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Today's Features

  • In the late 1700s, there were no neighborhood grocery stores for food or seasonings or pharmacies for medicines in the Waxhaws.

    Self-sufficiency was a critical element of survival for the Scots-Irish settlers who were carving a way of life out of the wilderness.

    That meant most families had a kitchen garden close to the house, where vegetables, fruit and herbs were grown. 

  • Almost every day this time of year, a local meteorologist will emphasize the Air Quality Index (AQI) as part of the upcoming weather forecast, but few know what it means.

    The Air Quality Index is the system used to warn the public when air pollution reaches dangerous levels. It tracks ozone (smog) and particle pollution (tiny particles from ash, vehicle exhaust, soil dust, pollen and other air pollutants).

  • When it comes to grilling out, nothing beats hot dogs and hamburgers, but sometimes you need to kick it up a notch.

    That’s where a good marinade comes in.

    Marinades are a great way to add spice and flavor before grilling. 

    You can also make the most of an inexpensive cut of meat with a marinade by turning cheap choice into prime steak.

    There are tons of store-bought varieties, but you can save money by easily preparing your own from scratch.

  • The city of Lancaster’s summer outdoor movie and concert series kicks off this week.

    Caroline Hasty, events and promotions manager for the city of Lancaster, said there will be a movie on the second Saturday of each month through September.

    Beginning Saturday, Hasty said families can bring chairs and blankets to the corner of Gay and Main streets for “Movies in the City.”

    All the movies are free and concessions will be sold.

  • When it comes to grilling out, nothing beats hot dogs and hamburgers, but sometimes you need to kick it up a notch.

    That’s where a good marinade comes in.

    Marinades are a great way to add spice and flavor before grilling. 

    You can also make the most of an inexpensive cut of meat with a marinade by turning cheap choice into prime steak.

    There are tons of store-bought varieties, but you can save money by easily preparing your own from scratch.

  • The city of Lancaster’s summer outdoor movie and concert series kicks off this week.

    Caroline Hasty, events and promotions manager for the city of Lancaster, said there will be a movie on the second Saturday of each month through September.

    Beginning Saturday, Hasty said families can bring chairs and blankets to the corner of Gay and Main streets for “Movies in the City.”

    All the movies are free and concessions will be sold.

  •  American history was recently on display in the form of a green antique railroad car. 

    Her name is the Pullman Sunbeam, and she had been under wraps the last few years at the L&C Railway headquarters on South Main Street in Lancaster. 

    A Vermont museum asked Bob Willetts if he and others at the railway would take on the task of restoring the Sunbeam to its original form of more than 100 years ago. 

    Willetts agreed and now three years later, they talk proudly about a project that is just about complete. 

  • Metro Services

    Men and women anticipate the arrival of warmer weather in the same way children look forward to Christmas morning. 

    With a snowier-than-usual winter and chilly start to the spring in many regions, summertime sun and heat might be more coveted than ever before.

    While many individuals have been counting down the days until 85-degree weather, pets may not have been sharing the same enthusiasm. 

    The hot weather can bring discomfort to our four-legged friends.

  • By Julie Graham

    For The Lancaster News

    A small wooden playhouse for tea parties, dress up and all things make-believe owned by the Duke family of Lancaster has come to life again to entertain its fourth generation.

    John and Beverly Duke have the playhouse in the backyard of their Meadow Drive home for the next generation, their granddaughter, Railee Brown, who turns two in July. 

    During its nearly 70 years in the Duke family, it has been moved and repainted four times.  

  • A couple of Indian Land High School students can add their names to the school’s list of signed athletes this year after receiving word from the University of South Carolina in Columbia that they have made the team.

    Only this time the team isn’t on the gridiron or court, it’s on the sidelines.

    Seniors Alexis Barjona and Megan Leskody were among more than 120 cheerleaders from across the state to try out for coveted spots on the Gamecocks’ two cheerleading squads and were among the  54 who made it.