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Today's Opinions

  • Master plan is a realistic USCL vision

    A landscaped, tree-line entrance to the campus. Decorative fencing enclosing campus buildings. Dorms. Additional parking spaces. New education buildings. These are all part of the University of South Carolina at Lancaster strategic master plan USCL Dean John Catalano recently revealed.

    Catalano unveiled the plan to about 100 people in the Carole Ray Dowling Health Services Center on the USCL campus.

    Catalano said his goal for the campus to have that "college feel."

    "I want this place to feel like a major university," Catalano said.

  • Tams energize audience

    If you happened to catch the Tams performance Saturday night you not only were treated to a fantastic, fun show you saw some acrobatics that rivaled any professional gymnasts.

    The USCL Performing Arts Series brought the legendary beach band to the Bundy Auditorium located at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster Bradley Arts and Sciences Building.

    The Tams' band 18 Carat played for 48 minutes before band members wearing their traditional Tam O'shanter hats took the stage and gave more than an hour-packed performance.

  • Veterans grateful for Valentines

    We would like to thank all of the Lancaster County schools that participated in Valentines for Veterans. We had an overwhelming response this year and our school district should be commended for their continued support and dedication to this program every year. These Valentines mean so much to our veterans.

    In addition, we were asked to collect toiletry supplies for new patients who are admitted to Dorn VA Hospital in Columbia. Again the community response that was received was overwhelming.

  • Doster's selection is deserving

    The University of South Carolina Upstate is in for a treat. Lancaster native Bob Doster, an internationally acclaimed artist, has been selected as the featured sculptor for the 2008-09 season.

    The Doster exhibition, featuring six pieces of his work, will be showcased on the Spartanburg area campus starting in April.

    The irony of Doster's selection is many of his works are abstractions similar to the sculpture on the campus.

  • Writer questions legislators' 'support' of public education

    As an educator, I am quite surprised that Al Simpson, chairman of the S.C. State Board of Education, would deceive the voters of Lancaster County.

    In his editorial, "Mulvaney supports public education" in the March 23 edition of The Lancaster News, Simpson said he takes “his service on this board very seriously and spends an enormous amount of time in Columbia."

    He also said that "Rep. Mick Mulvaney helped craft legislation that eliminated the dreaded PACT test in our schools."

  • Gun carry permit a right, not privilege

    South Carolina is poised to join 28 other states which have closed access to their lists of concealed weapon permit (CWP) holders. In addition to South Carolina, five other states have similar pending legislation.

    The S.C. Press Association (SCPA) is opposed to the legislation (H. 3528). It has argued that the public has a right to know who has a CWP, in the same way that a license to operate a vehicle on a public highway is public information.

    The SCPA is incorrect.

  • Seniors eligible for economic stimulus checks

    Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer answers questions about aging issues.

    Question: I have been hearing on the news lately about the economic stimulus check that the Internal Revenue Service is going to be sending out this year. I am confused. Will seniors get this rebate? First they said we did not qualify and now I am hearing that we do.

    What is the real answer, will I be getting this check or not? It is difficult making ends meet on a fixed budget and this money sure would make a difference to my wife and me.

  • Encourage lawmakers to oppose REAL ID

    I am deeply distressed that the entire S.C. House of Representatives adopted a resolution (H. 4822) requesting that Gov. Mark Sanford apply for an extension of the deadline to comply with the federal REAL ID Act because the S.C. General Assembly passed a bill, signed into law on June 13, 2007, saying that the state shall not participate in its implementation.