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Today's News

  • More Crate Sportsman cars expected Saturday

    Michael Knight

    For The Lancaster News

    Lancaster Motor Speedway hosts seven exciting racing divisions Saturday night at the half-mile oval.

    LMS officials expect to see a few more Crate Sportsman cars as the Crate Sportsman drivers will be preparing for the Kenny Helms Memorial race.

    The Crate Sportsman division has seen some great racing this season, with a division rivalry brewing  between Kenny Ramsey and Timbo Mangum.

  • City budget talks continue

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Property taxes for city of Lancaster residents likely won’t be as high as initially projected.
    City Council held another work session Tuesday night in which members discussed changes in the proposed budget for 2011-12.
    Final reading will be at council’s next regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.

  • Tourney in memory of Craig continues to grow

    Staff Reports

    The Nucor Steel Berkeley golf tournament has hit its second decade and is going as strong as ever.

    The 11th annual tournament, held in memory of Lancaster native Jamie Craig, was played earlier this spring and drew its largest field of golfers, 335 participants.

    The 2010 tournament had 315 golfers.

    “This tournament continues to get larger,” said Buffy Fortner, a Nucor Steel cost accountant who has worked with the event for 10 years, including the last nine as chairman.

  • Polk paces CPTC in Simpsonville meet

    Staff Reports

    The Columbus Parker Track Club captured 69 medals and 33 ribbons in a youth meet held in Simpsonville.

    Rekia Polk, in the 10-under girls age group, earned three gold medals to pace the CPTC.

    The team notched 19 gold medals, 30 silver and 20 bronze medals.

    The CPTC, a Lancaster area youth track team, also earned   13 fourth-place ribbons, nine fifth-place ribbons and 11 sixth-place ribbons at the meet.

    10-under girls

  • March of Dimes is searching for local ambassador families

    From Release
    March of Dimes is seeking families interested in serving as ambassadors for the Piedmont South Carolina March for Babies in 2011.  The agency is seeking at least one family to represent the March of Dimes from the Lancaster, Chester, Cheraw, Chesterfield and Kershaw areas.
     Since 1946, the March of Dimes has identified a child to represent the organization to the American public, developing what became known as its “poster child.”

  • Understand Air Quality Index colors

    Almost every day this time of year, a local meteorologist will emphasize the Air Quality Index (AQI) as part of the upcoming weather forecast, but few know what it means.

    The Air Quality Index is the system used to warn the public when air pollution reaches dangerous levels. It tracks ozone (smog) and particle pollution (tiny particles from ash, vehicle exhaust, soil dust, pollen and other air pollutants).

  • Mathis leaves a legacy of success

    Say or hear the initials “C.B.” and quite likely the next name to come to mind, or be spoken, is Mathis.
    C.B. Mathis became a household name not only in Lancaster, but also across the region and the nation.
    “The name ‘C.B.’ became known, not only throughout our town, but throughout parts of the nation,” said Tim Martin, who along with Mathis co-owned the real estate company C.O.R.E. Realty.
    Mathis, a Lancaster native, died late last month, leaving a legacy of success in real estate as well as the world of pageantry.

  • What it takes to be a citizen

    A few weeks ago, the federally run National Assessment of Educational Progress issued its latest “report card” on civics education in the United States. You get a sense of what it found from “The New York Times” headline: “Civics Education Called National Crisis.”
    Most media coverage of the report focused on students’ precarious knowledge of our system of government.

  • Guard makes state better place

    I was recently honored to be selected as interim commander of the S.C. State Guard – succeeding Maj. Gen. Nelson C. Lacy, who is retiring.
    I thought I’d take this opportunity to explain a little about the State Guard and its role in protecting our citizens in cases of emergency.

  • Today's recipes

    When it comes to grilling out, nothing beats hot dogs and hamburgers, but sometimes you need to kick it up a notch.

    That’s where a good marinade comes in.

    Marinades are a great way to add spice and flavor before grilling. 

    You can also make the most of an inexpensive cut of meat with a marinade by turning cheap choice into prime steak.

    There are tons of store-bought varieties, but you can save money by easily preparing your own from scratch.