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Today's News

  • UW seeks volunteers for annual reviews

    The United Way of Lancaster County is seeking applicants to volunteer to serve on the Community Investment Panel.  
    All applications to volunteer will be reviewed by the UWLC Community Impact Committee for approval. Upon receiving training, panel members will tour and review United Way partner agency programs throughout the county.  
    Panel members will work as a team to develop investment recommendations for 2011-12. The total time commitment is about 10 to 15 hours from March through May.  

  • IL’s Red Ventures ranks 35th in region for growth

    INDIAN LAND – Red Ventures has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in the region.
    The Charlotte Business Journal featured the Indian Land-based Internet marketing and sales firm as part of its Fast 50 ranking, which was announced last month.
    Companies applied for inclusion by submitting nominations that included financial performance. Companies had to have annual revenue of at least $1 million in 2009 and be based in the 16-county Charlotte region.

  • Soup-making tips

    • Soups and stews always taste better if made a day or two in advance and reheated just before serving. You can also reduce the fat content by making soup the day before, chilling it and then scraping off the fat that rises to the top. If you don’t have time to chill the soup, use qcpaper towel to soak up oil from the surface.

    • Use fresh ingredients if possible – Fresh ingredients are best, but some canned or frozen vegetables, such as peas, green beans and corn, will work.

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  • Remember Dr. Martin Luther King’s message

    It is hard to believe that there was so much violence surrounding an effort to promote racial justice and equality for people, not only in the United States, but throughout the world. However, the battle did just that.

    The violence prevailed even though Martin Luther King Jr. advocated nonviolence while promoting his mission of equal rights for everyone. King’s and the effort of many others paid off with the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

  • Historical two weeks in state and nation

    History is what we’re seeing as new elected leaders on the federal and state level begin their terms in office.

    Last week, history was made in the Congress when 94 newly elected members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including Indian Land businessman Mick Mulvaney, were sworn into office.

  • Bruins knock off No. 1 Gaffney

    The Lancaster Bruins, in action for the first time in over a week, showed they were in sync with an impressive 67-62 win over No. 1 Gaffney Indians on Saturday night.

    The Region III-AAAA opener, slated for Friday night, was played Saturday afternoon, LHS's first game in over a week with county schools closed due to the winter storm.

    The Bruins, in a seesaw battle with the defending Class AAAA state champions, took control midway the  fourth period with a crucial 12-1 run to take a 62-54 lead with 2:40 to play.

  • Upcoming birthday a time of reflection

    Bless Pete, time sure does fly. In a few more weeks, I’ll reach another milestone in my life.

    I will be another year older, but I seriously doubt if I will be any wiser than I was at this time in 2010.

    It’s true that so far in my journey, I’ve seen a lot, enjoyed a bunch and most likely, missed a heap.

    I’ve been blessed to tell a few stories about this trip with you.

  • Cancer survivor visits Disney World

    For Chase Gordon, 2011 is shaping up to be a better year than 2010.

    After undergoing surgery for cancer in 2009, the 4 year old celebrated New Year’s Day at Disney World with his parents, David and Nicole, and brothers Cody, 7, and Braxton, 5, courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

    For his parents, the vacation was an early wedding anniversary present. The Gordons were married Jan. 16, 2005.

    The Gordons were in Orlando from Dec. 29 to Jan. 4.

  • Taking care of the kids on snow days

    While much attention has been focused on school closures due to the snow and ice event that gripped Lancaster County last week, one group of people was affected even more than students – their parents.
    Faced with the loss of their daily de facto day care, many parents suddenly found themselves scrambling to make arrangements for what they were going to do with their children during the day while they were at work.
    For many, like the self-employed photographer Amy Sapp of Frankly, Daisy Photography, it was a tough week.