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Letters

  • 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.

  • Simonetti letter: Medical cannabis an alternative to opioids

    On Nov. 12 at Winthrop University, I have planned an Opioid Crisis Forum, an unaffiliated educational event to bring together medical professionals, civic organizations and public service communities to hear about medical topics affecting all of our community members. This event will be veteran-focused, in hopes to bring light to the alternative options needed in all patients’ medical care.
    Please join us in honor of our veterans as we discuss the benefits of medical cannabis for treating pain, opioid addiction, PTSD and other ailments.

  • Edwards letter: Recreation essential for healthy county

    According to the Trust for Public Land, “a 10-minute walk to a park is an important indicator of the livability of a community.” Recreation opportunities are an essential component that contributes to the physical and environmental health of a community.
    Many communities are seeing economic success in creating vibrant, active environments that promote healthy lifestyles. Recreation facilities and greenways increase tourism, enhance property values, and attract families and businesses to the region due to increased amenities.