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Today's News

  • School drops nuts from menu

    Chris McGinn

    For The Lancaster News

    When Nathan Powell was just a toddler, his mother, Cristy, tried to gave him a peanut butter cracker for a snack. He wasn’t interested in eating it, but where it touched his skin, he immediately developed hives.

    At the doctor’s office later, Cristy learned how close she came to losing her son. If he had ingested it, he likely would have died, she said.

    Nathan is one of nine Indian Land Elementary School students with a potentially fatal peanut allergy.

  • Teen, 15, saves brother, 10, from fire

    Buford High School freshman Corey Funderburk stayed home from school on Monday to help care for his 10-year-old brother, Justin.

  • Yap Ye Iswa Festival Saturday

    Jesef Williams

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com

    Native American pottery, cuisine, music and other customs will be in close reach for locals on Saturday.

    For the second straight year, the Yap Ye Iswa (Day of the Catawba) Festival is coming to the University of South Carolina at Lancaster. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be held at USCL’s Bradley Building.

    Yap Ye Iswa focuses on the nearby Catawba Indian Nation, which is the only federally recognized Native American tribe in South Carolina.

  • Repaying a great debt

    Crowds of residents packed Main Street in downtown Lancaster on Saturday for the annual Veterans Day Parade. American flags waved in the wind along the street as cars full of those who served in every branch of U.S. Armed Services drove past the crowd. 

    Posted on the cars were the names of the veterans inside, as well as which branch of the military they served in and in which wars they fought.

    There were veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq, as well as several former prisoners of war. 

  • Park offers kids chance to be Junior Rangers

    Children across the state have one more reason to get outdoors this fall with the S.C.

  • Brooklyn Springs Elementary observes Veterans Day

    A sea of students waved American flags proudly during a Veterans Day program at Brooklyn Springs Elementary School on Tuesday. The school’s students and faculty gathered in front of the building for the ceremony, which began with a presentation of the colors by the Lancaster High School JROTC. 

  • ’08 See Lancaster ornament features historic Kilburnie

    See Lancaster kicked off the Christmas season last week with the unveiling of its newest ornament.

  • Mother, autistic son OK but homeless

     A mother and her son are homeless after a fire claimed their house on Holly Dale Drive on Saturday.

  • Brunson to cruise in Mary Kay Career Car

    Patricia Brunson of Lancaster, an independent sales director for Mary Kay, is on the road to success.  Brunson earned the use of a new Saturn Vue AWD XE due to her outstanding achievements in operating her independent Mary Kay business. The Saturn Vue is one of the newest additions to the Mary Kay Career Car program.

  • Furniture, home decor firm hopes to Wow in Fort Lawn

    FORT LAWN – When they walked into the abandoned textile plants and saw all the space, the people who bought it said, “Wow” When people who see it now, with interior walls knocked down to give it more open floor space, with better lighting, the looms gone, replaced by rugs, furniture and home decor items for sale, they are saying, “Wow”