• 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.

  • Hopkins letter: Lancaster greenway makes little sense

    I hate to be the only dissenting view on this recreation bond, but I don't know what we need an environmental education center for.
    Most people are aware of pollution, their environment, and how they can be better patrons of those by being less – pardon the word – slobs.
    Do we need a center, costing who knows what, just to get out information that's already out there? Just go to the web. You'll find plenty on how you can do a better job, and how to protect our environment.

  • Ferguson letter: It's our turn! Vote yes on rec bond

    Over the nearly three decades we have lived in Lancaster County, we have had the fortunate experiences of cheering on our three boys at soccer and baseball tournaments throughout South Carolina.

    Those tournaments will always be a part of our family's memories. Wonderful, wholesome memories of kids playing a sport they loved and working as a team to accomplish a goal.

  • Cook letter: I back Studebaker for probate judge

    I would like to express my support for Dee Studebaker, who is running for Lancaster County probate judge.
    I am a local attorney, and probate work is a part of my practice. Over the last year, I have had the good fortune to appear before Studebaker, the county’s associate probate judge, on several occasions.

  • Will letter: Buskey unknown quantity in District 45 race

    First, we have missed the paper coming to the house and we’re very happy to see it again. Not getting the Carolina Gateway, I had no information on the District 45 campaign candidates.
    With so many early voters, I really wonder if voters in District 45 know the issues each candidate is running on.
    Brandon Newton seems head and tails over Corin Buskey. He took the time to answer and interview with the Gateway, which tells us a lot about the candidates.

  • Grey letter: Democratic Party favors rec bond

    This month, a presentation on the proposed Lancaster County parks and recreation bond was made at the Lancaster County Democratic Party’s monthly meeting.
    Sherri Gregory and Pamela Trimnal made a very informative – and entertaining – case for the county’s voters to cast their ballots “In Favor Of” this referendum.

  • Thomas letter: MDA fundraiser no waste of money

    In response to Linda Headrick’s letter, “Reader mad about MDA fundraiser,” let me assure you that your hard-earned money did not go to waste. MDA is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and more than 40 neuromuscular diseases.

  • Kurcz letter: Buck ‘the person for the (District 7) job’

    As a parent of three children in the Indian Land schools and a volunteer in our schools, I cannot imagine a better candidate to fill the District 7 school board seat than Ken Buck.
    I feel that our schools need someone who understands what is going on in the classrooms and with our children, and also has the experience to deal with the issues. I know that he has over 30 years of experience as a teacher and administrator, something that our school board needs.

  • Chandler letter: Candidate apologizes to debate audience

    I must give a public apology to the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce and the audience for my poor performance at the forum Tuesday (Oct. 23).
    The public attended to receive more information about the candidates. I am afraid I did not do a very good job of it. I came prepared to talk about the issues. I was thrown off focus by the questions I was asked.