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Today's News

  • Plant saucer magnolias facing north

    For the third year in a row the saucer magnolia in our backyard lost hundreds of ready-to-open blooms to sudden below-freezing night temperatures.

    According to Steve Bender writing in “Southern Living,” this is a situation that regularly occurs about two springs in three. Still, it is very disheartening to see the lovely waxy buds that are pinkish-purple outside and white inside turn an unlovely brown. The poor tree will keep trying to replace the frozen blooms for months.

  • Spending time in nature boosts brain health

    Quantifiable data shows that reducing stress and brain fatigue is as simple as taking a walk in the park.

    According to a study by researchers at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh, people who live near trees and parks have lower levels of stress hormones and improved concentration. The study appeared this month in The British Journal of Sports Medicine.

    But how good is South Carolina for your mental health?

  • Spree of car break-ins in Indian Land

    A flurry of 911 calls kept deputies busy investigating a rash of car break-ins in the Panhandle early Tuesday, April 10.

    A 911 dispatcher received the first call at 6:26 a.m., one of 13 separate pleas from residents who woke up to find their cars rifled through and belongings stolen.

    Sheriff’s Maj. Matt Shaw said deputies were constantly being dispatched to the northern end of the county as car owners discovered something was amiss inside their vehicles.

    “It was one right after another for awhile there,” Shaw said.

  • Spree of car break-ins in Indian Land

    A flurry of 911 calls kept deputies busy investigating a rash of car break-ins in the Panhandle early Tuesday, April 10.

    A 911 dispatcher received the first call at 6:26 a.m., one of 13 separate pleas from residents who woke up to find their cars rifled through and belongings stolen.

    Sheriff’s Maj. Matt Shaw said deputies were constantly being dispatched to the northern end of the county as car owners discovered something was amiss inside their vehicles.

    “It was one right after another for awhile there,” Shaw said.

  • Sheheen to run for governor

    In 2010, Vincent Sheheen lost the South Carolina governor’s race to Nikki Haley by the slimmest of margins – 51.4 percent to 47 percent.

    The Democrat senator from Camden, who represents a portion of Lancaster County in the S.C. General Assembly, announced Wednesday, April 10, that he is once again running for governor of the Palmetto State.

    Sheheen, who has represented the state’s 27th District since 2004, is the first candidate from any party to officially announce a bid for governor.   

  • Red Ventures breaks ground on new building

    INDIAN LAND – Red Ventures co-founders Ric Elias and Dan Feldstein said attracting, appreciating and taking care of the company’s talent is the secret to its success, and they’re doing exactly that with the company’s new employee amenities building.

    Elias’ comments came during a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, April 11, for the new four-story, 180,000-square-foot building, the third structure on Red Ventures’ 33-acre headquarters complex in Indian Land’s 521 Corporate Center Park.

  • Postal Service backtracks on plan to end Saturday delivery

    After announcing two months ago that it would end Saturday deliveries as a cost-cutting measure, the U.S. Postal Service is now backtracking on that decision.

    The postal service board of governors announced Wednesday, April 10, it would keep delivering mail six days a week after congressional action blocked that plan.

  • Lambert, Burton shine in junior state disc golf championship field

    Two Lancaster area girls, who are students at A.R. Rucker Middle School, produced outstanding performances in the S.C. Junior Disc Golf Championship held in Anderson over the weekend.

    Alexandria Lambert, 13 and an eighth-grader at Rucker Middle, topped the field with a 68. She also won the distance competition with a 260-foot effort.

  • NDRA Crates, Vintage to return

     

       

    The NDRA Crate Late Models and Vintage Division will return to action at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday, April 13.

    Action last week featured 75 cars, with more expected this week.

  • Bruins top FM, York

     

       

    The Lancaster Bruins improved to 9-7, 6-4 in region play, with a 13-5 road win over Region III-AAAA baseball foe York on Wednesday, April 10.