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Today's Opinions

  • Local Republican Party making accomplishments

    At our recent convention, a record-breaking turnout of Lancaster County Republicans elected a new slate of officers, giving me a second term as the county chair along with re-electing John Plyler as our treasurer and Diane Swofford as our secretary.
    Also elected at the convention were several new faces: Brandon Newton as first vice chair, Jerry Holt as second vice chair and Earl Capps as state executive committeeman.

  • Honor nurses this week

    Every year, National Nurses Week shines light on America’s 3.1 million registered nurses who work to save lives and improve the health of millions of individuals.
    The American Nurses Association (ANA) has selected “Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care” as the theme for 2013. Monday, May 6, known as RN Recognition Day, started the week-long celebration that includes programs and events across the country.

  • Change our gun laws

    The suicide of Adams Lanza, the man who went on a killing rampage in Sandy Hook Elementary School, reminds me of Judas Iscariot, the disciple who killed himself after betraying Jesus. Both are examples or greed and mental illness.
    My question is why are so many people buying guns since the Sandy Hook massacre? Yes, I know guns don’t kill. People do. And a bullet doesn’t have anyone’s name on it, so innocent people get killed.

  • Walnut Creek Park a welcome addition

    After more than four years of waiting, the excitement was palpable as Lancaster County officials cut the ribbon April 24 to officially open Walnut Creek Park.
    The event, originally slated for last October, but delayed due to legal issues, drew local officials and residents, all eager to see the new 60-acre, $7 million county park complex in Indian Land.

  • Wellness is essential to leading productive life

    Pathways to Wellness – this year’s theme for May is Mental Health Month – calls attention to strategies and approaches that help all Americans achieve wellness and good mental and overall health.
    Wellness is essential to living a full and productive life. However, we may have different ideas about what wellness means. Hopefully, one will agree it involves a set of skills and strategies to prevent the onset or shorten the duration of illness and promote recovery and well-being.

  • Sacrifice was for nothing good

    “Sometimes, for the greater good, sacrifices must be made.” While the author of this quote is unknown, politics has often demanded such sacrifice for a greater good in our society.
    Our state is blessed with magnificent mountains, fabulous foothills and beautiful beaches, bringing folks from across the country to vacation. In fact, tourism is one of the major contributors to the state’s economy, job market and tax base. Six years ago, the Legislature was confronted with such a question of sacrifice, for the greater good.

  • Jacobus leaving impressive legacy

    When the 2012-13 school year ends at Indian Land High School, it will mark the end of an era.
    For the last 20 years, well over the span of a school career for a student from kindergarten to graduation, Tamara Jacobus has been teaching and coaching at the Lancaster County Class AA high school.
    When the ILHS doors close at the end of the month, Jacobus will be leaving for the final time.

  • Liberals ignore God’s law

    When God had enough contempt and defiance from man, he startled the thousands of workers building the tower of Babel by confusing their speech.
    All those workers went from speaking one language to many different ones. Not able to communicate with one another, the tower fell into decay and was never finished.  
    Today, there are more than 6,000 languages spoken throughout the world.  
    JAARS Bible translators at Waxhaw  have done a magnificent job of translating many languages of the world into English.