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Today's Opinions

  • Every vehicle should have a spare tire

    There should be a law on the books that no vehicle should be allowed on the road that does not have a spare tire. While this sounds like left field reasoning there is no chance that such a law would ever pass the Legislature because the automobile industry would have it killed it in its tracks. A requirement to provide a spare tire would eat away at the industries profit picture.

  • Belk appreciates community support

    We, the employees of Belk, would like to thank The Lancaster News for promoting our Cupcakes for the Cure event on Saturday, June 9. We also would like to thank the community for coming in and supporting our event with their donations for this worthwhile cause. Since it was such a big success, we hope to do it again in the near future.
    Thanks again for your support.

    Employees of Belk
    Lancaster

  • Checklist for turning 65 years old

    In December of this year, I will join a group of more than 900,000 people in our state over the age of 65. Like many of you who have traveled this road before, I want to make sure I am fully prepared.
    In doing so, I have compiled a list of subjects I have been personally considering, and I would like to share them with you.
    While I do look forward to perks such as discounted admission to state parks, special days at the grocery store and senior coffee savings, there are several other important topics that you should consider before you reach that milestone.

  • Medical care in America has reached crossroads

    Like all legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is good, bad and maybe a little ugly. But who knows?
    The act is more than 2,000 pages long.

  • We thank Karres for his 15 years of service

    I looked at the front page of the June 24 edition of The Lancaster News and saw the headline, “Firing stuns Karres.” I was stunned, too. I soon found out I was not the only one stunned.
    Many other Lancasterians were just as stunned. Karres didn’t know himself until he was called to the office of County Administrator Steve Willis, where Karres was informed he was fired, but no reason was given as to why he was fired.

  • Dream Team thanks speedway and its drivers

    My earliest memory of the Lancaster Motor Speedway was going with my father in his El Camino to the pit to watch the races.
    I can sit with him now, and he laughs at the many stories he remembers working as a pit crew member for his friends Don and Tommy Crump. Let’s just say they were beginners. It’s a timeless memory I share with my father, and now, many years later, I have begun to create the same lasting memories with my son.

  • It has been quite a run for Van Wyck’s Crawford

    Sports, often regarded as the games kids play, can be cruel. In a world of what-have-you-done-lately, athletes are often judged by their latest effort. And a performance by an athlete in the twilight of his career will impact how he’s remembered.
    If one wants to remember Olympic champion Shawn Crawford by his latest venture, then so be it.
    Crawford, a Van Wyck native and former Indian Land star athlete, came in seventh in an eight-man race in the 200-meter finals for a spot on the U.S. track and field team at the 2012 Summer Games in London.

  • Make government records easier for citizens to get

    Citizens are frequently urged to get involved in the process of government. Those who heed the call by seeking insights into the workings of government often learn the hurdles can be high and costly.