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Today's News

  • Gala raises funds for arts council

    Men wore their best gangster gear and women turned out in their fringed dresses for the Lancaster County Council of the Arts' fundraising gala on Saturday night.

    Those attending packed the Multipurpose Room at University of South Carolina at Lancaster's Bradley Building and seemed to enjoy the theme - Flappers, Fringe and Fabulous Fun.

    They dined on heavy hors d'oeuvres and enjoyed "artinis" from one of two bars, including a "speakeasy," in honor of the night's theme.

  • Overwhelming support for Saylors benefit

    Overwhelming support for Saylors benefit

    The family and friends of Amy Saylors would like to extend a most heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in the "Save Amy" barbecue benefit held on Jan. 26.

    The tremendous amount of time and energy provided by all of the volunteers was nothing short of phenomenal.

    We did not expect such an overwhelming response to this event.

    Simply put, the people of this wonderful community proved once again how willing they are to reach out and help someone in need.

  • It's the heart that really matters

    Sitting in the musty smelling living room, I looked around at the aging duct tape and hardened carpenter's glue that I used over the years to hold together this fragile, cement-block, 1930-something house.

    It's a small, two-bedroom, 600-square feet abode that my grandmother, Brennie Love, having lived there since 1939, insisted that she would remain in until she dies.

  • Love at first bite; Impress sweetheart with home-cooked meal

    It's less than 24 hours to V-Day and the pressure is on.

    If you're tired of standing in a last-minute line to fight for picked-over flower bouquets, cards, syrupy stuffed animals and boxes of candy, take heart.

    Nothing goes further than a homecooked meal for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day.

    Men, the findings of a recent Cosmopolitan magazine survey should pique your curiosity.

    That survey showed that 70 percent of women prefer a dinner cooked by a man than one from a five-star restaurant.

  • Kershaw OKs funds for fire station improvements

    KERSHAW - The Kershaw Fire Department building will get an improvement that's been on its wish list for five years.

    Kershaw Town Council unanimously approved an extra $30,000 for a construction project the volunteer fire department devised in 2002 to make its bay floor safer and the building compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • Bass quartet enjoys Breakfast with the Arts

    Neal Zarrelli didn't know whose idea it was to bring the National Symphony Orchestra's double bass quartet to the Lancaster County Council of the Arts Gallery for a Breakfast with the Arts performance, but they got it right.

    After hearing musicians Richard Barber, Paul DeNola, Ira Gold and Jeffrey Weisner play a chamber music concert Tuesday morning, Zarrelli's stance on the effectiveness of the nation's capitol has changed somewhat.

  • Students meet the soldier they've sent care packages

    There appeared to be a strong connection between U.S. Army Spc. Gene Welch and the group of students he visited last Wednesday.

    As the Buford native spoke with a first-grade class at Clinton Elementary School, they listened intently.

    For them, it was good to finally see the person they had helped when he was a half a world away.

    Months ago, the class collected supplies to send to Welch, who served near Baghdad from last September to January. He was part of a platoon that cleared land and buildings, making sure they were safe for other soldiers to occupy.

  • Rape wins in SMC debut

    Former Lancaster High Bruins’ baseball standout Marc Rape hurled a shutout in his Spartanburg Methodist pitching debut on Tuesday.Rape, in a doubleheader with the Limestone junior varsity team, went six innings for his first win. The right-hander hurled a two-hitter in the 4-0 win.The win was the first half of a Pioneers’ sweep.Rape, who also played Legion baseball for Lancaster Post 31, was the Class A-AAAA MVP in the annual North-South All-Star baseball game at Myrtle Beach.LHS went 18-11 and earned a No.

  • Red Cross merges Lancaster with York, Chester chapter

    The Lancaster County Chapter of the American Red Cross has merged with the York and Chester county chapters to form the Upper Palmetto Chapter.

    Teresa Ackerman, executive director of the local chapter, acknowledged that the local chapter has struggled financially in recent years. Being part of a larger chapter will help meet national headquarters' fundraising expectations, she said.

    The goal for a local chapter is always to be self-sufficient, she said Friday after the merger was announced.

  • Cole to seek District 3 seat on County Council

    Buford native and resident Cotton Cole announced his candidacy for the District 3 seat on Lancaster County Council on Thursday, promising to be a "voice for the district."

    "I'm told we need a voice for the District 3, someone who will speak up," said Cole, 52, who will run as a Democrat.

    He said he'll represent the district's interests first and those of Lancaster County second. Wesley Grier, a Republican, now holds the seat.