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Today's News

  • Kids’ turkey tricks

    Turkey recipes vary this Thanksgiving – at least among Erwin Elementary students.
    Most of their recipes call for an hour of cooking, but others have a few unheard-of touches.
    The first step for Kyra Smith, 10, is thawing the turkey.
    “Hit it with a hammer a few times,” Kyra said. “It gets the ice off pretty well.”
    Seasoning and stuffing is next after the turkey is completely thawed out.
    Will Stokes, 10, said when stuffing the turkey, there are all types of possibilities.

  • Commentary: Mulvaney: Bill uses corporate tax cut to boost whole economy

    Editor’s note: Mick Mulvaney discussed the Senate’s tax-reform bill on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday. Here are excerpts of his conversation with host John Dickerson, starting with an amendment to the bill last week that would scrap the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that individuals buy health insurance or pay a penalty.

  • Column: Recent FOIA cases show need to keep holding feet to the fire

    There have been a lot of developments the past several weeks in South Carolina regarding application of the state’s Freedom of Information Act.
    ◆ The state Supreme Court heard arguments last month on the issue of whether the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce is subject to the law because it receives allocations of hotel occupancy tax revenue for the chamber’s role in marketing the area.

  • City council OKs switch to digital communication

    The Lancaster City Council has approved an upgrade to the city’s dispatch system.
    Council unanimously voted for the agenda item 5-0, with council members Tamara Green Garris and Linda Blackmon absent from the Nov. 14 meeting. The upgrade will cost the city $22,330.
    “It’s one of those things that – it’s not that we want to do it…, we’ve got to do it,” said Mayor John Howard.

  • 4 VFDs respond to Riverside Road house fire

    Four volunteer fire departments responded to a house fire early Saturday at 2037 Riverside Road in Lancaster County.
    Firefighters from Gooches, Shiloh Zion, Riverside and Charlotte Road/Van Wyck fire departments were called to the blaze at 3:27 a.m. and were on scene until 7:16 a.m.
    The fire is still under investigation, with no cause determined yet, said Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers.

  • Don’t pull your back lifting today’s paper!

    This is not your everyday Lancaster News. It’s the Thanksgiving paper, which means enough advertising content to wallpaper your house three times.
    In our business, we joke that this one is “a real dog-killer,” harkening back to when kids on bikes threw newspapers onto front porches. This was the day for porch pooches to stand clear when the massive missive arrived.

  • Crunch time for retailers as shopping blitz nears

    Lancaster County retailers have their Black Friday inventory and are stocking shelves in preparation for the busiest shopping day of the year.
    Hot big-ticket items this year are expected to include televisions, Apple watches, gaming systems and appliances.
    More than 164 million consumers in the United States are expected to shop over the Thanksgiving weekend and cyber Monday, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).
    In 2016, individual shoppers spent on average $289.19, the NRF reported.

  • Street safety at issue for IL schools

    An Indian Land Middle School parent has collected about 300 signatures on a petition pushing SCDOT to put in sidewalks and crosswalks on River Road and U.S. 521.
    “I don’t want someone to get hurt or killed before they decide to put in crosswalks and sidewalks,” said Pam Houge, who started the petition Oct. 26 and got about 300 signatures in two weeks. “It shouldn’t take someone getting killed before they do something.
    “I’m on a mission. I’m not going to stop until this is done.”

  • Bright-Nichols Wedding

    Jordan Leigh Bright and Matthew Neil Nichols were married August 5, 2017 at Mon-Aetna Baptist Church in Union.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Bright of Union. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lancaster, the late Paul Eubanks, Mr. Wayne Bright and the late Mrs. Wanda Bright, all of Union. 

  • Dadisman-Ferguson Wedding

    Bethany Ryan Dadisman and Nicholas John Ferguson were married July 28, 2017, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Chapin by the Rev. Dennis Willey.