.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Letters

  • 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

  • Honeycutt letter: Thanks for coverage honoring local vets

    The local newspapers’ support of American veterans over the years has been outstanding. I served in the Navy from 1956 to 1960, and I appreciate what you do to recognize Lancaster County veterans. The Nov. 7 edition of the newspaper was filled with community support and thanks to all our local veterans, which makes all of us very proud.
    Larry Honeycutt

    Lancaster

  • Buck letter: Thank you, voters, for your support

    I just wanted to thank the residents of Indian Land for their support during the recent school board election. I have already hit the ground running. I plan to begin meeting with our local schools very soon, so that I can find out what our teachers need to be able to best serve the educational needs of our community.
    During my term, I promise to always be available to all of you. I am a firm believer that education takes the combined efforts of the schools, the parents and the community as a whole.

  • Smith letter: A modest proposal on campaign signs

    It seems candidates are much more interested in putting their signs out on roadsides rather than in being responsible and collecting them after elections. 
    My proposal is to give candidates three days to collect their signs. If they don’t collect them, any citizen can collect signs still out, return them to the elections staff and collect $1 per sign. Then the candidate’s campaign will be billed for uncollected signs.
    Perhaps then the unsightly clutter of political signs after elections will end.
    Meta Smith
    Indian Land

  • Boykin letter: ‘Awe over the public show of patriotism’

    Editor’s note: This is one community leader’s reaction to last week’s paper, which contained three sections – 22 pages – of Veterans Day tributes to those who’ve served our country. 
    I have never been more proud to be counted in the number of American veterans as I was Wednesday night. I literally did not want to put the newspaper down.
    I continue to be in awe over the public show of patriotism and support displayed through my hometown paper in this edition.

  • McCorkle letter: Departing board member salutes local schools

    During the past 12 years, it has been my good fortune to have served on the Lancaster County school board. I can honestly say that the members with whom I have served were and are totally dedicated to the well-being of the young people of Lancaster County.
    The accomplishments have been many – even though the circumstances under which we worked were, at times, difficult. The school administration, on all levels, has always offered sound solutions to problems and concerns that needed to be addressed. They deserve to be commended for their professionalism and efforts.