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Letters

  • Simpkins letter: Litter equals bad marketing

    Today (March 12) while traveling along routes 521, 9, 21, 5 and 522, I was struck by the visible volume of trash plus “land for sale” signs.
    My wife and I have retired to Lancaster County, and we have been enjoying the benefits of this thriving area. I was a former marketing manager in the chemical and industrial gas industry.
    Just to be clear, marketing is preparing to sell your product, and sales is going out and selling it.

  • Thomas letter: Look for creative solution on trail

    Lancaster County friends and neighbors, it is unacceptable for county council to reduce our strong Carolina Thread Trail policy in the UDO down to just “the developers offering easements.”
    There are too many alternatives and too many nuanced questions to consider. Is the developer a large corporation or a small business? Is it more feasible for a paved trail or a natural path? Should the county or the neighborhood HOA be responsible for maintaining it? There is a creative, cost-effective solution.

  • Rogosky letter: Reader agrees with Stewart’s view

    Thanks very much to Carolina Gateway for publishing Dr. Steve Stewart’s Feb. 6 guest column (Animals have more rights than unborn child in womb). I agree completely with his views and believe that it is a national tragedy. It is hypocritical and a direct contradiction that states have laws against child abuse and neglect and yet New York and other states have legalized or are considering legalizing infanticide.
    Karen Rogosky
    Indian Land

  • Vince letter: Harrisburg ‘Pike’ can’t handle more traffic

    Impact fees! Development agreements! Rooftop fees! These were the topics highlighted in the Jan. 23 issue of Carolina Gateway. Not one mention of the impact of 500-plus more homes on a road infrastructure that is vastly overwhelmed today.

  • Woods letter: Vet recognition by an unknown

    This past Saturday (Jan. 19) I attended a Fort Mill community charity event.
    During the event, an auction was held and one of the items for auction was a beautiful Quilt of Valor made for dedication to U.S. veterans. The person who made the quilt was also the auctioneer. She choked up while explaining the importance of the quilt, but maintained enough composure to ask all veterans attending the event to stand for recognition.
    About three of us stood and received a grateful recognition from the attendees.

  • Foster letter: Prostitution arrest isn’t newsworthy

    I just picked up the newspaper and see that one of the prominent front-page stories is about a local man arrested in a prostitution raid.
    Providing that the women involved were not being forced to participate against their will, this is a totally victimless incident and hardly newsworthy, much less front-page material. Not only does this article appear mean-spirited, but it seems intended to humiliate the man arrested and his entire family, who in no way had anything to do with this.

  • Hopkins letter: Kudos to ILHS students for writing strong columns

    I’d like to say it’s refreshing to see two young people – Indian Land High School seniors Kaylah Cranor and Wil Watkins – writing about public issues in your newspaper.
    Ms. Cranor, in a Nov. 21 column, spoke up for our president. She laid out the facts and didn’t let her letter evolve into personal politics like many writers do. Kudos to her and her fine article.

  • Cook letter: Mormon volunteers aid hurricane cleanup

    Approximately 125 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints living in the Indian Land and Fort Mill area traveled to areas affected by Hurricane Florence during a month’s worth of  weekends to assist in the cleanup effort.
    Specifically, they assisted residents in Fayetteville, Wallace and Wilmington, N.C. They were asked to report to their assignments on Saturday at 9 a.m., issued yellow “Mormon Helping Hands” T-shirts and worked through Sunday afternoon.

  • Kimmel letter: County Council weak on solving IL issues

    It is unfortunate that Lancaster County Council either does not understand the situation in Indian Land or does not care about it.
    We are choking on increased traffic (especially on the sole north-south route of U.S. 521), looking at the very near possibility of overcrowded schools (including the new one just built), and potentially overstretching the area’s infrastructure.

  • Miles letter: Appreciation for Dennis Straight

    May the good Lord bless the family of Dennis Straight and comfort them in their time of grief.  They are in my prayers, as are the victims of the fires in California. Some of them lost everything, even their lives. May the good Lord be with them all.
    Carl M. Miles Sr.

    Lancaster