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Today's News

  • June 6 is full of meaning

    We old folks are still in awe at just how quick the years fly by. It’s remarkable that the memories made of certain days – like June 6, 1944 – can remain so vivid in our minds.Only 11 years old, I was rushing through the upstairs hallway on a warm summer morning when my attention was drawn to the announcements on the radio.This was a day we all knew was coming.Normal broadcasts were interupted as war correspondents reported that thousands of men, thousands of ships, hundreds of airplanes had launched a massive invasion

  • Kersey, Sistare seek Democratic nod in District 7 race

    Incumbent Wayne Kersey, a Democrat, is seeking re-election for the District 7 County Council seat against Kathy Sistare in Tuesday's primary. Sistare is seeking political office for the first time.

    That race will likely decide the winner, as nobody is running as a Republican. District 7 covers parts of Heath Springs, Elgin, Rich Hill and Lancaster near S.C. 9 Bypass. The district spans about 30 miles north to south.

    Wayne Kersey

    Kersey came on council in 2004 and is wrapping up his first term. He cites several major accomplishments he's proud to have been a part of.

  • Man dies in cycle crash in York County

    There were no balloons and cakes to celebrate Kandace Funderburk's birthday on Tuesday.

    Instead, she and other family members were busy making arrangements for her husband's funeral. Funderburk's husband died Sunday while riding a motorcycle.

    James "Mickey" Funderburk, 46, was riding his 1988 Harley Davidson on Interstate 77 in Rock Hill when the motorcycle drove off the road and overturned, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

  • All candidates should go the extra mile

    In his May 30 column “Candidates should go extra mile for their constituents,” Bruce Miller made reference to he and Donald Huffman being the only House District 45 candidates who showed up at a special meeting sponsored by Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. (LCEDC).

    The last time I checked there were five candidates in the race for House District 45. LCEDC sponsored a special meeting for the sole purpose of educating all candidates for the upcoming primary.

  • Hot enough for you? Heat wave is on

    You'll likely feel the warmest you have all year this week, as a heat wave continues in the area.

    After a cooler than normal early spring, it will feel like mid-summer the rest of the week with steamy temperatures hitting the 90s.

    Today's high will reach 93 degrees, according to the National Weather Service, and it will be even warmer on Thursday, with highs in the mid 90s.

    Friday through Sunday, the highs each day are forecast to be in the low 90s.

  • Humid night has plenty of cautions

    It was a big night for the young and talented Andrew Blackwood in the young guns division main event at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.The humid evening featured plenty of cautions.As soon as the green flag dropped, it was Blackwood taking the lead with a few challenges from Cayce McGuire.Blackwood held his strong lead and grabbed another win for his crew.

  • Interested in learning the 'dance of the orient'?

    Chingy-ching, chingy-ching.

    Hundreds of dangling gold coins ring out as Ashley Pate, with her arms outstretched and her hands in cutsie pose, swings her hips in a tight Egyptian shimmy, then a low American cabaret.

    As the exotic drums beat, she moves on to Nile hands and snake arms, then traveling Arabics and Baladies.

    It's Raks Sharki, Arabic for "dance of the orient," and Pate's practicing the techniques taught in the beginner belly dance class at Springdale Recreation Center.

  • Sistare 'proven leader, honest, open, qualified'

    Lancaster County District 7 residents have a tremendous opportunity to elect a County Council member who is a proven leader, honest, open and qualified. That person is Kathy Sistare. I have known Kathy for more than 35 years both personally and professionally.

  • Kershaw OKs its $2.8M budget

    KERSHAW – Kershaw Town Council gave unanimous final approval to the town's 2008-09 budget Monday night with no discussion.

    Council discussed the budget at its regular meeting on May 12 after Town Administrator Tony Starnes presented it.

    Mayor Tommy Baker praised Starnes for slashing the proposed budget. The approved budget ($2,881,710 ) reflects a nearly 2 percent decrease over last year's budget.

    "He (Starnes) has reduced expenses for the town of Kershaw," Baker said at the May 12 meeting.

  • $750M in last 20 years

    Many residents may not realize it, but the Lancaster & Chester Railway acts as an inland port for goods headed to coastal ports, such as Charleston.

    The railway is vital to the area for attracting industry, and railway officials expect it to be an important part of economic development in Lancaster County for years to come.

    Railway President Steve Gedney recently gave an update on the L&C to Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce members.