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Letters

  • Wille letter: Lots of places to put a post office in IL

    This has been going on for over 13 years – where to put a post office! Not sure why this is so hard to find a spot – money, land or Lancaster County Council?
    The land on U.S. 521 is high-dollar. So let’s look at these possibilities:
    • The IL business park where they just built the new trash collection site
    • The old bank building next to Food Lion
    • Corner by Food Lion on both sides of U.S. 521 at the light
    • Next to the park on Shelley Mullins where the trash collection site was to go

  • Wilbert letter: Here’s how NFL players could make real difference

    President Donald Trump should not have involved himself in the NFL players’ protest. In doing so, he became part of the problem instead of part of the solution.
    I personally disagree with the means of player protest, but I support their right to peacefully protest. None of our citizens should be required to honor the flag. We are not North Korea.
    Here is my frustration. They make millions playing sports in stadiums funded by taxpayers. They enjoy antitrust exemption.

  • Helms letter: Treasurer’s Office offers e-check service

    Part of keeping the Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office taxpayer-friendly is coming up with new choices for improved customer service. I regularly work to find new ways to make service faster, friendlier and most cost-effective to keep my promise to put Lancaster County taxpayers first.
    The Treasurer’s Office will begin offering taxpayers an e-check service as a method to pay taxes. This service will simply charge a flat fee of $1.50 per payment, which will go to the service provider, not the county.

  • Rosemont Owners Association letter: Pick better site for post office

    Editor’s note: This letter was sent to Kurtis Bullard, the U.S. Postal Service official tasked with locating Indian Land’s new post office. Bullard has suggested a site on Rosemont Drive across from York Tech’s Indian Land Center, near the entrance to the Rosemont neighborhood.
    We are writing to you on behalf of the Rosemont Owners Association. The Rosemont community is located off Highway 160 and Rosemont Drive in Indian Land, S.C.

  • McClennen letter: No, no, no to IL postal facility on Rosemont Drive

    Editor’s note: Here’s a letter that was sent to Kurtis Bullard, the U.S. Postal Service official tasked with locating Indian Land’s new post office. Bullard has suggested a site on Rosemont Drive across from York Tech’s Indian Land Center, near the entrance to the Rosemont neighborhood.
    Mr. Bullard,
    My husband and I are in complete opposition to the proposed location for an Indian Land postal facility for numerous reasons.

  • Zamek letter: Alzheimer’s research needs more funding

    According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 86,000 here in South Carolina.
    In 2017, caring for individuals living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias will cost $259 billion – including $175 billion in direct costs to Medicare and Medicaid.

  • Blythe letter: Let’s walk again, Waxhaw

    It is time for another Waxhaw Historic Walk this Saturday, Sept. 23.
    It begins at 10 a.m. at Waxhaw United Methodist Church at the corner of McDonald and North Church streets. There is parking and the farmer’s market across the street will be open, too.

  • McFadden letter: Right to postpone stormwater vote

    My thanks to Lancaster County Councilman Brian Carnes for insisting on delaying the third and final reading of the stormwater ordinance.
    I consider it insulting that a 30-page document was handed to those who hadn’t seen it just prior to the vote, and I consider that behavior thoughtless at best, unethical at worst.
    I applaud Councilmen Terry Graham, Jack Estridge and Larry Honeycutt for standing with Mr. Carnes. I regret that council members Charlene McGriff and Billy Mosteller chose not to support this obvious solution.

  • Brown letter: Habitat thanks all involved in best-ever BBB

    Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County wants to thank all who helped us make our fifth Bluegrass, Barbecue and Building (BBB) a big success.
    The event, held Aug. 26 at USC Lancaster, netted just over $15,000 after expenses to support our mission here – an increase of $3,000 over the last event.

  • Helms letter: Update your address with county tax office

    At the end of September each year, Lancaster County mails property tax bills for real estate (homes and commercial buildings) and personal property (boats, business furniture and equipment, manufacturing, etc.).
    While nobody likes getting a tax bill, it’s important that they are sent to the correct address. Having the correct address on file is the taxpayer’s responsibility, and that prevents you from having a late fee due to never receiving the bill.