Edge in the June 2012 Republican primary.

  • Wilt column: Lennar TreeTops a large step backward for county

    On Monday, Dec. 8, Lancaster County Council will decide whether or not to give final approval to the building of the Lennar TreeTops cluster development of 835 homes. Building this development will be a substantial step backward for Lancaster County.

  • Eckstrom column: The deception of Obamacare

    For those of us opposed to the concept of nationalized health care, learning the shameful way that Obamacare was forced on us was like pouring salt in an open wound.
    Even after President Barack Obama’s election-year promise that his health-care discussions would be held openly  and even televised  they were shrouded in secrecy. Details were kept from the public, and backroom favors were exchanged to gain the necessary votes of a few reluctant Democratic senators.

  • Young letter: What incorporation won’t do for VW

    J.R. Wilt’s guest column of Oct. 17 (How incorporation will help Van Wyck) is highly illuminating, but not in a way he intends. It shows exactly what incorporating Van Wyck would not do. Primarily, it wouldn’t save the residents from any of the ills he outlines.
    Please understand that I am not a fan of unrestrained development. Development should always be fashioned in an intelligent, planned way. I also have concerns that Lancaster County isn’t always willing to do this, especially along U.S. 521.

  • Johnson letter: America is going down the wrong path

    Whatever happened to living the way God intended us to?
    Our government used to stand by “thus sayeth God.” Our country was founded on the greatest book that’s ever been written.  
    But now, our children are living in fear every day in our schools. Prayer in school is now like a disease or plague. If you pray, you’re bashed for it.
    In our government, court systems, city hall, we can’t pray to the only true and living God.
    He created this world and everything in it. God is the giver of life and the taker of life.