Today's News

  • Twilight train ride

    In a 38-year professional music career, Ricky Skaggs has pretty much seen it all. Now he’s seen just a little more.

    Arm in arm with his daughter, Molly, and his son, Luke, the Skaggs were afforded a special treat Saturday, courtesy of L&C Railway and See Lancaster.

    The Skaggs family, and their respective bands, Kentucky Thunder and Songs of Water, enjoyed a L&C luxury train ride excursion to the Catawba River and back before performing at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster on Saturday night.

  • Rev. Robinson instrumental in starting Springdell Baptist Church

    As the family of the Rev. S.F. Robinson, we read with interest the article in the Nov. 6 edition of The Lancaster News about the 70th anniversary celebration of Springdell Baptist Church.

     The article was well written. But as Rev. Robinson’s grandchildren, we would like to let it be known that our grandfather conceived the idea of Springdell Baptist Church.

  • Every day an opportunity to thank military veterans

    I was recently honored to be asked to participate in a parade held in honor of the men and women who served our country in the armed forces.

    For some, Veterans Day means a day off work, perhaps to relax, do errands or spend time with friends, in other words, to simply enjoy the freedoms for which so many fought and died.

  • Maurice has proven ‘Staying’ power

     Maurice Williams recently celebrated a milestone – 50 years in show business. 

  • Roddey did not remove herself fully from voting


  • Just a thank you will be fine

    Veterans come in all shapes, sizes, ages and genders. They may be a nurse, doctor, postman, teacher, cab driver, policeman or perhaps the old guy bagging your groceries. One thing is for sure, they were all proud soldiers, sailors, airman and Marines.  All doing a job for you, the American citizen.

  • Writer asks to open Animal Control on Saturdays

    Nov. 7 was truly a special day at Lancaster County Animal Control. The Humane Society of Lancaster County held an open house to dedicate the new sign it has provided to help folks find the shelter. Lots of families came. As a result, puppies, dogs and cats were adopted to go to good, loving homes instead of being euthanized. Isn’t this the way it is supposed to be?

  • Boeing announcement is god news for our state

    The S.C. Legislature went back to Columbia for an “emergency” session recently. The reason that legislators were given for returning – and indeed something we dealt with while we were there – was a fix to our state’s employment security laws.

    And while that fix was crucial (I hope to write more about that in my next column), it pales in the long term to the other matter that dropped on our desks.

  • School board right to set political guidelines

    The Lancaster County school board is taking the right steps now to initiate a policy that will spell out what political activity is allowed on school grounds and what is not.

    The board gave its first approval of such a policy at its Oct. 20 meeting and is expected to consider it for final approval this month.

    The policy is needed so candidates for office will have a rule book to play by.

  • Will county road policy address the real issue?

    There’s a saying about a road to a certain unpleasant place being paved with good intentions. That may be the case with a new policy that County Council passed last week.

    The resolution on the use of county vehicles by employees sets monetary penalties when county employees are found negligent when damage is caused to county equipment.

    The policy says an accident review board will decide if an employee is negligent in incidents where damage is caused to county equipment.