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Today's News

  • Lancaster High band to perform in Washington

    From release

    The Lancaster High School Band will perform in Washington, D.C., on May 6. 

    The Lancaster High band students were invited to represent South Carolina in the Salute to Veterans program taking place in various locations around the country during 2011. 

    The Lancaster band is scheduled to perform at the Iwo Jima Memorial. 

    Band director John Rhodes is proud of this opportunity. 

  • AJHS show choir rocks contest

    When it comes to choruses, they don’t get much hotter than Andrew Jackson High School’s show choir.

    Fresh off a state title, the choir came in first at WTVI’s annual “My School Rocks” fundraising program April 9 in Charlotte.

    In doing so, the choir not only proved its mettle against much larger schools – three from North Carolina and two from Rock Hill – but walked away with the “Most Rocking School in the Carolinas” title and a $5,000 check.

  • County has challenges redrawing districts

    It is no revelation that the fastest-growing area in Lancaster County is just north of Waxhaw Creek, what is known as the Panhandle. The proliferation of new housing developments, businesses and traffic is enough evidence. However, that fact was confirmed when the 2010 Census figures were released recently.

    The U.S. Census Bureau showed that Lancaster County was the fifth fastest-growing county in South Carolina. According to census data, Lancaster County’s official population is now 76,652, a jump from the 2000 population estimate of 61,351.

  • W.B. Evans: It takes a spy to spot a spy

    You know, I gotta hand it to my neighbors who participate in our local crime watch programs.
    They don’t expect medals or fame. They enjoy the self-satisfaction of looking out for their neighbors and reducing crime.
    There was a time I was a dedicated crime watcher, or a least, tried to be.
    World War II had been going on almost a year. All of us were tryin’ to do our part, which meant rationing was an everyday thing.

  • Meet Your Neighbor – Colleen Estridge

    Name: Colleen Estridge
    Age: 59
    Address: Flat Creek Road
    Family: Husband, the late Ferris Estridge; two children, Johnny Morrow and Lynn Morrow; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild  
    Job: Unemployed; I was the home health caregiver for my husband for three years
    Church: Baptist faith
    Hobbies: Gardening/flowers
    Favorite movie: “Gone with the Wind”

  • Jackets win region crown

     

       

    Buford made quick work of Indian Land to capture the Region IV-AA baseball championship with a 14-2 win in five innings on Friday night at the IL field.

  • Indoor Soccer City hopes to give area play a kick

     

       

    Alex Tarque believes his Indoor Soccer City will be teaming with soccer citizens.

  • USCL tennis camps set

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster will hold tennis camps June 6-9 and June 13-16 at the J.P. Richards Complex.

    The camps, for youngsters ages 5-16, are designed to introduce the game of tennis and help players develop their tennis game.

  • Shooting for the stars

    Local astronaut Charles Duke made history when he walked on the moon in 1972. Now a Lancaster County councilman wants to make sure he’s remembered by the county. 

    Councilman Larry Honeycutt discussed the idea of creating a statue in honor of Duke at council’s March 29 meeting. Honeycutt said he has already spoken to both county and city council members about the idea.

  • Ardrey wins state award

    Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District

    William “Bill” Ardrey, commissioner for the Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District, has been named the S.C. Association of Conservation District’s 2010 Outstanding Commissioner of the Year.

    He received the award Jan. 26 at the 2011 Conservation Partnership Conference in Hilton Head.