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Today's Opinions

  • 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.  

  • Staff Column: Tornado hits close to home

    As I sit here thinking about how to write this column, what strikes me is the difficulty of putting into words the sheer sense of dread and helplessness I felt upon learning that my hometown of Dunn, N.C., was among those hard hit by Saturday’s tornadoes.
    The news came around 7 p.m. in an uncertain phone call from my mother. Calling from our family’s vacation home in Virginia, all she had to go on was a hasty, unclear voice message left by a neighbor back home.

  • Letter: Desser victim of Democratic propaganda

    I see that Lou Desser is another Democrat who believes the propaganda that is  fed to him.
    Perhaps he can tell us: What is the difference between the  federal medical plan U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney has vs. all the Democrats in the House and  Senate?
    He states that 45,000 people died due to lack of health care. Did he read the recent survey of how many died due to medical errors? Can he explain why they did not go to emergency rooms or receive care from Medicaid? If you went bankrupt, then you probably chose not to buy coverage or seek assistance.  

  • League of Women Voters congratulates Justice Toal

    The League of Women Voters of South Carolina congratulates Chief Justice Jean H. Toal of the S.C. Supreme Court on her receipt of the inaugural National Center for State Courts “Sandra Day O’Connor Award for the Advancement of Civics Education.”
    The award was established in 2010 to honor an organization, court or person who has promoted, inspired, improved or led an innovation or accomplishment in the field of civics education.