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Today's News

  • Upgrades at Kershaw bowling alley generate rave reviews

    KERSHAW – The days of scratched lanes, worn-out gutters and paper scorecards are over in Kershaw. 

    The bowling alley at Kershaw Recreation Center at Stevens Park has undergone major renovations that are expected to make it a desired hang-out spot once again. 

    Randy Jordan, who manages the center, said Superior Bowling Service of Columbia was contracted to make the improvements. 

  • Leadership Lancaster expands my circle

    I routinely tease Dean Faile for a comment he seemed to make at each Leadership Lancaster session.

    “This is by far my favorite day of the entire program!” I’m pretty sure I heard him say that at least four times during our six-month program sponsored by the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce.

    When looking back, though, I can see why he was moved to that opinion.

  • Revenue credits may help L&C Railroad stay on track

    A pair of county ordinances may soon help upgrade a vital Lancaster & Chester Railroad line, which in turn could help bring new industry to the county. 

    That’s the hope of Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. President Keith Tunnell, who discussed the two L&C ordinances during Lancaster County Council’s May 20 meeting.

    Beginning with the first step in the two-part process, Council looked at amending an ordinance that placed the company into a joint industrial and business park status last December. 

  • Report: Man hits driver with stick, speeds off running bypass stoplights

    A man reportedly hit a motorist with a stick before speeding off dangerously and running multiple red lights last month. 

    A Lancaster woman said she was at the stop sign where Rugby Drive meets S.C. 9 Bypass just after 1 p.m. May 23, when she saw a man physically fighting with his female passenger, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

    After the assault, the passenger got out the red Honda and began walking toward the bypass. 

  • LSS has exciting night

    Lancaster Super Speedway featured one of the most exciting nights for the 2013 season.

  • Funderburk quests for elite soccer team

     

       

    Avery Funderburk, an Andrew Jackson Middle School seventh grader, is looking to gain a coveted spot with the U.S. Olympic Development Soccer Program this summer.

  • Teams earn state rankings

     

       

    With the completion of the 2013 Lancaster County spring sports season, seven county teams earned state rankings in the final state polls.

  • Up, up and away!

    It looks almost like a scene from a science fiction movie. Lines of sleek, white motorless planes speckle a field near the border of Lancaster and Kershaw counties. Anxious pilots wait as an airplane soars overhead, towing one of the machines through the sky.

    This is the 18-Meter National Championship gliding competition, an event that gathers the best glider pilots in the U.S. and Canada to compete in a series of challenges.

  • Trees provide a sense of time and place

    My sister recently sent me interesting newspaper articles about old trees on two Virginia college campuses. In both cases the trees were in rapidly declining health and deemed safety hazards. There were emotional outpourings of sadness by students, alumni and townspeople as each was scheduled for removal. But then, something wonderful happened.
    At Virginia Tech an ancient sycamore had stood prominently on Henderson Lawn, the southern entrance to campus, since before the university was established in 1872.

  • Demby deserves honor

    Plenty can be said of David Demby. What you can’t say about Demby is that he’s inactive. “I’m tied up all the time,” Demby said.
    So true because Demby is a man wearing many hats.
    He’s an army reservist, a Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services paramedic and time as a field training officer with the Lancaster County EMS.
    One time when Demby had to pause for some time came earlier this spring when he was awarded the Paramedic of the Year.