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Today's News

  • Column: Declaration of S.C. barbeque supremacy

    Preamble – When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the culinary bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and preeminent station to which the Laws of BBQ and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to declare South Carolina’s BBQ Supremacy.

  • Column: Ex-lawmakers, staffers earn hefty salaries at S.C. agencies

    Nepotism is a well-known part of S.C. state government.
    Lawmakers routinely appoint their siblings and spouses and friends to university boards and various state commissions, for example. Less well known are the outsized salaries associated with some of those positions.
    Before considering the salaries of lawmakers’ friends and relatives, though, take a look at the salaries of those in charge of core state agencies – law enforcement and the like.

  • Construction-equipment school starts Lancaster classes Oct. 17

    For people looking for a job, a new kind of school is opening soon in Lancaster – Carolina Construction School, offering classes in heavy-equipment operation and commercial driver’s license certification.
    At a kickoff luncheon Aug. 19, more than 50 representatives from government agencies, utility companies, businesses and service groups gathered to hear more about the school’s plans.

  • CWI buys user for Lancaster plant’s wire

    Central Wire’s Lancaster plant just got an additional guaranteed customer for its products, through an acquisition by its Canadian-based parent company.
    The Lancaster facility, at 1552 Cedar Pines Lake Road, manufactures single-strand wire. Central Wire Industries has bought Indiana-based Sanlo Inc., which manufactures stainless and galvanized strand wire. Sanlo strands single-end wire into rope or cable.

  • Kelly - Capps Wedding

    Sarah Elizabeth Kelly of Tega Cay and Steven “Ryan” Capps of Rock Hill were married June 25, 2016, at The Dairy Barn in Fort Mill by the Rev. Joel McMakin.
    The bride is the daughter of Steve and Leslie Kelly of Tega Cay. She is the granddaughter of Hazel Bolton of Leesburg, Ga., and the late Robert Bolton Sr., the late Helen Kelly and the late Earl Kelly.

  • Alford - Herron Wedding

    Jane Gorley Alford of Fort Mill and Ken Taylor Herron of Waxhaw, N.C., were married June 12, 2016, at Andrew Jackson State Park in Lancaster County.
    The bride is the daughter of Marlene Gorley of Lubbock, Texas, and the late Thomas Gorley. She is the granddaughter of the late Lucille and Richard Miller and the late Doris and Frances Gorley. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1980 and Winthrop University in 2001. She is the editor of Carolina Gateway newspaper and special publications editor for The Lancaster News.

  • Brecht - Jackson Engagement

    Lynn and Vickie Brecht announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristy Annette Brecht, all of Lancaster, to James Robert Jackson of Waxhaw, N.C.
    The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. Oct. 1, 2016, at HomePlace Bed and Breakfast.
    Miss Brecht is the granddaughter of Dianne and the late Roy Charles Catoe, Susan Boyd, Nada Funderburk, all of Lancaster, and the late Lynn Brecht Sr. of Charlotte. She is a graduate of South Pointe Christian School in Pageland, and a graduate of Newberry College. She is a client accountant at American Forestry Management.

  • West - Smith Engagement

    Dean and Betty West of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Cynthia Jane West, to Dionis A. Smith, both of Charlotte.
    The beach wedding is planned for 4 p.m. Sept. 17, 2016, in Charleston.
    Miss West is a graduate of Charles D’Amico High School in Albion, N.Y., and earned an associate’s degree in paralegal studies from SUNY Herkimer in New York. She is a practice assistant/paralegal for McGuireWoods LLP in Charlotte.

  • Column: S.C. must start expecting more of itself

    Recently, I was talking with a Columbia woman who works with government contracting on the local, state and national level. She has built a multimillion-dollar business, and she runs it with honesty and integrity.
    In talking about her work with S.C. state government, she said something that stopped me dead in my tracks. “State government has become so corrupt on every level,” she said, “and it’s been that way for so long that people just accept it as business as usual – just the way it is.”

  • LHS looks to continue pool success

    The Lancaster High School swim team, which has had its share of pool success in the past, looks to continue its wave of wins this fall.
    The Bruins, who feature student-athletes from across the Lancaster County school district, are coming off region title seasons in 2015.
    The Lancaster girls were 15-0 and the boys went 13-1.
    The LHS swimmers have their share of experience coming back off those title teams.