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Today's News

  • Recreation swim season opens Tuesday

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation summer swim team season opens this week with a new format for 2011.

    The Lancaster County recreation swim program will be divided into two teams, the Lancaster Makos and the Lancaster Tigers.

  • Proposed redistricting maps unveiled

    Lancaster County residents may soon have one more representative fighting for their rights in Columbia.

    Using data collected from the 2010 U.S. Census, the S.C. House of Representatives recently released its proposed redistricting maps for all 124 state districts. And based on increases in population numbers, Lancaster County could soon see four state House representatives. 

  • County Council looks at its demolition ordinance

    Tired of seeing partially demolished structures marring local landscapes, Lancaster County Council recently discussed a possible solution.

    At council’s May 23 meeting, several members sounded off about problems with the unsightly remains of structures across the county needing to be demolished. As a way to fix the problem, council discussed first reading of an ordinance requiring performance bonding for the demolition of properties with 20,000 square feet or more. 

  • Tips to keep pets safe in summer

    Metro Services

    Men and women anticipate the arrival of warmer weather in the same way children look forward to Christmas morning. 

    With a snowier-than-usual winter and chilly start to the spring in many regions, summertime sun and heat might be more coveted than ever before.

    While many individuals have been counting down the days until 85-degree weather, pets may not have been sharing the same enthusiasm. 

    The hot weather can bring discomfort to our four-legged friends.

  • Four generation playhouse

    By Julie Graham

    For The Lancaster News

    A small wooden playhouse for tea parties, dress up and all things make-believe owned by the Duke family of Lancaster has come to life again to entertain its fourth generation.

    John and Beverly Duke have the playhouse in the backyard of their Meadow Drive home for the next generation, their granddaughter, Railee Brown, who turns two in July. 

    During its nearly 70 years in the Duke family, it has been moved and repainted four times.  

  • Miracle baby turns 1 today

    Ariel Janay Stevenson came into this world weighing only 15 ounces and was only given a 40-60 percent chance of living.
    Now our miracle baby turns 1 year old. We are so blessed to have Ariel here with us today. Thank God and thanks to family and friends who prayed for our little miracle.
    Ariel spent nearly 3 months at Levine’s Children Hospital in Charlotte. She received two blood transfusions and several types of medicines and antibiotics to keep her little body going.

  • Battling the heat wave

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Holy smokes it’s hot!
    While summer may not officially start until June 21, with weather like we’ve had for the last few days, it sure feels like it decided to come early.
    National Weather Service (NWS) officials pegged the high in and around Lancaster County Wednesday at 95 degrees – 11 degrees higher than normal for this time of year.

  • Public meeting Monday

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The Lancaster County Water and Sewer District (LCWSD) will hold a public hearing Monday to present its 2011-2012 budget.
    The meeting will be held at 2 p.m. at the LCWSD offices in Lancaster, located at 1403 Kershaw Camden Highway.
    Assistant District Manager Steve White said this year’s projected revenue and operations budget comes in at $18,940,000, nearly $445,000 more than last year’s $18,495,05 budget.
    The proposed budget includes an annual 2 percent rate increase.

  • Store clerk robbed at gunpoint

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A clerk at a Lancaster convenience store was robbed at gunpoint late Wednesday night.
    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies responded to North Corner Grocery, located at 3647 Charlotte Highway, minutes after a man held up the clerk and took an undisclosed amount of money, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.
    Deputies spoke with the clerk, who said he was outside locking up the store’s ice box at 9 p.m. when a man came from around the left side of the store.

  • 9th annual RAO Ride set for Saturday

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    An event that remembers those who’ve lost their lives in the line of duty is expected to be better than ever this year.
    The ninth annual RAO Ride (Remembering All Officers) will be held Saturday at The Hot Box, 106 Elm. St., in Lancaster.