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Today's News

  • Writer: Obama not black; he’s biracial

    Please explain to me and your readers why the news media insists on calling Barack Hussein Obama the “first black man to take the presidential oath.”

    He isn’t anymore black than white. He is biracial.

    Rob Emory’s column, “Let’s hope America hasn’t been fooled,” in the Nov. 7 edition of The Lancaster News, hits the nail on the head and accurately alerts everyone to what we may be facing.

    Your newspaper staff is obviously caught up in the moment.

  • Lancaster fortunate to have such great volunteers

    I have been very saddened recently to see the obituaries of two of my good friends, Connie Francavilgia and Sarah Hunter. I worked with the two ladies as volunteers at Springs Memorial Hospital during my early teen years. They as well as my late grandmother, Reba Ballard, gave countless hours to serve as volunteers at the hospital.

  • No Christmas break for blue laws

    The Lord triumphed in County Council chambers Monday night. Council voted against repealing the blue laws in the county through Jan. 4.   County Administrator Steve Willis said he brought up the ordinance for council to consider in light of the national economic downturn. Willis said surrounding counties, such as York, and Union and Mecklenburg in North Carolina, don’t have blue laws, which prohibit the sale of certain items before 1:30 p.m. on Sundays.

  • USCL job fair to host 30 firms

    Lancaster residents will have a chance to meet with prospective employers at a job fair at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster. The job fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at USCL.

  • ‘All this can be repaired,’ official says during tour

    The Lancaster County Courthouse is a shadow of its former glory. The inside of the 180-year-old structure, which was heavily damaged by arson on Aug.

  • We must show our gratitude to veterans

    First of all, I would like to personally thank all the veterans for their service to our country.

    I was very disappointed that so few came out to the Veteran’s Day Parade on Nov. 8 to show support for these men and women who have served so we can have the freedoms we still have here in the United States. Some even lost their lives doing so. The very least we can do is show our appreciation and gratitude for what they have done.

  • America is paying price for turning back on God

    I am not a racist. I have never been accused of being racially prejudiced or biased. The following remarks have nothing to do with race, color, nationality or ethnicity.

    I did not vote against Barack Obama because of his race. As a matter of fact, my choice for president was Alan Keyes.

  • Long, Thomas set example for clean campaign race

    No matter the outcome it was a historic race. The winner of the S.C. House District 45 seat was going to be filled by the first woman or the first black since Reconstruction.

    Fort Mill optometrist Deborah Long defeated Lancaster County Council member Fred Thomas in the general election. Long, an Indian Land resident, garnered 11,051 votes, or almost 57 percent of the vote. Thomas, a Lancaster resident, had 8,422 votes, or 43 percent.

  • Web site keeps reader updated about county

    The web site of The Lancaster News and Carolina Gateway enables me to keep abreast of local happenings.

    The Washington Post and some regional newspapers serve me in Lexington Park, Md., about an hour’s drive from Washington.

    Recently, a news story originating from Forbes, was a real shocker. Lay-offs, shut-downs and plant closings seem to occur all over the country, but it appeared from the Forbes article, Lancaster had been dealt the worst blow in the country.

  • Enough for everybody

    Forests have traded their green leaves for a crisp fall wardrobe of gold, red and orange. 

    As you enjoy in this breathtaking display of natural beauty, take a moment to consider this rich land and its historic people. 

    The Catawba Indians have lived in this region for more than 13,000 years. 

    Their traditional foods include turkey, squash, pumpkins, corn, deer, nuts, beans, duck, dove, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, sugar berries and honey.