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Today's Opinions

  • S.C, immigration and ‘Us vs. them’

    First things first: every nation must secure and control its borders. This is not political rhetoric or an ideological judgment, but a simple geo-political fact.

    Whether it’s the Ukraine and invading Russians, Japan defending obscure costal islands or ancient Rome resisting Hannibal and his elephants coming over the Alps from Carthage, it is exactly the same. A nation’s borders must be secure.

  • Is our country making any progress?

    In 1972, 42 states had laws in their constitution that forbid the killing of children in the womb – 42 sates out of 50. At the time that would have been the representative voice of about 220 million people.

    However nine judges decided that this majority, or preponderance of voices, should not and would not be heard as they ruled that women may kill their unborn child. So much for majority rule and democracy.

  • Writer makes suggestions for county’s bad roads

    The overpass on S.C. 521 at Main Street that spans S.C. 9 and the northbound turning lane to access S.C. 9 apparently had a concrete division at one time. A portion of that divider has been removed leaving large chunks, which are very rough on tires. Why can’t those holes be filled and smoothed?

    I was out in the county recently and discovered that as you turn right off Hoke Road onto Mt. Carmel Road to head toward Lancaster there is a “Rough Road” sign.

  • Libraries important to our county

    This letter is in reference to the need for a new library in Lancaster. I live in Kershaw and we need a lot of things there. I agree that our roads need attention, along with several other things. However, I work in Lancaster and frequently visit the Lancaster library. I go at least once every two weeks and sometimes once a week. My workplace is close enough that I can walk there. I also go to the one in Kershaw several times a month.

  • USCL provides an ‘educational awakening’

    Late last year, the University of South Carolina Lancaster archivist posted on the USCL Facebook page a 1963 clipping from The Lancaster News.

    Mrs. T.W. Boyce urged the citizens of Lancaster to support the continued growth of the four-year-old extension of USCL by donating money for the construction of Hubbard Hall.

  • Turnout positive for dementia seminar

    On behalf Senior Helpers, we wish to express our appreciation for excellent coverage The Lancaster News gave about our dementia trainer, Teepa Snow.

    We were pleased that we could schedule her for the Lancaster area. When the July 25 arrived and we saw the attendance for both sessions, we were aware that the newspaper’s advance article on her was largely responsible for the numbers.

    Our thanks goes to Aaron Morrison for the photo coverage. As always, he is very thorough on how he photographs his subjects.

  • School bells will ring tomorrow

    It’s hard to believe summer is nearly over for local schoolchildren. While autumn doesn’t officially arrive until next month, on Monday morning, about 12,000 Lancaster County students will say goodbye to the carefree days of summer and return to their classrooms.

    This week, school administrators and teachers are making last-minute preparations for the 2014-15 school year. Their planning and preparation welcomed the students back at recent drop-ins and open houses.

  • Making the case for low taxes

    They boast about how they “bring home the bacon.” They take credit for new buildings, new parks and new programs for which they’ve secured public funding.

    But all too often, politicians forget to thank the people who made it possible – the taxpayers.