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Today's News

  • Cancer victim grateful for support

    Each day when I take my medicine and see my scars I am reminded that I have had cancer. Every few months when I visit the lab and my oncologist I am reminded that I have had cancer.

    Each year, usually in April or May, I am again reminded that I have had cancer. This is a reminder that comes not only to me but also to hundreds of others who have had cancer. This reminder is different, however, because it comes as a celebration and I am one of those being celebrated.

  • Get facts right before voting

    During election years it is understandable differences of opinion will exist on the priority, focus and importance of public policy. During this discussion, however, rhetoric should not replace factuality and personal attacks should not replace personal preference.

    Recent opinion letters by Wynette Birchfield and Shannon Catoe unfortunately suffer from both factual errors and suggestions of personal exclusivity.

    In an effort of full disclosure, I should preface my statements by saying I had two children who went to Discovery School from the time the school opened.

  • We, not courts, should make courthouse decision

    The editorial board of The Lancaster News contends that now is not the time to go to the voters with a ballot question for a 1 cent capital project sales tax to replace the courthouse.

    I contend the editorial board is looking at the wrong question. There is no doubt that we will not be holding court in the county courthouse much longer. The question is not do we sit around and wait two more years before addressing the problem; the question is do we address the problem in a proactive or reactive manner.

  • Brothers, Doster share love for art

    The Bailey boys look for Cherry Doster’s white truck parked in front of the downtown Lancaster art gallery she owns with husband and sculptor, Bob Doster.

    They live in the big blue house across the KMG America parking lot on Market Street.

    If the truck’s there, the boys – Scottie, 10, and twins, Devonta and Jevonta, 11 – walk over after school for a few hours of art education.

    Or chores around the studio.

    Or a dinner out to Twin Dragon, one of their favorite restaurants.

  • Zoning for parking lot in question

    KERSHAW – A parking lot behind the Bojangles restaurant built by the restaurant’s owners has caused quite a stir among some residents living near it.

    The owners of the parking lot, brothers John and Ronald Campbell of Chesterfield, who also own the restaurant, have built the lot in a residential zoning, which is not allowed.

    The zoning ordinance was implemented in the town of Kershaw in 1999.

    Lancaster County Planner Kenneth Cauthen said construction on the parking lot started in March 2007.

  • Sims Foundation awards $2.3 million in grants

    Medical care and assistance with basic needs for low-income citizens are among projects funded by the J. Marion Sims Foundation’s most recent grant awards. Eleven organizations in Lancaster, Chester and York counties are recipients of grants totaling about $2.3 million.

  • Vets offer advice to fight pesky pests

    As North America wipes away winter’s residue and temperatures begin to rise, fleas and ticks again emerge in the ecosystem.Veterinarians Dr. Race Foster and Dr. Marty Smith, co-founders of PetEducation.com, have insight on fighting these pesky pests.Research shows that tick and flea saliva can cause allergic reactions in some pets.Cats and dogs rarely become desensitized to flea or tick bites once they develop the allergy, chewing at the base of their tails and scratching.

  • Helium co. could float across border

    A helium balloon company is considering a move to Lancaster County.

    Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. President Keith Tunnell said Helium and Balloons Across America, now based in Charlotte, may move to Lancaster Business Park. County Council has approved giving the company 43 acres in the park.

    But the plans are still up in the air, with state and local incentives for the company still being finalized, Tunnell said.

  • Silvers for Scott, Waters

    Indian Land’s Wesley Scott and Lancaster High’s Sha’Quandra Waters each earned a silver medal as state runners-up in their respective events at the state track meet on Saturday at Spring Valley High School.Waters, a LHS freshman, heaved the shot 36 feet, 3.75 inches.

  • It's a sign of the times

    Lancaster County used to require politicians to wait until 30 days before an election to put up their political signs.

    County Council voted at its May 5 meeting on first reading to delete the 30-day time limit from its ordinances. County Administrator Steve Willis said it was wise to change the county’s ordinance, based on the lawsuit filed by York Mayor Eddie Lee in York County.