Today's Opinions

  • 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

  • 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.