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Today's Features

  • Amidst the sounds of the hammer dulcimer and musket fire, history came to life Saturday at Andrew Jackson State Park. March 15, 2008, marked the 241st birthday of the nation’s seventh president.

    Logan Waldo, a fifth-grader at the Discovery School, was excited to be at the celebration Saturday.

    “The event was an opportunity to go back in time,” said Logan, who was dressed in colonial garb, complete with a toy musket.

    Dressing up and re-enacting was also on fourth-grader Jordan Reeves’ mind.

  • The men’s ministry of Hopewell United Methodist Church missed out on its fall barbecue chicken fundraiser in 2006.

    It was expected when they temporarily traded in their cooking tongs and aprons for trowels and hammers to construct an up-to-date, 1,500-square-feet cooking facility.

    But now, they are switching back.

    The new building – which started in April 2007 – two weeks after Hopewell’s 2007 spring barbecue – has been completed.

  • Living in five houses in 18 years has given Tony and Tracy Gilreath the opportunity to learn a lot about landscaping.

    And now that experience is paying off. Their yard, at 1404 Lavoy Court, has been selected as the March Yard of the Month by Lancaster Garden Club.

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  • When Scots-Irish settlers migrated to the Carolinas in the 18th century, they brought familiar names like Lancaster, Chester and York with them.

    They also brought what they had learned from cooking in the open hearths of their homes in Ireland and the Pennsylvania settlements.

    Those attending the annual Andrew Jackson Birthday Celebration on Saturday at Andrew Jackson State Park will get a brief glimpse of colonial cooking from demonstrations by the Cooking Guild of the Catawba Valley.

  • Buford High School opened regular-season soccer play with a 12-0 road win over Westminster Catawba of Rock Hill on Thursday night.

    Jackets keeper Andrew Riner had four saves in posting the shutout.

    BHS coach Leland Summers also saluted Jay Robinson, Bryant Sims, Chris Jacobs and Jesse James for their defensive play.

    Jackets senior JoJo Morris drilled six goals and had two assists. Jon Michael Hayes followed with four goals and an assist. Michael Childers netted two goals and an assist.

    Shane Blackmon had four assists for Buford.

  • Atlanta Rhythm Section keyboardist Dean Daughtry is a lot older than he used to be.

    That's OK. I am, too.

    Times sure have changed – but here I am – as Daughtry and fellow ARS members Andy Anderson, David Anderson, Jim Keeling, Justin Senker and Steve Stone turn back the clock for me and a group of friends.

    I'm sitting here in Bundy Auditorium with Jimmy Addison, Ken Henry, Terry Marshall Povey, Tom Moore, Mark "Green Horn" Starnes and Jono Rabley, who attended the University of South Carolina at Lancaster from 1978-80.

  • Sunday at 2 a.m. signals the beginning of daylight-saving time when children across the country will have their clocks turned ahead and lose an hour of much-needed sleep each night.

    The sudden change can make morning routines, daily school activities and extra-curricular commitments that much more hectic.

    But with a couple of well-planned adjustments, the time shift needn't be a difficult one.

    Despite the change, children's sleep needs do not decrease and remain vitally important to their overall health.

  • During his time at Feather River Community College in California, Davion Wright quickly established himself as the big man on campus.Of course, Wright, at 330 pounds, would qualify as a big man on any campus.The former Lewisville standout recently signed with Hampton University in Virginia. He began classes in January and will compete for a starting spot on the Pirates’ offensive line this coming season.Two years ago, Wright was close to finishing high school and hoped for a chance to play college football.

  • Sifting through complex food and nutrition information can be a daunting task for consumers, with new information bombarding the airways and Internet almost daily.

    From food recalls and personal endorsements to secret ingredients, fad diets and conflicting information of dietary supplements, it can be complicated just to separate fact from fiction.

    During March – National Nutrition Month – the American Dietetic Association is urging consumers to look beyond the myths of nutrition to focus on the facts.

  • Andrew Jackson High senior Caroline Phillips’ two-run single in the seventh inning lifted the Lady Volunteers to a 5-3 win over Lancaster High School on Monday night at the LHS softball field.Phillips, on the night, had a hit and drove in three runs.Lancaster held a 3-1 edge after three innings, but the AJ girls tallied single runs in the fourth and fifth innings to tie the game.Phillips’ two-run single in the seventh put AJ up 5-3 and winning pitcher Chelsea Vincent retired the Lady Bruins in their final at-bat.Vincent fanned 11.