Today's Opinions

  • Take a walk through historic Waxhaw

    Ever been to a movin’ picture show? Know what life was like without phones, television or air conditioning? When the laundry was done on a scrub board and hung out to dry on bushes, or a clothes line for the more elite. When travel was mostly done with a buggy, pulled by a horse or mules, on dirt roads that were dusty or muddy and full of ruts, depending on the weather; when school ran three months. That is some of what life was like in Waxhaw many years ago.

  • Evil is a part of creation

    You would have to be the proverbial ostrich with its head in the sand, oblivious to the events of day- to-day life, to fail to see the presence and proliferation of evil.

    Yes, we observe it in its rawest form in organizations such as ISIS and other radical terrorist groups, whose adherents are bent on destroying anyone who doesn’t agree with their ideologies.

  • Power of press reports news consumers need

    The power of the press rests in the ability of journalists to hold government accountable, to mobilize public opinion on matters that are important to individuals, communities or the nation and to provide necessary information of value.

    Notice in those words not a mention of celebrity content, mobile devices nor “aspirational” reportage that feels good without doing any good.

  • Another face in the crowd

    By David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News

    Editor’s note: The former homeless man featured in this article wishes to remain anonymous, but wanted to share his story in an effort to help others. He also wanted to share his experience of what it’s like to be homeless.

    For a decade, he had no home. He is now in his fifth decade of life, and has not shared his story publically. He fears you will look at him differently, and judge him for the events of his youth. I will call him James Smith.

  • I can hear you, but I’m ignoring you

    A good friend of mine, who happens to be from another country, recently asked me why people, who attend church, act differently during the week than on weekends. Stunned, I did not know where he was coming from or where he was heading with this question.

    I was thinking, well, my friend, sometimes life just sucks the jelly right out of your doughnut and people act differently because of life events. That has certainly happened more than once to me and perhaps even to those of you reading this article.

  • Indian Land’s growth means changes for county

    I guess as long as people exist there will always be some kind of commotion. Beautiful rural Indian Land, sitting on the border of North Carolina and Fort Mill, sorta had a laid-back feeling.

    You know, little if any crime, not a whole lot of businesses, but, shucks, just up the road and around a few bends in the road is Pineville and Carolina Place, offering about everything available and catering to low- and high-income families.

  • Open letter to Lancaster County school board

    We, the citizens, homeowners and parents of Indian Land and Lancaster County, are turning to you for help:

    u Help with letting us know what the plan is.

    u Help with transparency.

    u Help with communication between your board and the Lancaster County Council.

    u Help with the future of our kids.

    We would ask that you hold a town meeting here in Indian Land to put an end to the rumors that are flying and to give us an honest assessment of what to expect now, in one year, and in five years.

  • LHS Bruins lose big fan

    I’ve been around the Lancaster High School basketball for years and I don’t think LHS hoops has had a bigger fan than Dejuan Thornwell.

    Seems like when the ball was tipped off for a Bruins’ game, boys or girls, home or away, Dajuan was nearby. You would also likely find him at a junior varsity game on the hardwood.

    Dajuan and his family have been on many folks’ minds and in their prayers following his recent death.