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Today's Opinions

  • Cleared land left in disrepair

    The land between the Indian Land firehouse on Six Mile Creek and Edwards Road was deforested by the contractor who built the new firehouse, in conjunction with a Lancaster County contractor.
    I have contacted the federal government, the county government and U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney’s office about this.
    A total of $1.7 million [from a FEMA grant] was spent on this project and the land was left in disrepair.
    We, the citizens, helped pay for that project and we expect the land to be restored to the way it was before.  

  • It’s important to be educated about ACA

    President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign platform was based on change, and hope. He promoted health care reform and promised to change the system so individuals’ health insurance was not tied to their job. The job-based insurance system resulted in many people losing their access to health care when they lost their job, which happened all too frequently during the economic recession of 2008.

  • Writer thanks council for supporting 4-H Club

    I would like to express my gratitude to Larry Honeycutt and Lancaster County Council for stepping up to support the 4-H Club of Lancaster County. Lancaster County has participated in the 4-H Club for many many years and this organization has been extremely benefical for our youth and community.

  • Every vehicle should have a spare tire

    There should be a law on the books that no vehicle should be allowed on the road that does not have a spare tire. While this sounds like left field reasoning there is no chance that such a law would ever pass the Legislature because the automobile industry would have it killed it in its tracks. A requirement to provide a spare tire would eat away at the industries profit picture.

  • Belk appreciates community support

    We, the employees of Belk, would like to thank The Lancaster News for promoting our Cupcakes for the Cure event on Saturday, June 9. We also would like to thank the community for coming in and supporting our event with their donations for this worthwhile cause. Since it was such a big success, we hope to do it again in the near future.
    Thanks again for your support.

    Employees of Belk
    Lancaster

  • Checklist for turning 65 years old

    In December of this year, I will join a group of more than 900,000 people in our state over the age of 65. Like many of you who have traveled this road before, I want to make sure I am fully prepared.
    In doing so, I have compiled a list of subjects I have been personally considering, and I would like to share them with you.
    While I do look forward to perks such as discounted admission to state parks, special days at the grocery store and senior coffee savings, there are several other important topics that you should consider before you reach that milestone.

  • Medical care in America has reached crossroads

    Like all legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is good, bad and maybe a little ugly. But who knows?
    The act is more than 2,000 pages long.

  • We thank Karres for his 15 years of service

    I looked at the front page of the June 24 edition of The Lancaster News and saw the headline, “Firing stuns Karres.” I was stunned, too. I soon found out I was not the only one stunned.
    Many other Lancasterians were just as stunned. Karres didn’t know himself until he was called to the office of County Administrator Steve Willis, where Karres was informed he was fired, but no reason was given as to why he was fired.