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Today's News

  • 1-cent local tax will be tough case

    Even when times are good, it’s always a challenge for officials to write the county budget. Conflicting interests are always at play, and the money can never be stretched as far as County Council would like.

    This year, of course, isn’t the best of times. Gas prices are at record highs, and the price of gas has started to affect the price of food and clothing. The local housing market, many say, remains good, but there has been a slowdown in the issuance of building permits.

  • Landscape around post office neglected

    I am appalled at the exterior condition of our local post office - the weeds that inhabit the landscape beds, the mildew covered crepe myrtles and the inattention given to the entry and sidewalks. I spoke to the former postmaster about the problems and no improvements were made.

    The plants and shrubbery look like what you would see around an abandoned building.

    I shared my concern with the current postmaster, at least I assume he is still there. He said he would correct the problem soon. Soon has come and gone and now it is much later.

    Tom Morgan

    Lancaster

  • Furniture and people can be a lot alike

    I have wanted an antique mantle all my life. For my birthday I got $160. I took my money and found an old mantle in back of Southern Attic for $150. You could hardly see it because it had bird houses and hanging flowers on it.

    My mother, Jeanette Estridge, taught my sister, Marian Starnes, and me to look for treasures no one else sees. I found mine. It was beautiful. It had some pieces broken off and they were probably lost years ago, but it was beautiful.

  • Learn to never give up

    My name is Sheila Freeman, or Annette, as some may know me. I live in Lancaster and was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer in December 2005. It was 5cm x 5cm in size. It had been there for awhile. It took me by surprise. The whole family was in shock. I kept thinking and saying Lord not me, what have I done to deserve this?

    I had just had my third son in June 2005. He was born with hydrocephalus, polymicrogyria and is legally blind. I had the cancer when I was expecting him, but did not know it. We are not sure if the cancer affected him.

  • Give serious thought about the future

    I don’t know why everyone is complaining about high oil prices. For the past 30 years, you have sent people to Washington who said they would not vote for drilling for oil or putting up refineries. Did you think this day would never come? Washington’s answer to problem: Alternative fuel. Well, they converted corn and wheat and now we have a food shortage and higher gas prices.

  • What do the county's new animal control laws require?

    Lancaster County Animal Control Director Joel Hinson said there may be some confusion about the new animal control laws County Council finalized last week. Do they require you to license your pets? Does it apply to cats and dogs? What are the requirements for dogs deemed dangerous?

    Here are some of the frequently asked questions, and answers, about the new animal laws:

    Q: Does the new law require pet owners to register their pets?

  • Bruins' baseball post draws 12 applicants

    The new Lancaster High School baseball coach will be selected from a field of 12 applicants.

    The cut-off for receiving applications for the job was a week ago. The job came open at the end of the Bruins’ 2008 season last month. Earlier in the LHS season, veteran coach Steve Williams, the Bruins’ baseball coach since 1993, announced his retirement.

  • LHS honors spring stars

    Lancaster High School capped its 2007-08 sports year, saluting spring sports stars Tuesday night in the LHS auditorium.

    Award recipients, letter winners and participation awards were presented in eight sports.

    Several sports had dual winners, including baseball where senior outfielder-pitcher Nick Ferguson was named MVP and earned all-region honors.

    Ferguson, headed to Spartanburg Methodist College to play baseball, was also presented the Friends of Lancaster Baseball Academic Award.

  • Mark your calendar for Battle of Beckhamville

    GREAT FALLS – Have you ever seen a salt maker? Or watch someone make a broom? Or see how tombstones were made from slate?

    How about an 18th century lace maker or a refugee from France?

    All of this can be experienced at the seventh annual Battle of Beckhamville re-enactment, set for June 6, 7 and 8 in Great Falls on the original battlefield.

  • No shortage of events in area this week

    No one in Lancaster County should complain that there's nothing to do here this week. From Lancaster to Kershaw, to the air, the streets and local art galleries, there will be something to do for everyone starting Thursday night. Most of the events are free or offered at low cost.

    Thursday

    • Street Fest, 5 to 9 p.m. downtown Lancaster