Today's News

  • Graham, Stroble in runoff for District 1

    Top vote-getters Terry Graham and Melvin Stroble will face off again June 28 in a runoff election for Lancaster County Council District 1.
    Graham, of Van Wyck, and Stroble, of Indian Land, were two of four candidates in the running for the District 1 council seat of outgoing councilman Larry McCullough. The others were J.R. Wilt of Van Wyck and David Freeman of Indian Land.

  • No surprises: Mulvaney wallops challenger Craig

    U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney was cruising to an easy victory Tuesday night in the Republican Party primary.
    Mulvaney, who is seeking his fourth term in Congress, beat political newcomer Ray Craig, who had come out swinging in the race.
    “Most folks within the district are fairly comfortable with my voting record and representation,” Mulvaney said Tuesday night. “They might not agree with me 100 percent of the time, but they know I am working hard on their behalf.”   

  • Taylor wins city council seat easily

    Hazel Taylor will become Lancaster City Council newest member after a landslide win in Tuesday’s special election.
    Taylor beat U.S. Postal Service worker Nick Parris Jr. 154-20 in the nonpartisan race for the District 5 seat, which involved voters in the University and Lancaster West precincts.
    A retired Lancaster County employee and 16-year member of the Lancaster County Election Commission, Taylor was in her first run for  public office.

  • Auditor runoff pits Blackmon, Hunter Wallace

    The Lancaster County auditor race will be settled in a runoff election June 28 between Allen Blackmon and Susan Hunter Wallace, since none of the candidates received a majority of the votes cast Tuesday.
    Hunter Wallace received 1,789 votes in Tuesday’s Republican primary, or 43 percent. Blackmon got 1,299 votes, 31 percent. Suzette Connell Murphy received 1,070 votes, or 26 percent.

  • Child killed when hit by truck

    A 7-year-old Lancaster boy riding a scooter died Monday evening after he was struck by a cargo truck.
    The Lancaster County Coroner's Office identified the child as Nija K. Tinsley Jr. of Forest Glen Drive.
    The accident happened about 6:20 on Morningside Drive about 1.8 miles south of Lancaster near the intersection of China Berry Drive, Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Garry Miller said.

  • Remember When: Amid heat of summer, the ice man rolled along

    The sun was boiling. You know, just one of those Carolina scorchers when the air blew in dry gusts and the leaves on the elms between the sidewalk and street seemed to curl up like brittle weeds.
    I had a way of telling time based on the way things usually happened. It felt like about half past two. Of course a better way was listening for the sound of steel horseshoes plopping down on the street pavement. The ice wagon was coming.

  • Memories take flight

    A dozen butterflies were released Wednesday morning at Red Rose Park in the heart of Lancaster in honor of the late Mayor Joe Shaw, who served the city for 33 years.
    More than 30 citizens, city and county officials, garden club members and special guest Charlotte Shaw, widow of Joe Shaw, were in attendance to honor the former mayor.

  • Column: ‘Fabulous food, family fun, fantastic fellowship’

    As far back as I can remember, the Unity in the Community festival started on East Gay Street (The Hill) with some great gospel singing and was the highlight of the weekend.
    We had basketball games, table tennis, dunking booths and dancing in the parking lot and a variety of performers throughout the years. Free food and pounds of fish frying. People were in long lines waiting for the hot fish.
    It was a time for the Lancaster Fatherhood Project to give back to the community. There were great speakers to encourage the community to help each other and unify in spirit.

  • Dixie Baseball stars open district play

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball A (6U) stars will open play in the District 2 tournament in Union at the Timken Sports Complex June 16.

    The tournament continues to June 18.

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball A League (6U) all-stars are Lance Whitaker, Malkome Frye, Kaylen Waiters, Kamryn Cloud, Jaziel Campos, Emmanuel Noguera, Grayson Plyler, Dax Funderburk, Colt Funderburk, Caden Timmons, Brendan Belcher and Harley Kennington.

  • Piranhas fall to Tega Cay Breakers

    The Lancaster Piranhas dropped a 593-217 loss to Tega Cay in the team’s first meet in the new Metrolina League on Tuesday.

    Isabella Thorpe and Taylor Teague led the Lancaster swimmers with three wins each.

    Bristol Glenn, Amelia Wright, and Samuel Page had two wins apiece.

    Emmie Grace Johnson, Brayden Russell, Reece Earl, Tamra Tipton, Makenzy Mills and Alaina Houghtaling each had one first-place finish.