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Today's News

  • Holiday curtain-raiser

    Hold on to your toboggans and grab your reindeer reins, as Lancaster ushers in the holiday season Saturday, Dec. 3, with a flurry of fun in the Cultural Arts District downtown.
    Revelers will be transported throughout the Cultural Arts District by old-fashioned trolley cars, courtesy of L&C Railway. Hop aboard and disembark at Santa’s Workshop, the Winter Block Party, the Artisans Holiday Market, the historic Springs House, the L&C Railway Museum, the Native American Studies Center and local businesses hosting holiday open houses.

  • The gang's all here

    Amanda Harris

    For The Lancaster News

    Never before have Franklin Armstrong, Shirley and Peppermint Patty been together with Charlie Brown and the gang to celebrate the Christmas season. 

  • Editor's Column: How we deliver your newspaper changes Friday

    We have been delivering news and advertising to this community for 164 years.

     Long ago, an army of kids on bikes threw papers onto porches and carports after school. I was one of those kids. Delivering The Lancaster News was my first job, in 1968. 

    The paper switched to morning delivery 25 years ago, and since then its carriers have mostly been adults with motor routes, supplementing their income from other work.

  • Black Friday: Manageable crowds snap up bargains

    Stores loaded up on sale merchandise for Friday’s traditional Black Friday crush, and customers reported smooth shopping with manageable lines through much of the day, compared to previous Thanksgiving weekends.

    At Lancaster’s Walmart, the checkout lines were relatively short through the morning, but the electronics department had a lot of traffic, and plenty of televisions left from the big sale that started the night before.

  • S.C. voter-law oddity allows undocumented address change

    If you want to open a bureaucratic can of worms, start asking questions about South Carolina’s voting laws. Even the people who administer them for a living give head-scratching answers.

    For example, can you change the address on your voter registration without any documentation that you’ve actually moved? Could you, in this way, switch to another voting district and vote for a candidate without really living in that district?

  • Sophisticated electric-bill scam working in Lancaster

    A Lancaster auto repair shop was scammed out of $2,000 this week when a caller  threatened to cut off the electricity unless the business immediately paid an overdue power bill.

    “In this instance, we had a small business where employees were working away and got an unexpected phone call,” said Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant. “You know that you’ve got to have power to stay in business, and they get you before you have time to realize what happened.”   

  • Burning ban remains for Lancaster County

    From release

    S.C. fire officials have lifted the statewide outdoor-burning ban that they imposed Nov. 19, but Lancaster County will keep the ban in effect here until conditions improve.

  • Warriors drop two at Nation Ford

    FORT MILL –  A short bus ride to nearby Nation Ford High School of Fort Mill proved to be a long night for the visiting Indian Land Warriors.
    The host Falcons soared to a pair of non-region basketball wins over the ILHS teams Tuesday night.
    The Lady Falcons notched a 38-24 win and the NFHS boys rolled to a 71-48 victory over the Warriors, who dipped to 2-5 on the season.
    The Falcons, in the nightcap, bolted to a 16-0 lead on the Warriors and stayed in control for the 23-point win.

  • Ern earned his 2016 Picks win

    A year ago, veteran Pigskin Picks panelist Ernie “Big E” Rowell got off to a slow start and never fully recovered.
    The 2016 season is different and that’s why Ern, known as the “Big E,” is bound for the fabled Taxahaw Inn for a winner’s weekend wingding.
    The Picks “Big E” is the champion for the 2016 season, holding off a hard charge from third-year picker Lori Sistare “Bright.”

  • South Pointe’s late surge foils Jackets

    South Pointe used an 8-0 finish to post a 53-45 win over the host Buford Yellow Jackets and a hardwood sweep at BHS on Wednesday night.
    Buford, 0-2, tied the game at 45-all on Tanner Wallace’s bucket with 91 seconds to play, but then the visiting Stallions dashed away with their pivotal 8-0 run.
    “We had a great effort tonight,” BHS boys coach Raheem Waller said. “We need to work on free throws and cut down on our turnovers, but I feel we’re making progress with this team.”