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Let Warriors fans celebrate their win

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I have been following Indian Land Warriors sports since the late 1960s. 

The Feb. 26 boys basketball game was the most exciting game I’ve ever seen. 

Tied with 5 seconds to play, the Warriors got a good call and scored as time ran off the clock. 

I was disappointed the athletic director and police attempted to keep the students off the court to celebrate, but it was still very exciting. 


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Lancaster's greatest assets are its people

 I told some folks what potential newcomers, visitors, etc. have asked me through the years: ‘What’s the best thing about Lancaster? Why should I want to move there?’ 

It has been my privilege to tell them many positive aspects about our community, but I always conclude by telling these inquirers that it’s our people, our citizens who are so special. They are caring, thoughtful, friendly people, who volunteer and assist, and who will welcome them warmly.


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Have fun, be safe this Halloween

Halloween – the annual fall fun and fright night – is set for Thursday in our community.
It’s a special time of year when youngsters take to the streets in their neighborhood for trick-or-treating.
Like any holiday, it should be a night of fun for all.
We urge those who plan to hit the streets to take a little time to note safety measures for the few hours they are out and about.
The night should be fun, and it usually is, but take a moment and review some key safety points to prevent disaster and possible tragedy.


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Shutdown really a ‘slowdown’

By Mick Mulvaney

OK, not much introduction needed this month.
Here is what is going on with the so-called government “shutdown.”
How much of the government is shut down? Even the government’s own research service says the title “government shutdown” is misleading.


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See Lancaster work making a big impact in the city

The quality work of See Lancaster is widely known in our area. Now the city of Lancaster’s marketing arm has gained national acclaim.
Through its promotion and revitalization efforts, See Lancaster has earned national designation.
Earlier this spring, See Lancaster was recognized as a National Main Street Program for meeting revitalization standards established by the  National Main Street Center, a part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.


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Demby deserves honor

Plenty can be said of David Demby. What you can’t say about Demby is that he’s inactive. “I’m tied up all the time,” Demby said.
So true because Demby is a man wearing many hats.
He’s an army reservist, a Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services paramedic and time as a field training officer with the Lancaster County EMS.
One time when Demby had to pause for some time came earlier this spring when he was awarded the Paramedic of the Year.


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Stellar seasons for USCL teams

The 2013 University of South Carolina Lancaster spring semester might be history, but a pair of  USCL spring sports teams are still going strong.
The Lancers’ golf team and baseball squad have extended their seasons into post-season play.
The 25-12 USCL golf team, under the leadership of coach Ricky Walters, is headed to the National Junior College national tournament after winning the Region X tournament with a sudden death win over Wake Tech at the Boscobel Golf Course in Pendleton last month.


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Make the most of Easter holiday

Today is Easter, regarded as one of the holiest days of the Christian calendar.
Easter, also known as Pascha, is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day following his crucifixion at Calvary, according to the New Testament.
Easter follows Lent, the 40-day period of fasting, prayer and penance which begins with Ash Wednesday and continues through Holy Week, which includes Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter.


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Building a winner, from the ground up

Where you start has nothing to do with where you end up. Nobody knows that as well as the Lewisville High Lions boys basketball team.
We aren’t just talking about the 0-6 start the team endured while playing Class A’s toughest out-of-region schedule. The program itself has come a long way from humble beginnings.
History recounts that Lewisville’s first teams, in the 1940s, didn’t have a gym to play in. In fact, it didn’t even have a paved surface on which to dribble. The team’s outdoor court was made of dirt.


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S.C.’s aging population deserves attention

S.C. Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell fired off  some eye-opening statistics recently at the Duke Energy retirees quarterly luncheon.
McConnell’s speech centered on the aging population of the state and what a poor job we are doing of making their lives comfortable.


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