Today's Opinions

  • Couple grateful for medical care at hospital and at home

    My husband has been in the hospital four times since December. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Springs Memorial Hospital for going the extra mile to make sure he had the best of care.

    First, we would like to thank Lancaster County EMS for its prompt and wonderful service. We would like to thank the doctors for the knowledge and their extra effort to diagnose and treat my husband.

  • See Lancaster takes comments as constructive criticism

    Editor’s note: The following is See Lancaster’s response to Gil Small’s Feb. 24 letter, “Santa Train event was a disappointment.”

    Dear Gil, Nancy and Anne:

    On behalf of the Santa Express and the city of Lancaster, I want to thank you for your letter and comments. Please note that we work hard each year to provide an exciting and memorable experience for our fine city and community.

  • 'State titles don't just happen,' says coach

    Winning a state championship is special. Winning two state championships is extra special.

    That’s just what happened at the Class A-AA state wrestling tournament in Rock Hill late last month.

    Buford High School senior 130-pounder Rashad Cunningham capped a 46-1 mat season, winning the state title in his weight class.

    Indian Land’s Trevor Jones, in the 140-pound weight class, did the same as he captured the state crown.

    Both wrestlers achieved the ultimate goal for a high school wrestler in exciting fashion.

  • Annexation, rezoning smacks of Edenmoor

    A local developer got his way with the city of Lancaster last week. Just as area residents of Arrowood Estates were in an uproar about the annexation of four neighboring properties and the slim reality of their own annexation, a very real deal was quietly completed for a property across town.

  • Call center training is an asset to Lancaster County

    Jobs. Jobs. Jobs. That’s the hot topic of discussion. Over the past 10 years, we have lost close to 10,000 jobs with the closing of Springs Industries. This has caused great hardship on the local citizens as they scramble to find a replacement for their lost income.

    The Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., Lancaster County Council, the city of Lancaster and all of the employment agencies have been working overtime to attract new industries to our county. This is not an easy task, but we continue to go after all those that show an interest in moving here.

  • S.C. lottery 'bigger curse' than poker machines

    A recent front page article said teachers are going to have take one day off with no pay. It is wrong to furlough school teachers for even one day. School teachers have committed their working careers to teaching in public schools. Many of them could have gone into better-paying jobs, but they have chosen to teach the young people in our schools.

  • Consider the value of Thread Trail here

    The Carolina Thread Trail is in its visionary stage now. How it will develop – even if it will develop – isn’t entirely clear now.

    But the vision calls for a trail that connects locations in 15 counties in both Carolinas that are popular with tourists, hikers and nature lovers.

    Andrew Jackson State Park and Forty Acre Rock preserve, both in Lancaster County, and Landsford Canal State Park, which is situated in both Chester and Lancaster counties, could be destinations included in the Thread Trail.

  • McCoy right man for the job

    I have had the pleasure of getting to know Rob McCoy over the last few months. I could tell from the moment I met him that he was an honest, good-hearted person. Rob is also the type of person to stand up for what he believes in and voice his concerns. When he announced that he would be running for the South Carolina House in District 44, I knew that he was the right man for the job. Rob is a proven leader and true conservative. He served for six years in the National Guard and has been an active participant in the TEA Party movement in Lancaster County.