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How NOAA Weather Radios work

By Greg Summers

The National Weather Service continuously broadcasts updated weather warnings and forecasts that can be picked up by NOAA Weather Radios equipped with SAME technology. SAME technology allows you to keep up with weather conditions in specific counties.

The average signal range is 40 miles, depending on topography. The information for this part of South Carolina is generated from an NOAA station at SCETV in Rock Hill.

What to listen for

- Tornado watch – Tornadoes are possible in your area. Remain alert for approaching storms.


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Severe weather season: Be prepared for spring's unpredictable conditions

By Greg Summers

Springtime in South Carolina means budding trees, blooming flowers and more daylight.

But March to May is also the peak tornado season when sudden severe storms can spawn tornadoes as it did March 15.

The National Weather Service has confirmed that at least 15 tornadoes ripped through the state that day. No one was killed in the storms here, but two people died from storms in Georgia.


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Red Cross still has presence here

By Jenny Hartley

LocalAmericanRedCrossofficialswanttogetthewordoutthatthey’llstillbeconductingblooddrives,trainingpeopleinCPRandhelpingmilitaryfamiliesandotherresidentsthroughhousefiresornaturaldisasters.TheLancasterCountychapteroftheAmericanRedCrossrecentlymergedwithYorkandChestercounties’chapterduetofinancialwoesthathaveplaguedthelocalchapterforthepastseveralyears.TheLancasterCountychapterisnowpartoftheUpperPalmettoChapter.Withthemerger,afewlocalRedCrossworkerslosstheirpart-timejobs.TeresaAckerman,theLancasterchapter’sdirector,resignedearlierthismonth.Ackermanw


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Speeding bidding to roll Saturday

By Dwayne Sims

Once again Saturday night, Lancaster Motor Speedway will try to get its weather-plagued season rolling.Two weeks ago, the track set an open practice to give the competitors a chance to shake down their new rides before the opener, but Mother Nature halted the action.


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Yard of the Month: Gilreaths combine landscaping plan, hard work to make yard stand out

By Sherry Archie

Living in five houses in 18 years has given Tony and Tracy Gilreath the opportunity to learn a lot about landscaping.

And now that experience is paying off. Their yard, at 1404 Lavoy Court, has been selected as the March Yard of the Month by Lancaster Garden Club.

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Jackets booters drill WC Indians

By The Staff

Buford High School opened regular-season soccer play with a 12-0 road win over Westminster Catawba of Rock Hill on Thursday night.

Jackets keeper Andrew Riner had four saves in posting the shutout.

BHS coach Leland Summers also saluted Jay Robinson, Bryant Sims, Chris Jacobs and Jesse James for their defensive play.

Jackets senior JoJo Morris drilled six goals and had two assists. Jon Michael Hayes followed with four goals and an assist. Michael Childers netted two goals and an assist.

Shane Blackmon had four assists for Buford.


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Former Lions big man signs with Hampton

By The Staff

During his time at Feather River Community College in California, Davion Wright quickly established himself as the big man on campus.Of course, Wright, at 330 pounds, would qualify as a big man on any campus.The former Lewisville standout recently signed with Hampton University in Virginia. He began classes in January and will compete for a starting spot on the Pirates’ offensive line this coming season.Two years ago, Wright was close to finishing high school and hoped for a chance to play college football.


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AJ Lady Vols rally to trip Lancaster

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Andrew Jackson High senior Caroline Phillips’ two-run single in the seventh inning lifted the Lady Volunteers to a 5-3 win over Lancaster High School on Monday night at the LHS softball field.Phillips, on the night, had a hit and drove in three runs.Lancaster held a 3-1 edge after three innings, but the AJ girls tallied single runs in the fourth and fifth innings to tie the game.Phillips’ two-run single in the seventh put AJ up 5-3 and winning pitcher Chelsea Vincent retired the Lady Bruins in their final at-bat.Vincent fanned 11.


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Make your home improvements pay off

By Greg Summers

The prices for most home remodeling projects continue to climb.

And if you plan to spend your hard-earned paycheck or tax refund check on a home improvement project, where's the best place to start?

According to the 2007 Cost vs. Value Report, adding a wooden deck will bring you the highest return on your investment, followed by siding replacement, a minor kitchen remodel and vinyl and wooden window replacement.


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Lancaster man, 24, listed in serious condition after wreck

By Jesef Williams

A Lancaster man is in a Charlotte hospital after being involved in a two-vehicle accident early Saturday morning.

Gonza Mackey, 24, was driving a 1992 Chevrolet sedan about 3 a.m. along U.S. 521 when he collided with a 1984 Chevrolet driven by Kendrick Cook, 27, of Lancaster, said Sgt. Mike Burgess of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

Mackey was traveling north when Cook, who was on the southbound shoulder, made a U-turn into Mackey's path, a report said.

Mackey was flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where he was listed in serious condition Tuesday.


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