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Today's News

  • Tornado watch issued for county

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Lancaster County until 9 p.m. today, Oct. 23. A tornado watch means that the conditions have created a significant risk of a tornado occurring. 

       

  • ‘CG’ helps to protect your wallet

    If you’re the person who keeps up with bills and balances your family checkbook, you can definitely relate to the role of a comptroller general.
    That’s my title, state comptroller general. Many folks in state government simply refer to me as “the CG.”
    That’s a peculiar title, even a little old fashioned. So it’s not surprising when I meet people outside state government who ask about the responsibilities of my job and the agency I direct, the Office of Comptroller General.

  • The run ends but the road never does

    How can you get what you want from life if you do not know what it is that you want? Over the past years, I have observed a problem within our society and it seems to be that a great many people feel lost, confused and without a sense of purpose.
    They have no direction in their lives and seem to be floating about aimlessly. Going from relationship to relationship, job to job, day to day, seeking happiness in material possessions, and always wanting more but doing less to achieve.

  • Firespotting equipment has evolved over the years

    One of my favorite childhood memories is of hiking a mountain trail in southwest Virginia with my father.

    We were walking along admiring the flowering Mountain Laurel when suddenly we were in a clearing staring up at a very tall fire lookout tower.

    I was fascinated by the idea of someone living so high above the trees scanning the horizon for puffs of smoke.

    For years afterward I secretly dreamed of being that person, the sentinel standing watch over the forest.

  • Family holds fundraiser for accident victim

    The family of John Hill will have a fundraiser event beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Tradesville Community Center. Proceeds benefit Hill, who is suffering injuries after falling from a tree stand in December 2012.
    The event includes a yard sale, a 50/50 drawing, a silent auction and cornhole tournament. Barbecue chicken plates are available for $8. For more information, call (803) 320-1194.

  • Panhandle gas stations: How many is too many?

    It doesn’t take an expert in microeconomics to realize that those long lines of cars with North Carolina license plates at northern Indian Land gas stations are there to fill up on cheap South Carolina gasoline. 

    With South Carolina’s gas taxes and fees totaling 35.2 cents a gallon, 21 cents less than North Carolina’s 56.2 cents a gallon, Indian Land has become a boomtown of sorts for gas stations looking to cash in on our northern neighbors’ thirst for cheap gas.

  • Sowing the seeds of growth

    The word ‘local’ has a special meaning for Elaine McKinney.

    As the agribusiness coordinator for the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., McKinney sees a prosperous future for local agricultural businesses in Lancaster County.

    Tasked with speaking to local vendors, growers and producers about joining and working out of the county’s Agribusiness Development Center, McKinney gave a detailed presentation on the status of the program at Lancaster County Council’s April 8 meeting.

  • Speedway hosts six divisions Saturday

    Lancaster Super Speedway will host six divisions of racing with the NDRA Crate Late Models headlining the program on Saturday, April 20.

    The LSS card also includes the Montgomery Towing Super Street, Deal 1 Auto Sale Crate Sportsman, Cauthen Motors Pure Street, Old School Vintage and M&M, Garage Muffler & Tire Extreme 4/FWD.

  • Lancers take one win in series with Stingers

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers capped a four-game series (two twin bills) with an 11-7 win over the Florence-Darlington Tech Stingers in the opener on Sunday, April 14.

    In the four-run win, the Lancers lashed 15 hits.

  • Bruins tennis team continues solid play

     

       

    The 8-3 Lancaster High School boys tennis team secured at least a third-place region finish with a 5-1 victory over Fort Mill on Tuesday, April 16 in Lancaster.