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Burning ban remains for Lancaster County

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S.C. fire officials have lifted the statewide outdoor-burning ban that they imposed Nov. 19, but Lancaster County will keep the ban in effect here until conditions improve.


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Editor's Column: How we deliver your newspaper changes Friday

By Brian Melton

We have been delivering news and advertising to this community for 164 years.

 Long ago, an army of kids on bikes threw papers onto porches and carports after school. I was one of those kids. Delivering The Lancaster News was my first job, in 1968. 

The paper switched to morning delivery 25 years ago, and since then its carriers have mostly been adults with motor routes, supplementing their income from other work.


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Dry, windy forecast worsens fire fears

Outdoor burning banned in S.C.

By Mandy Catoe

South Carolina declared a statewide burning ban Saturday, citing the drought and an approaching cold front with gusting winds and low humidity, perfect conditions for fires to get out of control.

State Forester Gene Kodama announced the ban at 6 a.m. and said it would last until further notice. This expanded a ban already in effect in 19 of the Palmetto State’s 46 counties. Lancaster had not been part of that earlier order.


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Coastal test crops survive hurricane with little damage

Jim Melvin


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Chester man suspected in North Corner robbery

By Reece Murphy

Lancaster County sheriff’s investigators believe a Chester man arrested for armed robbery in York County is responsible for the July 5 robbery of North Corner Grocery.
Investigators obtained warrant against Christopher Clevon Feaster, 40, for armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield said Friday.
Feaster is also wanted in connection with several armed robberies in Charlotte and Gastonia, N.C.


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Catawba man arrested for child porn

By Reece Murphy

A Catawba man was arrested Wednesday for distributing child pornography, the S.C. Attorney General’s Office said.


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Blaze destroys Chester’s Cove Seafood Restaurant

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Clemson installing monitors to help farms conserve water

Scott Miller
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Electric bills will tick down because of low fuel prices

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Cara Walker crisscrosses the planet, making friends, absorbing cultures

30 countries and counting

By Hannah Strong

Ten years later, Cara Walker can still close her eyes and stroll the dirt streets of Moshi, a Tanzanian city within sight of Mount Kilimanjaro.
She remembers wandering through shops and open-air markets with no agenda, browsing to learn. Bougainvillea bloomed. Kiswahili music played. Chickens clucked, and babies cried and laughed.
“Your senses are constantly engaged, if not borderline overwhelmed,” Walker recalls. It was "a surreal and beautiful experience.”


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