• Kimmel letter: More north-south roads needed in county

    Last week’s headline reads “Mega-sports complex at Lennar project?”  
    The article reads, “For several months, county leaders have been trying to find a suitable tract near the U.S. 521 corridor between Lancaster and Indian Land for a large sports complex with fields for baseball, football, soccer and lacrosse, as well as a gym.”
    This Indian Land resident says, “No more U.S. 521 destination buildouts.” We are at gridlock and southern county leaders don’t give a squat, as long as Indian Land remains their cash cow.

  • Waterbury letter: ILHS girls soccer teams say thanks

    The Indian Land JV and varsity girls soccer teams, along with the coaching staff and their parents, would like to thank the following local merchants for their donations to our annual raffle baskets. This year, during our annual spaghetti dinner, our girls raised over $1,500 that will be used directly toward items needed for our girls teams.

  • Boyd letter: Good to see historic renovations in VW

    Emily Pollok’s article regarding the restoration of three old homes in Van Wyck by Karen Andrade was so inspiring, to see there is someone with a vision for historic properties.
    I look at Indian Land and there is no longer a sense of the town’s history. It’s been destroyed by apartments, mass housing, gas stations, many businesses a few feet off the road, more traffic with no vision of a needed road system. All thanks to unqualified people approving/making poor decisions.

  • 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.