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Today's Opinions

  • Legislators should be fighting for local jobs

    Have you heard of regionalism? This is the newest threat to border counties like Lancaster and York, and it benefits North Carolina businesses at our expense. And Mick Mulvaney, with his Charlotte-based development company, and close ties to Charlotte business, is not doing anything to fight for us here in South Carolina.

  • Cancer no respecter

    A heart-shaped balloon was attached to her wheelchair. The balloon signified her effort to raise money for cancer research.

    She logs the donation amount and the donor’s name in a spiral notebook she keeps in her room at the nursing home.

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the facility had launched a month-long fundraising campaign for cancer research. The building was adorned in pink. Displayed on the hallway wall were the names of cancer victims written on pink paper. They included family members of the residents and staff and the patients.

  • Curry considers jobs top priority for city

    In my 17 years with the Lancaster City Council, we have faced the most difficult challenge this community has confronted in recent memory. When asked what my biggest priority would be should I keep my council seat in the upcoming election, I would say it’s jobs.

    With plant closings in our area, you see the long lines at the S.C. Employment Security Commission, which is right next door to where I work. It’s always on my mind as I know people are hurting financially right now.

  • Story sad about Lancaster, but folks will turn things around

    Lancaster, S.C., has been named America’s most vulnerable city. This makes me sad.

    This town was once a town that lived and thrived due to Springs Industries. And now I read in “Forbes Magazine” that it’s just a sad little town due to unemployment figures, poverty and education.

    Well, let me tell you what I know and remember about Lancaster. My father’s family is from this town and my grandparents have always lived there. I grew up spending many weekends there as well as lots of weeks during the summer.

  • Family Promise helping bring hope to homeless

    Corporations that have been in Lancaster County for several decades have left. Now we find ourselves struggling to stay afloat. So we are given some unfortunate realities.

    However, if we look at some other countries around the world we note they are worse off than us. We need to keep our little county, our little nitch in the world, strong by working together to help others. If everyone can just sit back, look at the whole picture, take a deep breath, then stand firm in the conviction and experience that this county and country have survived worse events.

  • Residents need to be aware of threat to public education

    I’m grateful for the recent educational forum held in the community room of the Fort Mill Library. There was standing room only.

    I am a husband, a father of three grown children, all educated in the public schools of South Carolina. I’ve lived in South Carolina for 29 years.

  • Don't let Senate 16 race become a sideshow

    Time out! It’s time for some of you extremely passionate supporters in the intense District 16 state Senate race to pause for a minute (or two) and regain some perspective. Or, at least we think so.

  • Mulvaney wrong about York County Dems

    I read with amusement Mick Mulvaney’s statement that the York County Democratic Party used the Freedom of Information Act to request copies of his e-mails.

    I’m chair of the York County Democratic Party and that is news to me. If Mulvaney gets confused about things like this, one wonders what else he gets confused about?

    What is true is that we in York look forward to Mandy Powers Norrell being one of our state senators.

    We, like y’all, are proud of our public schools and can’t trust Mulvaney to be a good steward of them.