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Today's News

  • Sistare 'capable to handle any issue' facing Lancaster

    I am writing to show my support for Kathy Sistare, who is running for the County Council District 7 seat.

    Kathy is my sister-in-law, but she is much more than that. She is a dedicated, caring, strong and intelligent person.

    Kathy is very capable to handle any issue that may face our county.

    Kathy is a hard worker. Along with her husband, Mike, they have worked endlessly to build two successful businesses.

    She also works at Palmetto Tri-County Internal Medicine, is active in her church, serves on the Red Cross board and enjoys time with her family.

  • Increases needed for equipment, staffing

    I would like to respond to Howard Pinkey Plyler’s letter, “Don’t forget reassessment vote in 2005,” in the June 4 edition of The Lancaster News.

    In 2005, the S.C. Legislature voted in Act 388, which would cap property values at 15 percent for four years.

    Until 2005, we had not had a reassessment since 1999 in Lancaster County.

    The property values in some parts of the county were on the books at less than half their actual value.

    The property owners would have loved to had their property values capped at this amount.

  • Americans should be proud of milestone

    Whether you’re a Democrat, Republican, Independent or of some other political persuasion, we think Barack Obama’s nomination as president is something that all Americans should be proud of.

    It’s a monumental milestone – a black man has locked up the presidential nomination of one of America’s top two political parties for the first time in history of our country.

  • Bulldogs' quest is Southern champions

    ROCK HILL – The Citadel’s mission is a Southern Conference championship.That was the message as the annual Citadel Club’s tour made its recent stop in Rock Hill.The Rock Hill Area Citadel Club includes alumni in Lancaster, Chester and York counties.Bob Fello, the Bulldogs’ assistant head football coach, said the team is determined to make its mark in the competitive Southern Conference, which includes defending national champion Appalachian State.“We’re working to win a championship,” said Fello who a

  • Ready or not, 2008 Hurricane season is here

    Ready or not, the 2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season has begun.And until Nov. 30, weather forecasters will keep a close eye on tropical systems along the Eastern Seaboard.June 1 is the start date for activity.In April, a team of Colorado State University forecasters predicted that at least 15 named storms will form in the Atlantic basin, with eight growing into hurricane status.

  • Humane Society grateful for Belk support

    Humane Society grateful for Belk support

    The Humane Society of Lancaster County Inc. would like to thank Belk Department stores for inviting us to be a part of its recent Charity Day event.

    Tom Lester was really great in helping to promote this event, making sure we had a covered place to put the dogs and cats up for adoption that was out of the weather. He stopped by our booth numerous times during the day to make sure we had everything we needed and he genuinely cares about the abused and neglected animals in our county.

  • Warriors to host Classic

    The fifth annual Founders Federal Kickoff Classic will have a historic twist for the annual high school football jamboree.Indian Land High School will host its first-ever prep football jamboree with the event which is slated for Aug. 22 at IL’s Warrior Stadium.“We’re excited about this chance to host and have our campus and football program in the spotlight,” IL athletic director and head football coach Mike Mayer said. “It’s been well-received and the response from the area schools has been positive.

  • 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.