• Letter: Thanks for a kind act

    On March 4, my husband and I were in Lancaster at Zaxby’s ordering our food, and a lady that I do not know handed the cashier money and told her she was paying for our meal.
    I told her thank you, but she left so quickly, I didn’t get her name.
    I wish I knew her. I couldn’t believe that she did that for us. We appreciate it so much. There are still good people in the world.
    I hope she sees this and knows how much we appreciate this.

  • Letter: Parents, teachers must counsel kids on e-cigs

    In her column about vaping in the Feb. 27 paper, Becca Davis made some very good arguments, but she left out one critical aspect of the debate over e-cigarettes – the role played by parents, teachers and other responsible adults.
    Use of e-cigarettes by minors not only causes physical harm, but mental and emotional damage to them as well. I can’t help but think that these behavioral changes have escaped the eyes of parents and teachers, as well as any drug paraphernalia that they carry with them and use for their habits.

  • Letter: Jimmy Brown a man of his word

    I enjoyed Sunday’s Lancaster News article about Jimmy Brown, the county’s first black deputy, in celebration of Black History Month.
    Jimmy did a lot for me and my late wife. When he closed his restaurant, he sent all the food that was left to me and my wife. Sometimes at Thanksgiving I would ask him if I could get two plates until payday, and he would always let me have them.

  • Letter: Wall part of a bigger solution

    A wall by itself is not the answer to illegal immigration. It’s one of many steps, such as fixing the visa program and lowering those numbers, securing our northern border and stopping the catch-and-release program.
    Walls do work. Just ask Israel. Many of those who hate President Trump’s wall have walls around their mansions or their gated communities.

  • Letter: Look for creative solution on trail

    Lancaster County friends and neighbors, it is unacceptable for county council to reduce our strong Carolina Thread Trail policy in the UDO down to just “the developers offering easements.”
    There are too many alternatives and too many nuanced questions to consider. Is the developer a large corporation or a small business? Is it more feasible for a paved trail or a natural path? Should the county or the neighborhood HOA be responsible for maintaining it? There is a creative, cost-effective solution.

  • Letter: Help me with book on Preston Blackmon

    I just recently moved back to Lancaster. I was born and reared here by my parents, the late Rev. Preston Blackmon and Wilma Myers Blackmon. I graduated from Lancaster High in 1975.
    Truly, there is no place like home.
    Since last year, the spirit of the Lord has placed it in my heart to write a book about my dad. He is, of course, no stranger to the city and county of Lancaster, having made so many contributions here in his lifetime.

  • Letter: Thanks to partners in Shoebox for Seniors

    In December 2018, the Lancaster County Council on Aging sponsored its annual Shoebox for Seniors project. The response is always amazing, thanks to a whole lot of people in Lancaster County.
    Everyone who participates in this project puts a lot of time and love into the gifts that they give, and the seniors who receive these gifts appreciate them more than you will ever know. The gifts are given to the seniors who receive home-delivered meals and to those who come to our senior centers for lunch and activities.

  • Letter: Taking offense at term ‘gone south’

    I am a lifelong resident of South Carolina, and at least seven generations of my ancestors have lived in the South. So the South has the feel of home and is dear to me.
    I am not saying I am any more special than any of the recent populace that came from other areas of our country. As a matter of fact, I welcome them and wish for them the pleasure and enjoyment I derive from being a Southerner.   

  • Letter: Harrisburg ‘Pike’ can’t handle additional traffic

    Impact fees! Development agreements! Rooftop fees! These were the topics highlighted in the Jan. 16 issue of this newspaper. Not one mention of the impact of 500-plus more homes on a road infrastructure that is vastly overwhelmed today.

  • Letter: Surprising thanks to a Vietnam vet

    On Jan. 19, I attended a Fort Mill community charity event.
    During the event, an auction was held and one of the items for auction was a beautiful Quilt of Valor made for dedication to U.S. veterans. The person who made the quilt was also the auctioneer. She choked up while explaining the importance of the quilt, but maintained enough composure to ask all veterans attending the event to stand for recognition.
    About three of us stood and received a grateful recognition from the attendees.