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Today's News

  • Sumner takes oath as board member

    New District 4 Lancaster County school board member Bill Sumner was sworn in during a brief ceremony before the start of the board’s monthly meeting Tuesday night.
    Sumner was elected in November in a special election to replace former board member Dr. Peter Barry, who died in September.
    County Clerk of Court Jeff Hammond administered the oath.

  • F-35s are good economic news for South Carolina

    On Dec. 9, the U.S. Department of Defense announced its decision to base many of its new F-35 fighter jets in South Carolina. Two training squadrons and three operational squadron, almost 90 new jets, have been designated for Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.
    That’s great news, especially given South Carolina’s current economy. The new jets will mean hundreds of new jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in new construction projects for the state.

  • LHS Bruins honor fall sports stars

    The finest in Lancaster High School fall sports was in the blue and gold spotlight at the annual Bruins fall sports awards night in the LHS auditorium on Monday night.

    A host of athletes in LHS fall sports earned honors in six varsity sports.

  • Kershaw awarded $465,300 grant

    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw has received federal funding that will allow residents in the southern part of the county to have better access to low-cost health care.
    Kershaw is the recipient of a $465,300 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), which is given by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
    The S.C. Department of Commerce, which administers the grant program for the state, announced the award late last week.

  • Miles home after surgery

    Jody Miles set another milestone after transplant surgery and returned home to Lancaster on Tuesday.
    Needless to say, Miles was excited, as was her family and many tracking her progress via Facebook. The return home gives Miles a little time to get ready for the family’s Christmas celebration.
    “I haven’t done any Christmas shopping,” she said.
    But not much is needed, since her family agreed not to give gifts to the adults this year.
    “Just having the time together is all the gift we need,” Miles said.

  • Catawba pottery in the spotlight

    South Carolina is home to many wonderful cultural traditions, though you’d be hard pressed to find one as long-lived as the pottery tradition of the Catawba Indian Nation.
    For thousands of years, the Catawba, or Iswa as they call themselves, have lived along the basin of the river that bears their name today.
    Generation after generation, the Catawba have passed down their pottery-making skills, adhering to strict rules concerning materials and techniques, but allowing artisans the leeway to change with the times and needs of the market.

  • Lancaster native’s new job has him in Persian Gulf

    Lancaster native Gregory Kramer was recently appointed as the new editorial manager of the Oxford Business Group (OBG), the global publishing, research and consulting firm, in Bahrain.
    Bahrain is an island country in the Persian Gulf. It’s neighbor to the west is Saudi Arabia.
    In his new role, Kramer will coordinate the work carried out by OBG’s research and editorial team for the group’s forthcoming publication on the kingdom’s economy, “The Report: Bahrain 2011.”

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  • Jackets drop hoops pair to Weddington Warriors

    Buford had a tough night on the hardwood in a road trip to Weddington, N.C., High School on Monday night.

    The host Warriors took two from the Jackets.

  • Don't let mishaps ruin your holidays

    There is nothing like the glow of Christmas tree lights or a flickering candle to put you in the holiday spirit. But if you’re not careful, that glow could turn destructive – even deadly.
    We don’t mean to put a damper on this joyous season. However, fire officials say this time of the year is one of the most dangerous times for fires caused by holiday decorating.