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Today's News

  • Koss Motorsports to bring car show to July 4 market

    The third Lancaster Street Market of 2009 is slated for July 4 and will include a special attraction.

    Steve Koss of Koss Motorsports will be sponsoring his highly popular car show for visitors to enjoy.

    “We are so excited to have Steve involved again with his great car show. His group joined us for the December street market and they were very popular,” said Carrie Miller, event coordinator for See Lancaster. “We feel this will be well received again during the holiday weekend.”

  • Repairs now under way on Barr Street School

    Work is now under way to convert the old Barr Street School into a facility with multi-purpose community use.

    Hope on the Hill, the local youth-serving organization spearheading the renovation project, plans to open the building in August – after improvements are made on the inside and a new roof is installed.

    The Rev. Wayne Murray, chairman for Hope on the Hill, said the roof work began June 4.

    The old roof is being replaced with an insulated fiberglass roof, which Murray says will reduce energy use.

  • A flair for hair

    Krista Cahill walked across the stage to receive her high school diploma Friday. But unlike her fellow 398 Lancaster High grads, Cahill, 18, has some unfinished business to take care of later this month.

    After taking top honors in the hairstyling division at the 2009 Skills USA Trade Competition in Greenville, Cahill will represent South Carolina in the upcoming nationals.

  • Next Street Market scheduled for July 4

    The third Lancaster Street Market of 2009 is slated for July 4 and will include a special attraction. Steve Koss of Koss Motorsports will be sponsoring his highly popular car show for visitors to enjoy.

    “We are so excited to have Steve involved again with his great car show. His group joined us for the December street market and they were very popular,” said Carrie Miller, event coordinator for See Lancaster. “We feel this will be well received again during the holiday weekend.”

  • Forum to focus on tourism developments in 2 counties

    ROCK HILL – Residents of Lancaster and York counties are invited to a public forum Thursday in Rock Hill to share their thoughts about tourism development in the two counties.

    The forum will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Baxter Hood Center on the campus of York Technical College.

    The S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism is conducting a study of tourism assets for the state, and South Carolina’s Catawba region will be the focus for much of the month of June.

  • Duke Foundation, volunteers help upgrade Pregnancy Care Center

    The Pregnancy Care Center in Lancaster has received a number of key renovations to its center, thanks to the helping hands of a few residents at Sun City Carolina Lakes.

    Dr. Peggy Duncan, a Duke Foundation employee and resident of the Indian Land retirement community, had been looking for a community service project for the foundation, the philanthropic arm of Duke Energy, to undertake.

    Duncan was pointed to the Pregnancy Care Center, which was in need of improvements inside and around the building, said center executive director Amy Vincent.

  • Heath Springs OKs 2009-10 budget of nearly $500,000

    HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs Town Council voted on first reading of its 2009-10 budget with little discussion.

    The budget includes $445,590 to cover general operations, the town’s senior center, law enforcement from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, recreation and fire departments and the sanitation and street department.

    The town’s largest expense comes from its water and sewer departments, which total $692,350.

  • Kershaw woman charged in Wal-Mart bomb threat

    PAGELAND - A Wal-Mart Distribution Center employee was arrested and charged last week with making a bomb threat against the business.

    A woman’s need for attention spawned the May 15 phone call that halted work at one of Pageland’s largest employers for more than a hour, said Sheriff Sam Parker.

    The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office charged Jackie Jordan Barrett, 36, of 311 Old Georgetown Road, Kershaw, with conveying a bomb threat after she reportedly confessed to making the telephone call that shut down the facility.

  • Lt. 'Smiley' retires from police dept. - in a way

    If officers under Lancaster Police Department Lt. Alice “Smiley” Spratt-Wactor learned anything from her, it was not to disturb the paperwork on her desk.

    The more experienced officers often sent in a rookie to “look through” the reports or punch cards on her desk.

    “I learned real quick – don’t mess with the paperwork, cards or anything,” said Pfc. Ricky Funderburk, one of the younger officers at the department.

  • Birders count 113 species during springtime count

    Nearly 20 birdwatchers participated in the Katawba Valley Land Trust’s annual spring bird count in April.

    They cataloged species that use local protected properties as migration routes during the spring. 

    The birders counted 113 different species during the event.

    Significant sightings included a Swainson’s warbler, a rose-breasted grosbeak and a Northern waterthrush, none of which actually live in the area in summer or winter, but pass through during spring migration.