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Today's News

  • Small Business News: Victory Lane Subs inspired by racing

    Business name: Victory Lane Subs LLC
    Owners: Greg and Dale Faulkenberry
    Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; closed on Sunday
    Address: 683 Lancaster Bypass East
    Phone: (803) 285-7827
    E-mail address: victorylanesubs@yahoo.com. You can also find us on Facebook.
    What do you offer? Subs, wraps, salads and soups (seasonal)

  • Deese gets first Mary Kay car

    From release
    DALLAS – Mary Kay Independent Sales Director Angie Deese of Kershaw is on the road to success.
    Last month, Deese earned the use of a new Chevy Malibu sedan as a result of her outstanding achievements in operating her independent Mary Kay business.
    The Chevy Malibu sedan is offered in a striking gray color. In addition to the Chevy Malibu sedan, the Mary Kay Career Car Program offers a Toyota Camry sedan in silver and the exclusive pearlized pink Cadillac, a coveted symbol of personal success.

  • Column: New GOP leadership lights fires

    I often wonder what happened to my once-quiet, retired life on Red Rose Ranch, but I do not regret my decision to run for chairwoman of the Lancaster County Republican Party.
    It has been almost two months since our county reorganization, where we elect officers for our party. I am excited to introduce our very energetic team: I am the chairwoman; Donnie Jones, executive committeeman; Kevin Moughan, vice chair; Roger Summey, second vice chair; Brian Carnes, secretary and John Plyler, treasurer.

  • Chalk walkin'

    Erwin Elementary School special needs teacher LeAnne White found a surprise in her classroom Monday. 

    It was a photo of one of her students, 8-year-old Morgan Knight, taken near an “In honor of” sign with White’s name on it at the first annual Chalk Walk on May 14, along with an event T-shirt.

    “I cried,” White said. “It was very sweet for her to do that.”

    The Chalk Walk is a 3.1 mile fun run to honor teachers and raise money for the Buford High School Future Educators Association (FEA).

  • Walking home stirs childhood memories

    While vacationing in Maryland, I got one of those phone calls nobody likes.

    It seems that a hailstorm damaged the roof of our “Charlotte Road” home. 

    Somebody (not me) decided that I should make the trip back south by myself to check everything out and call the insurance company, if necessary.

    So much for my spring getaway. Sometimes this retirement gig ain’t all it’s cracked up to be.

  • Meet your Neighbor – Betty Knight

    Name: Betty Knight

    Age: 78

    Address: Flat Creek Road

    Family: Husband, the late Fred Knight; children, Ronnie Knight and Lynn Knight; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren

    Job: Homemaker

    Church: Hyde Park Baptist Church

    Hobbies: Cooking, crocheting and helping people

    Favorite book: The Bible

  • Papers win 8 awards

    The Lancaster News and Carolina Gateway brought home a total of eight awards during this year’s 2010 Landmark Community Newspapers (LCNI) Editorial Contest.

    LCNI, of Shelbyville, Ky., is the parent company of both newspapers and the annual editorial contest includes entries from newspapers across the country.

    Stories entered in the contest ran during the 2010 calendar year.

    In all, The Lancaster News won a total of seven awards in the Tri/Semiweekly division, including three first-place wins. 

  • Traffic calming policy approved

    No speed limits, narrow roads and speeding motorists have some residents wondering how to keep their neighborhoods safe.

    After receiving several requests to slow down traffic in various areas throughout the county, Lancaster County Council discussed enacting a traffic calming policy at its May 9 meeting. 

    Deputy County Administrator Jeff Naftal said the policy would establish a process for county staff to use when they receive a request to help slow down traffic in a specific neighborhood. 

  • Andrew Jackson’s Robinson beats odds to earn his diploma

    Isaac Robinson heard the doubts. He felt the negative energy and was the topic of conversation among naysayers at Andrew Jackson High School. 

    Those people are often called “haters,” but Robinson also saw them as motivators. 

    Robinson, 18, who will graduate Friday from AJHS, faced quite an uphill climb to get to this point. 

  • Kershaw planning 2011-12 budget at special meeting

    KERSHAW – Kershaw residents may see an increase in their water rates as officials begin serious discussion about the town’s 2011-12 budget. 

    Town Administrator Tony Starnes shared preliminary figures with council members during Monday’s meeting.

    A first draft shows the town’s general fund budget for the next fiscal year at $1.17 million. That’s down from the $1.14 million budgeted for 2010-11.