• 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 



  • Jobless rate falls for October

    Jesef Williams 


    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


    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


    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


    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. 

  • Injured motorcyclist recovering in hospital

    Reece Murphy


    A Lancaster man injured in a motorcycle accident two weeks ago is recovering but remains hospitalized, friends said.

    Larry Pierce Altman, 62, was injured about 9 a.m. Nov. 19 while on his way to Second Baptist Church to meet fellow members of the church’s motorcycle ministry before heading out for a charity bike ride in King’s Mountain.

  • Man clips power pole, flips car near downtown

    Reece Murphy 


    and Chris Sardelli


    A man suffered non-life-threatening injuries after dramatically flipping his car Monday on a downtown-area street in Lancaster.

    The accident was the second of a similar nature in less than two weeks. 

    Lancaster Police Capt. Paul Smith said Monday's accident occurred around 2:25 p.m. on West Barr Street between Catawba and Main streets. 

  • Willie Robert Foster, 57

    Willie Robert Foster, 57

    Willie Robert Foster, 57 died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011.

    He was the son of the late Willie and Lucille Barber Foster.

    Survivors include a son, Derrick Foster of Lancaster; a daughter, Jerrika Foster of Lancaster; six sisters, Wilma Limous, Diane Foster, Debra Foster and Octavia Grier, all of Lancaster and Sharon F. Dorsey of New Haven, Conn., and Martha Foster of Rock Hill; two brothers, Dickey Foster of Van Wyck and Thomas B. Foster of Lancaster.