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Today's Opinions

  • Column: Unspent S.C. gas taxes top $338 million

    In the first 15 months of the gas-tax-hike law, the S.C. Department of Transportation spent less than 7 percent of the nearly $400 million in collected revenues that lawmakers promised would go toward fixing deteriorating roads and bridges statewide, according to recently released records.

  • Letter: Thank you, voters, for your support

    I just wanted to thank the residents of Indian Land for their support during the recent school board election.
    I have already hit the ground running. I plan to begin meeting with our local schools very soon so that I can find out what our teachers need to be able to best serve the educational needs of our community.
    During my term I promise to always be available to all of you. I am a firm believer that education takes the combined efforts of the schools, the parents and the community as a whole.

  • Letter: Trump piggy-backing on Obama’s progress

    I am writing in response to Ronald Hopkins’ letter last Friday headlined “Trump triumphed where Obama failed.”
    President Obama was successful with his economy. Trump is piggy-backing on what Obama did and tearing down things that he was going to put into place.

  • Letter: Thanks for coverage honoring local vets

    The Lancaster News’ support of American veterans over the years has been outstanding.
    I served in the Navy from 1956 to 1960, and I appreciate what you do to recognize Lancaster County veterans. The Nov. 7 edition of the newspaper was filled with community support and thanks to all our local veterans, which makes all of us very proud.

    Larry Honeycutt
    Lancaster

  • Letter: President, Congress not really in charge

    America is supposed to be one nation under God, but our nation has turned its back on God.
    We must go back to prayer in schools and everywhere else. Our Supreme Court has made some very bad decisions, but God can overrule them. We elect a president, U.S. House and Senate, but they are not in charge. God is.
    People are going crazy, murdering in our schools, our churches, movie theaters. When your husband or wife goes to work and your children go to school, be sure to hug them and tell them you love them. It might be the last time you see them.

  • Column: Saluting Stan Lee, who gave me super-women to emulate as a kid

    Who were your heroes when you were a kid? Mine weren’t just powerful women. They were superpowered women like Jean Grey, Storm, Rogue, Jubilee and Kitty Pryde, all members of Marvel’s X-Men.
    Like most young girls, I had Barbies lying around, but they were just waiting to be saved by X-Men action figures.
    A little later in life, I learned who the man behind the heroes and heroines was – Stan Lee. Marvel fans across the world mourned Monday as they heard of his death. He was 95.

  • Column: How you can participate in Kershaw Heart & Soul

    Everyone has a story, and we want to hear yours.
    We are Kershaw Heart & Soul, an effort to identify what matters most to the Kershaw community and empower local voices to shape the town’s future. This process is designed to bring all voices to the table, so you are Kershaw Heart & Soul.
    A year ago, the town was awarded a $100,000 Community Heart & Soul grant from the Vermont-based Orton Family Foundation and its local partner, the J. Marion Sims Foundation.

  • Column: ‘Awe over the public show of patriotism’

    Editor’s note: This is one community leader’s reaction to Wednesday’s paper, which contained three sections – 22 pages – of Veterans Day tributes to those who’ve served our country. Special-sections editor Jane Alford, an Air Force veteran, led the effort.

    To The Lancaster News and the Lancaster County community:
    I have never been more proud to be counted in the number of American veterans as I was Wednesday night. I literally did not want to put the newspaper down.