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Today's News

  • Why I voted against the fiscal cliff deal

    Recently, Congress approved the so-called “fiscal cliff” agreement. I voted against the final version of the deal. The reason is pretty simple: the agreement raised spending.
    Again. Indeed, its passage seems to reaffirm a disturbing truth about today’s Washington: compromises always lead to more spending, more debt, and too often, more taxes.
    Last week we added $330 billion to the national debt with new spending programs. At best, we have no plan for ever repaying that money; at worst, we have no intention to ever pay it back.

  • The delicious mystery of buttermilk

    Have you ever thought of buttermilk as being mysterious? Does its mere mention make you shake in your oven mitts, the James Bond theme song playing in your head? 

    Oh wait, maybe it’s just me.

    For years, this humble ingredient has had me stumped.

    What do you do with it? Is it for baking or am I supposed to put it in savory dishes?

    The answer, it turns out, is a simple “yes.”

  • Carolina's Biggest Baby Shower

    A Charlotte radio station is joining with a local care center to provide relief for mothers in need.

    New Life 91.9, a Christian radio station based in Charlotte,  will host their annual Carolina’s Biggest Baby Shower at the Pregnancy Care Center in Lancaster, 718 S. Main St., from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23.

    The shower is a drop-in event, and people are welcome to bring a gift, tour the center and meet staff from both the care center and New Life 91.9.

  • Council votes to accept $1M for firefighters

    A packed house of firefighters waited anxiously Monday night, Jan. 14, moments before Lancaster County Council accepted a federal grant to boost manpower in the county’s fire service.

    Council chambers was packed before the vote with row after row of volunteer firefighters, fire chiefs and fire service members, many with their respective fire department logos emblazoned on their shirts.

  • Growth removes wildlife buffer

    INDIAN LAND – Blessed with an abundance of streams and rivers crisscrossing miles of rolling forests and rich farmland, Indian Land was once prized by the Catawba Indians and early settlers for its natural resources, including its wildlife.

    Though it’s easy to forget with all the suburban growth of the past decade, those rich forests off Indian Land’s main corridors are still home to an amazing range of wild game – including some species you might not expect to see so close to home. 

  • Faulkenberry basket fund nets more than $8K

    The recently concluded Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket fund provided assistance for many local families who have fallen on tough times.

    In its last report, HOPE in Lancaster had received $8,700 in donations, which goes toward food for Lancaster County families in need.

    The nonprofit organization manages the drive, which has just wrapped up its 53rd year.

    HOPE staff decided to extend the donation period this time until mid-January. In years past, it concluded at the end of December.

  • Woman reports attack at party

    Details surrounding the alledged attack of a woman at a house party earlier this month remain unclear, as investigators continue to interview witnesses.

    Officers responded at 3:53 a.m. Jan. 2 to a home in the 300 block of Elm Street about a loud noise complaint, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

    When they arrived, officers saw several vehicles leaving the area, though there were still several people inside the home.  

  • New laws delay start of tax season

    There’s been a delay to the start of the 2013 tax season. 

    Because of new federal legislation enacted Jan. 2 in response to the “fiscal cliff,” the Internal Revenue Service won’t begin processing individual income tax returns until Jan. 30. 

    In typical years, the process starts around the middle of the month. 

  • Track officials set working 2013 schedule

    Lancaster Super Speedway officials have set a working schedule for the 2013 dirt track season.

  • Lancaster grapplers fall in RH

     

       

    The Lancaster Bruins will look to rebound on the prep wrestling mat Thursday, Jan. 17 when LHS travels to Rock Hill to face South Pointe High School.