• Duck whodunit: Deputies probe death most fowl

    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies investigated the slaying of a duck last week, but could not determine if the owner’s estranged boyfriend killed the fowl, or if the chicken did it.
    According to the March 22 incident report, the duck’s owner summoned authorities to her home on Kayla Lane in the North Corner community, where she said her boyfriend was killing her animals.

  • Hoop-erstitions: I cannot watch the next game, for that would mean they lose

    I may be the only loyal USC grad in Lancaster County who will not be watching the Gamecocks battle Gonzaga in the Final Four on Saturday.
    Diehard fan that I am, I can’t.
    I have become temporarily superstitious. I’ve not watched a single minute of the Gamecocks’ quest for year’s NCAA tournament title. And since they keep winning, why change now?
    I’m not one who normally buys into any sort of irrational belief or ritual that defies common sense, logic or laws of science.

  • Sindarius got game, got name

    Some of basketball’s greatest stars have gone by one name – LeBron, Kobe, Magic, Shaq.
    Will Sindarius be one of those names someday? It’s far too early to say, but you have to admit the word has a nice ring to it. It sticks in your brain easily.

    Throughout this year’s March Madness, as the Lancaster native’s shots have swished through the nets in Greenville and New York City, the name Sindarius Thornwell has rolled off the lips of college basketball analysts Seth Davis, Clark Kellogg, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley.

  • Van Wyck author releases 5th book

    The quaint town setting of Park Place is shaken by its first murder in “The Sweet Tea Quilting Bee,” the latest book by author Glenda Manus.
    The Van Wyck author has published five Christian fiction novels since January 2014, with her latest inspired by a quilt display sponsored by her own Van Wyck Presbyterian Church as part of last summer’s Lancaster County Ag+Art Tour.

  • 2 Lancaster High students arrested after fight on bus

    Two Lancaster High students were arrested after an altercation on a school bus last week, leaving one student who wasn’t involved with a minor injury.
    According to a Lancaster Police Department report, police responded to a school bus on the side of the road across from LHS around 3:30 p.m. March 21.
    Bailey Jacks and James Miller, both 16, were arrested and charged with third-degree assault and battery.

  • Warming center kept 32 out of the cold

    Kayla Vaughn
    The Lancaster News

    The Lancaster Warming Center kept a total of 32 people out of the cold this winter, up from 19 in its first season a year ago.
    The center on Trestle Lane was open from Jan. 2 through March 15, funded by the Lancaster Area Coalition for the Homeless and donations from the community.

  • 3-vehicle wreck injures 2 outside Buford High

    Kayla Vaughn
    The Lancaster News

    A three-car accident injured two drivers Monday during the  morning traffic rush outside Buford High School.
    The wreck happened at 8:10 at the stoplight at North Rocky River and Tabernacle roads, according to Lance Cpl. Gary Miller of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

  • Kershaw Cemetery flower spat sparks new town rules

    KERSHAW – A graveyard is supposed to be a quiet place of reflection, but Kershaw town leaders have been struggling to keep it that way for the past few months.
    Facing emotional complaints and even one police report, town officials have revamped the rules at the Kershaw City Cemetery to end confusion about flower removal.
    “It normally happens around every holiday season,” said Kershaw Mayor Mark Dorman, noting that flowers and arrangements placed on graves can be a sensitive, close-to the-heart subject for grieving families.

  • McClancy rezoning gets final OK

    BridgeMill residents filed out of Lancaster County Council chambers in grim silence Monday night following council’s final 5-2 vote to grant McClancy Seasoning’s rezoning request.
    In contrast to a Feb. 27 meeting when their anger boiled over enough to stop the meeting after a similar vote, residents of the Indian neighborhood Monday night instead huddled and simmered in the lobby and discussed taking the county to court.
    “We have to follow through with a lawsuit to make them listen,” said BridgeMill resident Dan Shoemaker.

  • ‘Why not go win it all?’

    Sindarius Thornwell beamed for the cameras and got rowdy with his teammates Sunday afternoon, the net around his neck and a big trophy in his arms.
    The Lancaster native had just led his  Gamecocks to a 77-70 win over Florida to take the NCAA Tournament East Regional title, earning USC’s first-ever bid to the Final Four.
    Thornwell, the regional’s Most Outstanding Player, scored 50 points in the weekend’s two wins at New York’s Madison Square Garden, including 26 points and seven rebounds in the victory over Florida.