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  • Janice Dabney retiring

    A half century after she started work in the hospital’s emergency room, Springs Memorial CEO Janice Dabney will retire in August.
    Dabney has been one of the city’s top executives and community leaders for more than three decades. She has served two stints on the county school board totaling 16 years and counting.
    The Lancaster native started out at the hospital in 1966 as the only person on duty to check in patients during the second shift at what was then Marion Sims Memorial Hospital.

  • Bears out there

    Jimmy Deese was hoping to capture the image of a rambling buck on a trail camera he placed in the woods near his Tradesville home.
    Instead, he got a black bear.
    “It was pretty unexpected,” Deese said of the bear. “I’m not scared of much, but when I go back there now, I got my 45 by my side.”
    The trail camera, which is positioned about 3 feet off the ground, recorded the image of the young black bear about 9:30 p.m. Friday.
    “I went down there to check it and I heard something going through the woods,” he said.

  • July 4 lights up fireworks sales

    Fireworks retailers are prepping for their busiest season with new arrivals they hope you’ll love.
    From alien invasions to shark-inspired showers, frequent favorites like sparklers and plenty of safety gear to handle it all – they’re stocking up, expecting hundreds to buy to celebrate Independence Day.
    In Indian Land, Phantom Fireworks’ best sellers are the Pyrotechnic Motherlode and the New Yorker Salute Finale – both are ground-based and shoot a series of shots.

  • Red, white & blue fun

    Independence Day festivities begin this week, with tons of red, white and blue and fireworks lighting up the night skies. Here are some events offered in our area:
    ◆ Rock Hill will hold its 14th annual Red, White & Boom Independence Day Festival at 5:30 p.m. July 3, at the Old Town Amphitheater, 144 E. Black St., Rock Hill. The festival includes live music, inflatables, rides, food trucks, beer and wine and an ice cream eating contest. The fireworks display begins at 10 p.m. For details, visit www.onlyinoldtown.com/boom.

  • N.C. woman charged in fatal bike hit and run

    An N.C. woman who allegedly struck a bicyclist late Friday night in the Buford community and then drove away is now in jail.
    Diane Elizabeth Kelley, 46, of Lilesville, N.C., turned herself in at the Lancaster County Detention Center on Tuesday afternoon.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Cpl. Bill Rhyne said Kelley is charged with leaving the scene of the accident regarding death in connection to the fatal hit and run, which killed Robert B. “Robbie” Sims, of Hopkins Lane.

  • Weekend Recap: June 26, 2017

    Lancaster County School District will have a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the upcoming fiscal year’s $102 million budget before its approval. The meeting will be at the school district office, 300 S. Catawba Street, Lancaster. The board of trustees will vote on the budget at 6 p.m. after the public hearing. The monthly board meeting will follow at 7 p.m.

     

    Three Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Dixie Softball teams captured district championships in Camden to earn bids to the state tournament in Dillon on July 8.

  • See Lancaster announces summer events

    From release

    There’s a summer full of budget-friendly entertainment scheduled in Lancaster, including theater performances for kids and downtown concerts for everyone.
    Lancaster Performing Arts’ secondary series “See Lancaster Live” includes live theatre shows for children at USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium. The first was Thursday – Bright Star Touring Theatre’s “Happily Ever After”, featuring some of the Grimm Brothers’ iconic works.

  • Quilting to comfort kids

    Kelly Morrissette
    For The Lancaster News

    Erika Boss has turned her passion for quilting into something much more meaningful and rewarding to help children whose families have been deployed on active duty.
    The 60-year-old Lancaster resident volunteers for Operation Kid Comfort, a YMCA program through which volunteers design and craft coddling quilts and pillows for children experiencing stress from the deployment of a loved one. Children 7 and younger receive quilts, while older kids receive pillows.

  • Ministering with hand tools

    KERSHAW – Walking cane in hand, Overbrook Road resident Jamie Payne stood in his mobile home’s kitchen Wednesday trying to look in two directions at once.
    To his right, 13-year-old Brice Harris gripped a bedroom door as it was being secured into place.
    To his Payne’s left, Andrew Plumer was working on a ceiling fan. Those two projects are among many that Youth Serve volunteers have taken up for two weeks during this summer’s team camp.

  • Sprucing up Kershaw’s golf course is paying off

    KERSHAW – Officials are breathing a little easier over the Kershaw Golf Course after learning that revenue was $8,000 ahead of projections for the month of May.
    Most of that is coming from green fees, which means course improvements are attracting significantly more golfers.  
    “We are getting lots of compliments about the recent remodel,” said Town Administrator Mitch Lucas, and improvements in the irrigation system are still under way.
    “It really looks first class.”