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  • Election Day thunderstorms predicted

     

    Bring an umbrella or put on poncho if you’re going out to vote, because severe thunderstorms could be rolling in Tuesday afternoon, bringing wind and rain to Lancaster County.

  • Schools, county on 2-hour delay Monday

    The Lancaster County School District, USC-Lancaster and Lancaster County will operate Monday on a 2-hour delay due to weather-releated conditions from Saturday and Sunday's winter storm.

    The delay is due to the potential of black ice conditions on secondary roads, especially in the Panhandle.

    Temperatures on Monday morning are forecast at near the freezing mark.

  • A cappella group from Charleston to perform

    Demonstrating its commitment to variety, the Vivian Major Robinson Concert Series is bringing another musical style to Lancaster’s Christmas concert season.
    The Charlestones, an a cappella male quartet, will be performing “An A Cappella Classical Christmas” at the Lancaster Cultural Arts Center at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16.
    Though a relatively new group, The Charlestones include individuals with over 100 years of professional singing experience between them.

  • Hand-made for the holidays

    Kelly Morrissette
    For The Lancaster News

    Christmas is the season for giving and pleasing. However, gifts don’t have to be bought to be appreciated.
    Homemade gifts that dear ones have personalized with their touches and poured their time and hearts into can be cherished year after year, and the best part is that they don’t cost a lot to make.

  • School cafeteria managers take top prize in state contest

    From release

    A team of three Lancaster County School District cafeteria managers won the S.C. Nutrition Association Chopped Contest at Myrtle Beach Oct. 20.
    The team members – Hally Adams, Buford High; Jessica Ayers, South Middle; and Rhodica Harris, Van Wyck Elementary – beat teams from Greenville County, Greenwood and Williamsburg to take the top chef title.

  • Solicitation calls not from S.C. Sheriffs’ Association

    The S.C. Sheriffs’ Association is warning the public about a phone scam requesting donations on behalf of the group.
    The association’s executive director, Jarrod Bruder, said the group does operate an Honorary Membership Program but does not solicit through telemarketing.
    “Our office has been inundated with phone calls today from individuals who believe they are returning a missed phone call,” Bruder said in a Thursday press release.

  • Winter storm might persist until Tuesday

    Authorities on Friday put Lancaster County under a winter-storm watch from Saturday through Monday, with the possibility of more frozen precipitation Tuesday.
    According to the 4 p.m. briefing from the National Weather Service, most of the Upstate counties on the border with North Carolina are under a winter-storm warning, with other Upstate counties under a winter-storm watch. The NWS said the watch might be extended into Tuesday for Lancaster and Chesterfield. 

  • S.C. trying to replace its voting machines before 2020

    COLUMBIA – State election officials announced Friday that they’re looking for a new voting-machine system for the entire state that would create an auditable paper trail and be in place for the 2020 elections.
    The State Election Commission and the State Fiscal Accountability Authority released an RFP (request for proposals) on Friday searching for a system that features a paper record of each voter’s voted ballot to replace the current paperless system.

  • Moving on from Duracell

    Steven Strong worked his last day at Duracell on Monday. He had been with the company for 31 years, starting as a mechanic and working his way up to a supervisor position.
    On Tuesday, he attended a job fair at USC Lancaster featuring plentiful manufacturing positions across Lancaster County.
    Strong, who lives in Lancaster with his family, said he was surprised and encouraged to see so many manufacturing jobs available here. He had been worried that after his Duracell layoff he would have to travel away from his hometown to work every day.

  • Holiday train display moves to SCCL Lodge

    Joe Silien
    Railroad Club of Carolina Lakes

    The big news from the Railroad Club at Carolina Lakes this year is that the annual holiday display will be at The Lodge at Sun City, rather than The Lake House.
    This move, to the community’s newest amenity center, is intended to be the centerpiece of a host of holiday activities at the new location at 2955 Sun City Blvd.