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Today's News

  • Badcock to move to old Wal-Mart building soon

    Badcock Home Furnishing Center is preparing to move to a new building that will be more than triple the size of its existing location.

    The Badcock furniture store on South Main Street will relocate to the old Wal-Mart building on S.C. 9 Bypass. Owner Cliff Altman said the store may be open at the new location by May 1.

    Badcock’s new store will have 24,000 square feet of showroom space. The warehouse will be 10,000 square feet, and the clearance center will measure about 6,000 square feet, Altman said.

  • Council divided on new development on the Catawba

    A lack of growth in western Lancaster County versus a greater demand for services and a burden on schools – those issues divided County Council on a vote for a new residential development on the Catawba River.

    Council voted 4-3 in favor of final reading of a rezoning ordinance, giving Texas-based LGI Land the go-ahead to develop Riverchase Estates, a gated community on Riverside Road.

    Riverchase Estates will contain 1,250 to 1,939 homes on about 2,000 acres along the Catawba.

  • Trueheart eyes elite game

    Lancaster High School senior girls’ basketball player Miteka Trueheart said during her Lady Bruins’ career she’s seen the program rise.

    Trueheart, a five-year member of the LHS girls varsity team, is part of a new level for the program.

    Trueheart has been selected to play in the annual Carolinas All-Star Classic to be held Saturday at Bobcats Arena in Charlotte.

    Tipoff for the game, which features the top senior girls players in the Carolinas, is 12:30 p.m.

  • Master plan is a realistic USCL vision

    A landscaped, tree-line entrance to the campus. Decorative fencing enclosing campus buildings. Dorms. Additional parking spaces. New education buildings. These are all part of the University of South Carolina at Lancaster strategic master plan USCL Dean John Catalano recently revealed.

    Catalano unveiled the plan to about 100 people in the Carole Ray Dowling Health Services Center on the USCL campus.

    Catalano said his goal for the campus to have that "college feel."

    "I want this place to feel like a major university," Catalano said.

  • Tams energize audience

    If you happened to catch the Tams performance Saturday night you not only were treated to a fantastic, fun show you saw some acrobatics that rivaled any professional gymnasts.

    The USCL Performing Arts Series brought the legendary beach band to the Bundy Auditorium located at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster Bradley Arts and Sciences Building.

    The Tams' band 18 Carat played for 48 minutes before band members wearing their traditional Tam O'shanter hats took the stage and gave more than an hour-packed performance.

  • Veterans grateful for Valentines

    We would like to thank all of the Lancaster County schools that participated in Valentines for Veterans. We had an overwhelming response this year and our school district should be commended for their continued support and dedication to this program every year. These Valentines mean so much to our veterans.

    In addition, we were asked to collect toiletry supplies for new patients who are admitted to Dorn VA Hospital in Columbia. Again the community response that was received was overwhelming.

  • 60 students receive Principals' Choice honors

    The hugs were plentiful. Smiles were a mainstay and some people shed tears.

    The evening was all about the children in Lancaster County who’ve made strides toward excellence and the proud parents, teachers and others who support them along the way.

    On Thursday, the three Rotary clubs in Lancaster County held the third annual Principals’ Choice Awards – an honor that recognizes students for achievement in and outside the classroom. The ceremony was held in a packed Bundy Auditorium at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

  • City modifies intern program to include maintenance work

    For local college students wanting get to work experience with local government, the city of Lancaster offers an internship program especially for them.

    Starting in June, three students will be able to work full time for 10 weeks in administrative and other capacities for the city. The pay is $7 per hour.

    City Council reviewed the program and agreed on a few changes in a unanimous vote Tuesday.

    Council voted to allow supervisors to ask the interns to do maintenance, like lawn work and plant watering, and other work, such as for the fire and police departments.

  • Jackets' rally tops Warriors

    Buford High catcher Leslie Pressley’s two-run double highlighted a three-run seventh-inning rally which lifted BHS to a 6-5 comeback softball win over rival Indian Land on Friday at the Lady Warriors’ field.

    IL led 5-0 at one point, but BHS kept chipping away with a single run in the fourth, two more in the fifth and three in the seventh.

    Pressley scored what proved to be the decisive run, tallying on a wild pitch after her key double.

    In the IL seventh, the Lady Warriors got a runner on, but she was later picked off by Pressley.

  • Council to discuss bond proposal

    County Council will discuss forming a committee Monday that will recommend capital projects that should be included in a November referendum.

    Council is considering a 1-cent sales tax to pay for projects, such as building a new courthouse, expanding the main library and public works facilities, improving utility lines in the county’s municipalities.

    A courthouse could cost at least $20 million. Because the county can’t borrow money for all the projects, the public would vote on a bond package during the general election in November.