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Today's Opinions

  • Stop teen dating violence

    It has been almost three years since 19-year-old Siobhan Russell was found brutally stabbed to death by her 17-year-old boyfriend in Oak Hill, Va.
    In 2010, Siobhan’s abuser was arrested and sentenced to 40 years in prison. After living through this horrific event, Siobhan’s mother was determined to do all that she could to prevent other acts of abuse and violence. She now runs an organization to raise awareness about teen dating violence, where she speaks to communities about the warning signs of dating violence. She is an example for us all.

  • Officer Brown deserves recognition

    In honor of February’s Black History Month, I would like to pay tribute to one of Lancaster County’s first black sheriff’s deputies, Jimmy Brown. Brown was originally hired by former Sheriff Nae Parks.
    Brown deserves numerous accolades. He served Lancaster County with honesty and pride for his work. He also served under sheriff’s Williford Faile and Johnny Cauthen.
    Jimmy, I want to say thank you for your service to the citizens of Lancaster County.

    Carl Miles
    Lancaser
     

  • Clinton blames others for Benghazi’s deaths

    If you didn’t tune in to watch the Senate questioning Secretary of Stare Hillary Clinton on the Benghazi attack, I can sum up the whole hearing in one word – diarrhea.
    By the amount of time the Democrats spent on reaping praise on Secretary Clinton you’d thought she’d cured cancer, brought peace to the Middle East and won American Idol.

  • Family impressed with Valvoline employees

    On Monday, Jan. 28, our family was saddened to have to bury an aunt, who had died on Jan. 25.
    The funeral was held at the chapel of Hartley-Burgess Funeral Home here in Lancaster. As the funeral procession left the funeral home on Charlotte Highway headed south on U.S. 521, we were amazed at the respect that was shown by a local business and its employees.
    The employees at Valvoline Express Care located at 1565 Charlotte Highway stopped what they were doing, removed their caps, stood outside in a line and bowed their heads.

  • A witness to history

    Seeing the president of the United States in person made everything about my trip to the nation’s capital worthwhile.

    Since I chose not to attend the inauguration in 2009, I made it a point to be there this time for the public swearing-in ceremony of our country’s commander-in-chief.

    Even though it’s now been several weeks since the inauguration, I still speak with energy and excitement about my action-filled weekend in and around Washington, D.C.

    Arriving in the ‘DMV’

  • A witness to history

    Seeing the president of the United States in person made everything about my trip to the nation’s capital worthwhile.

    Since I chose not to attend the inauguration in 2009, I made it a point to be there this time for the public swearing-in ceremony of our country’s commander-in-chief.

    Even though it’s now been several weeks since the inauguration, I still speak with energy and excitement about my action-filled weekend in and around Washington, D.C.

    Arriving in the ‘DMV’

  • A witness to history

    Seeing the president of the United States in person made everything about my trip to the nation’s capital worthwhile.

    Since I chose not to attend the inauguration in 2009, I made it a point to be there this time for the public swearing-in ceremony of our country’s commander-in-chief.

    Even though it’s now been several weeks since the inauguration, I still speak with energy and excitement about my action-filled weekend in and around Washington, D.C.

    Arriving in the ‘DMV’

  • Military-based communities need our support

    You probably haven’t heard much about it, but there’s an economic threat to South Carolina lurking on the horizon beyond the latest crises in Washington over the fiscal cliff and the federal debt.
    While this threat to our state hasn’t received much attention or publicity, it’s a threatened round of widespread military base closings throughout the nation.
    Military officials and other knowledgeable sources believe it’s likely to happen in the near future, possibly as soon as 2015.