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Today's Opinions

  • Three set example as true public servants

    A trio of outstanding people have left us in recent weeks, but their mark will be on Lancaster County for years to come.
    Lib Wilson, Walter Craig Sr. and Jimmy Moreland Sr. died, but their legacy of community involvement will live on.
    Lib Wilson
    Any time a Lancaster woman meets with success, she can be grateful that Lib Wilson blazed the way.

  • Family appreciates Valvoline employees

    On Thursday, March 14, 2013,  we celebrated the life of our grandmother who was affectionately known by many as “Mrs. Polly.” On our way to the cemetery after the service we were riding by Valvoline Express on U.S. 521 and noticed the kind employees. They stood at the front of the business, put their hats on the ground and bowed their heads in respect of the family.
    We were so appreciative of their upmost respect they had for complete strangers. They are a perfect example of how we should be.

  • Writer: Why attack a company that is hiring

    I read Jane Tanners letter. “Red Ventures located in Indian Land, not Fort Mill,” in the March 15 edition of The Lancaster News, and I’m still trying to figure out her gripe. Who cares where they say they are? The company uses a Fort Mill mailing address because I would guess there is no post office in Indian Land to get the large quantity of business mail it receives. I Googled post offices in Indian Land and the Fort Mill Post Office came up.

  • Writer seeks effort to stop child abuse

    Child-abuse cases are rising everyday in our county and the United States. According to National Child Abuse Statistics www.childhelp.org/pages/statistics, five children die each day due to abuse-related deaths.
    It’s time for us to take a stand against child abuse and make a difference in our community. April is Prevent Child Abuse Awareness Month and we would like for you to join us in our effort to stop child abuse from 4-5:30 p.m. April 2 and April 9 at the Lancaster County Library Meeting Room.

  • Whittlesey’s gun control column ‘inane filler’

    If anyone were to judge our area based solely on the submissions of Franklin Whittlesey Sr. that have been printed in The Lancaster News and the Carolina Gateway, they might be inclined to think Lancaster County doesn’t have two brain cells to rub together.   

  • Power of the people evident in Indian Land

    In the last few issues, we reported stories where local residents’ vocal opposition to plans resulted in the scrapping of those plans – first with the proposed moving of the Indian Land recycling/convenience center from Jim Wilson Road to Shelley Mullis Road and then with a requested rezoning of two acres at Collins and Henry Harris roads.
    The public outcry over moving the recycling/convenience center got an added boost from the fact that Lancaster County planned to move the site next to the Deputy Roy Hardin Park, where the county owns additional land.

  • Why sequester important

    The recent experience with the “sequester” in Washington, D.C., revealed in many ways what is wrong with Washington. But it also contains a silver lining that I hope bodes well for the future.

  • California student seeks info on South Carolina

    My name is Gianna Graffigna. I am a fifth-grader at Napa Valley Language Academy in Napa, Calif.
    My class is doing state reports and I have chosen your awesome state of South Carolina. I would really appreciate if anyone would send me pamphlets, post cards, souvenirs or anything else about South Carolina.
    I will be writing about South Carolina’s agriculture, history, economy, famous people, events, historical figures and national parks. Also, I will be doing an oral report poster and a PowerPoint presentation.