.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local

  • Car flips, slams into embankment

    A Lancaster man survived a dramatic accident on Shiloh Unity Road about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday. Details of the wreck were not immediately available, but crews on the scene said the 74-year-old driver appeared to have run off the right side of the road, overcorrected and flipped his Nissan Maxima at least once before hitting an embankment. The driver suffered no life-threatening injuries. No charges were filed as of press time.
     

  • Diverse group holds ‘walk & talk’ downtown

    With the nation focused on lethal force used by and against police, a diverse group of residents from around the Lancaster area joined together for a “walk and talk” event Sunday evening, strolling downtown streets for an hour getting to know each other better.
    The event, which organizer Teddy Norrell thought would draw only a handful of people, ended up with a turnout of over two dozen.

  • Buford teen is lightning in a saddle

    Out in the middle of Buford community, in a dusty oval arena called Horseplay Farms, the Tyre family offers lessons on horseback riding and bigger lessons about life, including responsibility, connection and commitment.
    The story of how an official-sized barrel-racing arena was built just off Cimmeron Road began a dozen years ago, when Savannah Tyre was 4 years old and begged her parents, Andy and Mandy, to take her to visit the neighbor’s horse. That led to them buying her a horse a year later.

  • Finally, IL starts work on trash site

    Nearly three years after Indian Land lost its old convenience center, work on its new one is finally showing real progress, with county officials hoping for a September or October opening.
    Meanwhile, Lancaster County is still offering stickers that allow Indian Land residents to use Mecklenburg County’s Foxhole Recycling Center.
    Lancaster County closed on the 4.6-acre property on Northfield Drive in the Perimeter 521 Commerce Park off U.S. 521 in April 2015, but work clearing the land didn’t begin until late May.

  • John Newell, veteran of 3 wars, gets Quilt of Valor

    John Newell, 97, was presented with a Quilt of Valor in May by the Springs Creative Open Hearts quilting group at his home in Lancaster.  

    Newell was in the Army for 23 years, serving in three wars. He was an infantry corporal in World War II. After leaving the military, he re-enlisted during the Korean War and served as an infantry staff sergeant. During the Vietnam War, he served as staff sergeant in an artillery division.

  • Another scam to add to the list: mystery shopper

    Reece Murphy 

     “We have a mystery shopping assignment in your area and we would like you to participate,” the employment ad said. “Your wages would be $260 for any work you carry out and you can carry out two assignments in a week.”

  • High-profile killings spark anger, worries

    Mandy Catoe

    mcatoe@thelancasternews.com

    Kayland Hagwood

    khagwood@thelancasternews.com

     

    The tragic killings this week in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis and Dallas prompted reactions of anger, fear and hope for peace in Lancaster County as they did across the country.

  • Alcohol petition checking begins

    An initiative to allow Lancaster County stores to sell beer and wine on Sundays is likely heading to the November general election ballot after a group pushing the cause turned in a completed petition Wednesday for certification.

  • Eyesore plagues Jackie’s Place

    Jackie Brown, whose nonprofit Jackie’s Place has been caring for children and the elderly in Lancaster’s old mill village for more than two decades, saw the buildings next door collapse during a storm in March. 

    And there they have sat for four months, a pile of asbestos-filled rubble, attracting rodents and vagrants and tempting children to explore. 

  • Bill Evans, storyteller and friend, dies at 83

    My friend Bill Evans, even at 83, saw the world through the eyes of a 10-year-old boy.               
    Though he was a proud husband for 65 years, a dad, grandfather and great-grandpa, he never grew up. And gosh, I’m so glad he didn’t.