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Today's News

  • Carriers encounter difficulties delivering papers

    Debra Kirk was living through a nightmare on ice last week.
    Kirk, who delivers newspapers for The Lancaster News, found herself trapped for five hours while trying to complete her route early Jan. 12.
    Kirk delivers papers to homes near Springs Memorial Hospital, the University of South Carolina at Lancaster and other areas in the city. She has about 250 customers.
    Things were going OK until she got to Brook Drive, a narrow road that was heavily covered with ice.

  • A conflict of interest for county attorneys?

    Several calls were made to The Lancaster News recently asking if there is a conflict of interest in the landfill issue with the county’s attorneys, McNair Law Firm, representing both the county and Waste Management.
    Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis said the law firm is not representing both clients at this time.  

  • Buford Middle wrestlers shine in state qualifier at Fort Mill High

    Buford Middle School wrestling coach Kris Self said the Jackets’ effort in the middle school state qualifying tournament on Saturday at Fort Mill High School was a “banner day.”

    “It was really an outstanding day for us,” Self said.

  • Habitat receives $25,000

    Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County has received contributions that will help it fulfill its goal of building a house this year.
    In November, a local man told the local Habitat chapter that he would donate $10,000 to the organization if the community could generate the same amount through December.
    Community donations totaled $8,420, with the anonymous donor providing an exact match – resulting in $16,840 total raised through the effort.

  • 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.

  • Jumping to conclusions

     

  • 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.