Today's Opinions

  • Habitat is doing its part, needs our help

    The Lancaster County chapter of Habitat for Humanity’s goal for 2011 is to build a home for a local family.
    That task became easier with the donation of a Penny Street home in the area of Springs Memorial Hospital. The welcomed donation was made by Wells Fargo.
    The brick home was given through Wells Fargo’s Real Estate Owned (REO) Property Donation program.

  • S.C. House approves tort reform bill, again

    The fifth week of the legislative session is over and the House has already passed four major conservative government reforms.
    We approved a state law requiring roll call voting in the General Assembly that reinforces the House rule that requires it in our chamber. We approved the Voter ID legislation, supported by 83 percent of Americans, to require a photo identification be shown at the polls. We approved new requirements that our public colleges and universities be more transparent in how they spend your tax – and tuition – dollars.

  • Horton has opened my eyes to landfill issue

    Garbage has to be dumped somewhere, but not in my backyard, well at least not North Carolina’s. It is so easy to slumber through issues that seemingly don’t affect us. Hang on! This guy named Gary Horton opened my eyes with his article in Friday’s paper.
    My neighborhood on Charlotte Road is busy as a bee. So much so that I have long delays pulling out of my driveway. Now, our county administration is mulling over the merits of some new funds in the treasury versus about 176 dump trucks hauling garbage right down in front of my home.

  • Let officials, unemployed change roles for one week

    Everywhere you look prices are rising – from gas to food, clothing and taxes. The only thing not increasing is jobs. How can people live with everything rising except their pay? There’s nothing being done to put folks back to work. But there’s a lot of focus on price hikes. For those of us who don’t have jobs, we can’t afford to live.

  • Writer praises the Hornes

    I am writing this letter about one of the nicest people I have ever met. It is Sam Horne’s son, Robby Horne, who owns Springdale Pawn and Jewelry. Robby has a heart of gold, just like his dad and grandfather, Bear Horne.
    I would just like to let him know I love him and I thank him for all he has done for me.
    God has put no better men on this earth than Bear, Sam and Robby.
    God bless you, Robby.

    Carl M. Miles

  • 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