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Today's News

  • Panhandle stations face run on gas

    Facing long lines, closed gas stations and frayed nerves, many motorists have found it increasingly difficult to locate gas in Lancaster County, and it's possible shortages could last for at least another week.

    Gas stations in the Panhandle in particular have seen a run as motorists from Charlotte, where shortages have been severe, have crossed the stateline to fill up their tanks.

  • Group questions why program terminated

    We are concerned citizens. We would like to know why our group at Catawba Mental Health Center has been terminated.

    Our psychosocial rehabilitative group has been beneficial to us in preparing us to participate in the community and take better care of ourselves.

    We have enjoyed coming to the meetings two-five days a week. We are shocked and disappointed in changes being made in our services.

    We need services to prevent us from having too much time on our hands.

    This often leads to our being rehospitalized, which costs our state much more.

  • Mulvaney 'open, honest, willing to help'

    On Sept. 21, in a back room of the Lancaster County Library, a scary thing happened. S.C. Rep. and S.C. Senate hopeful, Mick Mulvaney walked into a room of parents of special needs children. This was actually very brave of Mulvaney since he does not have a child with a disability and may have not had a clue as to what the joys, struggles and hopes of these parents were.

  • Know all the facts before voting in November

    Here we are, fellow Americans. We are down to the final months to make our final decisions about who we are going to vote for president and vice president. I am writing because I care about my future, your future, the future of our friends and families, the future of our military and the future of the world.

    We all should know that each nation has an impact on the entire world in one way or another. We know that America has a powerful impact on the world.

  • Republican women shocked by Smith's letter on Palin and Norrell

    As Republican women, we suspect our vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin would cringe to know that her name was being used to try to promote a Democrat candidate as liberal as Mandy Powers Norrell. We would think her choice in this race would be an easy one – she would support Mick Mulvaney, the Republican candidate for State Senate, a true conservative reformer. We do, too.

  • Carolina Legends music festival celebrates its 20th anniversary

    Attention all bluegrass music fans – it’s time once again for the Carolina Legends Festival, to be held today and Saturday at Andrew Jackson State Park.This year marks the festival’s 20th anniversary, although this is the first time it has not been held on Mother’s Day weekend, said Christina Chastain, galleries and program director at the Lancaster County Council of the Arts.

  • Local farm growers host home gardening workshop

    The Lancaster Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association is sponsoring a workshop on drip irrigation, deer damage prevention and insects and diseases at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Steele Farm, 241 Community Lane.

  • Buford Rec center becomes a reality

    Mid-August marked a special time in the Buford community.

    The eastern Lancaster County area had plenty of reason to celebrate as the long-awaited Buford Recreation Center was opened.

    With the opening of the Buford Rec Center, now each area in the county – Lancaster, Indian Land, Kershaw and Buford – has a rec facility.

    That was the goal of the county when this project was begun and now it’s a red-letter day – well, in Buford terms, maroon-letter day – for local recreation.

  • Remember: Evolution is a theory

    The letter “No credible evidence of reptile-to-bird” in the Sept. 3 edition of The Lancaster News has factual errors. The article that prompted the letter is a story about “4-H chickens greet returning North Elementary students.”

  • Sales tax best option to pay for courthouse

    I would like to respond to Greg Sutton’s letter “Explore other avenues for courthouse costs” in the Sept. 19 edition of The Lancaster News. The letter focused on the new courthouse and the increased taxes needed to build it.