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  • Native American Studies Week under way

    USCL release
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Native American Studies department kicked off its eighth annual Native American Studies Week on Saturday.
    Since 2005, USCL has hosted a week of events each spring focused on the rich history and cultural traditions of South Carolina’s indigenous peoples.
    This year’s program focuses on issues surrounding Native Americans and law and justice, and includes lectures by regional and nationally-recognized scholars, screenings of films and exhibits highlighting the topic.

  • Kayak demos at Landsford Canal starting in April

    Catawba
    Riverkeeper
    The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation will give one-hour kayak demonstrations at Landsford Canal in April.  
    Demo kayaks, gear and beginner instruction will be provided by Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation. Life jackets will be required, and minors must have a parent’s/guardian’s signature on an Assumption of Risk and Release form to participate. The form is available at  http://lakewylieriversweep.squarespace.com/storage/forms/20120905175321.pdf. Please include cell phone and emergency numbers.

  • Guidonian Hand returns to Lancaster

    Nita Brown
    For The Lancaster News
    If you missed them before, concert-goers from the 2011 performance will tell you you’re in for a treat.
    The trombone quartet, The Guidonian Hand, from New York City, returns to Lancaster for a spring concert.
    Save the date now for the outdoor performance at the Pavilion at historic Craig Farm, set for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28.
    Interspersed between musical selections are the group’s entertaining comments about composition, composers or the instrument itself.

  • Photo exhibit aimed to delight the senses

    Beverly Lane Lorenz
        For The Lancaster News    
    The Sun City Carolina Lakes Photography Club opened its latest photo exhibit, “Delight Your Senses,” to an enthusiastic crowd at a champagne reception Nov. 1, 2012, at the LakeHouse Gallery.
    Thirty-six photographers displayed 86 photos.
    Photography Club President Greg Douglas invited members to display photos in five categories – animals,  landscapes, nature, man-made and people. He challenged them to try different categories.   

  • A little bit of HOPE is a good thing

    Good can come from bad.

    Imagine the conversations one day in the early 1980s when 13 local ministers learned that one couple was traveling from church to church throughout Lancaster County with the same sob story and receiving handouts.

    That’s where the idea of a central clearinghouse named Project HOPE sprang from.

    “They were getting rich off of it,” said the late Brown Wylie, in a February 1985 interview with The Lancaster News.   

  • Inmate charged with threatening life of prison employee at KCI

    An inmate already serving a lengthy term at Kershaw Correctional Institute was charged earlier this month with threatening the life of a prison employee. 

    Demario Marquis Clyburn, 30, of Leeville, was served March 1 with two arrest warrants for criminal conspiracy and threatening the life, person or family of a public employee, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

    According to the arrest warrants, Clyburn threatened to inflict bodily harm on a woman who works at KCI on Oct. 4, 2012, 

  • Looking back

    Here is what was happening around the county about the time HOPE in Lancaster opened its doors in February 1983:

    – The price of leaded self-serve gasoline was 99.9 cents a gallon and unleaded self-serve gasoline was $1.09.9 cents a gallon.

    – Charles Bundy was named chairman of the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism (PRT), following a nomination by Gov. Richard Riley.

  • TLN staff brings home SCPA President’s Cup

    GREENVILLE – The editorial staff of The Lancaster News and Carolina Gateway came home from the S.C. Press Association winter meeting on Saturday, March 23, with a record-setting 28 awards for newspaper excellence.

    The Lancaster News competes with other papers in the Palmetto State that are published two to three times a week. The Lancaster News also received the President’s Award Cup in 2012 for its overall design, writing and photography as the highest scoring newspaper in that division.   

  • IL resident still upset over no-parking signs

    A skirmish over no-parking signs between a group of Indian Land residents and their homeowners association came back to Lancaster County Council earlier this month. 

    At the forefront of the debate, about whether an HOA can post no-parking signs along county roads and subsequently tow those cars, is Panhandle resident Erwin Feiner, who lives on Largo Lane in the Arlington neighborhood. 

    Feiner spoke during council’s March 11 meeting, a little more than a month after he first brought the problem to council’s attention. 

  • Heath Springs council talks about parks and rec slot

    HEATH SPRINGS – Discussion about recommending a parks and recreation board representative wound up being a moot point at the Tuesday, March 19, Heath Springs Town Council meeting.

    For the third straight month, council’s meeting agenda included an item regarding the county’s Joint Recreation Commission. For nearly two years, there had been an open slot on the 10-member commission since Ellenia Russell stepped down.