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Today's News

  • Girl with Lancaster ties has unprecedented transplants

    Laura Margaret Burbach’s goal of attending Duke University to study public policy seems much more realistic now than it had a year or so ago.

    Burbach has a host of interests and lofty dreams, but those visions became clouded because of major health issues.

    The 16-year-old Madison, Ga., resident has been living with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, or SCID, a genetic disorder that weakens the immune system.

    With a weak immune system, a sickness such as the common cold can be fatal.

  • Eighth annual RAO Ride fundraiser is Saturday

    It’s time to fire up that Harley-Davidson or shine up the hot rod for the eighth annual RAO Ride.

    The charity motorcycle ride will be held Saturday at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster’s Carole Ray Dowling Center, 509 Hubbard Drive.

    Motorcyclists may register from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Cost is $25 for solo riders and $40 for two-up bikes, and includes a meal after the ride, a T-shirt and post-ride activities.

    The 85-mile ride begins at 11 a.m., with riders returning to the Dowling Center between 12:30 and 1 p.m.

  • Friends remember former city official

    Bill Melton was a caring man who came prepared to meetings and would always let you know where he stood on issues.

    Those who spent time around Melton through the years share those sentiments and more as they remember the life of the former Lancaster City councilman.

    Melton died Friday. He was 78.

    Melton served two stints on City Council – from 1979 to 1982 and then again from 1986 to 1990.

  • Camp CLAD set at USCL

    Interested?

    WHAT: Camp Clad, (Children Learning About Diabetes) hosted by the diabetes education clinic at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster. The camp is designed to create a fun and safe environment for children, ages 6 to 12, and teens ages 13 to 17 with type 1 diabetes. 

    WHERE: Carole Ray Dowling Health Services Center at USCL, 509 Hubbard Drive

    WHEN: 2 to 4 p.m. June 14-17

    HOW MUCH:

    INFORMATION: (803) 313-7450

    Gregory A. Summers

    gsummers@thelancasternews.com

  • Seniors seek to rebound

    The Post 31 senior team, coming off a pair of League V losses, will be seeking to rebound tonight as it hosts Fort Mill Post 43 at 7.

    Lancaster, which opened with a 13-8 non-League V win over Camden Post 17, 13-8, has since dropped a pair of losses in league play.

    Post 31, 2-2, fell to Fort Mill, 5-1 last week and then capped the week with a 9-4 home loss to Rock Hill Post 34 on Friday.

    In the loss to Rock Hill, the game was called in the sixth inning due to lightning and a downpour.

    The game was official after five innings.

  • CPTC shines in Charlotte meet

    The Columbus Parker Track Club racked up 71 awards in a youth track meet at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The field included 2,000 athletes.

    The CPTC earned 11 first-place finishes, 10 seconds, 12 thirds, 17 fourths, 11 fifths and 10 sixth-place showings.

    The team is led by coaches Arthur Benjamin, Dorothy Spratt-Ingram and Tyger Ingram. Eugene Wallace, a retired principal from East Meck and E.E. Waddell High in Charlotte, also helps with the team.

    Spratt-Ingram said the team, some 108 strong, has its share of talented first-year athletes.

  • Watkins' late charge nets Sizzler checkers

    Ben Watkins made a late-race charge to win the first Deal 1 Auto Sales Crate Sportsman Sizzler to highlight action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    Heat winners Watkins and Chris Bell were on the front row. When the green flag dropped, the field roared into turns one and two side by side. Coming out of turn two, it was a five-car battle for the lead between Watkins, Bell, Tyler Love, Kenny Ramsey and Jason Conner. The five cars put on a show for the race’s first couple of laps.

  • Sanford at groundbreaking

    Might Lancaster County be home to the company that may grow to be as large as Google, Starbucks or Adidas?

    Gov. Mark Sanford believes Red Ventures has the potential to do so, and said Tuesday’s ceremony was a big step toward that point.

    Sanford joined local officials and executives with Red Ventures, as the online marketing and sales company held a groundbreaking ceremony for its second building at its campus in the 521 Corporate Park in Indian Land.

  • Grinning Tiger likes his okra

    One thought crossed my mind when Mr. Charlie Caskey wheeled that big Ford into our driveway.

    I didn’t know why a police officer was at my house. But if I was involved, I’d probably get it as soon as Daddy gets home.

    Mr. Charlie opened the back door of the sedan and out jumped good old Tiger, my beloved bulldog.

    There was no such thing as a leash law. Nobody needed one, seeing how just about everybody in the neighborhood had a big old dog that ran loose. That’s why Mr. Charlie knew exactly where Tiger lived.

  • Airport taxilane project moves forward

    The Lancaster County Airport is one step closer to the reconstruction of its cracked taxilane pavement.

    County Administrator Steve Willis recently presented a report to County Council about the status of a project to repair the airport’s taxilanes. Taxilanes are the portions of the ground on which aircrafts travel between taxiways and parking spaces or hangars.

    The repairs are part of the county’s approved 2010 Federal Aviation Administration grant project, which  calls for the taxilane pavement at the airport to be completely repaved.