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Today's Features

  • Sifting through complex food and nutrition information can be a daunting task for consumers, with new information bombarding the airways and Internet almost daily.

    From food recalls and personal endorsements to secret ingredients, fad diets and conflicting information of dietary supplements, it can be complicated just to separate fact from fiction.

    During March – National Nutrition Month – the American Dietetic Association is urging consumers to look beyond the myths of nutrition to focus on the facts.

  • Andrew Jackson High senior Caroline Phillips’ two-run single in the seventh inning lifted the Lady Volunteers to a 5-3 win over Lancaster High School on Monday night at the LHS softball field.Phillips, on the night, had a hit and drove in three runs.Lancaster held a 3-1 edge after three innings, but the AJ girls tallied single runs in the fourth and fifth innings to tie the game.Phillips’ two-run single in the seventh put AJ up 5-3 and winning pitcher Chelsea Vincent retired the Lady Bruins in their final at-bat.Vincent fanned 11.

  • When it comes to the Great Wagon Road, Jim Riley knows there had to be more than one shallow ford along the Catawba River where 18th-century traders crossed and branched out into the Carolina Backcountry.

    Now he’s trying to find them.

    Riley, an author and retired history professor at Indiana University, was in Lancaster this week on a “personal quest of a retired man with too much time on his hands.”

  • WAXHAW, N.C. – JAARS invites visitors to attend JAARS Day and learn how people are transformed through the word of God. JAARS Day is an opportunity to see how this life-transforming work is done and how people can be a part of it.

    According to JAARS, there are 2,251 language groups around the world with no Scriptures.

    The new season of JAARS Days opens Saturday. The first event focuses on logistical support – construction and maintenance, materials transportation, purchasing and shipping.

  • No one knows when or where the idea for Scripture Cake came from, but its ingredients are rooted in Bible verses.

    The late Charlemae Hill Rollins believed it was so significant in her own life that she included the recipe for it in her book, "Christmas Gif': An Anthology of Christmas Poems, Songs and Stories, Written by and about Negroes."

    Disappointed that there were so few written resources about the Christmas traditions she learned as a child in Yazoo City, Miss., Rollins wrote the anthology in 1963 to pass along what she had learned from her grandmother, a slave.

  • The prices for most home remodeling projects continue to climb.

    And if you plan to spend your hard-earned paycheck or tax refund check on a home improvement project, where's the best place to start?

    According to the 2007 Cost vs. Value Report, adding a wooden deck will bring you the highest return on your investment, followed by siding replacement, a minor kitchen remodel and vinyl and wooden window replacement.

  • A Lancaster man is in a Charlotte hospital after being involved in a two-vehicle accident early Saturday morning.

    Gonza Mackey, 24, was driving a 1992 Chevrolet sedan about 3 a.m. along U.S. 521 when he collided with a 1984 Chevrolet driven by Kendrick Cook, 27, of Lancaster, said Sgt. Mike Burgess of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

    Mackey was traveling north when Cook, who was on the southbound shoulder, made a U-turn into Mackey's path, a report said.

    Mackey was flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where he was listed in serious condition Tuesday.

  • The two month wait is over. A shipment of more than 35,000 boxes of Caramel deLites, Cinna-Spins, Lemonades, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Shortbread, Thanks-A-Lot and Thin Mints arrived here late Saturday.

    Eager local Girl Scouts from 25 troops and their leaders met a tractor trailer stacked high with some of America's favorite cookies at St. Luke United Methodist Church to unload them.

    Nobody around town is happier about that than J.R. Snipes. For Snipes, it's cookie time.

  • It's less than 24 hours to V-Day and the pressure is on.

    If you're tired of standing in a last-minute line to fight for picked-over flower bouquets, cards, syrupy stuffed animals and boxes of candy, take heart.

    Nothing goes further than a homecooked meal for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day.

    Men, the findings of a recent Cosmopolitan magazine survey should pique your curiosity.

    That survey showed that 70 percent of women prefer a dinner cooked by a man than one from a five-star restaurant.

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