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  • 15,000 and counting

    For Bill Stokes, nothing matches the serenity of paddling the Catawba River on a crisp, early fall morning.

    “I can talk about it for hours,” Stokes said. “You arrive at sunrise when there’s a little mist on the water before the crowd gets out. There’s just no better place to watch birds and wildlife.”  

    That love of nature is why Stokes took up kayaking a little more than 12 years ago. He paddles somewhere just about every weekend.

    Sure, it’s a chance to get some exercise and enjoy Mother Nature at her best.

  • Unique design for IL station

    INDIAN LAND – The renovated and expanded Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department has been designed to be energy efficient and environmentally friendly.

    Plans for the station are classified as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

    Some of the LEED elements of the station will include energy-efficient lighting, day-lighting, efficient water fixtures, low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints and adhesive, and a masonry and pre-finished metal panel exterior for sustainability and low maintenance.

  • A heartbeat, a pulse

    KERSHAW – Blood pressure and heart rates are just some of the vital signs students at York Technical College’s Kershaw/Heath Springs Center will be able to read in class.

    Nursing students and others taking classes under York Tech’s medical programs will soon have access to two patient simulators.

    The full-body manikins have a temperature, pulse and heart beat – signs students can monitor on a screen display as they would real-life patients.

  • P31 falls in opener

    Marlboro County Post 60 Juniors scored eight unanswered runs to beat Lancaster Post 31 Juniors, 8-4, in the opening round of the S.C. American Legion Junior State Tournament Friday at Eggleton Field.

    Post 31 took an early lead in the second inning as Trai Sanders knocked in two runs with a double. Dalton Johnson plated Sanders with a single. Jonah Crenshaw followed with an RBI single. All three runs came with two outs.

  • Winning ways continue at White Plains Golf Club

    The Lancaster chapter of S.C. Juniors Golf Association took to the fairway of the White Plains Golf Club in Pageland Monday.

    What started as a foggy overcast morning turned into a beautiful day of golf.

    “The golf course was in great shape and as usual John Rivers and his staff made us feel more than welcome,” said Raymon Chisom, director of the chapter. “The course was as good as I have ever seen it and that is saying a lot.”

  • Men lead deputies on chase

    Deputies are searching for two men who led them on a car chase late Tuesday night.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, deputies attempted to pull over a white Buick Century at 11:13 p.m. Tuesday. The car was going almost 50 mph in a 25-mph zone.

  • Police reports - July 21, 2010

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • Several items were reported stolen from a Pardue Street apartment on July 15. A woman called police after returning home from vacation and finding her back door kicked in, the report said. Stolen from the apartment were a Sony Playstation 3, two Nintendo DSI’s, a laptop computer, a Sony PSP and two pairs of Air Jordan shoes. The items are valued at $1,229.

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:

  • Who’s making fake money?

    Fake money continues to turn up around Lancaster County, and local police are investigating a possible connection to a counterfeit bust in Chester County last week.

    Broderick Tubias Elder, 21, of Fort Lawn, was arrested July 16 outside the Fort Lawn Dollar General after police questioned him about counterfeit money he reportedly used at the store. Fort Lawn Police Chief David Hayes said officers were called to the store by employees who believed Elder was using fake money.

  • Police reports - July 23, 2010

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • A Lancaster man reported damage to his home between Monday and Tuesday. The report said the man returned to his home, which was being remodeled, and found the carpet cut and peeled up, as well as paint thrown on walls, floors and cabinets. Damage to the home is estimated at $3,000. There are no suspects in the case.

    •  Dimias Cadell Hinson, 22, 308 N. Hughes St., was charged July 19 with simple possession of marijuana and a seat-belt violation.

  • Ripe and ready

    Ron Edwards was grateful to see Monday afternoon’s heavy downpour.

    Edwards, general manager of The Springs Farm in Fort Mill, said right now, crops there can use all the rain Mother Nature provides.

    “It’s taken a toll,” Edwards said of the recent heat wave. “The tomatoes and squash will take as much water as you can give them.”

    But the recent rainfall will have very little impact on the ripening peaches that growers are busy harvesting.