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  • Ready, set, click!

    Local fundraising has crossed over into cyberspace, making it easier than ever to donate to local nonprofit agencies. The 24-hour online fundraiser GiveLocalLancaster is set for all day Tuesday, from midnight to 11:59 p.m. 

    The website GiveLocalLancaster.org has 36 organizations listed. Donations can be made to one or more nonprofits from Lancaster County, Fort Lawn and Great Falls. People from across the nation or anywhere in the world will be able to donate to our nonprofits. 

  • Relay for Life: a celebration of the fighters, the memories

    Hundreds filed into Lancaster County Memorial Stadium Friday night to celebrate another day of life and to march in defiance of a dreaded disease that shows no mercy.   

    The annual Relay for Life event had so many survivors and so many stories. Luminaries, two-wide, formed a circle within a circle, making a lighted path for survivors, caregivers and loved ones to walk, to remember and to hope. 

  • ‘What am I going to do with these people?’

    It started as an act of kindness, says Joe Camarena, owner of Joe’s Automotive.

    The couple and their daughter had no place to live, so he offered them the office in the back of his shop.

    It ended almost two years later on March 22, with a parking lot full of flashing blue lights, deputies swarming the property, and social workers taking emergency custody of a desperate 14-year-old girl.

  • Lancaster Fatherhood Project expands to Rock Hill location

    The Lancaster Fatherhood Project, designed to strengthen families through father engagement, is expanding its services into York County, opening a location in Rock Hill.
    The group's programs will be introduced to York County through a partnership with the S.C. Department of Social Services and the S.C. Center for Fathers and Families.

  • Lancaster native Tucker co-writes faith-based film

    Terry Ward Tucker recalls the moment she walked down the aisle at Lancaster’s First Baptist Church to accept Jesus. It was a revival service in 1956, and she was 8.  
    That night, she said, a visiting evangelist explained the Gospel in simple terms.
    “Even as a child, I understood what he was teaching,” she said. “My mom and dad didn’t know I had planned to give my heart to God that particular evening, but they were glad about it.”

  • McClancy sues county on zoning

    McClancy Seasoning Co., whose rezoning request for an expansion project was rejected by the county council in December, has sued Lancaster County, demanding that it allow the expansion or pay to relocate the company.
    McClancy has been located at 182 Spice Road in Indian Land, just off U.S. 521, since 1984. It wants its property rezoned as light industrial so it can expand its current manufacturing plant with an 80- by 240-foot addition.

  • Relay for Life parking, shuttle bus schedule

    Parking for tonight’s Relay for Life event at Lancaster County Memorial Stadium will be affected by a softball game going on at the same time.
    To make sure parking is available for everyone, a shuttle bus will run every 15 to 20 minutes from the upper Lancaster High School lot next to LearnTV to the stadium from 5 p.m. until midnight.
    Parking is available at the home and visitors’ sides of the stadium and at the K-mart side of North Elementary. The soccer field parking will be reserved for those attending the Lancaster High softball game.

  • Four hurt in S.C. 5 crash

    UPDATE

    A driver whose SUV overturned and caught fire was gravely injured and three people in another vehicle were hurt in a multi-car crash Wednesday at the intersection of S.C. 5 and Old Hickory Road.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller said the driver of the SUV, 38-year-old Joshua Lloyd of Lancaster, was in critical condition at Carolinas Medical Center.
    Lloyd, who was entrapped and freed by bystanders, was immediately flown to CMC.

  • Senior Lifestyles: LCCA Blazing a Trail in 2016

    May is Older Americans Month, the month that we set aside to honor our seniors and the contributions that they have made to our country.  
    The Administration for Community Living has selected “Blaze a Trail” as  the 2016 theme for the month.  
    This theme challenges us to emphasize the ways older adults are reinventing themselves through new work and new passions, engaging their communities and blazing a trail of positive impact on the lives of people of all ages.
    So, how do we accomplish these tasks in Lancaster County?  

  • Senior Lifestyles: A ministry endures

    The Rev. W.C. Wallace enjoys sitting in a back porch chair in his bedroom slippers.
    But on any given Sunday, he’ll swap them for dress shoes and step behind a pulpit to talk about Jesus.
    For more than four decades, he has served congregations in the Lancaster area, as a full-time, interim or substitute preacher, a calling that he will continue to answer.
    “I guess I’ve been to three-quarters of the churches in the Moriah Baptist Association,” he said, laughing.