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Today's Opinions

  • Column: Does my concealed-carry permit immunize me from traffic tickets?

    Philando Castile, a black man in Minnesota who was shot and killed by a 28-year-old police officer named Jeronimo Yanez during a traffic stop, was about my age.
    We might have had plenty in common, or not much at all. But when details of his killing emerged, I learned of one potential similarity between us that also set us a world apart: Like Castile, I have a permit to carry a gun.

  • Letter: Mr. Evans’ columns made me his friend

    Mr. W.B. “Bill” Evans was my friend, even though we never met face to face. I met him through his writings in The Lancaster News.
    What a beautiful spirit and soul he had. His words encouraged me to give my opinions on things. You could tell he loved Lancaster and the USA.
    I will miss my friend. I will miss his spirit and his love of life. He touched a lot of people, made our lives better and put smiles on our faces with his “Remember When?” columns.

  • Letter: Will miss reading Mr. Evans’ columns

    I am so sorry to hear of Mr. W.B. Evans’ passing. I looked forward to reading his “Remember When?” columns.

    Jo Anne Broughton
    Lancaster

  • Letter: Mr. Evans inspired many in Lancaster

    W.B. Evans was one of the best storytellers Lancaster has had. He inspired a lot of people as he did me, and he will remain in our hearts.
    Mr. Evans is a legend here for his stories. He is telling his stories about Chesterfield Avenue to Jesus now.
    W.B., we love you. God bless you, your family and your Lancaster News family.

    Carl M. Miles
    Lancaster

  • Letter: Officers showed courage, restraint

    Lancaster Police Department Sgt. Dustynn Burlingame deserves public praise for the courage and restraint he demonstrated by not discharging his weapon at a suspect who presented a handgun while being detained.
    Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Carroll also deserves credit for assisting Sgt. Burlingame in the apprehension of the subject.
    Their actions shortly after midnight on Sunday, June 26, brought to mind a saying I heard years ago: “We sleep peacefully at night because brave men and women are patrolling our streets and protecting our homes.”

  • Column: Our apathy makes us vulnerable to tyranny

    Revolutions must be popular because they have happened so often. In the Third World, revolutions are almost a national sport.
    Those revolutions are actually tyranny taking over another tyranny. Every revolution in history has always claimed to be carried out in the name of the people, but the people never get to run things.

  • Column: Out of many, we are one

    E Pluribus Unum or out of many, one.
    This 13-letter phrase became an official part of the Seal of the United States by an act of Congress in 1782. It was the de facto motto of the United States until Congress officially made In God We Trust the national motto in 1956.

  • Letter: Thanks for staging Charlesboro Fourth

    I want to thank all who were in the Charlesboro’s July 4th parade. Thanks Kenny Hinson and Johnny Arant for the flags on the posts, and everyone else who helped.
    The music was provided by the Sims family. Thank you to them and all who provided food, nice and drinks. And I want to thank Stacy Faile for a beautiful fireworks display.

    Nancy Vincent
    Kershaw