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Today's Opinions

  • Car hit family pet and didn't stop to help

    I am writing this letter to the person who hit our dog on the morning of May 30. Our pet, Jake, a chocolate lab, got out of his pen and crossed the road in the Midway Community located on S.C. 903. My husband was parked at the end of our road, calling Jake back. Jake stopped at the yellow line. A car was coming at a high rate of speed and hit Jake. The car didn’t even stop to offer a helping hand or to even apologize. My husband watched in horror as our dog yelled in pain.

  • Stores raise gas prices before getting refills

    I want to know how all the service stations can raise the price of gas every time the price goes up. How is it that they can buy the gas at one price and keep raising the price before they fill up again. Some of them say they don’t raise the price until they get more gas. I know that is not true because I saw four stores change prices before getting refills. And they say they don’t make any money off of gas. Who do they think they are fooling? There should be a law against stores raising gas prices before they get refills.

    Bub Faile

    Kershaw

  • Writer grateful to soldiers for their service

    Cheryl (Neely) Rutledge’s letter, “A home of the brave,” in the May 25 edition of The Lancaster News was written from the heart.

    Cheryl is my niece and her home truly is a home of the brave. In addition to her grandfather, father and brothers who have served or are serving in the military, her mother is fighting a battle of her own from cancer.

    I have been doing some family research and found that the Neely family has a long history of military involvement – back to the 1700s.

  • Kersey's track record speaks for itself

    Wayne Kersey’s track record during his years on the Lancaster County Council and his years of business experience more than qualifies him to continue in the seat he currently occupies. As a proven leader, he has supported numerous fundings, such as the recreation center in Buford, Heath Springs Senior Center, the addition of 18 new deputies, a new magistrate’s office, the county vehicle policy, truckers’ rights and the list goes on.

  • Sistare 'capable to handle any issue' facing Lancaster

    I am writing to show my support for Kathy Sistare, who is running for the County Council District 7 seat.

    Kathy is my sister-in-law, but she is much more than that. She is a dedicated, caring, strong and intelligent person.

    Kathy is very capable to handle any issue that may face our county.

    Kathy is a hard worker. Along with her husband, Mike, they have worked endlessly to build two successful businesses.

    She also works at Palmetto Tri-County Internal Medicine, is active in her church, serves on the Red Cross board and enjoys time with her family.

  • Increases needed for equipment, staffing

    I would like to respond to Howard Pinkey Plyler’s letter, “Don’t forget reassessment vote in 2005,” in the June 4 edition of The Lancaster News.

    In 2005, the S.C. Legislature voted in Act 388, which would cap property values at 15 percent for four years.

    Until 2005, we had not had a reassessment since 1999 in Lancaster County.

    The property values in some parts of the county were on the books at less than half their actual value.

    The property owners would have loved to had their property values capped at this amount.

  • Americans should be proud of milestone

    Whether you’re a Democrat, Republican, Independent or of some other political persuasion, we think Barack Obama’s nomination as president is something that all Americans should be proud of.

    It’s a monumental milestone – a black man has locked up the presidential nomination of one of America’s top two political parties for the first time in history of our country.

  • Humane Society grateful for Belk support

    Humane Society grateful for Belk support

    The Humane Society of Lancaster County Inc. would like to thank Belk Department stores for inviting us to be a part of its recent Charity Day event.

    Tom Lester was really great in helping to promote this event, making sure we had a covered place to put the dogs and cats up for adoption that was out of the weather. He stopped by our booth numerous times during the day to make sure we had everything we needed and he genuinely cares about the abused and neglected animals in our county.