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Today's News

  • Are we doing enough to protect the river?

    First it was the Carolina heelsplitter.

    Now, Lancaster County can add the Catawba River to its endangered list, according to a river advocacy group.

    American Rivers released a report late last week that listed the Catawba – Lancaster County's entire western border – as the No. 1 most endangered river in the nation. Its main threat – outdated water supply management, according to the report.

  • Chamber moves into new home

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its move to new headquarters at 453 Colonial Ave. with an official grand opening and Business After Hours on Thursday.

    All chamber members and guests are invited. The event begins will begin with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony at 4:30 p.m.

    Food and refreshments will be served and there will be door prizes and tours of the offices offered. The event will end at 6:30 p.m.

  • Cureton to step down from post at Wisconsin university, to return to Lancaster

    RICHLAND CENTER, Wisc. – Dr. Deborah B. Cureton, campus executive officer and dean of the University of Wisconsin-Richland, will retire after the end of the current academic year and an event to honor her is planned for June 1.

    Cureton, who has headed the Richland Center UW campus since July 2001, plans to return to Lancaster to be closer to family.

    Cureton is the daughter of Jethro and Katie Brown of Lancaster. She is the former associate dean at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

  • Little Ben still comes out to play

    Thank goodness. The cold winter had ended and spring jumped straight into summer.

    School was out until fall. Now, with the daylight hours longer, we found ourselves playing outside awhile after darkness set in.

    Our days were filled with sunshine. You know, it's surprising how a bunch of boys can wake up so early when school is out.

    Why, only the day before, some of us decided that homemade scooters would be our next order of business and it was time to get to work.

  • Taylor Memorial June 14

    The fourth annual Jimmy Taylor Sr. Memorial golf tournament is June 14 at Bermuda Run Golf Club.

    Check in is at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast will be served between 7 and 8 a.m. The Bermuda Run Golf Club is located east of Lancaster off S.C. 903.

    The registration deadline is May 24. The field is limited to the first 36 teams to register.

    The entry fee is $240 which includes four golfers, two Mulligans per golfer, four Jimmy Packs and dinner and awards ceremony. A Jimmy pack includes a ladies tee, closest to the pin and the long drive entry.

  • Man, 22, dies after cycle wreck

    Stephanie Carnes is trying to understand how her son's life was taken away so suddenly.

    Russell Cory Kennington, 22, died Wednesday from injuries he suffered Tuesday in a one-vehicle accident on Palmer Lloyd Road, just feet from his home.

    Kennington, who was riding a 2006 Yamaha motorcycle, was traveling east at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday when he ran off the right side of the road and was thrown into a wooded area, said Lance Cpl. Jeff Gaskin of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

  • USCL program focuses on Native American studies

    Scholars from throughout the Southeast will gather at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster next week to add new dimensions to the campus' annual Native American Studies Week.

    The celebration, which looks at Native American history and culture in this area, will feature speakers from the Catawba Nation, the University of North Carolina, the University of South Carolina and Warren Wilson College.

    All events are free and open to the public.

  • Defining animal ordinance difficult

    What is a dangerous dog? Is it fair to categorize certain breeds as dangerous? Can you spot a dangerous dog just by looking at him? Can anybody?

    These are some of the questions that County Council members have been grappling with since they began looking at adopting an animal-control ordinance that primarily targets man’s best friend.

  • Rep. Mulvaney ‘cares about education’

    I would like to express a few concerns that I’ve had regarding the recent public education attacks on my friend Mick Mulvaney.

    Mick is one of the most honest and straightforward people I have ever met. What you see is what you get. Our friendship has grown even fonder over the past couple of years while working for the citizens of Lancaster and York counties in Columbia.

  • The Marvellettes, Platters come to USCL

    Doo-wop royalty will grace the Bundy Auditorium stage on April 26 when The Platters and The Marvelettes perform for the finale of the 2007-08 Performing Arts Series at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and some $45 tickets are still available at the box office inside the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building.

    It is the second time The Marvelettes have come to USCL. They kicked off the inaugural performing arts series with a September 2006 concert here.