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Today's News

  • NASC celebrates 5th anniversary

    USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center celebrated its fifth anniversary Thursday with Catawba pottery-making demonstrations and traditional music echoing throughout the exhibit halls.
    “It’s amazing to see what was started when people believed in the dream,” Mayor John Howard told the crowd. “It’s amazing to see what has happened to downtown Lancaster in just five years, and just imagine what will define it five years from now.”

  • 11-year-old injured in hit-and-run

    An 11-year-old boy was injured Thursday night in a hit-and-run accident just south of Lancaster, and the Highway Patrol is seeking the public’s help in locating the vehicle involved.
    The boy, whose identity has not been released, was flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after he was found lying next to the road at 8:25 p.m. His condition was unknown at press time.
    According to Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller, the incident happened on Evans Drive, near Barnett Street off McIlwain Road.

  • $7.2 million worth of fire trucks

    A $7.2 million photo was taken Sept. 30 in the county administration parking lot.
    It’s a group shot of the 18 new fire trucks now in station houses across Lancaster County.
    “It’s an awesome thing to stand there and see all that apparatus side by side like that,” said Darren Player, Lancaster County Fire Rescue director. “You realize a huge cooperative effort made the photo possible. From our elected leaders to volunteers who do the lion’s share of the work and a career staff…. That’s quite a coalition at work.”

  • After saving a barred owl, Pegrams get to free one

    After nearly two months recovering at the Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville, N.C., barred owl Luna’s release back into the wild was expected to take place in front of the Pegram household where she was rescued.  
    But after some wires were crossed with her paperwork, she was released during a festival in Gaston County, N.C.
    Nine-year-old Madalyn Pegram was surprised when mom Stacy told her she wouldn’t get to see her owl released. “She was disappointed but ultimately happy Luna was able to be released,” Pegram said.

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Mental health board to meet

    The Catawba Community Mental Health Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Catawba CMHC Lancaster Clinic, 1906 Highway 521 Bypass South.

  • Church News

     Week Ahead

    Free community meal Oct. 18

  • News Briefs

    Housing Authority Board to meet Oct. 18

    The Housing Authority of Lancaster Board of Commissioners will meet at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Dr. James A. Boykin Boardroom, 3502 Caroline Courts. For details, call (803) 285-7214.

  • Column: Blackmon ignores No. 1 issue – ethics

    “Blackmon seeks $6,750 in back pay,” your Oct. 11 front page announced.
    After reading the article, and recollecting information from your previous articles about this election, I’ve come to my own conclusion.
    Linda Blackmon did not hold office for the preceding nine months because of Jackie Harris’ objection to the means by which the votes were cast. The disparity in the numbers of absentee votes for each candidate, and the way they were obtained, leaves me with some doubt about their authenticity.

  • Column: GOP must do tax overhaul, repeal/replace, or ‘we’re dead’

    Editor’s note: Sen. Graham has raised his profile in the past few months, co-authoring a major health-care proposal and most recently championing cooperation between the White House and GOP leaders in Congress to enact key parts of President Trump’s agenda. Here are excerpts from his Sunday appearance on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”

    John Dickerson: Senator, let’s start with Iran. Are there enough votes in Congress to get this amendment to the Iran deal?

  • Promenade to break ground in Indian Land

    Indian Land’s biggest proposed shopping center, the Promenade at Carolina Reserve, will break ground next week.

    Tennessee-based developer Hutton, which is building the shopping center for Lennar Corp., announced last week that it will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 26.