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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Will miss W.B. Evans’ columns, would buy a book of them

    I am so sorry to hear of the death of Mr. W.B. Evans. I have enjoyed his columns for many years.
    Has his family ever thought of publishing his columns in a book? I certainly would be interested.

    Faye Mangum Cox
    Waxhaw, N.C.

  • Letter: Environmental worries persist about Haile Gold Mine site

    I am so glad that the worst thing Indian Land residents are currently worrying about are their roads.
    We here on the other end of the county located closer to Haile Gold Mine have our own concerns. The difference between ours and theirs lies in a much more all-encompassing, potentially harmful environmental impact, such as what Oceana Gold did to Brazil.
     Oh, I know, they must not have all the regulations we have here.  But what we do have are unconcerned politicians.

  • Letter: Still backing Hillary Clinton? Makes absolutely no sense

    If this wasn’t reality, I would have thought I was watching a comedy.
    President Obama has officially announced his backing for his fellow progressive, Hillary Clinton, for president. He stated that there is no one more qualified to be president than her. If that is so, then we all need to be lemmings and march off a cliff together.
    Not only did she lie to the public about her e-mails when she was secretary of state, but she lied under oath to the congressional hearing. A perfect perjurer match for her slimy perjurer husband, Bill.

  • Column: Sen. Scott: Even if you can’t feel others’ pain, know that it is real

    Editor’s note: These are excerpts from a speech by Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., to the U.S. Senate this week.

    I rise today to give my second speech this week discussing the issues we are facing as a nation following last week’s tragedies in Dallas, Minnesota, and Baton Rouge. This speech is perhaps the most difficult, because it’s the most personal.
    In many cities and towns across the nation, there is a deep divide between the black community and law enforcement – a trust gap, a tension that has been growing for decades.

  • Column: Plotting the course toward a stronger community

    Since its inception, the J. Marion Sims Foundation has been focused on sustaining and strengthening the health and wellness of Lancaster County, Fort Lawn, and Great Falls. During our 20-year anniversary, we are actively planning for the future and asking questions about the health of our region.
    Where do we excel as a community? Where should we focus? What are your dreams for the community where we live, work, and play? What makes this a great place for your children? What would make our quality-of-life even better for your children’s children?

  • Column: A Trump vote is a stiff-arm to both parties

    Every time I write about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, it sounds repetitive of what we can see and hear on TV and radio. I don’t think there is anything I can say that is going to inform or change someone’s mind about who to vote for, because I think people have heard it all and have made their decisions based on things like family, tradition and party loyalty.
    Having said this, I would like to challenge voters to consider something else in their decision process.

  • Column: Does my concealed-carry permit immunize me from traffic tickets?

    Philando Castile, a black man in Minnesota who was shot and killed by a 28-year-old police officer named Jeronimo Yanez during a traffic stop, was about my age.
    We might have had plenty in common, or not much at all. But when details of his killing emerged, I learned of one potential similarity between us that also set us a world apart: Like Castile, I have a permit to carry a gun.

  • Letter: Mr. Evans’ columns made me his friend

    Mr. W.B. “Bill” Evans was my friend, even though we never met face to face. I met him through his writings in The Lancaster News.
    What a beautiful spirit and soul he had. His words encouraged me to give my opinions on things. You could tell he loved Lancaster and the USA.
    I will miss my friend. I will miss his spirit and his love of life. He touched a lot of people, made our lives better and put smiles on our faces with his “Remember When?” columns.