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Today's Opinions

  • Letter writer apologizes for hurting family

    I’m sorry for the things I’ve put my family and their families through, as well as other families I’ve hurt in the process.
    And I want to reassure them that I will return to the person I was before I screwed up the last 15 years of my life.
    I want them to know that nothing was done intentionally to physically hurt anyone. But no excuses. I know, as well as you, that I can do better. And I will.
    God bless you all.

    RaShawn M. Peebles
    Lancaster
     

  • Businesses should value customer service

    Spring break finally arrived. I decided months ago it would be the perfect time to schedule doctor appointments for my teenage middle school daughter.
    Our dental exams were scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on April 18. Arriving 30 minutes early, I spoke with the lady at the front desk. She couldn’t find our appointment time or date. She repeatedly asked questions, constantly asking our last names. My daughter was a new patient, but I was not. She suggested I may be at the wrong doctor. I didn’t even know the doctor she mentioned.

  • School awards reflect teamwork

    Administrators, teachers and students at three county high schools have every reason to be proud these days.
    The S.C. Department of Education recently awarded Palmetto Awards to a trio of Lancaster County high schools.
    The awards, which have been presented for 10 years, honor schools that attain high levels on their report card’s absolute performance and growth ratings and substantial progress in closing the achievement gap between groups of students.

  • Our View: Easter is a time of hope

    Easter is really about hope – hope for ourselves, each other and the future. That pretty much sums up what Easter means to Christians worldwide.  
    The parallel between Easter and hope is obvious. For followers of Jesus Christ, it was a hopeless period when their tortured leader drew his last breath on a crude cross and his body placed in a tomb. Some hid in fear as they mourned his death. There must have been doubt. Was Jesus’ message real? What’s next?

  • Column: Let people see politicians in action

    Citizens who want to watch meetings of their local city or county council ought to be able to do so from the comfort of their own homes.
    Now, many people are able to, thanks to a growing movement to broadcast city and county council meetings.
    There are a couple of ways local governments can give citizens at home access to these important discussions. Some counties, such as Charleston, broadcast their meetings on cable television. Others, such as Horry, live-stream them on the Internet.

  • Letter: Fix, don’t patch all county roads

    It’s a shame what Lancaster County and the  S.C. Department of Transportation are doing to the roads in my area. Flint Ridge, Earl Cauthen and Rob Neal roads are a disaster waiting to happen. The crews that are “fixing” the potholes and craters in these roads are a joke. They are patching the small places, but leaving the most dangerous spots wide open for someone to tear their cars up when they hit them, because you cannot even go off the side of the road to miss them anymore.

  • Letter: Four percent for all

    I am always amazed at The Lancaster News and how it handles stories in Lancaster County. It all depends on who you are as to how the news is reported about you. I am well known for some of the good things I do in the community, yet most of those things never seem to make it into the paper.

  • Our View: Have fun at prom, but stay safe, too

    Prom season is upon us, with one prom already over and three more to go in the next few weeks.
    Buford High School held its Phantom’s Masquerade-themed prom April 2 at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster’s Bradley Arts and Science Building.
    On April 30, Indian Land and Lancaster high schools will hold their proms. Indian Land’s Arabian Nights-themed event will be at the South Charlotte Banquet Center. Lancaster’s Moonlight Oasis-themed event will be at York Tech’s Baxter Hood Center.