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Today's News

  • Community to honor King

    A number of events are slated to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day today and Monday. They include:

    – The Lancaster Branch of the NAACP will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 4 p.m. today at Living Word Church, 117 Market St. The speaker will be the Rev. Wayne Murray.

  • Chance of snow flurries

    Don’t hold your breath, but it’s possible you may see a few snow flurries on Sunday night.

    According to the National Weather Service, there’s a chance of  “sprinkles and flurries.” The night will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 27 degrees.

    One thing’s for sure, it’s going to be cold today and tonight, with a high temperature of 31, and a low of 9 tonight. Saturday’s high will reach 37, with a low of 19.

    It will begin warming up Sunday, with highs in the mid to upper 40s through Wednesday, and lows in the 20s.

  • Playhouse to hold auditions for roles in musical ‘Gypsy’

    If you’d like to sing and dance in the Community Playhouse of Lancaster County’s next production, you can audition Tuesday.

    The playhouse held auditions last week for “Gypsy,” but more actors are needed. Another audition will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster’s Stevens Auditorium, in Hubbard Hall.

    The show originally starred Ethel Merman in the lead role as Mama Rose. It is based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist.

  • Retired officer dies in hospital

    A retired police officer who was shot in the eye last summer died early Saturday morning.

    Ray Knight, who worked for the Lancaster Police Department for 17 years before retiring in 2001, died at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

  • Study suggests pay hikes for some county employees

    A pay grade study could help raise the salaries of some Lancaster County workers.

    As part of a compensation and pay classification study requested by the county, The Archer Co. found there are 84 county employees who are paid below the minimum pay grade levels.

    The employees are scattered across many different classifications in positions around the county. One example is a clerk in the auditor’s office who makes $1,600 below the recommended minimum salary in the study.       

  • Agency grateful for Shoebox for Seniors donations

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the wonderful people who donated gifts to Shoebox for Seniors, a project sponsored by the Lancaster County Council on Aging.

  • All-county band concert to make music next week

    A performance is slated for next week that will highlight the top middle and high school musicians in the area.

    The band directors throughout Lancaster County selected about 160 students to take part in the all-county band concert Jan. 31 at Lancaster High School’s auditorium.

    This is the first time in recent memory that the local school district is having such a performance, said Mathew Willis, band director at Indian Land High School.

  • Goodwill grateful for donations

    We live in an extraordinarily caring community. While that fact is not new, it is certainly worth repeating and celebrating. Let me add one more example.

  • Chamber enlisting support to keep USCL open

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce is seeking the support of the business community and all Lancaster County residents to express their concern and disapproval over Gov. Mark Sanford’s budget proposal to close the University of South Carolina at Lancaster campus over the next two years.

  • Riding in style to the inauguration

    Freshly cooked meals and comfortable lodging will be readily available for many traveling via train to the upcoming inaugural events in Washington, D.C.

    Lancaster-based L&C Railway has turned two of its cars – the J. Pinckney Henderson and Hollywood Beach – into mobile luxury suites equipped with bedrooms, private washrooms and areas for dining and lounging.