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Letters

  • Letter: Mormon volunteers aid hurricane cleanup

    Approximately 125 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints living in the Indian Land and Fort Mill area traveled to areas affected by Hurricane Florence the last four weekends and assisted in the cleanup effort.
    Specifically, they assisted residents in Fayetteville, Wallace and Wilmington, N.C. They were asked to report to their assignments on Saturday at 9 a.m., issued yellow “Mormon Helping Hands” T-shirts and worked through Sunday afternoon.

  • Letter: Appreciation for Dennis Straight

    May the good Lord bless the family of Dennis Straight and comfort them in their time of grief.  They are in my prayers, as are the victims of the fires in California. Some of them lost everything, even their lives.
    May the good Lord be with them all.

    Carl M. Miles Sr.
    Lancaster

  • Letter: County should cut pet adoption prices

    Why is the county waiting so long to build the animal shelter that they keep saying they are going to build?
    They keep talking about all the animals that they keep getting and they keep putting a lot of them down because they don’t have enough space to keep them. Well, the price that they charge to adopt one – $100 for dogs and $80 for cats – is ridiculous.

  • Letter: County council weak on solving IL issues

    It is unfortunate that the county council either does not understand the situation in Indian Land or does not care about it.
    We are choking on increased traffic (especially on the sole north-south route of U.S. 521), looking at the very near possibility of overcrowded schools (including the new one just built), and potentially overstretching the area’s infrastructure.
    Our neighbors in Fort Mill faced the same issues, and one of their solutions was the imposition of impact fees (which approach $15,000 per new home).  

  • Letter: Trump’s talk is crude, but I like his results

    I write this in response to Christine M. Taylor’s Nov. 16 letter to the editor comparing President Trump with President Obama.
    She wrote that Trump’s economic successes are “piggy-backing on what Obama did.”

  • Letter: A modest proposal on campaign signs

    It seems candidates are much more interested in putting their signs out on roadsides rather than in being responsible and collecting them after elections.  
    My proposal is to give candidates three days to collect their signs. If they don’t collect them, any citizen can collect signs still out, return them to the elections staff and collect $1 per sign. Then the candidate’s campaign will be billed for uncollected signs.
    Perhaps then the unsightly clutter of political signs after elections will end.

    Meta Smith

  • Letter: Love is the key, but no love for Trump?

    In response to Christine M. Taylor’s criticism of Ronald Hopkins’ comments, I happen to enjoy reading Mr. Hopkins letters to the editor and see a lot of truth in them.
    Ms. Taylor stated that President Trump is piggy-backing on President Obama and that Trump is tearing down what Obama was “trying” to put into place. How can you tear apart something that is not yet in place?

  • Letter: President, Congress not really in charge

    America is supposed to be one nation under God, but our nation has turned its back on God.
    We must go back to prayer in schools and everywhere else. Our Supreme Court has made some very bad decisions, but God can overrule them. We elect a president, U.S. House and Senate, but they are not in charge. God is.
    People are going crazy, murdering in our schools, our churches, movie theaters. When your husband or wife goes to work and your children go to school, be sure to hug them and tell them you love them. It might be the last time you see them.

  • Letter: Thanks for coverage honoring local vets

    The Lancaster News’ support of American veterans over the years has been outstanding.
    I served in the Navy from 1956 to 1960, and I appreciate what you do to recognize Lancaster County veterans. The Nov. 7 edition of the newspaper was filled with community support and thanks to all our local veterans, which makes all of us very proud.

    Larry Honeycutt
    Lancaster

  • Letter: Trump piggy-backing on Obama’s progress

    I am writing in response to Ronald Hopkins’ letter last Friday headlined “Trump triumphed where Obama failed.”
    President Obama was successful with his economy. Trump is piggy-backing on what Obama did and tearing down things that he was going to put into place.