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Today's Opinions

  • Wilkenfeld needs to read Constitution

    I would like to respond to Merrel Wilkenfeld’s letter, “Radical right should embrace whole Constitution,” in the Sept. 4 edition of The Lancaster News.
    The phrase “separation of church and state” does not appear in the U.S. Constitution.
     
    Linda Bell
    Lancaster

  • Bruins have right to kick up their heels

    The Lancaster High School Bruins’ soccer teams are getting it done – on the field and in the classroom.
    Recent news about the LHS teams’ (girls and boys) academic success bears out the claim.
    The Lady Bruins posted an overall 4.3 GPA (grade-point average) for the 2010-11 school term, while the LHS boys finished with an overall 3.4 GPA.
    Obviously, the Bruins’ soccer squads are using their noggins for more than headers.
    The success of the teams has been duly noted.

  • Exports are a bright spot for S.C. economy

    If there is one thing many of us have unfortunately gotten used to over the past three years, it’s bad news about the economy. Layoffs, higher unemployment and lower expectations have become almost the norm.
    And while we know firsthand that this news is real, it isn’t the only side of the story. In fact, there is some good news out there as well. Exports, for example, are one place where things are looking much better. 
    Each year, more and more people around the world are buying products from South Carolina.

  • Don’t miss these two important meetings

    Two concrete plants – Concrete Supply Co. and Thomas Concrete Co. – are contesting the ruling (on their nonconformance status) at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15at the Building and Zoning Board (BZA) meeting at the Lancaster County Administration Building (101 N. Main St., Lancaster).
    This is an important meeting and we need everyone involved. These two companies have not been in operation since October 2009, therefore they have lost their protected status in I-1 industrial zoning.

  • You can make a difference in a child’s life

    In Lancaster County, the start of school usually means an increase in child abuse reports. While the occurrence of child abuse is never a happy subject, the news isn’t all bad. Children who have possibly suffered three long months of abuse or neglect are now back under the watchful eyes of their teachers.

  • Parents need to be involved with school activities

    OK, it’s that time of year again.
    As our students get geared up for a new school year, it is also time for parent meetings, club events, team meetings and other things that fill up our calendar. Every year, the same parents get involved at these meetings and events, but we need all parents to join in the fun.
    Parents, if your student is involved, they need you to be involved as well. It does not matter if it is academic programs, band, sports, chorus or any of the many programs at our schools, these programs can only strive and grow with the help of parents.

  • Radical right should embrace whole Constitution

    If the radical, religious right refers to the U.S. Constitution to defend their right to bear arms, any type, any quantity, why don’t they have the same belief in the Constitution when it refers to the separation of church and state?

    Merrel Wilkenfeld
    Indian Land
     

  • Grandfather appreciates golf championship coverage

      Grandfather appreciates golf championship coverage 

    I would like to thank sports editor Robert Howey for the great article he wrote on my grandson, Taylor  Banks, for winning the Club Championship at the Lancaster Golf Club recently. I was blessed to be able to be there and watch him play and it was nice to come back and see all my old friends in Lancaster.

    Roy Harris

    Burnsville, N.C.