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Today's News

  • Central tops Buford in region baseball win

     

    Buford dropped a 6-2 home loss to Central of Pageland on Friday, March 21.

  • LSS set for Carolina Clash

     

    Lancaster Super Speedway is a rather large racetrack, with a large personality. The track has been around since 1954, giving people of the Carolinas central Piedmont 60 years of racing memories.

    If the LSS grandstand could talk, what an amazing story to tell – stories of the hundreds of racers who have performed their talented skills.

  • Corruption abounds in government

    It’s been another week of circumstances which scream corruption. First, Lois Lerner was back to testify or actually recite the Fifth Amendment on the IRS scandal.

    When the show was over and meeting closed, Rep. Elijah Cummings pitched a fit because he wanted to ask some questions. When Rep. Darrell Issa turned the microphones back on, Cummings actually had no questions for the witness. He simply wanted to make a statement about the proceedings.

  • Why doesn’t council care?

    Lancaster County Council voted 5-2 on March 10 to approve first reading of Mattamy Homes’ proposal to build a large housing development on the TreeTops property in Van Wyck.

    The puzzling thing is that during the discussion they showed quite conclusively that they understood all the arguments against this use of the property and then voted 5-2 that they don’t care.

    The question is: Why don’t they care?

  • NAACP officials tout education

    Kayland Hagwood

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The more than 100 people at the annual Freedom Fund Banquet in Kershaw on Saturday, March 15, shared one goal – to make the world a better place.

    “We’ve had several speakers at our guest table, and they’re all saying the same thing,” said Kershaw NAACP President Dennis Miller. “And that’s that we can get along as a people of all people, and we can involve our young people, get them on board.”

  • Historic trees presentation at center

    Michele Roberts

    For The Lancaster News

    The Lancaster Garden Club held a special event Feb. 20 at the Cultural Arts Center at the Olde Presbyterian Church on Gay Street.

    Guest speaker was Joanna Angle of “Palmetto Places” on South Carolina ETV, who presented a slide show entitled “Historic Trees for Historic Places” about historic trees in the local area, as well as those found throughout the state.

  • Are you there, S.C.? It’s me, spring!

    By Sarah Ellis

    USC School of Journalism

    The South has seen more of winter this year than it’s used to or, frankly, cares for, and South Carolinians are eager for clear days and warmer temperatures. Their hopes are finally in sight.

    It’s spring.

    “A lot of people this year are just panting for spring,” said nature expert Rudy Mancke, the University of South Carolina’s naturalist in residence.

  • Rabies vaccination clinics set

     The arrival of warm weather signals more than spring.  

    It’s also time to make sure state residents protect themselves and their pets against rabies. 

    “Rabies is a threat to pets and humans, so all pet owners should have dogs, cats and ferrets vaccinated,” said Sandra Craig of the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control’s (DHEC) Bureau of Environmental Health Services. 

    Craig said wild animals carry the disease most often, but domestic pets can contract rabies as well.

  • Number of motorcycles on state roads climb with temperature

    Riding a motorcycle can be dangerous in many ways for the cyclist and passenger alike, said S.C. Highway Patrol Cpl. Jeff Gaskin. 

  • Thieves steal vintage Coca-Cola signs from Van Wyck business

    The owner of a historic Van Wyck building is asking for the public’s help in recovering two iconic Coca-Cola signs stolen from the building’s facade early last week.