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Today's News

  • Use balance with body-building protein

    High protein diets have triggered an explosion of interest, but just how much protein is enough or is too much?

    According to the Harvard School of Public Health, adults need a minimum of 0.8 grams of protein for every kilogram of body weight per day to keep body tissues from slowly breaking down.

    That works out to a little more than 7 grams of protein for every 20 pounds of body weight.

    But the numbers can fluctuate.

  • Family grateful for community support

    Larry Sims and family would like to thank everyone who participated and attended the chicken bog in honor of him on March 1 at Liberty Freewill Baptist Church.

    Thanks to everyone who gave up their time, money and prayers. We would like to extend a special thank you to Sherwood Baptist Church, Larry Smalls, Mike Johnson and Donald Boone.

    God bless.

    Larry Sims and family

    Lancaster

     

  • IL festival this Saturday

    By Jane Alford

    Carolina Gateway Editor

    Come celebrate spring at the 10th annual Indian Land Spring Festival on Saturday, March 29.

    The festival will offer a full day of activities for children and adults, beginning at 10 a.m. and winding down at 4 p.m.

    The festival will be held, rain or shine, in the elementary school's bus parking lot, behind the school on Doby's Bridge Road, just off U.S. 521.

    This year's event will offer plenty of festival favorites, including arts and crafts, sillent and live auctions, raffles, business vendors and live entertainment.

  • Economic stimulus package in a nutshell

    How much "stimulus" are you going to receive from this package? Your wallet may not get quite as stimulated as you think.

    For the past month, you've been hearing figures all over television saying the rebates will be either $300 or $600 for individuals and $600 or $1,200 for married couples filing jointly.

  • Brookchase residents looking for answers

    There are questions about what the dust generated from concrete plants near Brookchase may be doing to children's lungs and how the runoff may be affecting nearby creeks.

    Why do the concrete plants at 521 Perimeter Commerce Park run day and night? Why won't Blue Dot Readi-Mix meet with residents or turn down the noise?

    But what the residents of Brookchase and Lakeview Landing really want to know is how a residential neighborhood could be approved so close to an industrial park in the first place.

  • Red Cross still has presence here

    LocalAmericanRedCrossofficialswanttogetthewordoutthatthey’llstillbeconductingblooddrives,trainingpeopleinCPRandhelpingmilitaryfamiliesandotherresidentsthroughhousefiresornaturaldisasters.TheLancasterCountychapteroftheAmericanRedCrossrecentlymergedwithYorkandChestercounties’chapterduetofinancialwoesthathaveplaguedthelocalchapterforthepastseveralyears.TheLancasterCountychapterisnowpartoftheUpperPalmettoChapter.Withthemerger,afewlocalRedCrossworkerslosstheirpart-timejobs.TeresaAckerman,theLancasterchapter’sdirector,resignedearlierthismonth.Ackermanw

  • Good Friday blessing on Cats' victory

    The late Lester Robinson was in my thoughts Friday. Lester, the former news editor at The Lancaster News, was on my mind for a couple of reasons. Once dubbed as a “walking encyclopedia” in regards to his vast knowledge of local events, no matter the subject, Lester also had a good sense of humor.One reason I was thinking of Lester was because it was Good Friday, the day of holy week to commemorate Jesus’ crucifixion. Lester’s funeral was on a Good Friday.

  • Schools to get field houses

    Threecountyhighschools–insteadoftwoaspreviouslyplanned–willgetnewathleticfieldhousesforthe2008-09schoolyear.TheLancasterCountyschoolboardvotedunanimouslyTuesdaytoaccepta$1.6millionbidfromSouthernBuildersinYorkCountytobuildfieldhousesatAndrewJacksonHigh,BufordHighandIndianLandHighschools.Theschooldistrictonlyexpectedtohavethemoneytopayfortwofieldhousesthisyear.Sowhenthebidfortheprojectwentout,justAndrewJacksonHighandBufordHighwereincluded,withIndianLandHighasanoptiontopickup.SouthernBuilders,whichdecidedtoincludeILHSintheproject,wasoneofnineg

  • Basketball tournament to benefit local support group
  • Fort Lawn seeks money for sewer project

    FORT LAWN - Fort Lawn Town Council says it will need about $300,000 to become part of a regional sewer system and not have rates for in-town residents increase.ThecouncilaskedChesterCountyCouncilforhelpwithfinancingoptions,butChesterCountySupervisorCarlisleRoddeyandCountyTreasurerJackKindlesaythereislittleavailablemoneyinthecountybudget.InNovember,FortLawnTownCouncilvotedtojoinaregionalsewerplanproposedbycityofLancasterandLancasterCountyWaterandSewerDistrictofficials.Theplancallsforusingan8-inchpipecrossingonarailroadbridgeovertheCatawbaRivertogetthewas