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Letters

  • Letter: Immigrant analogy is offensive in Rudy Schmidt’s column

    This is in response to Rudy Schmidt’s June 29 guest column “Common sense: Before all else on immigration, stop the influx.”

    Mr. Schmidt, are you really comparing immigrants to bath water? Shame on you!

    Neil Couch

    Lancaster

  • Letter: Honeycutt: Here’s how to stop Encore littering

    Residents in my district are tired of getting The Charlotte Observer Encore publication – a page of news wrapped around a bunch of advertising circulars – dumped on their yard or driveway.
    This results in unwanted litter, which residents in District Four and other county districts do not want.
    County council tried to have this stopped, but while it litters yards in our community, it is constitutionally protected. However, there are steps you can take as an individual if you want to stop this delivery to your home.

  • Letter: When will Ansley Park construction noise calm down?

    As residents of Indian Land, my wife and I expect a certain amount of inconvenience due to progress – things like slow traffic, increased traffic or even changes in traffic due to new construction.
    What we didn’t expect was the barrage of sounds coming from a construction site near us that has been under way for over a year now. The machines used for the earth-moving at Ansley Park off Henry Harris Road are extremely loud, and although the site is about a half mile from us, the low-lying topography between us seems to conduct the machine sounds and amplify them.

  • Letter: Proud of the work Sheriff Faile does

    I have written many letters about our sheriff, Barry Faile. Now he has been named South Carolina’s Sheriff of the Year.
    We have a sheriff to be proud of in this county. He is a man who gets the job done. A man of his word.
    God bless you, Barry, and thanks for all the hard work.

    Carl M. Miles Sr.
    Lancaster

  • Letter: Hoping mechanic lands a better job

    It was great to read the June 3 story about Nikki and Bobby Mims helping Linda Thompson with her broken-down car. Good to know there are kind people willing to help a stranded person.
    The goodness of the story went sour near the end, to hear what happened to her mechanic, David Starnes. You should have included the name of the shop where he worked so all in Lancaster could avoid using his shop.

  • Letter: Government should inform the voters

    It is voting time, and I am frustrated! The voting turnout is very low in this state. Do you wonder why?
    I don’t even know who is running, until I see the ballot on the day I vote, unless I go to the Lancaster County elections office to obtain a ballot beforehand.

  • Letter: Youth Serve camp week in Kershaw this month

    The annual Youth Serve camp is coming up in Kershaw – an amazing week packed with learning, service opportunities and fun for teens and young-adult mentors.
    The camp helps participants develop skills that they can put to good use: physical, social and occupational skills, along with character education.
    The teens, ages 13 to 19, will learn construction skills by working under the leadership of volunteer contractors. In addition, they will learn the joy of serving their community and helping those less fortunate than themselves.

  • Letter: I can’t support Archie Parnell

    As an unaffliated voter, I was considering voting for Archie Parnell. Thank you for your informative articles on Archie’s past violence and physical abuse.
    While you quote him as describing his long-ago actions as “inexcusable, wrong and downright embarrassing,” he attempts to justify his behavior by his “response to actions I feel unnecessary to specify....”

  • Letter: County makes unfair decisions on treating dusty gravel roads

    Why is it that certain gravel roads get treated with dust suppressant and some don’t?
    Let me tell you. Some do because the residents either work for Lancaster County in some capacity or they are a sheriff’s deputy. This is unfair, and I think the people of Lancaster need to know.
    I’m a homeowner here in Lancaster County, and it’s a shame that my children and I cannot even enjoy the outside of our home because of this health hazard.

    Robbie Hardee
    Heath Springs

  • Letter: 1st responders quick, helpful, caring folks

    This is an open letter of appreciation to the emergency medical technicians, city police officers and other first responders who came to my aid after I tripped over a utility cap and slammed my head onto the street while attending Lancaster’s Red Rose Festival May 19.
    Their response was almost instantaneous. They seated me in a chair and administered aid in a most efficient, professional and kind manner. When I declined their offer of an ambulance, an officer drove me and my brother in a golf cart to our parked car.