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  • Students and parents invited to Lancaster Literacy Night

    Lancaster’s Literacy Night this Thursday will give parents and students the chance to win prizes, play games and learn about how area schools are building reading and writing skills.
    Nine Lancaster-area schools will have booths with exhibits and activities, including book giveaways, student work and a photo booth.
    The event is from 6-7:30 p.m. at Lancaster High School, 625 Normandy Rd., Lancaster.

  • Spring Fun Night at AJ State Park

    Andrew Jackson State Park is holding its Spring Fun Night at 7 p.m. this Friday.
    The event is free with park admission and will take place in the park’s main parking lot. Admission to the park is $2 for adults, $1.25 for seniors and free for ages 15 and younger.
    “All are welcome,” said State Park Ranger Kirk Johnston, adding that the event is especially aimed at kids ages 5 to 12.

  • Classical artists Hoffman, Parrini perform Sunday

    Miles Hoffman, a prominent classical violist and a popular host on S.C. Public Radio, WDAV and other public stations around the country, will perform this Sunday in Lancaster.
    He will be appearing at 2:30 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center along with Italian-born pianist Fabio Parrini at the Vivian Major Robinson Spring Concert. Concert-goers will hear the music of familiar composers Robert Schumann, Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms, as well as a more modern composition published in 1951 by Ernest Bloch.

  • Winthrop Poll: Trump’s S.C. approval rating holds steady

    From release

    ROCK HILL – President Trump’s approval rating of 43 percent has remained steady in South Carolina for the past two months, according to the latest Winthrop Poll.
    His approval numbers in South Carolina continue to be a few points higher than his national average.
    The 45th president has a disapproval rating of 47 percent among Palmetto State citizens. An earlier Winthrop Poll in February showed similar ratings.

  • Woman hurt in 30-foot fall at Devil’s Cave

    A 21-year-old woman was seriously injured last weekend in a 30-foot fall near Devil’s Cave at Forty Acre Rock, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office report.
    The victim, Chantal Stemen of Indian Trail, N.C., was in fair condition Tuesday at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, according to a spokesman at CMC main.
    According to the sheriff’s report, Stemen had “multiple lacerations, bruises and most likely multiple fractures.”

  • Elgin barbecue runs like Ford assembly line

    Sherrill C. Mullis
    Special to The Lancaster News

    Was this a volunteer firefighters' barbecue, a community social, a family reunion or a fellowship dinner? It was all of the above.
    I was fortunate enough to be asked to help the Elgin Fire Department with its big barbecue on March 16-17.

  • First Steps sets $24K goal for Give Local

    First Steps of Lancaster hopes to raise $24,000 through the upcoming Give Local Lancaster campaign.
    And while that’s a lofty goal, it is attainable, said First Steps volunteer Fred Witherspoon.
    “All across America, you have agencies taking part in these campaigns,” Witherspoon said. “We just plug into it.”
    First Steps is one of 41 local organizations that will participate in Give Local Lancaster on May 2.

  • Jackson descendant brings ‘Old Hickory’ to life

    Andrew Jackson VI recalled Thursday evening a story he believed as a child of his direct ancestor and former U.S. president who shares his same name.
    Jackson VI – a known descendant of Andrew Jackson Jr., who was the adopted son of President Andrew and Rachel Jackson – shared the story of his ancestors “infamous duel” with Charles Dickinson, leaving Jackson with a bullet permanently in his chest.
    “It was years before I knew my grandfather did not kill the man who wrote ‘A Christmas Carol,’” he said.

  • 5th District forum will showcase 11 candidates Tuesday at USCL

    Twelve of the 15 candidates running in the special election for South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District will participate in the Before You Vote forum Tuesday at USC Lancaster.
    “With that number of candidates, it’s going to be interesting,” said Dean Faile, president of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, one of the event’s sponsors. “The difficulty was creating a forum to give each candidate adequate time to voice their opinions on the issues.”

  • ‘You go home, hug your kids… and you made it one more day’

    Rescuers lean on each other to get through the night
    Kayla Vaughn
    kvaughn@thelancasternews.com
    Most of Buford’s volunteer firefighters were headed home from their day jobs April 6 when their pagers went off.
    Billy Morris, chief of the Buford Volunteer Fire Department, arrived first at the demolished home on Pageland Highway. He radioed for help, calling it in as “entrapment,” saying two people were inside.