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Today's News

  • Teen-produced play to open Friday

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A group dedicated to carrying on the dreams of a talented young Lancaster County actress taken before her prime is set to open the curtains on its first production this weekend at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Stevens Auditorium.
    “Word Wars” is a first-run original comedy produced primarily by local teens and proudly presented by the Kristen Alexandra Tinsley Theater Scholarship Fund (KATTS).

  • New DVD for parents at Lancaster County Library

    Parents eagerly anticipate the moment when their child first begins to  talk,  but for some parents it is a time of anxiety because their child struggles to get words out.
    As many as five percent of preschool children nationwide have repetitions and prolongations of sounds severe enough to be of concern to their parents.
    A new DVD in English and Spanish, Stuttering and Your Child: Help for Parents, helps parents detect stuttering and take action toward helping their child  and is available now at Lancaster County Library.

  • Schools prepare for new year

    The 2012-13 school year begins Aug. 20, and faculty and staff are preparing for their students’ return.

  • Stolarski shares CSF experience with movie star

    Nancy Parsons
    Landmark News Service
    GREAT FALLS – Tracy Moss Stolarski did what many women would love to do.
    She recently met George Clooney.
    “It was one of the most thrilling things I’ve ever done,” Stolarski said.
    Stolarski, a Great Falls native who now lives in Atlanta, is the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth “Lib” Moss.
    Stolarski and her best friend, Ann Winter of Augusta, Ga., attended the Brilliant Lecture Series (BLS) on May 3, at the Wortham Center in Houston.

  • Jackets jolt Knights, 20-0

    Kim Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    CAMDEN – Buford and Andrew Jackson opened the formal 2012 preseason at the 37th annual Camden Shrine jamboree Friday night at Zemp Stadium.
    The Yellow Jackets exploded for three touchdowns and stifled North Central’s passing offense en route to a 20-0 shutout in the opening period of the prep football jamboree.
    Andrew Jackson played Class Lugoff-Elgin virtually even before falling 7-6 in the second period.
    Buford blanks NC

  • S.C.’s lost decade due to our poor leadership

    Ten years is a long time, especially in the digital age. A preschool child can grow into a strapping teenager; a tech company can go from start up to a global power; and a new idea can take root and begin to change a culture.
    In 10 years, a state can build a strong reputation as dynamic and progressive – or it can stagnate and even slide to the point of becoming an object of national ridicule.
    Unfortunately, the latter is what has happened to South Carolina.

  • Helping students manage money

    Money management is one skill that can be difficult for young adults to master as they head off on their own. But no matter what stage of life - whether they’re entering college or the work force - every young adult should learn how to handle their money.

    Establish a Budget

  • Palmetto trees are part of history

    Perhaps no tree is more beloved by South Carolinians than the Palmetto palm whose ubiquitous image waves from our flag and adorns automobiles, apparel and an endless array of novelty items.

  • Frank Hartley

    Frank Hartley and his wife Betty may be best known locally for running Hartley’s Appliance on South Main Street in Lancaster for 30 years. Some residents and newcomers may not know, however, that Frank Hartley has been playing country and bluegrass music for more than 50 years; a talent that landed him on stage at Carnegie Hall in 1984.

  • Rain, rain and more rain

    Heat and drought have been mentioned in the news this week nearly as much as the 2012 Olympics.

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported Tuesday that July was the hottest month ever recorded in the lower 48 states, breaking a record set during the Dust Bowl in the 1930s. The average temperature last month was 77.6 degrees, which tops the record of 77.4 degrees set in July 1936. Records date back to 1895.