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Today's News

  • Lancaster seniors enjoy game for life

    Golf keeps seniors in the game and a trio of Lancaster County seniors are playing proof.
    George Flanders, Bill Williams and Dwight Witherspoon enjoy staying active with golf.
    Flanders, 79, said he began playing golf in 1959 when he was in the Army.
    “The game is addictive,” Flanders said. “I was bitten by the golf bug then and I’ve passed it on to my grandson, Steven Carroll. The game just kind of grows on you.”
    Flanders has posted nine holes-in-one, with most of those aces at the Lancaster Golf Club.

  • Aging Matters: Keep your balance as you age

    Studies indicate that one in three senior citizens experience a fall and falls are the leading cause of death, injury and hospital admissions for seniors.  
    Up to half of older adults have fears about falling, and these fears may cause seniors to be less active.  Most falls are preventable and occur during routine activities.
    Falls are usually not caused by just one issue, but being inactive results in a loss of muscle strength and balance.  

  • Babies benefit from stitching hero

    Denise Johnston
    For The Lancaster News

    Meet local hero Rick Bianco, a 79-year-old quilter who lives in the Panhandle.
    Rick, who is originally from New Jersey, and his wife, Sandra, moved here three years ago from Florida. Rick’s health issues spurred the couple to move to South Carolina to be closer to one of their sons.
    Shortly after their arrival, Rick had cancer surgery, followed by radiation treatments, which resulted in a heart condition. He also has low vision from failed cataract surgeries.

  • Senior Circle offers healthy help

    Senior Circle
    Springs Memorial Hospital

    The Senior Circle Association is a national, nonprofit organization that encourages a healthy and active lifestyle for adults 50 and older. Chapters exist all over the country; the local chapter is offered by Springs Memorial Hospital.

  • USCL classes help keep seniors fit

    Seniors looking for a low-cost way to stay fit and engaged with their peers can find both at USC Lancaster’s Gregory Health and Wellness Center.
    The center offers health fitness classes for seniors from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the gymnasium. The classes are designed for seniors, ages 60 and older, but they’re open to anyone.
    Pat Clancy began participating in the program two years ago at age 58.
    At first she was unsure of the classes, but quickly “ate my words,” she said. “I think it’s great!”

  • Finalist Redish sued Cherokee schools

    One of the three Lancaster County School District superintendent finalists filed a federal racial discrimination lawsuit against the Cherokee County School District in 2013 after not being promoted to superintendent there.
    Dr. Carlotta Redish, who is black, filed the suit in January 2013, nearly eight months after filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging racial discrimination, retaliation and a hostile work environment, according to the lawsuit.

  • Norman, Parnell lead fundraising in District 5 race

    With nine days left before the party primaries, Republican Ralph Norman and Democrat Archie Parnell have raised the most money in the race for the state’s 5th Congressional District seat.
    The two are among the 15 candidates vying to replace Mick Mulvaney, who resigned in February to become White House budget chief.

  • Sheri Few, facing better-known foes, lights lots of fuses

    Sheri Few is sticking to her guns, particularly the prominent AR-15 in her most recent online political ad.
    Few, one of seven Republicans running for the 5th Congressional District seat, has been the most incendiary campaigner from the start.
    Friday she drew criticism for a 30-second commercial that she started airing on her website. The ad criticizes fellow Republicans Tommy Pope and Ralph Norman for voting to remove the Confederate flag from the State House grounds in 2015.

  • Ray Dunsmore remembered for bringing veterans together

    Retired Capt. Ray Dunsmore, a Marine who built camaraderie with scores of local veterans  over a morning cup of coffee, was remembered this week during a memorial service at the Inspiration Ministries’ Chapel in Indian Land.
    Dunsmore, 71, died April 13 after a long battle with respiratory disease.

  • Give Local Lancaster set for May 2

    Give Local Lancaster is gearing up for its second-annual 24-hour fundraiser set for May 2, from midnight to 11:59 p.m.
    Last year, in its inaugural effort, the online fundraiser brought in $93,810, almost double its goal of $50,000. More than 800 donors from 18 states and three countries gave financial gifts to 36 local nonprofits in Lancaster’s first community online fundraiser.
    Individual donors gave $61,000 and 16 local businesses added another $32,000 as incentives and matching funds.