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  • Please step up and help up

    It’s hard to believe giving up one soda or snack could help keep someone’s lights on this Christmas.

    But that’s the strategy behind Elaine Adkins latest plea, which she calls “the $1 challenge.” As executive director of HOPE in Lancaster, a charitable organization which provides food and help with rent and utility bills for local families, Adkins is asking the community to make small sacrifices to help their neighbors.

  • Enjoy Christmas in the Park up

    Great Falls Home Town Association

    Tonight’s Christmas in the Park in Great Falls promises a lot of activities and fun for the whole family.

    The event (formerly called Old Fashioned Christmas) will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the  War Memorial Building and park.

    The holiday event is sponsored by the Great Falls Home Town Association. 

    The event committee is excited about the things that are planned and invites everyone to come and enjoy this Christmas event.

  • Enjoy Christmas in the Park up

    Great Falls Home Town Association

    Tonight’s Christmas in the Park in Great Falls promises a lot of activities and fun for the whole family.

    The event (formerly called Old Fashioned Christmas) will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the  War Memorial Building and park.

    The holiday event is sponsored by the Great Falls Home Town Association. 

    The event committee is excited about the things that are planned and invites everyone to come and enjoy this Christmas event.

  • Roscoe leads Northern Guilford in quest for second straight state crown

    Staff Reports

    The Northern Guilford Nighthawks will face a familiar foe when they play for the NCHSAA Class 3-AA state championship tonight at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C.

    Northern Guilford, led by former Lancaster High School head football coach Johnny Roscoe, will battle Crest High School for the state title.

    A year ago in Raleigh, Northern Guilford edged Crest, 21-20 for the Nighthawks’ first state title.

  • North small fry stars face Spartanburg

    Staff Reports

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission North small fry football all-stars will play in the SCAP state semifinals Saturday afternoon at Spartanburg High School.

    Lancaster County will face Spartanburg in a 2 p.m. kickoff at Spartanburg High.

    The winner advances to the state title game at Abbeville on Dec. 10.

  • Troopers chase car through Lancaster

    Troopers chase car through Lancaster

    Reece Murphy 

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

     

  • Jobless rate falls for October

    Jesef Williams 

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com 

    Lancaster County’s unemployment rate fell considerably last month, according to recent figures from the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce. 

    The county posted an unemployment clip of 13.7 percent for October, compared to the 14.9 percent for September. That places the county at 13th in the state. The rate a year ago in Lancaster County was 14.6. 

  • Two die in separate Lancaster accidents

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Two people died in separate vehicle crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday. 

    The first accident involved a Great Falls man, who died after he was thrown from his motorcycle after hitting a car on Thanksgiving Day. 

    The crash happened at 7 p.m., about 1.3 miles north of Great Falls along S.C. 97, according to  S.C. Highway Patrol reports. 

  • The Hinson Girls strumming for fame

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    Up on stage, the members of The Hinson Girls bluegrass band out of Van Wyck seem like naturals with an at-ease performing style that’s the hallmark of seasoned musicians.

    Maybe that’s why it comes as such a surprise to learn the girls – Katelyn, 12, on mandolin and lead vocals, Kristin, 16, on guitar and fiddle, and 14-year-old twins Allison and Melissa on banjo and bass – played their first formal show in February.

  • Man shot on porch, shootings elsewhere in city

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Police are on the hunt for two men wanted in the shooting of another man Sunday night.

    Lancaster police officers responded to a house in the 100 block of South Gregory Street at 8:20 p.m. about a man shot on a porch, according to a police department press release. 

    The victim, an 18-year-old Lancaster man, was sitting on the front porch of a friend’s home when two men he knows walked toward him.