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Today's News

  • 2011 Red Rose Festival is slated for May 13-14

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    An impromptu game of hopscotch at the 2010 Red Rose Festival is the inspiration behind the promotion for this year’s festival.
    Over the last few weeks, you may have seen fliers for the 2011 Red Rose Festival, which is May 13 and 14 in downtown Lancaster. The event is considered the city of Lancaster’s signature event.
    The flier is highlighted by a huge red rose and two girls playing hopscotch, the popular children’s game often played in the streets or at playgrounds.

  • Bake sale to help pay for Andy’s surgery

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A group of local stylists and cosmotologists are hoping a plethora of tasty treats will help raise money for a special-needs teen’s risky heart procedure.

  • Jackets' Segee signs with Lancers

     

       

    Buford High School baseball standout Logan Segee’s days at BHS are winding down, but he’s already made plans for his future.

  • Bruins top Vols in 7-3 win

    The surging Lancaster Bruins improved to 11-10 overall with a 7-3 road win over county foe Andrew Jackson on Monday.

    Trai Sanders, 4-3, hurled the win, going five frames. He allowed four walks, three hits and struck out two.

  • Ramsey posts exciting Crate Sportsman win

    Kenny Ramsey highlighted Lancaster Motor Speedway racing action with a thrilling Crate Sportsman win Saturday night.

    The Crate Sportsman front row had a couple of ace young guns in Dillon Crook and Andrew Blackwood.

  • Lancers sign Fort Mill soccer duo

    University of South Carolina at Lancaster women’s soccer coach Randy Jordan hopes a Good Friday signing will turn out good for the USCL soccer program.

    Jordan signed a pair of Fort Mill High standouts, Lady Yellow Jackets’ ace keeper Hattie Ruch and midfielder Shelby Bazemore, on Friday.

  • City seeks support for arts

    The city of Lancaster is hoping to receive more corporate support to keep its Performing Arts Series running strong. 

    Lancaster City Council voted unanimously at its April 12 meeting to apply for grant money from Wachovia (Wells Fargo) and Duke Energy Foundation. 

    The city has received money from those two institutions in years past. It is again requesting $10,000 from Duke Energy Foundation and $2,500 from Wells Fargo. 

  • Riley to speak at chamber lunch

    Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce 

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce will host a membership luncheon at noon Tuesday, April 26, at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster’s Carole Ray Dowling Center. 

    Guest speaker Pat C. Riley, president and COO of Allen Tate Co., will discuss “The Current State of the Real Estate Market in Lancaster County and Surrounding Areas.”  

  • Welcome center opens in restored courthouse

    Mary Brown

    For The Lancaster News

    Many feel spring is a time for new beginn1ings and that is just what is happening at Lanaster County’s newly restored historic courthouse. 

    The ground floor now houses the Welcome Center of Lancaster County, which is open for business.

    “The courthouse is absolutely gorgeous,” said welcome center specialist Sylvia Hudson. “It’s something to really be proud of.”

  • Real results of drunk driving

    Sarah Panzau was supposed to be dead.

    Instead, there she stood April 15 in the gym at Buford High School, the day before spring break, very much alive and telling students how her life changed in the drunken blink of a eye.

    Listening to her, it was hard to tell which drove home the message better – Panzau’s words or the sight of her scars and what little remained of her left arm.