Today's Opinions

  • Papers teach students about their community

    Students in Heather McManus’ kindergartner class at Indian Land Middle School are learning about their community through the Newspapers in Education program.

    Every week her students look forward to getting the Carolina Gateway, a sister paper to The Lancaster News.

    What is Newspapers in Education?

    Newspapers in Education Program is an international program, dating back to 1795, dedicated to improving literacy and the quality of education by supplying newspapers to teachers that they use within their classroom/curriculum.

  • Adams loyal to what he loved in life

    I had to do a double take when I scanned page 4A of the Friday, Oct. 9 edition of The Lancaster News.

    The mug of a familiar smiling face caught my eye and when I realized where it was located, it was a sad stunner.

    The photo was of Ronnie Adams, who had died earlier in the week. Ronnie, I knew, was struggling with some health issues, but I had no idea.

  • U.S.’s past, present, future immigrants

    “Give us your tired, your poor;

    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free;

    The wretched refuse from your teeming shores;

    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me;

    I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”


  • Please join us in praying for our nation

    I am so glad God allowed me to be born in America. I have been privileged to travel to several other countries – South Korea, Romania, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Canada and Mexico – and have never been to a place I would rather live.

    I am a true American patriot. I love this country and what this country has historically stood for. It is obvious to even a casual student of American history that the founders of this country envisioned it to be a nation governed by Judeo-Christian principles.

  • Get facts before criticizing

    Perhaps instead of firing off a letter to the editor about where Mick Mulvaney’s child goes to school Christine Miller should have contacted his office to ask him about his children. I’m guessing that she is not aware that he has more than one child, which it plainly states on his website. I would kindly suggest she contact his office to get all the facts before criticizing.

    Heather Breedlove


  • Please donate to help flood victims

    My name is Ryker Robinson Jr. I am a student of Kenaki Karate Association. As a part of my black belt apprenticeship, I am required to do a community service project. I would like to collect items to help the people who were affected by the flooding from Hurricane Joaquin. I would like to help these people because many of them lost their belongings in the flood. Many people don’t have water or clothes to wear. Some people have no shelter or food to eat.

  • Sabotage from within

    After all that has been going on ever since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, we the people, have been taken advantage of by an administration that has only one idea in mind, and that is to rid America for what it stands for – true freedom.

    The evidence of what I have stated is in the huge amount of people who are running for the presidency from the GOP. These people actually know what’s going on to destroy our nation. Never in the history of our great country have so many people run for the presidency in a single election process.

  • Audit finds inadequate controls over outsourcing

    In fiscal 2013, the S.C. Department of Transportation outsourced 70 percent of its total expenditures, involving the equivalent of more than 1,100 full-time outside jobs in two main non-construction areas, according to an internal report obtained by The Nerve.

    In a follow-up, four-page audit submitted earlier this year to DOT management though not made public, which was based on the 17-page 2013 report, DOT Chief Internal Auditor Paul Townes concluded that: