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Today's Opinions

  • Let’s keep our children safe

    Every school day, my daughter and I stand in the dark near the end of the driveway and watch her bus come to a stop on the opposite side of the road. We use the side of the circular driveway closest to the top of the hill to ensure cars coming up that hill can see the flashing lights on the bus (they can – I’ve stood over there to check). And, always, we look very carefully and wait very patiently for traffic to stop so we can cross the road.

  • ‘Bigger the better’ attitude has taken over

    I read Matthew Taylor’s column calling for a calm, healthy debate on gun control in the Jan. 30, 2013 edition of The Lancaster News.
    Weapons of war have no place on gun racks mounted on the back window of a pick-up or anywhere else for that matter.  Reminds me of the words on a huge Lancaster towing machine (aka wrecker) some years ago. “Don’t call a horse when a pony will do.” In other words, you don’t need a machine gun for rabbit hunting.

  • S.C. 160 widening cuts through family land

    The proposed widening of S.C. 160 is much needed in Lancaster and York counties. We here in northern Indian Land are well aware of the traffic problems facing us every day. In fact, they only seem to be increasing. The new Indian Land school, to be built on Harrisburg Road, will only increase congestion and delays.
    During the citizen comments part of the S.C. Department of Transportation public hearing Jan. 29, we heard about the need for more lighting, a traffic light and something about landscaping that I still don’t quite understand.

  • Buffet has right idea to fix Congress

    I am almost 19 years old and I voted for the first time in the the 2012 General Election.
    As a U.S. citizen, I feel we should all take advantage of this privilege.
    In the 2010-2011 school year, I had the privilege to be in AP U.S. History taught by Miss Kitty Outen. She preached on how important it is for everyone to vote whether you are 18 or 70 years of age.
    In my opinion if you didn’t vote, you should not be able to continue to talk negative about the political system. People should speak up and make a difference.

  • Banning inanimate objects not viable solution

    I read with great interest the Jan. 30, 2013, guest article from former Lancaster resident Matthew Taylor, who now lives in Sydney Australia. I was going to respond to some of the items he is ranting about in  his letter, but why do I want to debate with someone who now lives outside of the United States? He obviously has issues with the rural lifestyle of where he was born.

  • Chamber honors are deserving

    Toasts were frequent at the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s Wine and Stein annual meeting at the Fairway Room on Jan. 24.
    The chamber event features a host of awards for deserving folks who make a defining difference in our community.
    Mobley Drug garnered its share of awards at the meeting.

  • Resident asks school board to be proactive in planning

    Editor’s note: This letter was addressed to Lancaster County School Board members Don McCorkle and Mary Etta Taylor and District Superintendent Gene Moore.
    I hope that 2013 is off to a great start for you. You may recall I have sent numerous e-mails asking for information on the new elementary school, as well as the plan for the Indian Land schools in general.

  • Writer thanks McDonald for supporting Warriors

    Thank you Mack McDonald for your letter supporting the Indian Land High School Warriors. As a parent of a current Warrior player, I appreciate your support. As president of the Indian Land Athletic Booster Club I appreciate your support. I do hope Mr. McDonald’s letter will increase attendance of all IL sporting events.
    In addition to this year’s exciting basketball team, the ILHS boys soccer team won the Upper State title last season and is preparing for another great season.