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Today's News

  • Three set example as true public servants

    A trio of outstanding people have left us in recent weeks, but their mark will be on Lancaster County for years to come.
    Lib Wilson, Walter Craig Sr. and Jimmy Moreland Sr. died, but their legacy of community involvement will live on.
    Lib Wilson
    Any time a Lancaster woman meets with success, she can be grateful that Lib Wilson blazed the way.

  • Don’t allow cigarettes to take away your life

    Editor’s note: Following is the essay Danielle Phillips entered in the Smoke-Out Contest, sponsored by the Lancaster  County Health & Wellness Commission.

    Why do you want to throw your life away? Everyone is given one chance to see amazingly great things that the world has to offer and live life to the fullest, so why? Why do you take life for granted? Then before you know it, everything is taken away from you.

  • Native American Studies Week under way

    USCL release
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Native American Studies department kicked off its eighth annual Native American Studies Week on Saturday.
    Since 2005, USCL has hosted a week of events each spring focused on the rich history and cultural traditions of South Carolina’s indigenous peoples.
    This year’s program focuses on issues surrounding Native Americans and law and justice, and includes lectures by regional and nationally-recognized scholars, screenings of films and exhibits highlighting the topic.

  • Kayak demos at Landsford Canal starting in April

    Catawba
    Riverkeeper
    The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation will give one-hour kayak demonstrations at Landsford Canal in April.  
    Demo kayaks, gear and beginner instruction will be provided by Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation. Life jackets will be required, and minors must have a parent’s/guardian’s signature on an Assumption of Risk and Release form to participate. The form is available at  http://lakewylieriversweep.squarespace.com/storage/forms/20120905175321.pdf. Please include cell phone and emergency numbers.

  • Guidonian Hand returns to Lancaster

    Nita Brown
    For The Lancaster News
    If you missed them before, concert-goers from the 2011 performance will tell you you’re in for a treat.
    The trombone quartet, The Guidonian Hand, from New York City, returns to Lancaster for a spring concert.
    Save the date now for the outdoor performance at the Pavilion at historic Craig Farm, set for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28.
    Interspersed between musical selections are the group’s entertaining comments about composition, composers or the instrument itself.

  • Photo exhibit aimed to delight the senses

    Beverly Lane Lorenz
        For The Lancaster News    
    The Sun City Carolina Lakes Photography Club opened its latest photo exhibit, “Delight Your Senses,” to an enthusiastic crowd at a champagne reception Nov. 1, 2012, at the LakeHouse Gallery.
    Thirty-six photographers displayed 86 photos.
    Photography Club President Greg Douglas invited members to display photos in five categories – animals,  landscapes, nature, man-made and people. He challenged them to try different categories.   

  • Easter Services

    Today, March 24

  • IL resident still upset over no-parking signs

    A skirmish over no-parking signs between a group of Indian Land residents and their homeowners association came back to Lancaster County Council earlier this month. 

    At the forefront of the debate, about whether an HOA can post no-parking signs along county roads and subsequently tow those cars, is Panhandle resident Erwin Feiner, who lives on Largo Lane in the Arlington neighborhood. 

    Feiner spoke during council’s March 11 meeting, a little more than a month after he first brought the problem to council’s attention. 

  • Heath Springs council talks about parks and rec slot

    HEATH SPRINGS – Discussion about recommending a parks and recreation board representative wound up being a moot point at the Tuesday, March 19, Heath Springs Town Council meeting.

    For the third straight month, council’s meeting agenda included an item regarding the county’s Joint Recreation Commission. For nearly two years, there had been an open slot on the 10-member commission since Ellenia Russell stepped down.

  • A little bit of HOPE is a good thing

    Good can come from bad.

    Imagine the conversations one day in the early 1980s when 13 local ministers learned that one couple was traveling from church to church throughout Lancaster County with the same sob story and receiving handouts.

    That’s where the idea of a central clearinghouse named Project HOPE sprang from.

    “They were getting rich off of it,” said the late Brown Wylie, in a February 1985 interview with The Lancaster News.