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Today's News

  • Yandle posts first young guns win

    Lancaster Motor Speedway action Saturday night saw Andrew Yandle take his first young guns division win this season.Yandle was determined to win his race from the start.

  • Motorcycle riders asks drivers to pay attention

    Edward “Eddie Boy” Cook. Peggy Landry. James “Mickey” Funderburk. They had a lot in common. They were all from Lancaster. They were all in their 40s. They were all Harley Davidson owners. They all died in motorcycle accidents.

    Cook, Landry and Funderburk also fit the profile of a recent study on the increase of motorcycle deaths across the nation. A Gannett News Service (GNS) analysis of federal accident reports says “dying on a motorcycle could soon become a predominantly middle-age phenomenon.”

  • Swimmers sink Camden

    The Lancaster County swim team continued its winning ways in the waves with a 438-99 road win over Camden on Saturday.

  • Officials: Men shot at trooper's house

    Two Lancaster men are accused of shooting at the home of a highway patrolman.

    Lakeithon Darell Mingo, 22, of 3452 Oak Ridge Road, and Navoney Quantay Curry, also 22, of 1342 Springdale Road, were each arrested and charged Monday with discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling.

    The trooper was returning to his home near Camp Creek Road shortly after 5 a.m. Monday when he heard a gunshot. He told officers from the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office that it appeared the shot came from the road near his home.

  • Community activist to be honored as he turns 90

    HEATH SPRINGS – Someone known for his commitment to economic and political equity will be honored as he celebrates his 90th birthday.

    The life of Pleasant Hill resident Gonze Lee Twitty will be celebrated at the Lancaster County Community Center on Barr Street starting at 5 p.m. Saturday.

    Invitations have been sent, and about 200 people are expected to attend.

    "You get to be 90 and you're on the countdown," Twitty said Monday. "I just appreciate my daughters and the community coming together to do this."

  • Man says he was attacked with knife, baseball bats

    A Lancaster man told sheriff's deputies he was attacked by several people Sunday night moments after returning to his home on Shiloh Unity Road.

    The man said his girlfriend dropped him off at the end of his driveway about 11 p.m. When he walked to the house, six people were waiting for him, he told sheriff's deputies.

    The man said he knew four of them and they were from Charlotte. There were four men and two women.

    The man told deputies that one man from the group approached him, shook his hand and asked him about a woman.

  • Summer squash a welcome edition to dinner table

    They don’t call it summer squash for nothing.And right now – while it’s coming in season – is the perfect time to add it to the dinner table.A fleshy vegetable protected by a hard rind, squash belongs to the plant family that includes melons and cucumbers.Among substances present in summer squash are phytochemicals, coumarins and flavonoids.

  • Council eyes $14 tax hike in new budget

    A $14 tax increase for the average homeowner will help fund several county agencies and a raise for county employees.

    County Council met Monday to continue talking about the proposed $31 million 2008-09 budget. Council is expected to approve third and final reading of the budget at next Monday night's council meeting. Fourteen dollars is what would be added to the tax bill for a $100,000 home.

    Council members received a third draft of the budget on Monday night, which included the tax increase.

  • Nine Red Hat clubs helping homeless shelter network

    The organizers of Family Promise, a group hoping to organize a network of homeless shelters among area churches by this fall, will get a helping hand from a group of local women Thursday.

    Nearly all of the local chapters of the Red Hat Society are sponsoring a Chinese auction to benefit Family Promise starting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the American Legion Building in Lancaster.

    "We really believe in this," said Darlene Hallman, a member of Lancaster's Ramblin' Red Hatters. "This is only the second fundraiser they (Family Promise) have had."

  • Simmons wows Sun City

    INDIAN LAND – Fitness guru Richard Simmons hit the Sun City Carolina Lakes active adult community Saturday with his signature verve and vigor.

    Pulte Homes, Carolina Lakes developer, brought Simmons in to attract new home buyers. Instead, he attracted homeowners who, over the years, had followed his successful career in promoting exercise.

    As the celebrity entered the Lake House walkway, teenage-like screaming from residents, 55 and older, pierced the otherwise quiet summer morning.