Today's News

  • Voter official: Young people are registering

    The high interest in November's presidential race may be inspiring more people to register to vote in Lancaster County.

    Lancaster County election official Cassie Stump said 663 people have registered to vote since Aug. 18.That brings the total of registered voters in the county to 42,625.

    A flurry of new registrants came into the county Voter Registration office after both the Democratic and Republican parties' national conventions.

    Stump's office has seen a lot of young people, ages 18 and 19, registering for the first time.

  • Heath Springs projects in temporary holding pattern

    HEATH SPRINGS – Two planned construction projects in Heath Springs have halted while town officials work to meet a variety of procedures.

    Mayor Ann Taylor said progress has slowed for several reasons on two of the town's main infrastructure projects.

    The planned construction of a sidewalk near the Heath Springs Industrial Park has slowed until town officials choose an engineer to oversee the project.

  • Teen charged in string of robberies, courthouse arson - Press conference and interviews included

    The 17-year-old charged in Thursday's carjacking and robbery has also been charged with burning the Lancaster County Courthouse and 6th Circuit Solicitor's office.

    Martavious Semaj Carter, of 609-A N. Market St., has been charged by the Lancaster Police Department with two counts of arson, Capt. Harlean Howard announced at a press conference on Friday afternoon.

  • New reporter joins The Lancaster News

    The Lancaster News added a new government reporter to its team this week.

    Christopher Sardelli, 27, joins the paper as a full-time government reporter covering Lancaster, Heath Springs and Kershaw. He'll also cover courts.

    He previously worked as a freelance writer for The Herald, The Enquirer-Herald, The Fort Mill Times and Lake Wylie Pilot, all in York County, and The Gaston Gazette in Gastonia.

  • Candidate to speak at event Saturday

    Now that the election season is in full swing, you can expect more political events in the weeks ahead.

    One of the first on the calendar is a forum set for 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Michael Blackmon Foundation, 701 E. Arch St. Proceeds benefit breast cancer research. Free food will be served.

    For details, call 283-8432 or 287-7364.

    Candidates to speak include:

    – City Council District 1 - Kenny Hood and Ricardo Blackmon

    – City Council District 3 - Audrey Curry and Linda Blackmon-Brace

  • Knight shines for Vols

    Andrew Jackson High School senior offensive lineman Dylan Knight’s in his final season with the Volunteers, but his shining example is what new AJ coach Louis Clyburn hopes to build his program for the future.Clyburn, as Knight notes, likes to see the AJ players excel not only on the football field, but in class and in the community.“He put us in the mindset that if you’re going to do something, then do it well,” Knight said. “It sets a standard.

  • County quartet reaps Tri-County honors

    RICHBURG – Four Lancaster County high school football players drew recognition during the meeting of the Founders Federal Tri-County Football Coaches Association meeting on Tuesday.Each week during the prep football regular-season, coaches from Chester, Lancaster and York counties meet at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg to honor top performers from the previous week’s games.Lancaster High School senior defensive lineman Casey Truesdale, Andrew Jackson’s Dylan Knight, Indian Land’s Chad Carlton and Luke Lambert garnered accolades in t

  • LHS faces toughness fray

    Lancaster seeks to remain unbeaten, while Andrew Jackson looks to get even.

  • Speedway has night of beating, banging

    Before the Lancaster Motor Speedway main divisions started action, LMS held its second annual faster pastor race which included four preachers from four different churches. The preachers drove four of the super stock four cars. They made a few laps around the track and on the last lap Rev. Charles Hammond from the Unity ARP Church made a pass and charge for the win to take home the checkers.u In the super stock four, it was all Chase Wilson. As soon as the green flag dropped, Wilson jumped to the lead with Ray Adams second.

  • Explore other avenues for courthouse costs

    Letter writer William Hough was correct when he said Lancaster County Council Chairman Rudy Carter sounds like a politician.

    But Carter is not the only one. All the council members sound like politicians. Let's speak their language. Vote, vote often and vote the people you are unhappy with out. Maybe Washington, D.C., isn't the only place in need of change.

    It seems as if the council isn't even interested in exploring other avenues. Our famed courthouse burned, and they took the ball and ran.