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Today's News

  • Coaches see early progress

     

    Early prep football practices have Lancaster County coaches with an upbeat feeling.

    Preseason workouts opened Friday, Aug. 1 and teams have progressed to the point they are ready to begin full contact and open their scrimmage schedules.

  • Business Briefcase 8-6-14

    IL business hosts family fun day
    PRO Martial Arts, 8390 Charlotte Highway, Suite 104 in the Cross Creek Shopping Center, Indian Land, will host a free family fun day from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8.
    Families are encouraged to take a mini class, learn a self defense move from the ARMOR program, enjoy local food and walk away with a party favor bag. Spin the prize wheel for a new backpack, pizza party, T-shirts, gift cards and a reusable string bag. For details, call (803) 403-9693.
    Mackey offers health programs

  • The fifth sense

    When counting blessings, it’s easy to take for granted the five senses – taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing – if you’ve never been without one of them. Lancaster resident Tara Steele is counting having restored hearing in her left ear as a huge blessing, thanks to a surgery performed back in May.

  • Add a boost of flavor to beans

    A staple side dish at my summer cookouts is baked beans. I have a traditional recipe that my family loves, but lately I’ve been trying to switch things up a bit. I think these baked bean recipes may be just what I’m looking for.

    Every parent knows, it can be hard to please the taste buds of everyone at the table. But, it seems like Cindy Ferguson does just that with her Spicy Apple Baked Beans.

  • Mattamy withdraws Treetops application

    Mattamy Homes has withdrawn its application to build a 900-home subdivision on the former Treetops property in northern Van Wyck. The project will not be built.

    The decision was conveyed to Lancaster County in a letter signed by Tom Kutz, Mattamy vice president of land acquisition and development, dated July 14, although the fact did not become widely known until last week.

    Lancaster County Council is expected to remove the pending ordinances from the table and vote them down at some point to clean up the council agenda.

  • Governing means making some tough choices

    With reference to the capital sales tax, Lancaster County Council is having trouble on what to do with this money. Well, let me help. I can’t understand why this issue is so puzzling. Put the money where it is needed most. Lancaster County has a serious problem with skilled workers. An example for instance is the need for welders.

  • Hood selected for Big 22 honor

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster High School senior wide receiver Jay Hood is one of three South Carolina prep football standouts named to WSOC-TV Channel 9 Charlotte’s Big 22 preseason football team. The teams include N.C. and S.C. players from the Charlotte area.

    Hood, who received the Bruins’ Offensive Award last season, was joined by Palmetto State stars Dupree Hart of Northwestern and Lewisville High of Richburg’s Cody Montgomery.

  • Founding Leadership provides guidance

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    A host of young coaches and business leaders were afforded various opportunities to learn from those at the top of their profession at the recent Founding Leadership seminar held at the Founders Corporate Headquarters in Lancaster on Monday, July 21.

    The day-long seminar, coordinated by former Lancaster High School football coach Johnny Roscoe, who is now the head coach at Northern Guilford High School in Greensboro, N.C., provided keen advice to future head coaches and business leaders.

  • Competitive play, great cause highlights the Red, White and Blue golf tourney

    Staff Report

    Competitive play and an outstanding cause highlighted the Red, White and Blue golf tournament held at the Carolina Lakes Golf Club at Sun City on Wednesday, July 16.

    The event, which benefited the Wounded Warriors’ Eagle Rock Camp, featured 144 players.

    Handicaps were used in the tournament, which featured a two-man best ball format. The field featured eight flights with nine two-man teams in each flight. Each team selected six red tees, six white tees and six blue tees to hit its shots.

  • Outreach collects school supplies

    Staff reports

    The behind-the-scenes Lancaster County Outreach Project is collecting classroom  supplies to make sure a group of less-fortunate children in the county is ready to meet the challenges of the new school year.

    Donna Bender, of Lancaster County Department of Social Services said right now, there are 151 underprivileged children in need of basic core school supplies and she is certain the list will grow to more than 170.