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Today's News

  • Two men face trespassing charges after crashing on local race track

    The truck sped up and rounded a turn when the driver lost control and struck the concrete barrier in turn two.

    This might sound like a description of Saturday night at the races at the Lancaster Speedway.

    But instead, the high-speed action was Tuesday when employees of a sprinkler service company decided to drink beer and take a turn on Lancaster’s dirt track, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • Multi-Cultural Information Center announces 2010 board of directors

    The Multi-Cultural Information Center (MCIC) has announced its 2010 board and capacity-building activities.

    The following volunteers will serve as leadership for MCIC for the coming year:

    • Kim Richardson, University of South Carolina at Lancaster, president

    • Monica Diaz, Brooklyn Springs Elementary School, vice-president

    • Evelyn Jennette, Morphis Pediatric, secretary

    • Crystal Fields, Lancaster County School District

    • Jose L. Gutierrez, Haddon House Food Products

  • Repairs on I-77 bridges progressing rapidly

    Engineers at the S.C.  Department of Transportation report that the work to replace the northbound and southbound bridges on Interstate 77 at exit 62 in Chester County has progressed swiftly since beginning on Monday.

    The removal of both bridge decks was completed in two days.

    Crews began setting the 12 new beams on Wednesday. Four girders were put in place on that day.

    Four more girders were being set on Thursday.

    The final four steel beams will be put in place today.

  • Sheheen wins easily; Haley, Barrett in GOP run-off

    State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, whose district includes part of Lancaster County, easily won the Democratic Party’s gubernatorial nomination Tuesday.

    He received nearly 59 percent of the votes in the primary, while Jim Rex, state superintendent of education, placed second with 23 percent of the votes, and Robert Ford got 18 percent of the votes.

    Although Sheheen won big, there was far greater interest in the four-way race in the Republican  gubernatorial campaign.

  • Police reports - June 11, 2010

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • A Lancaster man said his car was hit by a bullet as he drove down Pardue Street about 10 p.m. June 6.

    The report said an officer was flagged down by the man in the parking lot of Kirk’s Quick Stop on Arch Street.

    The police department received calls about gunshots fired on Pardue Street about the same time, the report said. Officers checked the area but found no suspects or evidence and returned to help the man on Arch Street.

  • Banks bidding for Open

    For University of South Carolina at Lancaster sophomore golfer Trevor Banks, it’s one down and one to go for a shot at a prestigious U.S. Open berth.

    Banks, coming off a stellar freshman campaign for the Lancers with a No. 8 national ranking in National Junior College Athletic Association Division I golf with a 71 average, passed local qualifying to move to sectional qualifying Monday.

    Banks, one of six golfers to qualify – four and two alternates, will play the challenging Settingdown Creek course in Rosewell, Ga., on Monday.

  • 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.