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  • Manners matter to elementary school counselor

    Hungry restaurant patrons hunched over their plates, leaning on the table and shoveling clenched forkfuls of food into gaping mouths like it’s their last meal.
    While the scenario might be an extreme example, bad table manners are one of those things that once you notice it, you start seeing it everywhere.
    But one local elementary guidance counselor is doing her part to teach students the art of table manners.
    Anne Howey’s table etiquette lessons have been a staple at Brooklyn Springs Elementary School for the last few years.

  • Two women hospitalized after wreck

    Two Lancaster woman were in the hospital Thursday afternoon after their cars collided the night before.
    Trooper Billy Elder of the S.C. Highway Patrol said the accident occurred at 7:25 p.m. Wednesday on Taxahaw Road, about 6 miles east of the city of Lancaster.
    Rebkah Helms, 21, of 9034 NC Potter Road, Lancaster, was driving a 1996 Chevy Blazer sport utility vehicle west on Taxahaw Road when she ran off the right side of the road, Elder said. She overcorrected and crossed the center line where she hit another SUV, Elder said.

  • Little Big Chief shows his warrior spirit

    GREAT FALLS – He may be small, but Little Big Chief has a survival spirit that surpasses many adult warriors.
    Born premature at 24 weeks, Scott Thomas Price has fought battle after battle since his birth on June 25.
    Weighing only 1 pound, 5 ounces, the 12-inch long infant came into the world almost four months before his projected birth date.
    He could be held in the palm of your hand, his grandmother, Debra Terry, said.
    “Diapers made for premature babies were too large for him,” Terry said.

  • Patrol to be out in force for holiday

    Listen up, New Year partiers. This is your fair warning: Find yourself a designated driver or stay home. Because if you drink and drive this weekend, there’s a good chance you’re going to cross paths with law enforcement officers.
    The campaign taking place this weekend is called Sober or Slammer and involves a range of law enforcement organizations focused on one goal – keeping drunk drivers off the road.

  • A look at the top 10 stories of 2010

    The Lancaster News, like many other newspapers, looks back at the top stories at the end of a year.
    Here are the stories that we put on our Top 10 list for 2010:
    (1) Mulvaney goes to Congress

  • Fashion dream becomes a reality

    INDIAN LAND – Fashion is a dream job for many young women, but Annelise Manns is making it her reality.
    “You can’t hope for it, you have to force your foot in the door,” said Manns.
    That determination has paid off with two stints at New York City’s Fashion Week and a summer internship in New York City working for a fashion designer to help them launch a new line of women’s clothing.

  • Sheriff’s office probes Indian Land house fire

    INDIAN LAND – The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fire at a vacant home in Indian Land on Tuesday night.
    Authorities said firefighters from Indian Land, Charlotte Road/Van Wyck, Pleasant Valley and Waxhaw volunteer fire departments were dispatched about 9 p.m. to the home at 7156 Ander Vincent Road.
    The small wood-framed house, located about a mile down a dirt road off S.C. 75, was fully involved when firefighters arrived.

  • Councilman OK after wreck in Kershaw County

    County Councilman Jack Estridge spent Monday night in the hospital after being involved in a car accident in Kershaw County.
    County Administrator  Steve  Willis heard the news early Tuesday morning about the councilman, who represents District 6 on council. He didn’t have many details about the accident, but said Lancaster County Emergency Management Director Morris Russell and Lancaster County Emergency Management Service Director Lanny Bernard have been following up on the crash.

  • Duck hunter escapes sinking truck on Catawba

    What began as an early morning duck hunt for Tony Pope quickly turned into a fight for his life.
    The Lancaster man left home early Tuesday morning to go duck hunting with a friend on the Catawba River on the Lancaster/Chester county line. At about 5:30 a.m., Pope eased his 2001 Toyota Tacoma down the S.C. 9 boat landing under the Catawba River bridge, aiming his trailer and boat toward the water.

  • Silver Haired Legislature seeks candidates for 2011

    Are you 60 or older and concerned about issues affecting the aging population?
    If so, the S.C. Silver Haired Legislature might be right for you.
    The statewide group, which identifies issues and vouches for legislation impacting seniors, is seeking candidates for membership for 2011.
    The group has 152 members, with representation from each of South Carolina’s 46 counties. Members serve two-year terms.