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Today's Features

  • This Saturday, Clemson University's Death Valley and the University of South Carolina’s Williams Brice Stadium will be magically transformed into two of the Palmetto State’s largest towns, at least for a few hours.

  • With Hanna approaching the East Coast and waffling somewhere between tropical storm and hurricane strength in the upcoming days, there is no telling what will happen here.Forecasters are predicting that it will make landfall Friday or Saturday anywhere from Miami to the outer banks of North Carolina with flooding, strong winds, high surf, and torrential rainfall, including flash flood watches expected along the southeastern coast.But regardless of the impact, there is still time to make preparations to ensure the safety of your family and your home by assembling a

  • Don’t worry. We’ve all done it. Those peaches come into season and when we drive by produce stands, we are drawn in by their voluptuous looks.

  • This week’s tremendous rainfall amounts in such a short period of time may bring an unwelcome visitor up to ground level in your yard.If fire ant nests pockmark your lawn in the next few days, it’s to be expected, said Tim Davis, fire ant suppression expert with Clemson University.“Fire ants don’t have a difficult time with flooding and rain at all,” said Davis.

  • Your summer dinners are starting to drag. Don’t worry; you aren’t alone. It’s easy to get into a rut preparing the same meals over and over again.But it’s just as easy to snap out of it and start a culinary revolution by twisting something old into something new. Just put a spin on your favorite recipes by doing the summertime twist.An updated version of the tried and true All-American cheeseburger and Baked Sweet Potato Fries will keep your Labor Day cookout guests on their toes.

  • The Lancaster County Council of the Arts is celebrating the start of school with its third annual Friends Concert at 3 p.m. today at its 201 W. Gay St. gallery in Lancaster.The event will feature a family of flutists, including Erin Moon-Kelly, her mother Joyce Moon, and sisters Ryan Moon and Kate Moon-Orara.Margaret Walsh will accompany the flutists on piano.“Margaret Walsh is an awesome musician, and I thoroughly enjoy working with her,” Moon-Kelly said.

  • The official mascot of North Elementary School is a no-named, medieval armor-wearing knight.Unofficially, it has to be a chicken, said North Elementary School science teacher Kim Threatt.More specifically, it’s Ashley, Clem and Fluffy, the three chickens that now make their home in a barn-red and white chicken coop built by Jamie Gainer inside a fence beside the school science lab.The rooster and two hens are carryovers from a 4-H science project at North last spring to teach science students about the life cycle.Threatt said three were

  • The Lancaster American Legion baseball teams returned to Post 31 on Monday night to be honored for their summer play.

    A host of awards were presented, but the spotlight was clearly on a trio of players brothers Khoury Hammond and Trevor Hammond along with Andrew Smyre.

    Khoury Hammond, a first baseman in the P-31 senior team, was presented the team MVP Award.

    Trevor Hammond, the P-31 senior team catcher, reaped the David Dagenhart Award.

    Smyre, the Post 31 junior team catcher, was named the team MVP after leading the squad to a first-ever state tournament berth.

  • Your nerves are shot.After spending endless hours pushing a shopping cart through every store in three counties for weeks, you found the perfect Hannah Montana or Kasey Kahne lunch box.Now, all that’s left to do is find something to put in it that will give your little Disney Channel wannabe or NASCAR novice enough brain power to make it through the day.And you thought finding that lunch box was hard.Try finding the suggested good-for-you protein, vegetable, fruit and a fun treat combination you can pack each day that they will eat.

  • Between a struggling economy, high unemployment and dealing with personal challenges at home and work, there are difficulties that women to face each and every day.