Today's News

  • Quinn to lead NCAC swimmers

    Lancaster native Sean Quinn, a former Lancaster High School swimming standout, has been named the head coach of the N.C. Aquatic Club in Chapel Hill.

    Quinn, a star swimmer during his swimming career at the University of North Carolina, has served as the primary coach for the NCAC Senior II group, co-coach for the NCAC Masters, and a volunteer assistant for the UNC varsity swim team where he works with the breaststrokers and middle-distance swimmers.

    Quinn has coached for NCAC since graduating from the UNC in 2003.

  • Unselfish act allows others to live on

    A recent tragedy has resulted into a silver lining through organ donation.

    Last spring, Jaylen Jackson, 3, was killed in the crossfire in an apparent gunfight.

    Jaylen was shot while sitting in the backseat of  a car that fateful day.

    The following morning, doctors informed her parents she wasn’t going to survive. Their suggestion was organ donation.

    Jaylen lives on through the  giving of at least two organs.

  • Changes in future for Farmer’s Market

    There’s nothing like having access to fresh vegetables. For several years, the Farmers Market on S.C. 9 has provided an opportunity to buy vegetables and fruits in season on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

    Recently, Lancaster County Council made some changes to the Farmers Market Commission. Council removed four members of the seven-member board and added three new ones.

  • Writer cancels paper over editorial

    I went back and reread The Lancaster News editorial, “Time to allow sale of alcohol on Sunday,” in the Aug. 1 edition. I think this is one of those times that The Lancaster News should have abstained. Since the paper did not take that position and is soliciting Lancaster residents to support the issue by signing a petition, I am stopping the delivery of the paper to my home.

    I have informed my Sunday school class of this matter and will continue to pass the word to everyone I come in contact with in the Lancaster area.

    John A. McManus

  • Joe Shaw's service earned him the Order of Palmetto

    Lancaster Mayor Joe Shaw’s community service work has earned him deserved recognition beyond the Lancaster County lines.

    Shaw, a Lancaster native and Lancaster High School graduate, was honored during the recent Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of the Community event with the Order of the Palmetto Award at the Fairway Room.

    The Order of the Palmetto, the state’s highest civilian award for service, was created by Gov. John West in 1971 to honor lifetime achievement and service.

  • Acts of kindness should be done from the heart

    There’s a saying that I, and anyone older than 50, have heard. It goes something like, “Let the works I have done, what I’ve given and what I plan to do, speak for me. What I do should come from the heart and truly from the heart. Those deeds of goodness and kindness will be known by a higher power and should not be done for praise from man.”

    Most everyone has a lot on their plate and it is easy to get frustrated. But one day our works – both good and bad – will be noted.

  • Make sure you know candidates before voting

    There are only 59 days left until the Nov. 2 elections. Are you happy with everything that is going on in your town and state? Are all of your ideas, principals and values met? You have some time left to go to see and hear candidates and listen to what they stand for.

    It is time we man up and take ownership for the terrible mess our great country is in. It is our own fault. This terrible situation didn’t happen overnight.

  • Democratic Party inclusive for more than 40 years

    In his letter to the editor, Charles Bundy compared and contrasted the openness of the S.C. Republican Party toward African-Americans to the openness of the S.C. Democratic Party to this same group.

    I must respond to that letter because from my experience there is nothing to contrast and compare.

  • Lady Bruins notch tennis, volleyball wins

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins tennis team defeated Fort Mill 5-1 Thursday afternoon at Fort Mill High.

    The LHS girls continue to win the close matches and are showing strong finishing touches in difficult final sets.

    Lindsey Hegler won the first singles, 6-0, 6-2 completely dominating FM’s No. 1 player.

    Sara Hicks won the second singles, 7-6, 7-6 defeating a very experienced senior in a close match.

    Morgan Gardner won the third singles, 7-5, 6-4, winning in convincing manner the last two games to capture the final set.

  • Laborers driving force behind economy

    Tomorrow is Labor Day. For many workers (those lucky enough to have jobs), it’s a holiday. But not so much for those who provide law enforcement and emergency medical services.

    Schools and government offices are also closed. It’s summer’s last hurrah. The extended weekend means cookouts, picnics and last-minute getaways.