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Today's News

  • Invincibles flag returns to county

    A small piece of history was returned to Lancaster County last month.

    With a tug of a sheet, Pat Willis unveiled the newest addition to the new county museum – a battle flag from the Lancaster Invincible militia, which fought during the American Civil War. 

  • Our View: Williams played his ‘Uncle Sam’ part well

    When the annual July Fourth celebrations roll around this summer, a central figure will be missing.
    Harold Williams, who played the part of “Uncle Sam” in the Charlesboro and Heath Springs parades, died earlier this month.
    “Uncle Sam” is a common national personification of the U.S. government, which was originally used during the War of 1812. The figure is depicted as a stern, elderly man with white hair and a goatee beard. Typically, he is dressed in clothing that features elements of the U.S. flag.

  • Column: Reporter finds news of bin Laden saga intriguing

    The TV was on, my laptop computer was running and my cell phone was receiving dozens of text messages by the hour. These forms of communication, along with a few others, have been employed heavily in recent days as I’ve immersed myself in the news coverage of Osama bin Laden’s death.
    I was at home surfing the Internet the night of May 1 when a few Facebook friends said President Barack Obama would soon be addressing the nation regarding a “national-security issue.”

  • Heath Springs woman dies in car crash

    Christopher Sardelli and Greg Summers
    The Lancaster News
    CONWAY- The last few days have been a nightmare for Billy Ray and Linda Plyler.
    Their daughter, DeAnna Lynn Plyler, 41, of Heath Springs, died early Saturday morning after she was involved in a three-vehicle crash in Horry County.
    “I wouldn’t wish this on anybody,” Billy Ray said. “You don’t like things being the way they are, but you can’t change them.”

  • Relay for Life is now within $50,000 of goal

    The amount raised locally for Relay for Life changes from year to year, but one thing will never change, said Kimberly Collins, community manager for the American Cancer Society.

    “Lancaster County is known for its passion for Relay,” Collins said. 

    That passion was there for everyone to see as 76 teams raised more than $170,000 this year.

    The 2011 Relay for Life culminated with the annual walk at the University of South Carolina Lancaster on Friday, which drew a crowd estimated at more than 9,000.

  • Hughes' tomato basil soup ready in just 15 minutes

    Chef and cookbook author Nancy Hughes’ Tomato Basil Soup with Chicken is a bowl of comfort at its best.

    “Everybody loves soup, but it takes a long time and cooks away all the nutrients,” said Hughes, author of “15-Minute Diabetic Meals.”   

    Hughes said the soup takes “15 minutes flat” to prepare.

    The key is to make sure to drain the navy beans and to rinse them twice to get rid of the cloudiness and gunk.

  • Ardrey deserves district award

    Bill Ardrey’s work and dedication have been deservedly rewarded. Ardrey, commissioner for the Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District, was honored earlier this year as the S.C. Association of Conservation District’s 2010 Outstanding Commissioner of the Year.

    Conservation districts are asked annually to nominate a commissioner for supporting the local-state federation conservation partnership in their county and for promoting conservation within the county.

  • Plenty of opportunity to honor those who protect us

       

  • IL teen killed in wreck

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Indian Land area students are in mourning after losing one of their own in a weekend automobile accident.
    The N.C. Highway Patrol reported Derik Miller, 18, died about 9 p.m. Saturday, in a single-vehicle accident on W.M. Griffin Road, southeast of Monroe.
    Trooper Mark Helms said the 17-year-old driver of the SUV, a friend of Miller’s named Nicole Daughtry of Monroe, was traveling about 80 mph in a 55 mph-zone when she lost control of the vehicle on a curve.

  • Council shoots down rezoning

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Jane Tanner worries her community could one day resemble Charlotte’s infamous Independence Boulevard, a stretch of road known for its abundance of strip malls.