Today's Opinions

  • It’s important to set the record straight

    I feel obligated to set the record straight. Lou Desser, of Indian Land, made a serious error of fact when he expressed his disagreement with my recent letter to the editor.

    In my letter, I strongly criticized President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder for their decision to move the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the confessed mastermind of 9/11, from Guantanamo to a New York City federal court.

  • Important to remember the true spirit of Christmas

    One of the many childhood memories I have of Christmas is seeing all of the lights and decorations throughout homes and neighborhoods during the month of December.

    As a child, my parents would take the family out at night and drive slowly throughout Lancaster to see all the homes lit up for Christmas, along with Nativity scenes, Santas, Frostys and Rudolphs decorating the front lawns.

    We would leave on Christmas Eve and have a get-together with a friend, then before returning home, we would drive around and see the Christmas lights.

  • Yarborough’s column focuses on positve news in area

    I enjoyed Mary Helen Yarborough’s guest column. “There comes a time when you realize what’s truly important,” in the Dec. 16 edition. I look forward to future observations from one who has returned to her roots.

    My “Remember When” articles are based upon memories of long ago. Mary Helen has offered some refreshing comments about nowadays. I certainly look forward to her future articles. Lancaster, my hometown, is going through some troubling times and so are many of its citizens.

  • Family Promise deserves a shout-out

    Little did Sharelle Durham know that the renovated child care center just doors from her Moore Street home would one day play a major role in her life.

    The renovated child care center became the Family Promise Day Center, where more than 100 people showed up to witness the ribbon-cutting on Feb. 1. That Sunday marked the culmination of a two-year effort to the get the program that helps homeless families in Lancaster County off the ground.

  • Blackmon-Brace priority publicity, not community

    It seems to me that every time I read The Lancaster News, Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace always has an opinion on how she can better improve the community of Lancaster.

    But is she really trying to improve Lancaster or trying to improve her image?

    I think by now everyone in Lancaster County knows who Linda Blackmon-Brace is and how she looks. HOPE in Lancaster County has numerous articles running in the newspaper every week needing food donations. Is this on her priority list?

  • 'Sister’ needs to do homework on Blackmon-Brace

    This is in response to April Blair’s guest column, “Blackmon-Brace priority publicity, not community,” in the Dec. 16 edition of The Lancaster News. The young lady seems to have a problem with the publicity that Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace receives.

  • There comes a time when you realize what’s truly important

    The wintertime air could not chill the warmth of the people in this community – a place I’ve always called home. And despite my cross-country wandering, as many who hail from small towns do, returning to Lancaster was like a spiritual resort – a much-needed homecoming.

  • Congress needs more Indians, fewer chiefs

    America has always been a meritocracy. If you do not have what it takes to provide for your family, then it is up to you to adapt, by retraining and education so that you can be more marketable to employers. But the problem isn’t the administration, it is employers.