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Today's Opinions

  • Obama shunned troops during overseas visit

    Sen. Barack Obama had been planning to go to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany before a flight to Paris on July 25.

    He was told that his campaign staff would not be allowed photo ops and this visit was not to be considered as a campaign stop.

    Since he is a U.S. senator, Obama and other political dignitaries are always welcomed and encouraged to visit wounded soldiers out of respect and appreciation of their service.

  • Evans family grateful for help after accident

    About 7:45 p.m. on July 13, my husband, our two children and I were on our way home from Chesterfield County after attending a funeral and visiting relatives.

    We were on Pageland Highway and it was raining. My husband was driving his truck and we began to slide like we were on ice.

    He lost total control and we hydroplaned and landed in a small embankment on the side of the road.

    It was the scariest thing I've ever encountered. I immediately began to call on God to protect us and keep us safe.

  • Sciulli's mission: To educate public about ALS

    Hanging on the wall is his black belt certification. Along with his master of science degree in chemistry. Along with his membership in the Catholic choir at service school in Pennsacola. Along with his numerous photography and writing awards, recognition from the National Park Service and certification as a beekeeper from the S.C. Beekepers Association.

    There are more, but these exemplify his depth, versatility and passion for life.

    While they are impressive achievements for anyone – they are even more so for someone confined to a wheelchair.

  • County's reserve fund 'adequate,' but not healthy

    The recent editorial concerning the need for additional funds for the Indian Land Library mentioned using the county’s “healthy reserve fund” for this purpose.

    Whether or not to use that funding is of course County Council’s decision, but I would not want your readers to think Lancaster County has a lot of money just sitting in the bank for no good reason.

    While I would call our reserve fund “adequate,” it is not healthy in the sense it is holding more than it should.

  • AAA all-stars represent Lancaster with class

    I have been overly impressed with the class, dignity, sportsmanship and athleticism that was displayed by the Lancaster Dixie Baseball 9-10 year old all-star team in the state playoffs in Hartsville.

    These boys are representing our town, families and themselves in a dignified, superb fashion, while not losing a game and are on their way to compete in the World Series in LaGrange, Ga.

    Congratulations to each of you young men for your hard work and fine representation of Lancaster County.

  • Writer praises 'Jungle Book Kids' show

    I am not a performing arts critic by any stretch of the imagination.

    But I felt compelled to comment on the Lancaster County Community Playhouse production of the “Jungle Book Kids.”

    My daughter, Kate, played a small part in the production.

    Those who missed this show missed something very special indeed.

    The talents of our children never cease to amaze and they were on full display in this rousing rendition of the Disney classic.

    The singing, dancing, costuming and just plain fun of this production were wonderful.

  • Writer grateful for help from Lancaster folks

    I spent two years in your wonderful town. When I left, I wrote a letter to the editor to The Lancaster News thanking so many who made my stay a very pleasant one.

    Recently, I was reminded of how wonderful the citizens of Lancaster are. My daughter and I were driving her car to Lancaster for a visit when a tire blew out near Rockingham. AAA helped us get back on the road.

  • Gregory's battles have benefited all of us

    On Nov. 4, voters will send either Mick Mulvaney or Mandy Powers Norell to the S.C. Senate 16 seat next year. That’s because the person who has held that seat for 16 years is giving it up.

    When Greg Gregory was elected to the Senate in 1992 he planned to serve only two terms. But after local legislators Jim Hodges and Billy Boan retired, Gregory decided to stay on to have seniority on the local delegation.

    But that’s not enough anymore to keep Gregory in the Senate.