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Today's News

  • Lancers to face USC-Sumter

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers’ baseball team opens play in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region X tournament on Thursday at 4 p.m. in Burlington, N.C.

    The Lancers, 25-21, 15-16, are the fourth seed and face fifth-seeded USC-Sumter.

    The winner advances to play the Guilford Tech-Spartanburg Methodist winner, while the two losers will also play.

    Other games have Pitt Community College against Surry and Louisburg face Florence-Darlington Tech.

  • Sawyer's final battle reflected the way he was

    There’s an old Lancaster football story that in the mid-1970s when the late Marv Maxwell was the Bruins’ head football coach, his LHS team was preparing for a scrimmage.

    Great Falls, led by the legendary Harvey Stewart, was one of the foes that August afternoon.

    Maxwell’s attention was drawn to a young Red Devils’ assistant noticeably inspiring his players with words and action as they readied for battle.

  • Playoff decides Partners for Youth tourney

    A playoff decided the winner in the 19th annual Partners for Youth golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Friday afternoon.

    The team of Dan Sutton, Shane Grumbles, Phil Grumbles and Doug Brown, who were tied at 50.62 after regulation, scored the win in a playoff which began on the 12th hole.

    The winning team had a solid day with 17 birdies and an eagle.

  • Our census response better this time around

    Lancaster County, we’ve done well. As of Thursday, the county’s participation rate in the 2010 Census was 79 percent. That put Lancaster County tied with neighboring York County as the counties in South Carolina with the best census response in 2010.

    South Carolina as a whole has done a good job responding to the census. The state’s most-recent participation rate was listed by the U.S. Census Bureau as 73 percent, one point above the national average.

  • Queen for the day

    OK, grillmasters everywhere, this one is for you. I feel your pain.

    You have already looked through every Mother’s Day card on the rack, searching for the one that’s perfect for the woman who brought you into the world or for the mother of your children.

    To make matters worse, your bankroll is far from “swole,” which makes it even harder to make her queen for the day.

    The only thing you find stuck in the pockets of the pair of dress shorts you just pulled out of the drawer for the first time this spring is lint.

  • Give mom a gift to remember

    Give mom a gift to remember

    The key to making Mother’s Day special is to make it unforgettable. You don’t have to spent a lot of money to do that, either.

    Here are a few great Mother’s Day gift ideas to think about:

    – Make a gift in her name – If mom has a favorite cause, consider making a charitable donation in honor. Just make sure the organization reflects her personality. Some local charities to consider include the American Red Cross, Christian Services, Family Promise of Lancaster, HOPE in Lancaster and Pregnancy Care Center.

  • To mother with love
  • Welcome, race fans!

    You may want to catch a little nap Saturday afternoon.

    That way, you can stay up a little later to watch the post-race celebration in Victory Lane at Darlington Raceway.

    Those festivities might not include your favorite NASCAR driver, but they will include a familiar face.

    Former Lancaster High School homecoming queen Paige Duke is one of three Miss Sprint Cups for 2010. The lineup includes Duke, Amanda Wright of York, Maine, and Monica Palumbo of Charlotte.

  • Don't let life pass you by

    I was grateful to see warmer weather and the yellow bells and azaleas in bloom. Things were going pretty good until the telephone rang.

    Then I was shaken back into reality with the news that a close friend had passed away.

    Then almost without warning, three more unexpected deaths reduced my circle of longtime friends.

    Someone once remarked that when we pass the age of 65, we began to live on borrowed time.

    Frankly, I’m hoping that our Maker will grant me a few more years of leniency on that loan.

  • Hot coffee warms up new friend

    The question caught me by surprise.

    “Where’s your little friend?”

    I looked up to see this fella sitting on the stoop of a house in my granddaughter’s neighborhood.

    I was shocked. To be honest, not too many folks up here in Maryland speak to strangers.

    I stopped to explain that I was taking a day off from my usual great-grand baby sitting chores.

    “I sorta got the whole day to bum around,” I said.