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Today's Opinions

  • Powers Norrell will stand up for issues important to us

    In a recent column by Mick Mulvaney, he told us where he stood on certain issues. I, being neither Republican nor Democrat, agree wholeheartedly that the issues are very important. I personally do not pay any attention to all the he-said, she-said nonsense. Although I may agree with him on the issues, I totally disagree with him about where you come from and how you grew up not being important. To the contrary, it is very important.

  • Mandy's calling to help others

    I am Beverly Powers and my daughter, Mandy, is running for Senate. Mandy’s father and I married in 1959 and wanted a house full of children. But I had such trouble having a baby. I had six miscarriages. But I always knew God had a special baby picked out just for us, and in his time, we would have her. And when Mandy was born in 1973, she was the most perfect thing we had ever seen.

  • Endangered Catawba also 'scenic river'

    We’ve known for years that the Catawba River is a scenic river, but recently it became official. Gov. Mark Sanford signed a bill that formally declares 30 miles of the river, from the Lake Wylie Dam to the S.C. 9 bridge at the Lancaster/Chester county line, as a state-recognized “scenic river.”

    It’s the 10th river to get this designation. The designation has great symbolic meaning, as it’s intended to bring greater awareness of what a valuable and picturesque resource we have in Lancaster, Chester and York counties.

  • 'Matthew lives his faith'

    I am writing to The Lancaster News to thank a wonderful young college student by the name of Matthew Whitaker.

    Many of you who attend the Second Baptist Church or dine at Charlie’s Caf or participate in the classes at Dance Works Studio may already know Matthew, but you may not know what a truly thoughtful neighbor he is.

    I’m writing because I want everyone to know how well he represents his family, his church and the younger generation of the Lancaster community.

  • No matter how you vote, you are going

    Buried in the Sept. 5 advertising section is the Lancaster County Election Notice which includes, among other voter choices, the issue of a 1 percent increase in sales taxes. Many folks have been hearing about the $33 million cost of a new courthouse. Well, the sales tax question relates to an amount not to exceed $42,400,000.

  • It's time to drill for oil now

    Why has the price of oil nearly doubled to a record high of $140 a barrel in the last 12 months, while the average cost at the wellhead averages only $6 a barrel?

    Simply because OPEC – led by Saudi Arabia and Iran, and followed by the Russians and Chinese – want it that way. Unlike most cost increases, it has nothing to do with the cost of production.

  • 'Reservation' source of pride for Catawbas

    You may have been surprised when you learned that some members of the Catawba Indian Nation would be on hand tonight to formally bless the new Indian Land High School football stadium.

    Indian dancers and drummers are also scheduled to perform as the Indian Land Warriors’ stadium, which is nicknamed “The Reservation,” is given a traditional Indian blessing as it is dedicated.

  • Catawba Indian Nation proud of 'The Reservation'

    Catawba Indian Nation proud of ‘The Reservation’

    The Catawba Indian Nation is proud to support the Indian Land community in naming the Indian Land High School Stadium “The Reservation.” This brings honor and respect to the Catawba people who were the first inhabitants of Indian Land.

    Indian Land gets its name because the Catawba used to live and hunt there. As a matter of fact, the Indian Land community was once part of the reservation. After several treaties, the land was taken by the state and divided among settlers who had befriended the Catawba.