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  • Liberian pastor gives thanks for Reformation Lutheran Church

    Heath Spring’s native Maria Ardrey now has a Liberian school named in her honor.

  • Lancaster man scratches $100K lottery ticket

    A Lancaster man’s routine had him in the right spot at the right time recently to buy a very valuable lottery ticket.

  • Sims Foundation awards grants

     The J. Marion Sims Foundation, Inc. has made awards totaling $417,695 to 10 different community organizations through its responsive grants program.  

    The foundation awarded grants to the following organizations:

  • 'Spruce Up' planning meeting draws 25

    KERSHAW – About 25 local business owners gathered at the Kershaw Recreation Center on Thursday, March 26, for a meeting sponsored by the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce to discuss revitalization plans to “spruce up” the downtown district.

  • Muennich foundation awards first scholarships

     When student evangelist Mark Shelley stood on the stage inside the Unity ARP Church Fellowship Hall on Tuesday, March 24, and gave the keynote address during the Seth Muennich Scholarship Awards Dinner there was little doubt who he was talking to.

  • Methodist churches unite for Stations of the Cross

     As we celebrate Palm Sunday today, March 29, marking Jesus Christ’s entrance into Jerusalem during Passion Week, several United Methodist churches of Lancaster have united hearts and hands to present “Stations of the Cross,” an artistic representation of the last days of Jesus’ life.

    The stations are housed inside the Norrell & Powers Norrell Center (the old Bank of Lancaster building), 206 S. Main St. The windows of the Gay Street side of the building are also decorated.

  • Long way down

     Peering up at the steel behemoth towering in front of me, I got my first glimpse of Carowinds’ latest roller coaster, the Fury 325, on Wednesday morning, March 25, and boy, was it a doozy.

    With a maximum lift height of 325 feet (the equivalent of driving up and then down the side of a 30-story building), the ride’s initial peak would have been lost amidst the grey sky if not for the bright splashes of teal blue and neon green emblazoned across the coaster.

  • School board considers new workplace drug policy

     The Lancaster County school board approved first reading of a new Drug Free Workplace policy during its March 17 meeting.

    Board members approved the policy at the request of Lancaster County School District Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore, making it possible for board members to potentially approve new controlled substance and alcohol testing regulations as early as next month.

  • Mobile Vet Centers reach out in rural areas

      Staff reports 

    One of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Mobile Vet Centers (MVCs) is coming here. Veterans are invited to visit the University of South Carolina Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive, from noon to 3 p.m. April 22 to get a close look at the center, as well as the services it offers.

  • VA streamlines online applications process

    A U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs project became effective Tuesday, March 24, that puts online improvements in place to make it easier for veterans to apply for benefits.