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Today's News

  • Lancaster losing old Burger King, but will get new one

    Lancaster’s Burger King restaurant is about to undergo a whopper of a makeover.

    The popular fast food restaurant located on North Main Street will close Monday so it can be torn down and rebuilt.

    Burger King spokeswoman Denise Wilson said the new building will feature an open-view ceiling and a double drive-thru.

    “It’s more efficient and modern-looking,” Wilson said. “It’s a great new look for the restaurant.”

  • Seniors eligible for economic stimulus checks

    Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer answers questions about aging issues.

    Question: I have been hearing on the news lately about the economic stimulus check that the Internal Revenue Service is going to be sending out this year. I am confused. Will seniors get this rebate? First they said we did not qualify and now I am hearing that we do.

    What is the real answer, will I be getting this check or not? It is difficult making ends meet on a fixed budget and this money sure would make a difference to my wife and me.

  • City agrees to fund Bundy Auditorium improvements

    Lancaster City Council recently agreed to contribute $32,650 from the city’s hospitality tax revenue to make more improvements at Bundy Auditorium at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    USCL Educational Foundation President Don Rushing and Bundy Performing Arts Series Manager Peggy Little sought the funding at a meeting last month.

  • Deputies arrest Pit Stop owner, bartender on cocaine charges

    The owner of the Pit Stop on Grace Avenue and a bartender there both face drug charges after an undercover informant bought cocaine from the bar last month.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office charged the owner, Bill Laney, 56, 1564 Riverside Road, on Feb. 21 with distribution of cocaine and trafficking in cocaine.

    The bartender, Paula Barton Knight, 45, was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

  • Severe weather season: Be prepared for spring's unpredictable conditions

    Springtime in South Carolina means budding trees, blooming flowers and more daylight.

    But March to May is also the peak tornado season when sudden severe storms can spawn tornadoes as it did March 15.

    The National Weather Service has confirmed that at least 15 tornadoes ripped through the state that day. No one was killed in the storms here, but two people died from storms in Georgia.

  • Community celebrates opening of Care Health Center

    Staff and supporters of the Care Health Center gathered Tuesday to celebrate the new clinic's mission to provide health services to anyone, regardless of his or her ability to pay.

    During the open house, Dr. Nimal Perera, the clinic's sole physician, his staff and workers of CareNet met with various individuals supporting the clinic, which has been open for two months.

    CareNet, the nonprofit group committed to serving the medically underserved in Lancaster County with pharmaceutical and primary care assistance, operates the clinic.

  • How NOAA Weather Radios work

    The National Weather Service continuously broadcasts updated weather warnings and forecasts that can be picked up by NOAA Weather Radios equipped with SAME technology. SAME technology allows you to keep up with weather conditions in specific counties.

    The average signal range is 40 miles, depending on topography. The information for this part of South Carolina is generated from an NOAA station at SCETV in Rock Hill.

    What to listen for

    - Tornado watch – Tornadoes are possible in your area. Remain alert for approaching storms.

  • Kershaw NACCP branch sets banquet

    KERSHAW – Members and supporters of the Kershaw branch of the NAACP will look back on activities in the past year and look to the next during the branch’s annual banquet Saturday night.

    Starting at 6 p.m. at the Andrew Jackson Recreation Center, the event will include dinner, guest speaker Dr. Lonnie Randolph, president of the NAACP State Conference and a short program. It is expected to last about an hour.

  • Second annual KLS Walk set for Saturday

    It’s been a year since the first walk in memory of Ryan McKinney, and during the second annual walk Saturday, progress will be celebrated and new goals highlighted.

    Starting at 10 a.m. at the Lancaster High School track, the public is asked to stop by for three hours of fun, learning and remembering the life of McKinney, a former Lancaster High School student who died of a heart attack in February 2006 while hospitalized in Columbia. He was only 19.

  • Encourage lawmakers to oppose REAL ID

    I am deeply distressed that the entire S.C. House of Representatives adopted a resolution (H. 4822) requesting that Gov. Mark Sanford apply for an extension of the deadline to comply with the federal REAL ID Act because the S.C. General Assembly passed a bill, signed into law on June 13, 2007, saying that the state shall not participate in its implementation.