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Today's News

  • ‘Ugly Americans’ should stay home

    Has anyone ever seen a movie or read a book in which the main character has either said or done something so stupid, ridiculous or arrogant that you actually lose your temper and want to reach out and throttle him/her?

    This doesn’t usually happen to me, but recently I read a novel of pure fiction, written by one of the world’s leading authors (no names or titles will be given) whose premise was so stupid that I almost put the book down, unfinished.

  • Keeping Robert Mills’ legacy alive

    Laura Caskey

    lcaskey@thelancasternews.com

    South Carolina and Lancaster will remember one of the state’s greatest architects with a presentation on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

    The S.C. Historical Society will hold an event focusing on Robert Mills as part of its “South Carolinians You Should Know” series at 6 p.m., Sept. 9, at the historic Lancaster County Courthouse, 100 S. Main St.

  • Lancaster Cooks “Look Who’s Cooking” is Sept. 30

     Michele Roberts

    For The Lancaster News

    Mark your calendars – the seventh annual Autism Speaks, Lancaster Cooks “Look Who’s Cooking” event is coming up September 30, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Fairway Room at Lancaster Golf Club.

  • USCL’s Upward Bound celebrates success

     Reece Murphy 

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    When it comes to federal public education initiatives, few compare to the success or longevity of the Upward Bound Program, established 50 years ago as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty.

  • HOPE to hold open house

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) of Lancaster will hold an open house, 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, for the community to meet its new executive director, Bekah Clawson, and to learn more about HOPE, located at 2008 Pageland Highway.

    For those unable to attend this special event, a second open house will be held Sunday, Sept. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. 

  • SCPA hosts teen safety essay contest

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    Beginning Monday, Sept. 8, the S.C. Press Association (SCPA) and AT&T will offer high school students a challenge to write a 300-500 word typed essay or produce a video on the dangers of texting while driving.

  • Building permit activity released

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    The Catawba Regional Council of Governments released building permit activity in the Catawba region for January through March 2014. 

    In the introduction to the release of information, officials noted why data is collected and how it helps community leaders.

  • County applies for Midway revamp grant

     Christopher Sardelli

     csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    As Lancaster County Councilwoman Charlene McGriff walked through Lancaster’s Midway community earlier this year, she was shocked to see its condition. 

    Gone was the once thriving mill community and in its place were row after row of weed-covered abandoned homes and streams of broken sidewalks. 

  • Finding love unexpectedly

     Michele Roberts

    For The Lancaster News

    We’ve all heard the adage that it’s better to give than receive and sometimes, unexpected blessings can be received in the midst of giving back.

  • Wildcats hold off Warriors, 28-23

     Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    BLACKSBURG – The margin can often be small, the line thin between winning and losing.

    The Indian Land Warriors found that in their 28-23 road loss to the Blacksburg Wildcats on Friday, Sept. 5, a loss Indian Land coach Mike Mayer called "humbling."