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  • He will bring the jokes; you bring the laughs to Comedy Night

    INDIAN LAND – Comedian Tony Boswell says his dream job would be to host Weekend Update, the popular, long-running skit on "Saturday Night Live."

    "Is that going to happen?" Boswell said, sitting at his kitchen table at his home in BridgeMill. "Probably not. I'm 45."

    But he's having a good time, anyway. He just placed second in the 28th Seattle International Comedy Competition.

  • Continental Tire to move headquarters to Indian Land

    INDIAN LAND - Continental Tire North America is picking up and moving 12 miles from its Charlotte headquarters to a new building in Indian Land next year.

    The new facility will house 300 Continental employees. It means an $11 million investment in land and development of a new 75,000-square-foot building, now under construction at MacMillan Business Park on S.C. 160. Construction is expected to be completed in early 2009.

  • GF fire captain accused of arson

    GREAT FALLS - Great Falls Fire Capt. David Dutton is facing an arson charge in a fire at the town fire department and is considered "a person of interest" in three other fires, authorities say.

    Dutton, of 10 Farrow St., was charged last week with third-degree arson, an arrest warrant from the S.C. Law Enforcement Division said.

    An arrest warrant says Dutton used the liquid antibacterial hand sanitizer Germ-X to burn a desk at the Great Falls Fire Department. Germ-X contains ethyl alcohol, a flammable compound.

  • Winds pick up speed

    Hold on to your hats. Wind - and later in the week, rain - are in the forecast.

    The flags around town and your hair will likely be whipping in the wind again today. As they did on Tuesday, the winds will be gusting up to 30 mph, with sustained winds of 6 to 16 mph, according to the National Weather Service. You might think Lancaster is the Windy City instead of the Red Rose City.

  • Funeral customs focus of exhibit

    When Africans were brought to America, they adopted some European traditions while maintaining many of their original customs.

    This is evident in various funeral and mourning rituals used today.

    Elaine Nichols, a curator at the S.C. State Museum, gave a presentation about African American homegoing customs at the Medford Library at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster on Friday. Nichols' lecture was based on an exhibit called "The Last Mile of the Way," which is on display in the library.

  • Couple die in fire

    Married for eight years, the Omarsabriis were a couple who did everything together, their relatives say.

    Early Sunday, the couple - Nakim, 35, and Jacqueline, 39 - died in a fire at their 12th Street home, leaving their families in shock.

    "It's like a dream still to me," said Nakim's sister, Letitia Patterson on Tuesday.

    Fighting the fire

  • Carolina Thread Trails include Lancaster County

    In November, more than 600 guests were invited to attend a kickoff luncheon at Charlotte Marriott City Center sponsored by Carolina Thread Trails. Two of those guests represented See Lancaster - board president Debbie Jaillette and welcome center hostess Sylvia Hudson. They and other guests were educated about the proposed trails while witnessing first hand $14.5 million in corporate commitments toward the fundraising campaign. Duke Energy, Wachovia, Bank of America and Foundation for the Carolinas were among the contributors.

  • Couple dies in 12th Street fire early Sunday

    The Lancaster County Coroner's Office has released the names of a couple killed in a house fire early Sunday morning.

    Nakim Omarsabrii, 35, and his wife, Jacqueline S. Omarsabrii, 39, died of carbon monoxide poisoning, said Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Shannon Evans on Monday.

  • Heritage tract preserves river shore
  • Ball players, reporter help students with assignment

    Students across the school district met at Covenant Baptist Church on Feb. 8 for the 12th annual READ-In.

    Forty middle school students from area schools were divided into different groups to discuss the book, "Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery" by John Feinstein.

    A.R. Rucker sixth-grader JeNae Jones enjoyed the book.

    "I like the book because it's about sports... Basketball is a great sport and it's competitive," Jones said.

    Just like the characters in the book, students received pointers about being a reporter.