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Today's Opinions

  • Truth is found, not created

    The USS Titanic is sailing in a sea of debt. To save the sinking ship, the damage-control Democrat team wants to throw five deck chairs overboard and the Republican team wants to throw 20 chairs overboard. 

    They are meeting in the captain’s quarters trying to come to some sort of consensus. Neither will  help the sinking ship. First class will suffer, as well as the steerage class. Full steam ahead.

  • Republican Party has needed change

    Saturday, April 2, was a very exciting day for the Lancaster County GOP.  Six people came forward to take the leadership positions that will bring this county forward to facilitate changes through the 2012 election. 

    The Lancaster County GOP has been served well by the past leaders, but as there are term limits in most things and the local government party is no exception. 

  • County has challenges redrawing districts

    It is no revelation that the fastest-growing area in Lancaster County is just north of Waxhaw Creek, what is known as the Panhandle. The proliferation of new housing developments, businesses and traffic is enough evidence. However, that fact was confirmed when the 2010 Census figures were released recently.

    The U.S. Census Bureau showed that Lancaster County was the fifth fastest-growing county in South Carolina. According to census data, Lancaster County’s official population is now 76,652, a jump from the 2000 population estimate of 61,351.

  • Our View: New station a credit to community

    April 2 was a red-letter day for the residents of the Pleasant Valley Fire District.
    That’s the day the Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department celebrated the grand opening of its new $2.1 million fire station on Possum Hollow Road in Indian Land.

  • Column: Area Red Cross celebrates National Volunteer Week

    National Volunteer Week (April 10-16), is a great time to celebrate volunteers in our community.
    This year’s theme, “Celebrating People in Action,” aptly describes the Upper Palmetto Chapter volunteers. Red Cross volunteers are doers. Red Cross volunteers are people in action.
    The Upper Palmetto Chapter serves York, Chester and Lancaster counties in South Carolina, with more than 500 active volunteers.

  • Column: Wear denim Wednesday to raise more awareness of sexual assault

    We are asking all employees of our local nonprofit organizations, civic governments and other employers to help us recognize April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. As part of that effort we are asking people to break the dress code and the silence on Wednesday, April 20, and wear denim to work.
    Denim Day is sponsored by Palmetto Citizens Against Sexual Assault to enlist public support to dispel harmful attitudes about rape.

  • Mulvaney tries to explain how Washington spends our money

    What is Washington doing with our money? This is one of the most basic – and important – questions that folks have asked me since I have been in Congress. It’s also one of the most difficult to answer.
    Of course, we always hear a lot of quick answers: “They’re wasting it!” or “They’re throwing it away on earmarks!” or “They’re giving it away to other countries.” And to a certain extent, every one of those statements is true.  

  • Take part in honoring veterans

    For National County Government Month, the Lancaster County Veterans Affairs Office has adopted a theme of “Serving Our Veterans, Armed Forces and Their Families.”
    In doing so, there has been a host of activities to honor veterans.