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Today's Opinions

  • Enrichment program needs permanent site

    Mount Calvary Outreach Center Inc. completed its 21st year of the Summer Enrichment Program. The 2010 summer program hosted an average of 90 children, ages 4-16, for four weeks of learning, fellowship and fun.  

    The youth were organized by age into four groups and were led by members of the community in activities that included Bible study, music, educational activities, computer time, swimming and nutrition classes.  

    Monday through Thursday the youth and leaders met at Mount Calvary Outreach Church for group time, fellowship, exercise and announcements.

  • Constant negativity, violence impact youth

    There are many issues confronting the contemporary African-American community. Many youth in this community face drugs, homelessness, poverty and violence on a daily basis.

  • Plenty to do here Friday and Saturday

    You can’t say there’s nothing to do around here this weekend. From kayaking to chili tasting; from barbecue to motorcycle ministry; from a reunion with a noted lifeguard instructor to visiting an alpaca farm " you’ve got it all right here and even more.

    Some of the events include:

    u The Total Arts Fusion will from 7-10 p.m. Friday at the War Memorial Building, 401 Dearborn St., Great Falls. Music will be provided by Gigi Dover and The Big Love, Kevin Marshall and Jason Switzer.

  • Boyet thanks Sunday alcohol sales supporters

    First, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Carolina Gateway and The Lancaster News for their support of the alcohol sales in restaurants on Sundays in Lancaster County.

    Secondly, a big thank you to the residents of Lancaster County who have come out in the early stages to support this initiative. So many people have stepped up to the plate to assist with posting petitions, posting signs, getting signatures and assisting with the logging in of the petitions, but we still need your help.

  • Crawford makes us proud again

    Clemson University’s 35-10 season opening win over North Texas most likely won’t go down as the Tigers’ biggest win of the 2010 football season, but what happened that day in Death Valley won’t soon be forgotten.

    Shawn Crawford, a Van Wyck native and former Indian Land High School star athlete, joined elite Clemson sports company that afternoon as one of eight inductees into the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame.

  • Mulvaney skirts question about job creation

    In a recent question and answer session with The Herald, Mick Mulvaney revealed a great deal about his agenda and true concerns. When asked “what policies would you propose or support to create jobs in South Carolina?” Mulvaney answered:

    “The first move must be repealing Obamacare.” First, I don’t like the way Mulvaney terms it “Obamacare.”   

  • Spratt is a true friend of our 5th District

    In 2009, Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve System, was chosen by Time Magazine as Man of the Year. I enjoyed reading the article about Bernanke.

    It contains interesting information about Bernanke including his childhood in Bennettsville and about monetary policy and the role of the Fed.

  • Sometimes we have to agree to disagree

    I am writing in response to an article concerning a rebuttal to the mudslinging among the candidates. Debates as well as signs are all mudslinging to me.

    Whether we talk or write about someone in the negative it is wrong. Candidates will do what they do best which is either tell the truth or lie.

    The ones affected by this are we, the people. We grasp on to every word people say or do.  God made each one of us different and this is why we don’t always agree. Your belief is your belief.