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Out and About

  • MLK Memorial Peace Conference April 4

    Staff Reports
    The Martin Luther King Jr. Social Action Committee Inc. (MLK-SAC), Food Lion LLC and Citadel of Hope Christian Fellowship will present the ninth annual MLK Memorial Peace Conference at 2 p.m. April 4 at the Fairway Room at the Springs Golf Course, 1821 Springs Club Road.
    The celebration will mark the 44th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year’s theme is “Remaining Hopeful through the Storm.”

  • Supreme Outreach Food Ministry starts in April

    Because of the tough economy – with rising gas and grocery prices – one local church has made it a mission to make meals more affordable for struggling families in the Lancaster area.
    New Horizon Community Church, in conjunction with food marketing company Supreme Sales and Marketing LLC of Braselton, Ga., has launched a new food box program offering groceries at a discount, as a helping hand for those in need.

  • 4-H Showcase

    Come join us Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tractor Supply Co., 593 S.C. Bypass East (the old Bi-lo) for a day of fun as we showcase the 4-H activities in Lancaster County at the fifth annual Family Fun Day. 

  • 12-Week Fitness Challenge

    Editor’s note: The Lancaster News is tracking the progress of Katie Stogner and Jeff Holden as they undertake the Island Sun Tanning and Fitness 12-week Challenge for 2012. Here are their first blogs. You can also follow their progress at stevelewisplan.com.

    Katie’s story

    It’s been two weeks and I still cannot believe I’m actually doing this in front of a camera.

    At first, I was really nervous, but now I’m just excited.

  • Wildfires a major concern in South Carolina

    The statewide late winter/early spring wildfire season is still about a month away but the S.C. Forestry Commission has launched a safety campaign so those planning to burn can take the appropriate steps.

    The seasonal outlook for the next few months indicates an increasing potential for high wildfire activity for most of the Palmetto State.

    Although it may not seem like it due to recent rainfall, precipitation amounts for this portion of the Piedmont are already about 1.2 inches below normal.

  • Register your Relay for Life team today

    The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Lancaster County gives everyone in the community a chance to help the organization save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. 

    Register your team today by visiting RelayForLife.org or by calling 1-800-227-2345.

  • Freaky phobia

    If you feel like pulling the covers back up or staying home today, don’t worry.

    You aren’t alone. Friday the 13th has a way of doing that. 

    According to research, as many as 25 percent of the population believe Friday the 13th is a day of calamity.

    The fear of Friday the 13th is known as paraskevidekatriphobia (“para-ska-vee-decka-tri-phobia”), which stems from the Greek words for fear, Friday and 13. Friday the 13th happens three times in 2012 – today, April 13 and July 13.

  • It's not a very small world after all

    Each year, more than 42.8 million guests step through the gates at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Fla.

    That works out to an average of 117,260 visitors per day.

    Given that, what are the odds of being pulled from the throngs and selected as grand marshals to lead a parade down Main Street USA at the Magic Kingdom?

    Carolyn McDow isn’t quite sure, but she said dreams can come true.

  • Saying thanks at Thanksgiving

    Thanks to cyberspace, cell phones, Twitter, and e-mail, reaching someone halfway around the world is almost instantaneous with very little face to face interaction.

    There’s nothing wrong with using technology to your advantage, but that’s not always the way the Rev. T. Edward Kofi, director of African Christians Fellowship International (ACFI) does things. Yes, Kofi has a Facebook page, but he prefers to reach out in love. 

  • 2001 Veterans Day Tribute

    Editor’s note – The Lancaster News recently asked readers on its Facebook page to share memories on family members who proudly served in the United States military. Here is Mickey R. Hinson Sr.‘s story on his dad, the late John Harry Hinson, who died Feb. 16, 2008, at the age of 92.

     

    This was my father in the U.S. Army infantry in Germany and Italy in World War II.