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Letters

  • Massey letter: Name school Van Wyck Elementary

    The new elementary school being built at the lower end of the Panhandle should be named for the community where it is located – Van Wyck.
    Harrisburg Elementary School is named for the community it is in. And Indian Land Elementary School was built on land that was once owned by the Catawba Indians. The land that the new school is being built on is in the Van Wyck community and might even be in the town of Van Wyck in a few years.

  • Mulvaney letter: Becoming town won’t solve IL growth issues

    My family lives in Indian Land, and I know many of the people promoting the incorporation of Indian Land.
    I appreciate the efforts they have undertaken. However, I enthusiastically oppose incorporation. My reasons are pretty simple:
    Incorporation will not reduce school overcrowding. The Lancaster County School District runs the schools, not the county. The school system is separate from the county now, and it will continue to be separate after any incorporation. Having a town changes nothing with the schools.

  • Headrick lettter: Red Ventures encroaching on community’s way of life

    Black Horse Run is a small equestrian community being surrounded by red – Red Ventures and its continuing development.
    They have built multi-story office buildings, then a multi-story eyesore of a parking garage, brightly lit at all hours. Now there’s a movie theater and retail shopping complex plopped in our backyards, dumping runoff drainage into our small creeks, land and drainage pipes.
    The construction noise was deafening. The earth shook until our walls cracked. They received all they wanted from the zoning board and Lancaster County Council.

  • Shanor letter: Incorporation won’t solve IL traffic woes

    Small road signs are appearing throughout Indian Land saying if you want to solve our traffic problems, vote “yes” for incorporation.
    I have three questions. Will the bypass be built on the east or west side of U.S. 521? Who will pay the cost to construct the highway? How long will it take to build?

  • Dole letter: Facts to consider in assessing VTIL

    Just a few facts to set the record straight and provide a proper perspective to those of us living in the proposed Town of Indian Land.
    • After almost two years of hard work and thousands of volunteer hours – totally self-funded – Voters for a Town of Indian Land submitted the Town of Indian Land incorporation package to the S.C. secretary of state last May.
    • The state’s Joint Legislative Committee for Municipal Incorporation did not hold the first of two hearings on the plan until Aug. 18.

  • Jedson letter: President lied about tax bill

    Thank you, Mr. Trump, for again lying about how great the tax bill would be for the middle class.
    You and Mr. Ryan gave the middle class a lump of coal as a Christmas present.
    We need to drain the president from the Washington swamp.
    Michael Jedson
    Indian Land

     

  • Wilkenfeld letter: Good policy to cut off Pakistan, finally

    I read recently in the New York Times that Washington will now withhold $1.5 billion in annual aid to Pakistan since they continue to aid terrorist groups.
    This should have been stopped ages ago.
    I would like to say that I am soon to turn 80 years old and on Jan. 1, 2018, I received my first Social Security cost-of-living increase in three years. It amounts to $20 per month.
    My wife, age 77, got nothing. The increase in Medicare costs to $183 per month for 2018 canceled out her Social Security gain.

  • Powers letter: Paying water bill proves way too difficult

    This letter concerns the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District office. My water bill is due the 15th of each month. Not the 14th, not the 13th. The 15th.
    This is mentioned because one month the 15th was on a Sunday, and when I attempted to pay my bill Monday I was told there would be a late charge because I was late and that it should have been paid the 13th (the day they were open).

  • Helms letter: Watch those tax deadlines

    While many of us are recovering from the holidays and looking forward to a busy 2018, it’s important that county homeowners remember the residential property tax deadline is coming soon. All residential property taxes are due in our office by Jan. 16.
    The late penalties can be costly, so please don’t be late.
    Those homeowners whose tax payments are postmarked after Jan. 16 will have a 3 percent penalty assessed. This penalty will rise to 10 percent after Feb. 1 and to 15 percent after March 16.

  • Carroll letter: SCCL HOA fees are not out of line

    I reside in Sun City Carolina Lakes and read with interest Merrel Wilkenfeld’s Dec. 20 letter “Sun City dweller feeling gouged.”
    Anyone who purchased a home here should never have assumed the HOA fee would remain the same. I do not think that $42 in 11 years is out of line. Ours is one of the cheapest around, and we get a lot for our money. However, if you do not utilize the amenities, perhaps you did move to the wrong neighborhood.