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Today's Opinions

  • Organization's purpose to support patients, families

    Organization’s purpose to support patients, families

    On behalf of the Parkinson Association of the Carolinas, I would like to thank Jonathan Ryan for his wonderful coverage of Parkinson’s disease featured in the May 2 edition of The Lancaster News. This article was a great wrap-up for our organization’s April Parkinson Awareness campaign.

  • Mothers deserve their own special day

    Today is special. We pause to pay tribute to those extraordinary women we know as mother, mama or mom.

    No matter her parental title, she is to have all the honor she deserves.

    Mom does it all – a little bit of everything – cook, cleaner, washer, doctor, cheerleader, driver, coach and teacher. That’s just the short list. The duties for this lady are endless.

    Through the years, the roles may have been different, but mom has always had a special place in our lives.

  • Help save Kershaw trees

    Kershaw’s mayor and Kershaw Town Council are cutting down many of the beautiful healthy trees on historic Matson Street in Kershaw. Matson Street is the bypass or alternate U.S. 521 route through Kershaw.

    It is the street most people think of when they think of Kershaw. This should not be done. The town council and mayor should look at the impact this drastic move will have environmentally, economically, historically and aesthetically in our town.

  • Seniors shouldn't have to pay for administrator's mistake

    In response to the article pertaining to the ILHS graduation, we have to say that the way the “uncertainty” period and decision-making was handled is not as written in the article.

    In the news release, it appears the school administrators had everything under control and that there was no reason for concern on the students’ or parents’ part, when, in fact, the administrators were fumbling with their process on how to handle the situation and were the ones who put the students “up in arms” over graduation.

  • Riverchase will destroy habitat for local wildlife

    The Catawba River has just been placed at the very top of the most endangered rivers list. The Catawba is a lifeline for this state as it is for other states. From wildlife to businesses this river is most essential. We are talking about our environment, we only get one Earth.

  • Hold IL graduation in school's new gym

    This year’s Indian Land High School graduation ceremony has become one big headache for everyone involved – the Class of 2008, their parents and school administrators.

    The school planned to hold the event at Byrnes Auditorium at Winthrop University, as it has done for the last several years. But this year, Byrnes is undergoing renovations, so it isn’t available. But there was some miscommunication and the high school didn’t realize it didn’t have a graduation venue until March.

  • Discovery school requires commitment

    In Wynette Burchfield’s letter, “Election is not a popularity contest,” in the April 27 edition of The Lancaster News, some statements were made that might give people the wrong impression of Discovery School.

  • ‘Prostitution free zones’ not way to combat problem

    OK, we admit it – we don’t quite get it. Lancaster County Council’s consideration of an ordinance that would declare three areas just outside the city of Lancaster as “prostitution-free zones” just doesn’t quite make sense to us.

    Prostitution-free zone? Who came up with phrase and concept? It’s something we’ve never heard of and, frankly, wouldn’t have thought Lancaster County needed.