Today's News

  • Just ring the bell and run

    – Editor’s note: W.B. Evans is on the mend after a recent at-home mishap. “I climbed a ladder and fell off, simple as that,” he said. “I ain’t as young as I sometimes think I am.” We are reprinting this Remember When column on Vacation Bible School that was originally published in the June 29, 2008, edition of The Lancaster News.

    No sooner had the final school bell rung for our last day at Chesterfield Avenue Grammar School, the bell at First Baptist Church peeled, summoning all of us to Vacation Bible School.

  • Meet Your Neighbor – Josh McNeal IV

    Name: Josh McNeal IV
    Age: 25
    Address: Sunshine Road
    Family: Dad, the Rev. Willie McNeal; mom, Robin Stevenson, and three brothers, Adrian McGriff, Quacy McNeal and Willie McNeal Jr.   
    Job: Graduate assistant for the Southern Political Science Association
    Hobbies: Working out, Gamecocks football and baseball, videography, golf and watching the TV news
    Favorite book: “Strivers Row” by Kevin Baker

  • Tigers stay unbeaten after win over Kershaw Stingrays

    The Lancaster Tigers capped a 5-0 regular-season recreation swim league mark, taking a 347-186 win over host Kershaw on Thursday.

    Each team featured outstanding pool performances in the meet.

  • Foursome posts narrow win in Blackwell tourney


    A clear summer’s day greeted 100 golfers as they competed in the 10th annual Matt Blackwell Foundation golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club last Saturday.

  • Juniors rout Rock Hill, eye playoffs

    The Lancaster Post 31 American Legion junior baseball team put the finishing touches on its stellar regular-season finale with a 14-4 win over Rock Hill Post 34 on Thursday night at Eggleton Field.

    Lancaster, the League V champion, capped regular-season play with a 13-2 record.

  • AA all-stars state-bound



    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AA all-stars are No. 1 in S.C. Dixie Youth Baseball District Two.

  • Man sentenced for selling crack

    A Lancaster man was sentenced this week for possession of crack cocaine, two years after Lancaster police officers arrested him following a sting operation.

    Drico Curry, 31, was sentenced this week in federal court in Columbia on two counts of possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles. 

  • Teen hurt in motorcycle accident

    What appeared to be a friendly race between a car and a motorcycle has left a Lancaster teen hospitalized with serious injuries. 

    Howard Penegar Jr., 18, was riding a motorcycle on S.C. 9 Bypass shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday when he lost control of the vehicle and wound up on the side of the road, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

    Penegar was with some friends at Chick-fil-A shortly before the accident. He left the restaurant on a motorcycle, while his three friends left in a gray Honda, the report said. 

  • Police Blotter 7/3/11

    According to Lancaster Police Department incident reports:

    • A moped was reported stolen from a West Arch Street home between June 22 and 23. The owner told police the moped was chained to a porch handrail. Estimated cost of the black and gray Sprint Tomos moped is $1,188. 

  • Judicial halls give a glimpse of past, future

    You would figure, as sure as Lancaster County sports a new courthouse with its recent grand opening, I could provide stories aplenty of the old courthouse next door.
    I say that being a lifelong county resident, and even more since my father, the late Jim Howey Sr., was a Lancaster defense attorney who had more than his share of cases in the old building. Toss in the fact that he served some 16 years as the county’s probate judge, and I would probably have enough to write a book.