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  • 2,956 acres of solitude

    “How many places can you go where the only thing you hear is the wind moving through the trees and songbirds singing?”

    Hinson, 65, is the unofficial ambassador and hiker extraordinaire at Forty Acre Rock, the fragile geological treasure that sprawls across southeastern Lancaster County.

  • Celebrate AJ’s 250th birthday Saturday

    Andrew Jackson State Park

    Andrew Jackson State Park will host Andrew Jackson’s 250th Birthday Celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 25.
    Stroll around the lawn to meet traditional crafters and re-enactors. Listen to the blasts of black-powder guns during firing demonstrations by Revolutionary War re-enactors. See how everyday items that we can get in any retail store today were made by hand during Jackson’s time.

  • Injured woman trapped after hitting tree off S.C. 9

    An injured woman was trapped in her car early Tuesday after it veered off S.C. 9 in Buford and hit a tree.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Gary Miller said Mariah TyShae Patrick’s  2004 Honda Civic was headed west toward Buford Crossroads when it ran off the road about 9:05 a.m. in the 4800 block of Pageland Highway (S.C. 9) near the intersection of Coot Sistare Road.

  • Katawba land trust celebrates 25-year anniversary this week

    On March 22, 1992, local conservationist and historian Lindsay Pettus pitched an idea to safeguard local watersheds and keep the area’s most significant pristine natural areas and farms as undisturbed as possible.
    He shared it with friends Paul Gettys, Mark Grier, Jimmy White IV and Ralph Garris, giving rise to the Katawba Valley Land Trust (KVLT).
    Now 25 years later, that grassroots effort is protecting more that 9,300 acres in five S.C. counties. And no one is more pleased than Pettus as the land trust celebrates its silver anniversary this week.

  • TLN scoops up 31 S.C. press awards

    The Lancaster News brought home 31 awards, and its three sister newspapers another 27, from Saturday’s S.C. Press Association annual meeting in Columbia.
    Among the Lancaster News staff’s first-place honors were best election and political coverage, best special edition for its Honoring Veterans section, and best reporting-in-depth for coverage marking the death and legacy of Mayor Joe Shaw.

  • SINDARIUS SHINES

    After a landmark comeback win over the Duke Blue Devils, the Gamecocks’ bandwagon is barreling toward Madison Square Garden this weekend for the third round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
    Led by Lancaster’s Sindarius Thornwell, the University of South Carolina men’s team is getting its first taste of March Madness in 13 years, and they’re into the Sweet 16 after beating Marquette and Duke last weekend in Greenville.

  • Weekend Recap: March 21, 2017

    The Lancaster News brought home 31 awards, and its three sister newspapers another 27, from Saturday's S.C. Press Association annual banquet in Columbia. Among the Lancaster News staff's first-place honors were best election and political coverage, best special edition for its Honoring Veterans section, and best reporting-in-depth for coverage marking the death and legacy of Mayor Joe Shaw.

  • Community Playhouse announces upcoming season

    Kayla Vaughn
    The Lancaster News

    The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County held its annual season reveal party for 2017-18 Saturday at the Springs House in Lancaster.
    The CPLC is the oldest constant arts organization in Lancaster and has held over 130 shows since it was founded in 1972. According to its Facebook page, the CPLC “strives to nurture an appreciation for the arts and our world through diverse theatre arts programming.”

  • Captivating kids for 40 years

    Kayla Vaughn
    The Lancaster News

    You could have heard a pin drop in the library Monday morning as pre-K students from Nation Ford High School’s Early Childhood Education Lab sat wide-eyed, listening to Brenda Parker’s rhymes and stories.
    Parker celebrated 40 years as a children’s librarian this week. She used all of that experience to her advantage as she captured the attention of every 4-year-old in the room. Each child answered her questions with a smile and a laugh.

  • At 99, Clemson’s Skardon to walk in Bataan Memorial Death March

    Ken Scar
    Clemson University

    WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. — The start of the annual Bataan Memorial Death March is a raucous affair.
    The boom of cannon fire sends 7,000 athletes surging across the starting line into the New Mexican desert under a vibrant orange and violet sunrise. They whoop and cheer as they embark on one of America's most grueling sporting events.