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Today's News

  • Tough foes ahead again

    Much like last week, the week nine prep football schedule finds two teams facing elite foes again.

    Lancaster, after battling No. 2 Northwestern, caps its 2010 regular-season home schedule as the Bruins face 6-2 Gaffney.

  • Antique fire trucks still spark interest

    Louis Fenchel joined the Worthington (Ky.) Volunteer Fire Department at the age of 16. That’s a little too young to become a firefighter. And the fire department had to bend its age requirement to accommodate. But there were some other factors.
    “This was in 1965. Vietnam was in full swing and there were few able-bodied men left in the area,” Fenchel said.

  • Music of Broadway is coming here Friday

    “An Enchanted Evening: The Music of Broadway,” a delightful evening of music spanning six decades of stage shows will be in Lancaster this week.
    This concert is 7:30 p.m. Friday at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium. Tickets are $45 each.

  • Repeat performance

    Back by popular demand, the Atlanta Sacred Chorale (ASC) is returning to Lancaster.
    The nationally known chorale will present its 2010-11 program, Awake the Dawn, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Gay St.
    The concert is the 14th of the Vivian Major Robinson concert series, sponsored by the Lancaster County Council of the Arts. Concert admission is free, thanks to endowment funding.
    The 40-plus members of the chamber choir, directed by Dr. Eric Nelson, are a mixture of professional and amateur musicians.

  • Candidates: Jobs, reform top issues

    More than 180 local residents turned out to hear candidates from five mid-term elections answer questions about the economy, education, taxes and health care on Thursday night.

  • Catching his breath

    From Day One, Michael Pardue’s life has been tough.

    He was born with cystic fibrosis, an inherited chronic terminal disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 people in the United States.

    But after struggling with just catching his breath for 24 years, the son of Joey Pardue and Len and Judy Robinson is now breathing a little easier.

    Michael underwent a double lung transplant during eight hours of surgery at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill on Oct. 1.

  • Eagles soar early in 38-0 region win over Jackets

    Buford’s short bus ride to Pageland resulted in a long night on the football field as the top-rated Central Eagles soared to a 38-0 win on CHS homecoming 2010.

    The game, the Conference IV-AA opener for both teams, featured sloppy play on both sides, with Buford fumbling five times and Central tossing three interceptions.

    The opening kickoff was a sign of things to come as the ball bounced off a Buford player back to the waiting arms of an Eagle at the BHS 30.

  • Time to retire John Spratt

    I wish I could go back to bagging food at the Winn Dixie in Kershaw in 1965. Yes, in 1965 we had the Vietnam War hanging over us like an angry cloud. But we knew if we didn’t go to college we could work at Springs in Lancaster or DuPont in Camden or many other manufacturing jobs in the area. We knew we could feed the kids and raise our families because there were so many options for employment in Lancaster, Kershaw and surrounding counties.

  • Gardner hopes to lead LHS girls to extended postseason tennis run

    Lancaster High School No. 1 singles player Morgan Gardner, a member of the LHS tennis team since the seventh grade, has seen the Lady Bruins earn a postseason bid each fall.

    This season, her final as a LHS senior captain, Gardner would like to see the Lady Bruins go as far as possible on the court.

    “We make it to the first round and hopefully this year we can make it by the first round and go all the way,” she said. “That would be nice.”

  • From their humble beginnings, fire departments have evolved

    The non-municipal departments of  Lancaster County were founded by community residents who saw a need for fire service in their communities. In some cases, a fire inspired the community to start its own department.

    Whatever the inspiration, most of these departments started off with little – often just a used fire truck, bought with money collected from community residents. A number of the county’s volunteer departments had their first truck before they had their fire station.