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Lancaster, SC, Has A Message For CNN

Residents of Lancaster, SC, are upset with CNN. A profile of the town leading up to the Jan. 21st South Carolina Republican presidential primary is the source of their ire. According to this story by Don Worthington of the Charlotte Observer, "CNN's report, in many locals' opinion, was too negative with too much hyperbole, making Lancaster seem to be a one-stoplight town with nothing shining. Lines about "Southern drawls so strong they might need subtitling," or about the parking lots at the Dollar General and the credit union repo lot "brimming with cars" because the town is struggling in the wake of a bad economy and the closing the major employer - Springs Industries in 2007 - upset residents. Now, many people in Lancaster have responded with a message of their own: "We Are Lancaster." It's on T-shirts, bumper stickers and signs around town. But the sign at Palmetto Kennels has a different message: "Up Yours, CNN."