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Today's News

  • Move it or lose it: five moves to put seniors back in the game

    For Americans 65 and older, falling down can be the worst thing to happen to them, according to statistics:

  • Senior Circle offers wellness and learning opportunities

    Senior Circle is a non-profit resource program offered by Springs Memorial Hospital. The mission of Senior Circle is to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle for seniors by providing programs that encourage continued learning, wellness, health, volunteer opportunities and social activities at our hospital and throughout the community.  We also provide a forum for fellowship and member-only discounts and privileges.  

  • Good communication vital to quality auto repairs

    A poll of ASE-certified automotive technicians indicated that drivers over 60 are among the most conscientious when it comes to taking their vehicles in for routine maintenance and repair.

    The experts at the nonprofit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) remind consumers that good communication between shop and customer can help make the repair process go smoothly.

  • B-3 zoning is on the table again

    Well, it’s about time Lancaster County Council finally took up the controversial issue of B-3 commercial zoning again.
    Since council lifted the Panhandle’s moratorium on B-3 zoning last June (five days before it was set to expire anyway), the issue had been dead in the water, despite several Panhandle residents’ strident calls to bring it back to council’s attention.

  • Living with autism

    Editor’s note: April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism is a brain disorder that often impacts a person’s ability to form relationships with others, communicate and respond appropriately to the external world. Lancaster resident Wanda Sirk shares her experience of what it is like to live with her 24-year-old son, Corey Pope, who is autistic.
    Chances are you know at least one family member who is affected by autism. One in 88 children are diagnosed with autism each year in America and one in 54 of those children are boys.

  • Council approves five new positions at sheriff’s office

    With a push for 24-hour public service at the county’s new sheriff’s office, Lancaster County Council approved five new positions for the facility during its April 22 meeting. 

    County Administrator Steve Willis presented a request from Sheriff Barry Faile to hire four new records clerical positions to assist with 24-hour, 7-day-a-week service at the new sheriff’s office, as well as a new custodial position. 

  • KVLT lecture highlights threatened Catawba village sites

    University of North Carolina archeologist Dr. Stephen Davis pointed to a screen showing a satellite image of a housing development under construction in the Nation Ford area of Fort Mill.

    At the center, superimposed on a grid of curving gray roads and the empty dirt lots of a budding golf community, is a red circle marking the location of a nearly 300-year-old Catawba Indian settlement.

  • Rigsbee to serve 5 years for fatal wreck

    The Indian Land man charged in a fatal wreck last year on Harrisburg Road will spend five years in prison.  

    William Justin Rigsbee, 28, received the five-year sentence during a General Sessions court hearing April 15 at the Lancaster County Courthouse. Circuit Court Judge J. Ernest Kinard Jr. presided. 

    On Jan. 8, 2012, Rigsbee was driving a Chevrolet truck east on Harrisburg Road when he lost control and ran off the right side of the road, according to a media release from the 6th Circuit Solicitor’s Office. 

  • HOPE in Lancaster celebrates 30 years of providing hope

    The Rev. James “Jim” White stared at the list of typed names he was holding in his hands inside the historic Lancaster County Courthouse on Sunday, April 21.

    The 30th anniversary program for HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster was six pages long. One of those pages was filled with names such as HOPE organizers James Bradley, T. Thomas, Brown Wylie and Lester Robinson. 

  • Kershaw law enforcement cost climbs

    KERSHAW – Law enforcement coverage for the town of Kershaw will soon cost more.

    During the Thursday, April 18, Town Council meeting, Town Administrator Bryan Pettit gave an update on forthcoming changes to the contract with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

    Because of cost-of-living and insurance rate increases, the town will pay the sheriff’s office $18,597 more per year beginning with the 2013-14 budget year. 

    That raises the annual  cost from $451,000 to nearly $470,000.