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Today's News

  • Baker claims first Young Guns win

    For two solid weeks, Lancaster Motor Speedway sat silent on Saturday nights, a victim of much-needed rain. Saturday, it looked as though mother nature would again wash out LMS, but the skies broke by evening, and crews worked hard to prepare the surface for competition.

    Under cloudy skies, the Young Guns launched action. Opening night winner Andrew Blackwood paced the field outside of Austin Baker. At the green, Blackwood powered through the gears, taking the early lead, but Baker drove his orange and white Nova in a bit deeper than the 57, and took the top spot by turn two.

  • Eggs Benedict requires a steady hand

    Sometimes, we look for an excuse to start another holiday; take today, for instance. While April 16 is the day that all tax preparers look forward to, it’s National Eggs Benedict Day, too.I wonder if there is a correlation between the two. Sleep late, eat late and play golf later.

  • Walk raises $5,000 for KLS foundation

    Despite the gloomy weather and the lack of famous athletes who were able to make it last year, local volunteers for Kleine-Levin Sydrome awareness and fundraising still saw a nice return on efforts at this year’s walk.

    The second annual Ryan McKinney walk, held March 29 at the Lancaster High School track, raised $5,000 to be sent to the KLS National Foundation for research efforts into the cause and treatment of the neurological disorder, which causes sufferers to sleep up to 20 hours a day with awake hours of confusion, fatigue and irregular eating habits.

  • Natural gas customers charged twice

    Many natural gas customers in Lancaster County were seeing double on their bank statements last week as a result of an electronic drafting error.

    Officials with Lancaster County Natural Gas Authority say about 3,300 people were charged twice for services this month. The affected customers have payments automatically drawn from their bank accounts each month.

    First Citizens Bank handles those ACH, or automatic clearinghouse, transactions for the gas authority.

  • Raos make monument a reality

    Six years ago, Lancaster residents Sal and Lois Rao, reacting to a family tragedy, could have just faded away in their grief.

    One would understand, but the Raos, despite their loss, opted to go another direction following the death of their son, senior state trooper Mike Rao.

    Rao, while on duty in June of 2002 in Clarendon County, was hit by a car and later died as a result of his injuries.

    The Raos decided to make something positive out of their situation.

  • Stop personal attacks, stick to election issues

    This is in response to Wynette Birchfield’s column “Vouchers make education equal” in the April 4 edition of The Lancaster News.

  • Know dangers of allergies

    On a recent Sunday, my family went to several different restaurants before we gave up on eating out. Why? Like 3 million other Americans, my son, Joel, has a peanut allergy.

    According to the Mayo Clinic, allergic reactions to peanuts are the most severe of all food allergies followed by shellfish, fish, tree-nuts and eggs. Peanut allergies are responsible for 80 percent of fatal or near-fatal reactions each year.

  • Shag Club grateful for support

    Shag Club grateful for support

    I would like to thank all of you who came out to support the Lancaster Shag Club’s Spaghetti fundraiser dinner March 30.

    Our chef, Tom Ulrich, cooked up some awesome homemade spaghetti sauce, and our hard-working crew of volunteers saw to it that everyone had plenty to eat. Many of our club members, who are not only good dancers, but great cooks, brought delicious homemade desserts to add to your meals.

  • Priorities in South Carolina are twisted

    I’m so tired of hearing about all the money and effort in regards to animal fighting. Dog, chicken, cat, fish, bug etc. Want to know what I want to hear? I want to hear about programs for people like me – born and raised here, love my state and yet left behind.

    I’m 31, single and make less than $25,000 a year. My daughter, mother, father, brother and I all live in the same rented home to try and make ends meet.

  • State education superintendent pushes reform agenda at meeting

    One of the local Rotary clubs got a visit this week from South Carolina's top education official.

    Dr. Jim Rex, the state's superintendent of education, was Lancaster Rotary's guest speaker at its weekly lunch club meeting, held Thursday at the Lancaster Golf Club's Fairway Room.

    Rex, who has been in office over a year now, revisited his five key areas for reform in South Carolina public education, which are:

    - Greater demand and support for innovation

    - More choice

    - A new accountability system

    - Funding