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  • Center all ears no more

    The Listening Center, which has offered support groups free of charge for more than 20 years, closed its doors on Thursday.

    Lindsay Pace, who has been director of the center for the last three months, said the agency is closing due to a lack of funding. She didn't get specific.

    "A lot of people are sad to see it leaving," Pace said. "It's been difficult for a lot of people.'

    The New Hope Group of Narcotics Anonymous will continue to meet at the center. Pace said she believes the fibromyalgia support group will continue to meet there.

  • Indian Land company takes part in 'Extreme Makeover Home Edition'

    "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," the Emmy-award winning hit reality show on ABC Television, came to Charlotte to surprise one lucky family with an extreme home makeover last week."

    With a goal to help construct a new house in one week, The Master's Construction Co. of Indian Land has joined Charlotte builder, American Heartland Homebuilder, and developer, JED Development, to aid the family.'

    The company was invited by its vendor, Stock Building Supply, which has made significant material contributions to the Charlotte project.

  • McManus, 22, takes on two preaching jobs this summer

    Brandon McManus realized at an early age what his calling would be.

    At 14, he traveled with his home church, Antioch Baptist, to Go Tell Camp in Toccoa, Ga. He believed God was working on his heart to serve him.

    McManus went to his youth pastor, Chris Blackmon, and told him he thought the Lord was calling him to preach.

    "I never thought about preaching before until I had a dream about it, and it felt so real," McManus said. "I started wishing it was me when I saw somebody preach."

    The next year, Blackmon asked McManus to preach on Youth Sunday.

  • Father's jersey inspires team

    Like father, like son.

    It's a well-worn cliche, but in this case, it fits like a special jersey.

    Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-star right fielder Darius Robinson and his father, Darrell, have something in common besides their love for baseball.

    Darius Robinson has a Dixie Youth Baseball state championship jersey to match one earned by his dad 27 years ago.

  • Tax-free shopping weekend runs through midnight Sunday

    Retailers here and across the state are hoping to ring up large sales this weekend during the state's ninth annual tax-free shopping weekend.

    It began at 12:01 a.m. Friday and concludes at midnight Sunday.

    South Carolina is one of six states to host tax-free shopping weekends this weekend. The others are North Carolina, Virginia, Alabama, Tennessee and Missouri.

    During the weekend, the state's sales and use tax is lifted on purchases of clothes, shoes, school supplies, book bags, computers, computer parts, printers and more.

  • City Council, school board filing begins

    Interest has been good surrounding the opening day of filing for Lancaster City Council and Lancaster County school board seats.

    Lancaster County election official Cassie Stump said the voter registration and election office has received many calls about filing, which opens today at noon.

    "People have been calling and wanting to look at (district) maps," Stump said Thursday. "More for City Council than school board."

    City Council seats up for election are Districts 3, 4 and 6, now held by incumbents Audrey Curry, Bill Sumner and Danny O'Brien.

  • Superintendent gets excellent rating

    Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore is beginning his third year at Lancaster County School District with the full backing of the school board, which has again given him an excellent rating on his annual evaluation.

    The school board shared the 2007-08 review with Moore and others during its meeting Tuesday night.

    The superintendent was evaluated in seven areas: as a chief executive officer and for community relations, educational leadership, facilities management, financial management, staff personnel management and student personnel services.

  • New law impacts cyclists, drivers

    When avid bicyclists George and Renee Gunter go street biking these days, they pass two white bicycles on U.S. 521 near Niven Road in Indian Land.

    A month ago, those bikes weren't there. Ten months ago, they had no reason to be there.

    George and Renee were at a bike shop Oct. 21, 2007, when they got a call from Renee's mother.

    An accident involving two bicyclists had happened near the Gunters' house.

  • Organizers prep for IL library festival

    INDIAN LAND – It's not too early to start thinking about fall, particularly about the Fall Into Fun Festival for the new Indian Land library.

    It's just a few months away and organizers are already gearing up for the Oct. 4 festival.

    "This year's goal is $25,000, which will enable the new library's browsing area to be named for the festival," said Jane Alford, editor of Carolina Gateway. Last year's festival brought in about $18,000. The first festival, in 2006, made about $12,000.

  • Air filter firm invests $1.5M in move to Kershaw building

    KERSHAW – ECN Industries Inc. cut the ribbon to its new 16,000-square-foot facility on Little Dude Avenue in Kershaw on July 23.

    It's the latest in a string of vacant buildings that have been rehabbed and occupied by industrial businesses along the road.

    ECN produces specialized fiber used by manufacturers of heating and air conditioning filters.

    "We basically sell to anybody who sell filters in Home Depot or Lowe's," said Rick Chapman, president and co-owner.