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Today's News

  • Flip your lid over home canning

    There’s nothing like the smell of fresh, homegrown tomatoes.
    That is exactly what it smelled like in the Carol Raye Dowling Health Services Center at the University of South Carolina Lancaster where in mid-June participants peeled and quartered dozens of tomatoes during Clemson University Cooperation Extension’s hands-on canning course.
    Canning is one of the most time-tested ways to preserve that smell and taste of fresh food, but it must be done carefully.

  • Mosley, Baker prevail in late model specials

      Lancaster Motor Speedway action Saturday night included two GM Performance Late Models race.

    One race was a make-up from a June 11 rainout.

  • Weather plagues DB all-stars

     

       

    The Fourth of July fireworks provided by Mother Nature put a hold on Dixie Boys district tournament play involving Lancaster Dixie Baseball teams.

  • Aquatics opens today

     

       

    The area receation swim league season caps its 2011 campaign with its annual two-day meet.

    The annual Aquatics Championships open at the Lancaster County pool today.

  • Juniors play in Gaffney tonight at 7

     

       

    The Lancaster Post 31 junior Legion baseball team is slated to head to Gaffney tonight for the second game in its best-of-three opening round series with Gaffney Post 109, weather permitting. The series opened Tuesday night at Lancaster’s Eggleton Field.

  • Log truck collides with car on S.C. 5

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A driver was flown to a Charlotte hospital minutes after being involved in a crash with a logging truck along S.C. 5 Tuesday afternoon.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Billy Elder said a 1993 Honda collided with an empty logging truck along the two-lane road at about 2:10 p.m. The crash happened on the Lancaster County side of the road, about two miles before the York County line.

  • Correction: Waxhaw Independence Day events Monday, July 4

    Waxhaw will hold its Independence Day parade, party and fireworks Monday, July 4. The parade starts at 10 a.m. in downtown Waxhaw. There will be a family-friendly music festival at 5 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at Jackson Station beside CVS. Visit www.waxhaw.com or call (704) 843-3195 for details.
     

  • Be safe, have fun on Fourth of July

    The United States of America will celebrate its 235th birthday on the Fourth of July. And since Independence Day falls on a Monday this year, most of us will have a long weekend to enjoy the federal holiday.
    The midsummer holiday commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring America’s independence from Great Britain.
    It is a day of celebration, from the backyard to the pool, river or beach. Popular forms of celebration and observance include picnics, parades, cookouts, concerts, baseball games and family reunions.

  • Are we losing our place in the world?

    Do you feel the massive earthquake that is shaking up the Middle East? According to the Washington Post, the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia is at an all-time low.
    There is an increasing friction with the Obama administration and the Saudi government feels that America has proven to be an incompetent ally, incapable of conducting a coherent foreign policy.
    Did Obama make a mistake in driving Mubarak out of Egypt? Now Egypt is headed down a path to an Islamic fundamentalist takeover.

  • Officials disappointed with budget

    Although disappointed, several local officials say they understand Lancaster County Council's decision Monday to approve a bare-bones budget for the next fiscal year.

    But those same officials are keeping hope alive that their various projects and agencies will receive the funding they need.