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Today's Opinions

  • Stores help Indian Land second-graders

    On behalf of the Indian Land Elementary School second-grade class, Mrs. Blum, all of the staff at Indian Land and myself, Mary Pettus, we would like to thank Food Lion, Harris Teeter and Walmart for rallying around all of the holidays to support the Indian Land second-grade class.

  • Writer seeks info on Barr Street High

    As a graduate of the Barr Street High School Class of 1969, I am proud to see the position The Lancaster News has taken in regards to Black History Month (formerly Black History Week.)
    A few months ago a group of alumni from various classes, including myself, started a page on Facebook. It is called “Barr Street High.”

  • Time for county to revisit dog ordinances

    By Mary Reimers

  • As a nation we need to repent

    There was a time when America flourished, wealth beyond belief, it was the superpower of all nations. Our own government stated that there was so much money in Social Security, that it didn’t know what it was going to do with it.
    The economy was booming.
    But during the late 1960s, something went horribly wrong. The “Free Love” movement began and the morals of that generation plummeted.

  • Educate yourself now about proposed landfill

    Guest Column

    Gary Horton

    Everyone should know these facts about the proposed sanitary landfill on Mineral Mining Road.

    Footprint size – 250 acres

    Amount of trash allowed per year – 1.2 million tons (or 2.4 billion pounds)

    Height allowed - unlimited

    But there’s more we need to know, much more research we need to do, in the six months before Griffin Brothers tries again to get permission to stick the landfill here.

  • Chamber encourages all citizens to vote

    Guest Column

    James Morton

    Not another election. I am sure, like me, you too have had this thought at some point when you see candidate signs popping up all around the county. 

    I am also sure it is easy to choose to dismiss an election to fill an unexpired term of a seat that will have a little over a year remaining of a four-year term.

  • No need to reveal deputies' name

    A recent story appeared on the front page, above the fold, of The Lancaster News, re-telling the story of a man being shot at the car wash on Lynwood Drive, but this time you added the names of the two deputies that had answered the 911 call. 

    Now was that necessary? A deputy sheriff is part of a team acting under the orders of the sheriff and other state laws in effect. The action taken by these two deputies certainly appeared to be within their area of responsibility. 

  • Taxahaw Road residents should demand new road

     

    We want to add our input to “County needs to fix all roads - not just Indian Land.” 

    The portion of Taxahaw Road between Antioch Baptist Church and the convenience site has been a terrible road ever since we have lived here. 

    During the 1980s, we operated Melco Cattle Co., and drew visitors from all of the United States. 

    Their first impression of Lancaster was how terrible the roads are.