• ‘Everybody seemed to know him’

    Christopher Sardelli
    Whether he was traveling to a foreign country or sitting in his old Main Street office, Dr. Ira Adams was always searching for people in need.
    Sitting with her hands folded in her lap Tuesday afternoon, his sister, Mary Ruth Adams, recalled numerous stories about her brother, a well-known, eclectic local dentist who had a passion for helping others and fixing teeth. Ira Adams, 85, died Monday at his office in Lancaster.

  • Duke trying to make best of Sprint firing

    Jesef Williams
    Traveling from city to city and interviewing the biggest stars in NASCAR seems like a long time ago.
    Ever since nude pictures of Paige Duke began to spread on the Internet, the former Miss Sprint Cup has endured much embarrassment, uncertainty and despair.
    But the 24-year-old Lancaster native has emerged from the ordeal with a goal to make the best of the situation and help others through the process.

  • Police catch purse snacther

    Christopher Sardelli
    Only days after her photo was released to the public, a purse snatcher was nabbed by local authorities Monday morning.
    Lancaster police officers had been on the hunt for a woman seen in security footage stealing a customer’s purse July 1 from Walmart, located at 805 S.C. 9 Bypass. With help from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, that woman was found and arrested Monday.

  • Man attacked on front porch

    Christopher Sardelli
    Police are searching for whoever attacked a Lancaster man while he was sitting on a front porch last week.
    Lancaster police officers were driving along Chesterfield Avenue at 8:48 p.m. July 1, near Main Street, when they noticed a man waving at them from another car, according to a police department incident report.

  • Lancaster VA, local Marine unit to help with Dudley funeral

    Staff Reports
    Staff Sgt. Thomas J. “T.J.” Dudley, 29, of Fort Mill, was killed during combat operations in Helmand province of Afghanistan on July 7.
    Services for Dudley will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Fort Mill High School auditorium.
    Dudley has relatives living in Lancaster.
    Members of the Lancaser County Veterans Affairs Office and the Lancaster unit of the Marine Corps League will be in Charlotte today to accompany Dudley’s body and help with the service.

  • Flags at half staff honor Gunnery Sgt. Ralph E. Pate Jr.

    Flags will be at half staff from sunup to sundown today in honor of Gunnery Sgt. Ralph E. Pate Jr., who died June 26, while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

  • Burning ban lifted for Lancaster County

    Burning ban lifted for Lancaster County

  • Lancaster Miss Sprint Cup fired

    Hannah Moore has taken time to seriously think about how certain pictures can damage a person's career. 

    Electronic photographs have been widely discussed in the last week as Moore and others heard what happened to fellow Lancaster native Paige Duke. 

  • Win car or cash in Red Cross fundraiser

    From Release

    The Lancaster County American Red Cross Heroes Campaign officially kicked off on May 3 with Larry Higgins as campaign chair. The goal for this year’s campaign is $40,000. Fundraising is now in full swing with about $19,000 raised so far through generous corporate, civic organization and personal donations.

    Last year, the Heroes Campaign fell short of its goal. Higgins is determined to meet this year’s goal to assist the Red Cross in serving Lancaster County.

  • Windows broken, school camera painted

    Vandals recently caused thousands of dollars in damage to a local elementary school, though deputies are still searching for the culprits. 

    A custodian at Erwin Elementary School, located at 1477 Locustwood Ave., first noticed the damage when he arrived for his shift a little after 9:30 a.m. June 28, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

    The custodian immediately called deputies about the damage.