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Today's Opinions

  • Guest Column: USCL: 60 years, going strong

    I bring you greetings on behalf of USC Lancaster’s Sixtieth Anniversary Committee members who are planning and preparing for activities and events to celebrate 60 years of educating our community.

  • Guest Column: USCL: 60 years, going strong

    I bring you greetings on behalf of USC Lancaster’s Sixtieth Anniversary Committee members who are planning and preparing for activities and events to celebrate 60 years of educating our community.

  • Guest Column: USCL: 60 years, going strong

    I bring you greetings on behalf of USC Lancaster’s Sixtieth Anniversary Committee members who are planning and preparing for activities and events to celebrate 60 years of educating our community.

  • Staff Column: I will never forget Lilly Schroeder

    I sat for six days in the Lancaster County Courthouse, focused on the short life of Lilly Schroeder and the terrible way it ended.

    Last Monday, the person accused of beating the 3-year-old to death was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

    Most of the time, I can compartmentalize the horrific things I hear and see behind courtroom doors – not dwelling on them until it’s time to write the story. But this case followed me home every night.

  • Letter: Who are ‘they’ who say horrible things?

    I’m shopping at Belk’s and this lady bumps into me and says, “They told me you were dead!” 

    I told her: “I hate to ruin your day, but I’m alive. Who told you I was dead?”

    “THEY did,” she said.

    I walked away thinking: “Lady, they told me you were dead, too!”

    “They” are everywhere – at our schools, our churches, our neighborhoods, our jobs. All of us are “they” at some point, spreading things we heard somewhere.

  • Guest Column: Update: Roads my Facebook posters want to know about

    South Carolina’s fuel tax has increased by a total of 6 cents over the last three years. Hopefully, the cost seems justified now that resurfacing projects are seen in every direction.

  • Guest Column: Critique of my name-calling ignores facts that back it up

    As I read Wednesday’s column regarding opinions versus facts by Dianne Evans, I had to somewhat agree.
    However, when I read the following – and I quote – I was a bit perplexed: “When one has no facts to contradict intelligent disclosure, one easily gives way to name-calling. Name-calling – such as “deplorables,” “racists,” “homophobic,” etc. – should be recognized often as an easy way to respond to an argument when one knows no logical way to refute its claims.”

  • Letter: Rethink neighborhood snitches policy

    I’m surprised that Lancaster County’s answer to the problem of out-of-state license plates not being replaced with S.C. plates in a timely manner is to have neighbors turn in neighbors.
    According to a July 10 WBTV On Your Side story, Lancaster County Auditor Susan Hunter Wallace said her office is gathering information to ensure new residents are complying with vehicle property taxes. But she isn’t sure if non-compliance is an issue because the county hasn’t had a compliance officer since 2017.