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Today's News

  • Carving tips can make meal a big success

    Kraft Foods

    The hardest part of making a turkey dinner isn't the cooking; it's the carving.

    But it doesn't have to be that way.

    If you follow these six helpful hints, you can carve a turkey with the best of them using a knife and carving fork.

    -Let the turkey settle for at least 20 minutes after it has finished cooking. This allows the juices to settle. If the turkey was stuffed, remove the stuffing and place it in a serving dish.

  • Take time to be grateful Thursday

    When we reflect on Thanksgiving, we often have images of the grateful Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians sharing a bountiful feast on a fall New England day.

    Gently falling leaves under a blue sky with a cool breeze as the meal unfolds.

    True, the holiday dates back to the time the early settlers sat down with their Native American friends and shared good food and fellowship. That was 1621.

    Still, it wasn’t until 1863 – two years into the Civil War that President Abraham Lincoln appointed a day of thanksgiving as the last Thursday in November.

  • Groundbreaking for IL library set

    INDIAN LAND – The groundbreaking for the new Del Webb Library at Indian Land will take place at 3 p.m. Dec. 2.

    The new library, to be built as an anchor to the Carolina Commons shopping center, is scheduled for completion in November 2008.

    Members of the Lancaster County Council and the Lancaster County Library Board of Trustees will be present at the ceremony. Rudy Carter, Council chairman, David McDonald, principal of Indian Land Elementary/Middle School, and Trish Douglas, lifelong resident of Indian Land, will offer short remarks about this event.

  • Mother waits for justice

    Losing a son is tough and Maxine Stradford said it's also tough knowing that the person who's been charged in his death hasn't been tried yet.

    It's been more than a year since Maxine Stradford's son, Elandro, was shot and killed outside the Lancaster Creamery on Memorial Park Road.

    Elandro Stradford was walking along a pathway behind the creamery when he was confronted by Michael Jerome Funderburk on Nov. 11, 2006, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office.

  • Rec stars shoot for titles Monday

    Two Lancaster County Parks and Recreation all-star football teams will bid for Central District championships Monday night in Rock Hill.

    The Lancaster County Blue stars, ages 10-under, face Rock Hill Parks Recreation and Tourism NFC in the 6:30 p.m. game at Hargett Park.

    Lancaster County Blue downed Rock Hill 6-0 on Wednesday night at Memorial Stadium to stay alive for the district crown.

    In the opening half, Keendarius Truesdale scored on a 55-yard run for the game’s lone score.

  • Birds and beavers and deer, oh my! And in the city, too

    Lancaster has gone to the birds, the beavers and the deer.

    A Woodland Drive woman recently worried that beavers in the creek near her house were going to cut through a large tree next to some power lines. The beavers had gnawed through most of the trunk of the tree, said the woman, who did not want to be named. She was afraid the tree would fall and take the power lines with it.

    "I won't let my grandchildren play in the yard," she said. "It looks like a danger to us."

    After a call to Duke Energy on Nov. 2, the tree came down later that afternoon.

  • USCL students explore unique career

    What is an actuary?

    A few students at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster got the answer to that question and learned it's a well-paying profession a lot of people don't know much about.

    Actuaries are risk-management professionals who analyze the financial and emotional impact of events.

    They evaluate the likelihood of future events, design ways to reduce the likelihood of undesirable events, and work to decrease the impact of undesirable events that do occur.

  • 'The Boy of the Waxhaws' featured on 2007 ornament

    The manager of Andrew Jackson State Park loves See Lancaster's 2007 Christmas ornament.

    "This is the best one yet," said Kirk Johnston, adding his family has been collecting the See Lancaster ornaments for several years.

    This year's ornament features an emblem of "The Boy of the Waxhaws" statue at Andrew Jackson State Park.

    Kirk said that will be "good for the marketing of the park."

    The ornament was the center of attention Thursday night as Alpine Insurance Agency and the Purple Rooster in downtown Lancaster hosted a party to unveil it.

  • Devils rip Trojans for bid

    GREAT FALLS – The Red Devils earned their due Friday night.

    Great Falls, rallying from a 14-all halftime draw, ignited in the pivotal third period to leave no doubt about their Class A Division II state championship intentions.

    The Red Devils, taking control of the game, reeled off 28 second-half points to post a 42-14 win over Ridge Spring-Monetta to earn a berth in the Division II championship game Saturday at noon.

    The 11-2 Red Devils face Lower State champion Blackville-Hilda, which rolled over Class A power Lake View 27-7.

  • Council gives non-pressure washing business a variance

    After being told last month he must stop washing buildings because of drought-related, water-use restrictions, a local man took his case to Lancaster City Council and won.

    Jeff Wilson, owner of Wilson's Roof Cleaning, spoke during the public comment period Tuesday.

    He said the water-use restrictions should not apply to his business because he doesn't use that much water.

    He asked council to overrule Public Works Director Jerry Crockett and City Administrator Helen Sowell's decision to deny his request for a variance from the water-use restrictions.