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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: McKenzie has served this community well, and I support him

    When I read The Lancaster News story listing the final slate of candidates for mayor, I had to smile. Anyone who has been paying attention will know that Paul McKenzie has been running for mayor for the past 19 years. He just now made it official!
    I have watched him serve on practically every nonprofit board in Lancaster, helping to shape a vision for the future, volunteering to design projects and secure funding.

  • Don Gardner: Business Person of the Year

    Editor’s note: This is last week’s presentation speech by Nutramax Laboratories founder Bob Henderson honoring Don Gardner, retired senior vice president at First Citizens Bank, as the Lancaster chamber’s Business Person of the Year. Coming Friday: Gus Deligiannidis.

  • Letter: Incorporation need not include Van Wyck or $8M budget

    The Voters for the Town of Indian Land gave a very impressive PowerPoint presentation on incorporating Indian Land to Indian Land Action Council on Jan. 21.
    The $8 million budget is somewhat grand. Property tax is not something residents wanted to hear.
    The biggest problem was the incorporation boundaries, which include Van Wyck and extend south to S.C. 5. This seems to be a political move that the residents in that area do not want. I have to agree; there is no reason, except political greed, to include the area south of Indian Land Fire District.

  • Column: Leave Van Wyck alone

    Indian Land and Van Wyck have been bombarded recently with proposals to incorporate the entire northern half of the Panhandle into one big town. Van Wyck residents clearly showed at a Jan. 12 town meeting that they believe this proposal is wrong for Van Wyck and that it is wrong for the Voters for the Town of Indian Land to forcibly incorporate Van Wyck into Indian Land against its will.

  • Column: Lucas addresses 3 crucial issues in Haley’s speech

    S.C. House Speaker Jay Lucas, whose District 65 includes southeastern Lancaster County, issued the following statement in response to Gov. Nikki Haley’s Jan. 20 State of the State address:

    The people of South Carolina faced unthinkable challenges last year, but were able to persevere because of our strong and steadfast sense of community.

  • Column: Hospital CEO started as nurse’s aide in 1966

    Editor’s note: This is the presentation speech by Rick Jiran, Duke Energy’s director of government and community relations, from Thursday night’s annual Lancaster chamber annual awards banquet. We will publish the speeches honoring each of this year’s five major honorees. Coming Wednesday: Don Gardner.

    “The best way to find yourself,” Mahatma Gandhi said, “is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

  • Letter: Arrowood meeting on neighborhood watch

    At 7 p.m. next Thursday, Jan. 28, there will be a meeting for Arrowood residents at Reformation Lutheran Church, 508 N. French St., to discuss the neighborhood watch program. This meeting will be conducted by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    Our community has had cars broken into, houses broken into, mailboxes destroyed and other crimes in the past three years. Many arrests have been made, and more will follow.

  • Letter: S.C. Rep. Richie Yow to seek reelection

    The writer is a Republican representing House District 53, which includes parts of northeastern Lancaster County.
    The S.C. General Assembly convened on Jan. 12, marking the beginning of the second half of the biennial legislative session. This year’s robust statewide agenda tackles everything from roads and education to protecting the Second Amendment.