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Today's Opinions

  • Congrats, good luck to 2011 grads

    Take a good look at this week’s Graduation 2011 special section. It’s full of the graduates from all four county high schools, as well as Carolina Christian Academy.
    In each school’s section, you’ll read about their top scholars, who will address their classmates as valedictorian and salutatorian at graduation ceremonies – today for the four county schools and June 3 for Carolina Christian.

  • Column: Stegall’s sense of duty lives on

    They left the comfort of their surroundings and went to strange places where they were called upon to do things unnatural to civilized humanity. Some are buried in foreign lands. Some are buried at sea. The status of some is unknown. There is a story for each of the many thousands who went away to war. I offer this one.
    In 1966, a young man named Lindell Ray “Butch” Stegall was relentless in requests to his parents that they sign a waiver so he might enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was only 17.

  • Column: Stegall’s sense of duty lives on

    They left the comfort of their surroundings and went to strange places where they were called upon to do things unnatural to civilized humanity. Some are buried in foreign lands. Some are buried at sea. The status of some is unknown. There is a story for each of the many thousands who went away to war. I offer this one.
    In 1966, a young man named Lindell Ray “Butch” Stegall was relentless in requests to his parents that they sign a waiver so he might enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was only 17.

  • Column: Stegall’s sense of duty lives on

    They left the comfort of their surroundings and went to strange places where they were called upon to do things unnatural to civilized humanity. Some are buried in foreign lands. Some are buried at sea. The status of some is unknown. There is a story for each of the many thousands who went away to war. I offer this one.
    In 1966, a young man named Lindell Ray “Butch” Stegall was relentless in requests to his parents that they sign a waiver so he might enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was only 17.

  • Letter: Robinson,Benson deserve tribute

    Your praise of Buford’s Corbett Carnes was nice. But your front-page story about Isaac Robinson’s graduation after much struggles deserves another tribute.
    I praise his mother, Debbie Benson, for being the driving force in dedicating her efforts toward this diploma. She deserves to be recognized as the motivation and lift holding her son’s education together.

  • Letter: A thank-you to Hasty for her work

    In response to Caroline Hasty’s letter to the editor about Lancaster’s first Easter egg hunt, we would like to thank Caroline Hasty for her hard work and dedication to Lancaster County.   
    Caroline welcomed the Lancaster High School Civinettes with open arms when we  
    contacted her about an idea for a community-wide Easter egg hunt. She patiently listened to each idea offered by my girls and allowed them to put their plans into action.

  • Harley Dokota Manus, 13

    LANCASTER – Mr. Harley Dokota Manus, age 13, of 1100 West Shore Drive, died May 24, 2011, at his home.
    He was born March 2, 1998, in Rock Hill, the son of Darryl Manus and Donna Catoe Manus. Harley was a seventh-grade student at A.R. Rucker Middle School, loved fishing, his computer, spending time with his family and friends and was of the Baptist faith.     

  • Letter: White Oak thanks all who helped with anniversary

    National Nursing Home Week was May 8-14. This week is set aside each year to give back to the residents, staff and family members of long-term care facilities across our nation.
    This year was extra special for White Oak of Lancaster. Our facility celebrated its 20th anniversary! Residents, their family members, employees and their families, as well as former employees and family members, attended a special anniversary celebration, held on the back lawn of the facility on the evening of Friday, May 13.