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  • Evelyn Springs didn’t take sides in a bidding war for Shawn Crawford’s 2008 Olympic bag Tuesday night during an auction at “Lancaster Cooks 2008 – Look Who’s Cooking” fundraising banquet for Autism Speaks.When auctioneer Richard Patterson banged his gavel, Bruce Brumfield won the framed bag that Crawford, a two-time Olympic medalist and Van Wyck native, used during the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing.(But won may be a relative term.)Brumfield forked out $6,000 as he outbid Crawford’s friend, Lisa Barber, for an aut

  • Two of inspirational music’s best loved vocal acts are bringing their tie that binds to Lancaster this week.Gold City – one the top male quartets in Southern gospel music – will be together with Ivan “The Voice” Parker at Second Baptist Church, along with King’s Cause. The concert is 7 p.m. Friday.Regularly featured on Bill Gaither’s Homecoming Video and Concert Series, and a member of the Gaither Trio, Parker just received another favorite soloist award during the National Quartet Convention.

  • Attention all bluegrass music fans – it’s time once again for the Carolina Legends Festival, to be held today and Saturday at Andrew Jackson State Park.This year marks the festival’s 20th anniversary, although this is the first time it has not been held on Mother’s Day weekend, said Christina Chastain, galleries and program director at the Lancaster County Council of the Arts.

  • The Lancaster Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association is sponsoring a workshop on drip irrigation, deer damage prevention and insects and diseases at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Steele Farm, 241 Community Lane.

  • CHARLOTTE – WCNC Meteorologist Larry Sprinkle learned at an early age if you want to be taken seriously, you better know the community you work and live in like the back of your hand.

  • Autism Speaks has a voice in Lancaster County and it belongs to Evelyn Springs.And that voice is being loudly raised to find a cure for the brain disorder that affects her 6-year-old grandson, Malik.But Springs isn’t the only one lifting her voice and rolling up her sleeves.Several well-known cooks – including Leroy Springs & Co. chef Steve Archie, Bobby Bailey, Bruce Brumfield, Dr.

  • With Hanna approaching the East Coast and waffling somewhere between tropical storm and hurricane strength in the upcoming days, there is no telling what will happen here.Forecasters are predicting that it will make landfall Friday or Saturday anywhere from Miami to the outer banks of North Carolina with flooding, strong winds, high surf, and torrential rainfall, including flash flood watches expected along the southeastern coast.But regardless of the impact, there is still time to make preparations to ensure the safety of your family and your home by assembling a

  • The Lancaster County Council of the Arts is celebrating the start of school with its third annual Friends Concert at 3 p.m. today at its 201 W. Gay St. gallery in Lancaster.The event will feature a family of flutists, including Erin Moon-Kelly, her mother Joyce Moon, and sisters Ryan Moon and Kate Moon-Orara.Margaret Walsh will accompany the flutists on piano.“Margaret Walsh is an awesome musician, and I thoroughly enjoy working with her,” Moon-Kelly said.

  • Between a struggling economy, high unemployment and dealing with personal challenges at home and work, there are difficulties that women to face each and every day.

  • Most of us know the Catawba Fish Camp in Fort Lawn as one of the best restaurants around.Now the 500-seat fish camp owned by the Edwards family is getting some national attention, thanks to a video that’s showing on the YouTube Web site.The 3 1/2 minute video features a young girl climbing inside, and then out of, the stuffed animal vending machine that’s by the front door.Captured by the restaurant’s surveillance system about 8:45 p.m. on Jan.

  • Lt. Cmdr. Corey Taylor, an Indian Land High School graduate and 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, was recently awarded the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps’ Commendation Medal for his meritorious service while serving as the USS Shiloh’s engineering officer.The ship’s commanding officer, Capt. A.J.

  • Fireworks go with the Fourth of July like, well, the “bombs bursting in air” and the “rockets’ red glare” go with the national anthem.Here in South Carolina, where almost all fireworks are legal, shooting off your own fireworks display is a big part of the holiday.Using fireworks can be dangerous, but it doesn’t have to be.

  • They don’t call it summer squash for nothing.And right now – while it’s coming in season – is the perfect time to add it to the dinner table.A fleshy vegetable protected by a hard rind, squash belongs to the plant family that includes melons and cucumbers.Among substances present in summer squash are phytochemicals, coumarins and flavonoids.

  • We old folks are still in awe at just how quick the years fly by. It’s remarkable that the memories made of certain days – like June 6, 1944 – can remain so vivid in our minds.Only 11 years old, I was rushing through the upstairs hallway on a warm summer morning when my attention was drawn to the announcements on the radio.This was a day we all knew was coming.Normal broadcasts were interupted as war correspondents reported that thousands of men, thousands of ships, hundreds of airplanes had launched a massive invasion

  • Sally Deese sat beneath the giant trees in her front yard on Monday that give her 40-acre Four Oaks Farm in the Camp Creek Community its name, watching two of her grandchildren play in a nearby swing.

  • This morning, when I looked into the barrel where we burn trash, it was still and lifeless.Just the morning before, it was pulsing with life, with the tiny heartbeats of five Carolina wren chicks.

  • DARLINGTON – Logan Gordon and Jordan Smith shared a common bond with NASCAR driver Tony Stewart on Friday night.All three of them were winners.Stewart took the checkers during the running of the Nationwide Series race while Logan and Jordan got to see most of the race he won.

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  • Sometimes, we look for an excuse to start another holiday; take today, for instance. While April 16 is the day that all tax preparers look forward to, it’s National Eggs Benedict Day, too.I wonder if there is a correlation between the two. Sleep late, eat late and play golf later.

  • Slave re-enactor Kitty Wilson-Evans’ scene in Mel Gibson’s “The Patriot” ended up unnoticed on the cutting room floor.

    But her stage performance as “Old Maw” in a Feb. 14, 2008, production of the David Chaltas’ play, “Two Women: One War” grabbed everyone’s attention during two sellout performances at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn. 

    The retired kindergarten teacher who helps tell the story of slavery at Historic Brattonsville recently received an award she never saw coming.