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Today's News

  • Rain a pain for Post 31 baseball

    Rain continues to be a pain for Lancaster Post 31 baseball.

    The P-31 senior team, 2-2, is facing a rescheduled game after its home game Wednesday night was washed out due to a late afternoon thunderstorm.

    Lancaster, facing League V foe Fort Mill, held a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning, but a storm swept through and washed out play.

  • Getting their kicks

    Who would have thought a journey to a foreign country with 17 teenage girls would have gone as smoothly and enjoyably as the Lancaster women’s Fútbol team’s experience on Tuesday?

    The team began its trip in the Lancaster Wal-Mart parking lot, piling on a Lancaster tour bus which  took us on a four-hour trip to the Atlanta airport.

    Luggage check-in went smoothly and there was plenty of time to relax and dine in the airport. The flight to Panama took off at about 6 p.m. Lancaster time and arrived at the Tocumen Airport around 9 p.m. Panama time.

  • LMS looking to add more winners Saturday

    Lancaster Motor Speedway has seen 34 different winners this season to date.

    Saturday Night offers another shot for new and repeat winners at LMS for the 2010 season.

    The half-mile dirt track features the following divisions this week: NDRA Crate Late Models, Crate Sportsman, Super Street, Pure Street, Super Stock 4, Young Guns V8 and Vintage.

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is located four miles north of Lancaster off U.S. 521.

    Turn right on Shiloh-Unity Road and follow to the track on the left.

    The 24-hour track phone is (803) 285-1877.

  • Strawberries loaded with anti-inflammatory properties

    One cup of strawberries has only 55 calories. They are a great source of vitamin C, with eight strawberries providing 140 percent of the recommended daily intake for kids.

    However, much of that vitamin C  content can be destroyed when strawberries are prepared for eating through coming in contact with extreme heat or soaking in water too long. They are best eaten as soon as possible.

    Strawberries have anti-inflammatory properties and are used by some to treat anemia, joint disease, hormone imbalances and to strengthen the circulatory system.

  • Ripe strawberries make a versatile springtime treat

    FORT LAWN – Harold Osborne’s Sunday school class at Second Baptist Church got quite a treat on Sunday morning to go with their coffee.

    They were treated to a Strawberry Punch Bowl Cake, courtesy of Marsha Deerman.

    “I’m gonna find out where she’s going to church,” said a laughing David Jordan, the owner of Jordan’s Farms. “That’s better than the deacons visiting.” 

  • Suspect faces additional charge in staged robbery

    One of the suspects charged in a faked robbery attempt at a local check-cashing business has been charged with attacking an employee of the business.

    Damarcus Patterson, 21, of 745 Brooklyn Ave., Lancaster, was charged Tuesday morning with assault and battery, Lancaster Police Chief Hugh White said.

    Patterson is accused of pepper-spraying one of the employees of Check USA in Lancaster Square on North Main Street on Friday morning.

  • Council OKs budget with tax hike

    Library and recreation department services won’t be drastically cut, but residents will see a little extra on their tax bills next year.

    County Council approved a 1.7-mill tax increase during second reading of the county’s 2010-11 budget on Monday. The tax increase will add another $403,815, and it means that library and recreation services council members talked about cutting at first reading will remain in the budget. Council must have one more reading of the budget to finalize it.

  • Girl with Lancaster ties has unprecedented transplants

    Laura Margaret Burbach’s goal of attending Duke University to study public policy seems much more realistic now than it had a year or so ago.

    Burbach has a host of interests and lofty dreams, but those visions became clouded because of major health issues.

    The 16-year-old Madison, Ga., resident has been living with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, or SCID, a genetic disorder that weakens the immune system.

    With a weak immune system, a sickness such as the common cold can be fatal.

  • Eighth annual RAO Ride fundraiser is Saturday

    It’s time to fire up that Harley-Davidson or shine up the hot rod for the eighth annual RAO Ride.

    The charity motorcycle ride will be held Saturday at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster’s Carole Ray Dowling Center, 509 Hubbard Drive.

    Motorcyclists may register from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Cost is $25 for solo riders and $40 for two-up bikes, and includes a meal after the ride, a T-shirt and post-ride activities.

    The 85-mile ride begins at 11 a.m., with riders returning to the Dowling Center between 12:30 and 1 p.m.

  • Friends remember former city official

    Bill Melton was a caring man who came prepared to meetings and would always let you know where he stood on issues.

    Those who spent time around Melton through the years share those sentiments and more as they remember the life of the former Lancaster City councilman.

    Melton died Friday. He was 78.

    Melton served two stints on City Council – from 1979 to 1982 and then again from 1986 to 1990.