• Letter: Don’t let big rigs speed on McIlwain

    I talked to the sheriff about traffic on McIlwain Road in May 2016, and I called about 18-wheelers going too fast on Oct. 25, 2016.
    Tractor-trailers are using Grace Avenue, Old Airport Road and McIlwain Road as a cut-through road from S.C. 9 to Heath Springs, to get away from traffic on the bypass.
    There is nothing being done about these 18-wheelers going too fast on these roads. The speed sign on McIlwain Road is 45. These roads are not designed for this kind of traffic.

    William Cooper

  • Letter: Young Dr. Rucker helped jump-started USCL project in ’68

    Editor’s note: Dr. Douglas Rucker passed away Aug. 30 at age 79, and we invited readers to send in memories of him.

    It was a memorable day for me in 1968. There was a very important meeting of 50 prominent Lancaster business leaders to discuss the progress of the fundraising drive to build the recreation complex at USC Lancaster.

  • Letter: So grateful for Dr. Rucker’s wisdom and encouragement

    I write this in memory of and in tribute to Dr. Douglas Rucker, a man who has done so much and meant so much to our Lancaster community.
    First, I offer my condolences, prayers and love to his family.

  • Letter: We should drop all animals from menus

    Sept. 1 marks 80 years since Hitler invaded Poland and started World War II. Three years later, he launched the Holocaust that murdered 6 million European Jews.
    A key question facing historians is how could an enlightened society that produced our civilization’s greatest philosophers, poets, painters and composers also produce its most notorious mass murderers, along with millions of ordinary upstanding citizens who just went along.
    Was the Holocaust a peculiarly German phenomenon, or are other enlightened societies capable? How about our own American society?

  • Letter: Government schools brainwash students

    We have been brainwashed by our central government controlled education.
    I know teachers in five states. All love their children and do want to teach correctly. The problem is that they all must use the books and curriculum given to them by their authorities.
    We have allowed a perversion of science, under the guise of climate change caused by humans, to be taught one-sided without discussion from the other side. History and the new math (Common Core) have been tweaked so they do not make any sense.

  • Letter: An idea on signage at chamber’s office

    I have gone to the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce building on Colonial Street several times only to find the door locked. If it is a matter of safety, an “Open – Please Knock” sign would be a good idea.
    Today I went down to pick up brochures for the Sun City Welcome Club at 10:30 a.m., and once again the door was locked. But this time a man working outside said no one was there. A “Closed” sign would be a good idea.
    If the chamber wants to promote the county, it should be more accessible.

  • Letter: Willow Lake Road needs some upkeep

    I know there may be a lot more roads in worse shape than Willow Lake Road, but it’s dangerous.
    Start on East Arch Street and turn onto Willow Lake Road. The sidewalks are all grown over with grass, fallen tree limbs and trash. And going on down to the end, coming onto Meeting Street, you really have to pull out in the street to see what’s coming, because the weeds on each side are overgrown, and you can’t see. A car coming down by the school could hit you if you couldn’t back up out the road.

  • Letter: Graham must possess ‘Men in Black’ gadget

    Is the Lindsey Graham who spoke at Sun City Carolina Lakes this week the same one who, during the 2016 presidential election, called Donald Trump a jackass, a race-baiting xenophobic bigot, a nut job?
    Maybe Sen. Graham has obtained one of those doohickeys from “Men in Black” that erases memory.

    Bob Giliberti
    Indian Land

  • Letter: Ronnie, save a spot for Wilma in heaven

    Thank you for the beautiful, heartwarming article in June about my life with my husband Ronnie.
    The last time Ronnie read his Bible was the day he went to the hospital and never came back. He had read the Bible through five times, and his last reading was 1 Corinthians 15:55.  “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?”

  • Letter: Reprint that funny skunk-lady article

    News department, I wish you would reprint the article about Wilma Faile, the lady trying to get the skunk out from under her house.
    That is the funniest story I ever read. It is worth reprinting. Thank you.

    Wayne Whitesides

    Editor’s note: Wilma Faile’s letter to the editor about a skunk problem at her home can be found here.