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  • Burning ban remains for Lancaster County

    From release

    S.C. fire officials have lifted the statewide outdoor-burning ban that they imposed Nov. 19, but Lancaster County will keep the ban in effect here until conditions improve.

  • Editor's Column: How we deliver your newspaper changes Friday

    We have been delivering news and advertising to this community for 164 years.

     Long ago, an army of kids on bikes threw papers onto porches and carports after school. I was one of those kids. Delivering The Lancaster News was my first job, in 1968. 

    The paper switched to morning delivery 25 years ago, and since then its carriers have mostly been adults with motor routes, supplementing their income from other work.

  • Outdoor burning banned in S.C.

    South Carolina declared a statewide burning ban Saturday, citing the drought and an approaching cold front with gusting winds and low humidity, perfect conditions for fires to get out of control.

    State Forester Gene Kodama announced the ban at 6 a.m. and said it would last until further notice. This expanded a ban already in effect in 19 of the Palmetto State’s 46 counties. Lancaster had not been part of that earlier order.

  • Coastal test crops survive hurricane with little damage

    Jim Melvin

    Clemson University

    CHARLESTON – Thanks to a blissful stretch of blue skies and dry weather, at least 80 percent of the valuable crops at Clemson University’s Coastal Research and Education Center have weathered Hurricane Matthew’s wrath and rebounded with voracity.

  • Chester man suspected in North Corner robbery

    Lancaster County sheriff’s investigators believe a Chester man arrested for armed robbery in York County is responsible for the July 5 robbery of North Corner Grocery.
    Investigators obtained warrant against Christopher Clevon Feaster, 40, for armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield said Friday.
    Feaster is also wanted in connection with several armed robberies in Charlotte and Gastonia, N.C.

  • Catawba man arrested for child porn

    A Catawba man was arrested Wednesday for distributing child pornography, the S.C. Attorney General’s Office said.

    David Corey Clark, 28, is charged with four counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and 10 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, all felony offenses punishable by up to 10 years in prison each.

  • Blaze destroys Chester’s Cove Seafood Restaurant

    Brian Garner

    Landmark News Service

    Fire destroyed the popular Chester’s Cove Seafood Restaurant on Cochran Bypass in Chester late Wednesday night.

    The Chester Fire Department responded to the call about 11:30 p.m., with the fire already well under way. Fire Chief Paul Caldwell said the building was a total loss. The fire’s cause is still under investigation.

  • Clemson installing monitors to help farms conserve water

    Scott Miller
    Clemson University

  • Electric bills will tick down because of low fuel prices

    From release

  • 30 countries and counting

    Ten years later, Cara Walker can still close her eyes and stroll the dirt streets of Moshi, a Tanzanian city within sight of Mount Kilimanjaro.
    She remembers wandering through shops and open-air markets with no agenda, browsing to learn. Bougainvillea bloomed. Kiswahili music played. Chickens clucked, and babies cried and laughed.
    “Your senses are constantly engaged, if not borderline overwhelmed,” Walker recalls. It was "a surreal and beautiful experience.”