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Today's Opinions

  • Explore other avenues for courthouse costs

    Letter writer William Hough was correct when he said Lancaster County Council Chairman Rudy Carter sounds like a politician.

    But Carter is not the only one. All the council members sound like politicians. Let's speak their language. Vote, vote often and vote the people you are unhappy with out. Maybe Washington, D.C., isn't the only place in need of change.

    It seems as if the council isn't even interested in exploring other avenues. Our famed courthouse burned, and they took the ball and ran.

  • Family Promise makes progress

    Lancaster County, with a history of reaching out and offering a helping hand, is known as a caring community.

    This notion has been reinforced by the work of a group of area churches that want to help homeless families. About a year ago. Family Promise began work to help area homeless families. Through the work of planning, pushing forward and prayer, the program is close to becoming reality.

  • Remember to always read the fine print

    We’re not sure why there was confusion about whether Lancaster County was responsible for maintaining roads at Sun City Carolina Lakes.

    It was spelled out in the development agreement between the county and Del Webb, a Pulte Homes company.

    That agreement was reached in 2004 when County Council approved Sun City Carolina Lakes as the largest planned development district, a zoning district for large housing developments, in the booming Panhandle.

  • Know a candidate's background

    It’s less than two months until the election and Mick Mulvaney is finally talking about the issues. He is claiming to be a new kind of politician – the kind who doesn’t want you to know who he is or where he came from.

  • Knights grateful for caring community

    Even with all the crime and violence going on in Lancaster, we still have caring people. On June 27, my husband was shot trying to help a couple whom he thought got hurt after wrecking their vehicle.

    We would like to say thank you to all the city and county officers and EMS who responded so quickly to help him.

  • Mulvaney has proven record

    The Our View, printed in the July 27 edition of The Lancaster News honoring Sen. Greg Gregory was most deserving. Beyond any doubt, Sen. Gregory has represented all of the citizens in District 16 with great compassion and concern. All the accolades bestowed on him have been earned.

    Lancaster County has a long history of electing representatives to both houses who have made a reputation for themselves as well as Lancaster County for having good, common, conservative judgment.

  • Candidates alike in many respects

    As a conservative Republican and former elected official, I was very impressed by the selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as John McCain’s vice-presidential running mate.

    I was also struck by the similarities between Palin and another conservative female candidate running for local office here in our own area.

    Beyond the obvious similarities, both Sarah Palin and Mandy Powers Norrell are attractive candidates.

    If elected, Palin will be the first female vice president and Norrell will be South Carolina’s only female state senator.

  • Children at bus stops need to be careful

    On the morning of Sept. 8, I was riding with my sister-in-law on Lynwood Drive going toward New Hope. We were behind one of the grass cutters that cut the side of the road. The back tires were almost flat, but the grass cutter sideswiped a mailbox.

    My concern is what if a child was standing there waiting for a school bus. It could have been tragic. Parents need to tell their children to be extra careful while waiting at bus stops in the mornings.