Today's News

  • Lancaster drivers gearing up for KOC race

    Lancaster Super Speedway drivers are preparing their cars for the fourth annual King Of The Carolinas race at Carolina Speedway in Gastiona, N.C.
    Lancaster drivers have held their own throughout the years at the KOC races and will be seeking to do the same this year. The Carolinas’ best dirt track drives will come to the track known as “The Action Track,” Oct. 13-15.

  • AJ keeps pace in region volleyball

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers improved to 9-1 in Region IV-AA volleyball play with a 3-0 win over Chesterfield on Tuesday.
    The Lay Vols prevailed over the Lady Rams, 25-16, 25-13 and 25-20.
    AJ coach John Verdugo saluted a host of AJ players for their effort in the seep win.
    Verdugo said AJ had big performances offensively from Kinsley Adams, Cassidy McKittrick and Makaylen Crosby who combined for 25 kills.
    He also lauded the defensive effort from Ansley Lucas, Kaitlyn Holden, and Raegen Brewer with 27 good digs.

  • IL’s Teeter taking charge

    INDIAN LAND – To say Indian Land High School senior football player Logan Teeter has come full circle might qualify as the understatement of the season.
    In a nutshell, Teeter, a three-year starter for the Warriors, has gone from the team’s top tackler last season to the starter at quarterback.
    Two seasons ago, Teeter, officially listed on the 2016 ILHS roster as a linebacker/running back, was the Warriors’ signal-caller.
    Since then, he’s played fullback, linebacker, defensive end and now is back at quarterback.

  • Dizzy bat race decides McMackin golf tourney victor

    The deciding dizzy bat race was the difference in the 12th annual Neil McMackin Memorial golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Sept. 10.
    The gross score title ended in a tie, and as the tournament rules came into play was decided by the dizzy bat race.
    The dizzy bat race includes a member of the teams, which were tied at the end of regulation.
    The members each circle a bat and then race a certain distance and the first to cross the finish line is the winner.

  • Buford Middle rolls to win over Lewisville

    The Buford Middle School Jackets rallied from an early 8-0 deficit to post their first win of the season with a 20-8 comeback victory over Chesterfield-Ruby Middle School on Wednesday.
    Buford, down 8-0, rallied to slice the lead to 8-6 on Tyler Vespe’s 50-yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion try failed.
    Buford came back to take the lead for good as quarterback Evan Teague tallied on a three-yard run. Teague’s scoring run was set up when he hit Dalton “Bubba” Catoe on a 25-yard pass.

  • Column: Just 1 God in the Bible, essential to our future

    Is the God of the Old Testament different from the God of the New Testament? This seems to be a premise of William St. Louis’ Oct. 5 column, “My take on God, guns and Trump.”

  • Column: Gladys Cox, a teen at the piano, enthralled me in grammar school

    Mandy Catoe’s Sept. 30 feature story “Gladys Cox steps aside after 65 years as organist at Unity ARP” was delightful.
    Such a heartwarming story of a remarkable “musical and religiously faithful family” is so welcomed amid the often destructive and discouraging news we receive in today’s world.

  • DUI suspect had just dropped off 5-year-old child at school

    A Lancaster County man faces multiple charges after allegedly passing out behind the wheel near North Elementary School while dropping off a 5-year-old for class.
    The Lancaster Police Department arrested 36-year-old Jamy Kenneth Stacks of 2622 Deertrack Circle on a barrage of charges including driving under the influence, driving under suspension, failure to surrender a driver’s license, and improper tag and no insurance. He was also charged with unlawful conduct on a child.

  • Planning board sends UDO rewrite to council, but without approval

    After working on the document for 20 months, the Lancaster County Planning Commission has sent the 54-page revised Unified Development Ordinance to county council with no recommendation, positive or negative.
    The motion to approve the UDO, the document that spells out the county’s zoning and development regulations, received a 3-3 vote in the commission’s special meeting Monday night. It was the second such meeting in two months.

  • Officials agree: Time to dissect financial woes, sift alternatives

    Consolidating some city and county services is possible, but starting the process will require exhaustive number-crunching and serious, “painfully tough” discussions.
    That’s the initial reaction from a number of city and county officials after Lancaster Mayor John Howard floated the idea that the city’s colossal financial challenges require drastic action.