Today's News

  • Knight debuts with road win over Valdosta State

    The Todd Knight coaching era at Newberry College was a dandy debut as the scarlet and grey rallied for a 31-24 road win over nationally-ranked Valdosta State on Saturday night at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.

    Newberry rallied from a 17-10 halftime deficit to post the seven-point win as Knight, a Lancaster native and former Buford High football star who was promoted as the NC head coach last spring, began his head coaching career with a notable win over the Blazers.

    VSU entered the game ranked No. 13 in the American Football Coaches Association poll and No. 8 in D2Football.com.

  • The Shady Rest

    Forty-three years ago, the sparse landscaping of Frank and Ann Ferguson’s yard at 962 Anderson Road consisted of a few small trees and rocks.

    Most weekends, the Fergusons could be found picking up rocks until they could plant grass.

    All that work has finally paid off. Now, six large oak trees form a canopy covering the entire front and back lawns. 

    The Fergusons gradually added shade-loving plants to transform their yard into a neighborhood showplace. 

  • Everyone invited to TEA party Sept. 12

    On Aug. 19, 2009, two excellent articles appeared in The Lancaster News. Mr. Denis Fuller’s letter was true to the point: that we are all mad. Congress is out of touch with the average American.

    Mr. John Baker’s guest column was one of the most insightful evaluations of the health care plan I have ever seen.

    I have read at least 90 percent of the plan and it does give power for a committee to decide which treatments seniors can receive. The explanation of the uninsured is clearly presented.

  • Helping Hands to benefit community and Haiti

    Marie Simon, president of Helping Hands, spent the last few years realizing a call to help those in the community and those from her native country of Haiti. Her mission led her to work with leaders in Charlotte, Rock Hill and Florida. She felt a calling to return to Haiti in 2007 with the support of her church in Charlotte. During that time she was able to meet some of the basic needs of the people such as clothing, food and clean water.

  • Students’ safety on buses should be top priority

    I have a third grade child who is starting the Eagles program (for gifted and talented students) at Indian Land Elementary School this year. They will be riding the bus to Lancaster one day a week. I am both thrilled and excited at this prospect. However I am very concerned with the bus ride. It has come to my attention that the students, third- and fourth-graders, will be riding the bus with students of East Side Academy. These are middle school students who have had disciplinary problems in the past and are no longer allowed to attend Indian Land.

  • W.B. posting on Web site not W.B. Evans

    The individual whose screen name is WB on The Lancaster News Web site is NOT the the Remember When columnist W.B. Evans. I do not now nor have I submitted any comments relating to the various viewpoints in the readers comments section on the Web site.

    W.B. Evans



  • Sanford deserted state of South Carolina

    Gov. Mark Sanford’s affair can be forgiven. That is between him, his wife and God. But he put South Carolina in a bad situation when he left the country and didn’t let anyone know of his whereabouts.

    If we had had a disaster no one could have reached him and no one would know how to respond. What if he had been in a plane crash or something happened to him?

  • Please use decorum in readers comments

    The good, the bad, the ugly. That’s about the best way to describe some of the readers’ comments on stories, letters to the editor and columns on The Lancaster News Web site, www.thelancasternews.com.

    For those who view our articles on the Web site, I am sure you are familiar with some of the comments – maybe even made a few yourself.

  • Cash for Clunkers program has negative impact

    I don’t think it was intentional but the Cash for Clunkers article seemed to be one-sided and only spoke about the positives of the Cash for Clunkers program.

    In my opinion this program is a complete waste of taxpayer money. It is exactly the type of thing that many Americans are complaining about all around this country.

    This program has drastically hurt the used car industry because you can only get the money for your clunker if you purchase a brand new car.

  • Effort under way to identify smoke-free restaurants

    The Lancaster County Health and Wellness Commission and DHEC has begun a joint project to identify and celebrate restaurants that meet the smoke-free guidelines established by the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    While participation in this project is strictly voluntary, we hope that all Lancaster County restaurants will take this opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to making our county healthier.