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

Local

  • House fire on 11th St.

    A fire that broke out in an 11th Street home Monday afternoon is still under investigation.
    Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers said they believe the fire started outside of the house in the area near the back door.
    “It’s not a total loss, but it is not habitable,” Rogers said.
    The two residents of the home were able to make it out safely after a neighbor alerted them to the blaze. American Red Cross has assisted the family.

  • BUNDLE UP!

    Mark Manicone
    mmanicone@thelancasternews.com
    The Piedmont area and much of the state will be impacted bone-chilling cold this week.
    Temperatures will struggle to break the freezing mark, especially in the mountain areas, with lows in the mid-to- upper teens and wind chill values in the single digits, according to the National Weather Service.
    Lancaster County Schools are operating on a two-hour delay today for students because of the bitter cold. Staff reported to work at normal times this morning. 

  • 23 markers destroyed at historic cemetery

    Vandals desecrated the historic Olde Presbyterian Church cemetery in Lancaster overnight New Year’s Eve toppling, and breaking 23 gravestones, some dating back to the early 1800s.
    It’s the second time the cemetery has been vandalized in a year and a half.
    “It’s a travesty and outrageous,” said John Craig Jr., chairman of the Lancaster County Society for Historical Preservation.

  • County students on 2-hour delay Wednesday

    The Lancaster County School District will operate on a two-hour delay Wednesday due to the possible impact of early morning temperatures on school buses.
    Wednesday morning’s low temperature is forecast at about 15 degrees.
    The district’s teachers and 12-month employees will report to work on normal schedule.

  • Correction: Students go back to school Wednesday

    Lancaster County School District students return to school Wednesday, not Tuesday as reported in the Sunday, Dec. 31, edition of The Lancaster News.

  • Ward Faulkenberry Christmas Basket Fund still short of goal

    Now going into its fifth week, the Ward Faulkenberry Christmas Basket fund has raised almost $7,200, which is significantly short of its $10,000 goal. They will continue to accept donations through Jan. 5.
    “We had, of course, hoped to reach the $10,000 goal but would at least like to make it to $8500,” said Bekah Clawson, director of HOPE.
    “HOPE depends solely on contributions from the community to sustain the Christmas Basket Program each year,” she said.

  • Heath Springs increases water, sewer tap fees

    HEATH SPRINGS – The cost of connecting a home or business to the town’s public sewer and water systems is increasing.
    Heath Springs Town Council unanimously voted at its Dec. 19 meeting to immediately raise the tap fees.
    A tap fee is used to cover the cost of service installation, which may include a tap, service line and water meter. It also covers the cost of excavation, boring or paving, when needed.

  • Clemson fans confident about Tigers’ chances

    Clemson super fan Gordon Thorne is Bayou-bound with high hopes for the Tigers.
    Thorne, along with his mother, Betty, and daughter Hayden, a Clemson student, left today for New Orleans, to watch the Tigers tangle with Alabama in the College Football Playoff national semifinal at the Sugar Bowl.
    The game marks the third time in as many seasons, the 12-1 Tigers and Tide, 11-1, have dueled in the national playoffs.

  • In Memoriam: Remembering those we lost in 2017

    March 4
    J.R. Wilt, 78

    Van Wyck activist cast a long shadow
    J.R. “Jack” Wilt was one of the county’s most outspoken community advocates and government watchdogs.
    He died March 4 at his home of a heart-related issue after lying down for a nap on his 78th birthday.
    Wilt was a familiar presence at county and community meetings, where he spoke out on most any and every topic under consideration.

  • A few inspirational people in 2017…

    These are a few of the people featured this year that the staff of The Lancaster News found inspirational:
    ◆ Edward Harris was a 9th Infantry M-60 machine gunner in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. “I’m not a hero, no sir, not me…. When I hear people call us heroes, to be honest, it’s always bothered me. I did what I had to survive,” Harris said in the Nov. 12 edition of The Lancaster News. “It wasn’t Rambo or none of that stuff. It was about making it back home.”