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Today's News

  • FAA investigating crash

    The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the May 2 crash landing of a small airplane on the Catawba River.

    Fort Lawn resident John Sedberry was piloting the Glasair plane that was en route to Florida. His wife and their two dogs were traveling with him. No one was hurt in the crash.

    Sedberry told authorities the engine shut off, forcing the plane to crash land on the river, just moments after take off from nearby Lancaster County Airport.

    A Lancaster County Sheriff's Office report says the plane was towed to a nearby dock by someone's personal boat.

  • Residents oppose plan to down trees

    KERSHAW – About 25 trees are slated to be cut down for safety considerations on Matson Street in Kershaw.

    The first few came down recently

    But the decision to remove the trees, approved earlier this year by Kershaw Town Council, has upset some town residents.

    Denise Hegler, who lives on Matson Street, though not where the trees are slated for removal, expects at least 10 people will speak at Monday's Town Council meeting to tell council members they oppose the plans.

  • Teen accused of trying to disrupt school

    A Lancaster High School senior is accused of starting a rumor about a planned shooting on the campus last week.

    Parris Williams, 18, 312 Dixon Road, has been charged with disturbing school.

    Lancaster Police say Williams began a chain of cell phone text messages that read a shooting would take place at the school Thursday. This was the second such rumor at Lancaster High since April.

    The school's resource officers looked into the situation after a student told administration about the message. Police backtracked the text messages and were led to Williams.

  • Council gives 2nd approval to prostitution ordinance

    Lancaster County sheriff's deputies arrested eight people last year on prostitution charges.

    If the sheriff's office had more manpower, it could make prostitution stings every night, with many arrests, sheriff's office spokesman Tom Holland told County Council on Monday night.

    "We know what they're doing," Holland said. They know we know what they're doing."

  • Be considerate, don't block diesel pumps

    Be considerate, don’t block diesel pumps

    I stopped by a convenience store recently to fuel up, only to find all the end pumps occupied. Most of the pumps in the middle aisles were empty, but they are of no use to me because I drive a diesel. Oh, did I mention that all the vehicles occupying the end pumps were pumping gasoline and not diesel?

  • Organization's purpose to support patients, families

    Organization’s purpose to support patients, families

    On behalf of the Parkinson Association of the Carolinas, I would like to thank Jonathan Ryan for his wonderful coverage of Parkinson’s disease featured in the May 2 edition of The Lancaster News. This article was a great wrap-up for our organization’s April Parkinson Awareness campaign.

  • Girl in good condition after dog attack

    A 9-year-old girl was attacked by a pit bull at her Legacy Road home on Thursday.

    Lancaster County Animal Control Director Joel Hinson said the attack happened during a family get-together.

    The girl and other children were jumping on a trampoline.

    Hinson said the male pit bull, named Powder, broke free from his chain on a runner and charged the children, biting the girl on her left leg.

    "She's going to have to have skin grafts," Hinson said Friday. "She was tore up pretty good."

  • Mothers deserve their own special day

    Today is special. We pause to pay tribute to those extraordinary women we know as mother, mama or mom.

    No matter her parental title, she is to have all the honor she deserves.

    Mom does it all – a little bit of everything – cook, cleaner, washer, doctor, cheerleader, driver, coach and teacher. That’s just the short list. The duties for this lady are endless.

    Through the years, the roles may have been different, but mom has always had a special place in our lives.

  • Help save Kershaw trees

    Kershaw’s mayor and Kershaw Town Council are cutting down many of the beautiful healthy trees on historic Matson Street in Kershaw. Matson Street is the bypass or alternate U.S. 521 route through Kershaw.

    It is the street most people think of when they think of Kershaw. This should not be done. The town council and mayor should look at the impact this drastic move will have environmentally, economically, historically and aesthetically in our town.

  • Color explosion: VIncents' Camp Creek Road yard a sea of brilliant shades

    With an entire yard filled with brilliant color, it's easy to see how the home of Ray and Margie Vincent at 2469 Camp Creek Road received the designation of May Yard of the Month by the Lancaster Council of Garden Clubs.

    The Vincents will receive a $25 gift certificate, compliments of Ace Hardware and Garden Center of Lancaster.

    Thirty-seven years ago, the Vincents purchased the former home of Margie's late mother.