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Today's Opinions

  • Left-leaning media only does bogus reporting

    As I look back throughout my 75 years on earth, what a drastic change I have experienced. In my early years, Dick Tracy was one of my favorite cartoon characters. He had a television and telephone on his wrist. At that time, we didn’t even have a TV in our house, but there was one in the window at the corner store. It was a 12-inch model.

  • Letter to U.S. Rep. Mulvaney on birth control compromise 

    I am a Roman Catholic from St.Matthew’s parish in Charlotte and a registered nurse with almost 50 years in the health profession. I’m OK with the compromise.

  • Coach Wells deserving of Shrine Bowl honor

    Come mid-December, Buford High School head football coach Mike Wells is in for a real gridiron treat.
    Wells, a veteran of 28 years in prep coaching, will experience one of the top benefits of being a high school football coach in the Carolinas as the Whare Shoals native will serve as a coach on the S.C. Shrine Bowl staff.
    The Shrine Bowl is the annual all-star football game, which features the top senior players in the Carolinas.

  • FOI bills deserves support by House

    A bill that would allow South Carolinians to get copies of public documents faster and less expensively is heading to the full House of Representatives for consideration.
    It represents significant progress for open government and would be the first step in improving the state’s Freedom of Information Act since 2003.

  • Unseemly blame-shifting on rising gasoline prices

    One of the tightropes politicians walk is finding ways to take credit for things that go right, while blaming opponents for things that go wrong.
    And before I go any further, let me acknowledge upfront that this time-honored tradition isn’t specific to either political party.
    But President Barack Obama and his re-election campaign organization have stretched their credibility pretty thin with their recent attempt to pin the blame for rising gas prices on the tea party movement.

  • Council members try to do what is best for Lancaster

    I am going to do something that doesn’t happen very often. I am going to defend Lancaster County Council. And yes, before I go any further, my father-in-law is Larry Honeycutt and my sister-in-law is Kathy Sistare (married to my brother, Mike). I cannot speak for everyone on County Council, but because I am close to these two, I will tell you what I see.

  • Take stock of county needs and address them

    There have been articles in The Lancaster News in the past months about how Lancaster County Council is spending our tax dollars. I have both heard and read about the outrage of many citizens of the county over the more than $500,000 price tag attached to the new EMS station on Rocky River Road in the Buford community.
    I read that the property purchased appraised at a value of $50,000 for tax purposes. Many Lancaster County citizens are upset that this same piece of property was purchased by the county for about $250,000.

  • County fortunate to have quality legislators

    We, the people of Lancaster County, should be proud that with House and Senate district changes, we now have Rep. Jay Lucas, District 65, as speaker pro-tempore.
    The changes make him the No. 2 representative in the general assembly and he’s there representing the people of Chesterfield, Darlington, Kershaw and Lancaster counties.