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Today's News

  • Arts and sciences camps begin July 9

    The Lancaster County Council of the Arts is still accepting registrations for its annual Arts and Sciences Camp, the first of which begins July 9 at Covenant Baptist Church in Lancaster.

    The camp, which is held at several different locations throughout the county, is designed to spark elementary-age children's imagination and creativity.

  • Nine generations baptized at church

    Julie Graham
    For The Lancaster News
    hen Marlow Harper Murdock was baptized at Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church on May 27, she continued a family tradition that dates back to the 1700s.
    Marlow, the 6-month-old daughter of Ryan and Karen French Murdock of Atlanta, followed in the footsteps of her mother, her grandmother, Catherine Potts French, and six more generations.

  • Duracell receives Literacy award

    Carolinas Literacy Network
    Proctor & Gamble–Duracell received the Literacy Champion Award during the Carolinas Literacy Network’s annual meeting on June 13 at the Lancaster County Historic Courthouse.  
    Elizabeth H. Robinson, chairwoman of the Carolinas Literacy Network board of directors, presented the award.
    Duracell was recognized for its ongoing support of literacy, especially among its employees. Karen Yarborough, employee relations coordinator for Duracell, accepted the award on behalf of the Lancaster Duracell operation.

  • Get patriotic with deep dish cherry pie

    It doesn’t get more American than a homemade pie. The combination of a flaky crust and fruity filling topped with a cold scoop of ice cream just can’t be beat, especially when enjoyed outdoors after a backyard cookout.
    And if you’re going to have pie, you might as well go whole hog! This Deep Dish Cherry Pie is out of this world! Simplified with three kinds of canned cherries it’s the perfect balance of sweet and sour.

  • Prepare for late-night emergency phone calls

    If you are over 40, you may already have issues with parents who are chronically ill or who no longer have the ability to care for themselves. Have you and your parents properly prepared for the decisions that will be made by others for their continued care?
    So many times, a late night call, an emergency room visit or lack of sufficient funds force decisions without the ability or flexibility to research options or consider the feelings of our loved ones. Advanced preparation is needed.

  • Of carrots and kings

    I was reading a post on the blog my daughter writes about our 3-year-old grandson. He had been waiting all spring for the vegetables to come up in his garden. Eagerly, perhaps overeagerly, he yanked up a green top. He showed it off to his playmate.
    While reading the blog, my friend, a political scientist, interrupted to tell me that President Barack Obama had endorsed the idea of men marrying men and women marrying women.

  • Effort to nix budget control board, separate powers fails

    South Carolina legislators, whose power dominates the three branches of state government, once again have failed to better balance authority among the branches and give their constituents more ability to hold them accountable.
    The General Assembly broke down on the matter Thursday, June 22, when the Senate voted by the narrowest of margins, 22-21, to carry over a restructuring bill just ahead of the chamber’s scheduled 5 p.m. adjournment for the year.

  • Council passes $35M budget

    Moments after agreeing on details about a county employee pay raise, Lancaster County Council unanimously passed final reading of the county’s 2012-13 fiscal budget during a special meeting on Friday, June 22.

    Once again, there were no public comments as council members put the finishing touches on the budget. The new budget year runs from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013. 

  • Resolute products shutting down production line

    A drop in demand for certain types of paper has forced a local company to shut down one of its production lines. 

    The Catawba plant of Resolute Forest Products, formerly AbitibiBowater, announced last week it will be shutting down its No. 1 machine, forcing the layoffs of several employees. 

    Resolute spokeswoman Debbie Johnston said employees will begin preparing the machine for shut-down beginning Saturday, June 30, with layoffs beginning Monday, July 2. 

  • Finally Friday concerts start up

    The sounds of bluegrass, soul and rock will greet you as you make your way to downtown Lancaster on select evenings this summer.

    The city of Lancaster is preparing to launch the second year of its Finally Friday summer series. The events, held on the last Friday of the month, will feature live music along with a variety of food and arts and crafts.

    The events, to run each time from 6 to 9 p.m., will take place at the intersection of Main and Gay streets in Lancaster. They are free of charge and open to the public.