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Today's News

  • Lady Bruins earn berth to Class AAAA Upper State soccer playoffs

    The Lady Bruins are in and set to compete in the Class AAAA girls Upper State soccer playoffs.

    A week ago, the LHS girls felt they had just missed out to Rock Hill High School for the final bid to the postseason tournament.

    A recheck of the tie-breaker rules had the LHS girls getting the bid over the Lady Bearcats.

    Lancaster and Rock Hill split during the regular-season, but the Lady Bruins played more matches and totaled more points with the Class AAAA playoff tie-breaker.

  • Evans provides cameras for school

    Jesef Williams

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com

    All of the kindergarten teachers at North Elementary School will soon add another piece of valuable technology to the classroom.

    Patrick Kania, general manager for Evans Petroleum, presented the school’s kindergarten teachers Tuesday afternoon with a $5,000 check that will be used to buy document cameras for the SMARTboard interactive white boards.

    The document cameras, which cost about $800 apiece, allow objects or information to be projected on the white boards for the whole classroom to easily see.

  • Lady Warriors in driver's seat; BHS travels to remain in hunt

    Indian Land is in the driver’s seat for the Class A Upper State softball title, while Buford hits the road today in hopes of staying alive in its quest for the Upstate crown.

    The Lady Warriors blanked Landrum 2-0 on Monday to stay unbeaten in the Class A Upstate title series.

  • LHS, AJ girls fall in soccer playoffs

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins’ soccer team fell in its playoff opener Monday at Fort Mill, dropping a 5-0 loss to the Region III-AAAA champion Lady Yellow Jackets.

    FM was on the offensive early as Kaitlyn Marr scored seven minutes into the match.

    Fort Mill continued its scoring with two goals a minute apart. FM’s Ashton Wolfe headed in the Jackets’ second goal and a minute later, Abbie McDonald broke through the LHS defense to tally.

  • Lancers' first baseball season ends with two losses in region tourney

    Florence-Darlington Technical College halted the University of South Carolina at Lancaster baseball team’s postseason hopes with a 7-3 win in a Region X elimination game Thursday at Sims Park in Gastonia, N.C.

    Lancaster dropped its tournament opener, falling 8-7 to top-seeded USC-Sumter.

    In the four-run loss to the Stingers, Aaron Story worked 4.2 innings, allowing seven runs – six earned, six hits and two walks.

    Christian Dickson pitched 3.1 innings and allowed two hits, two walks and no runs. He struck out one.

  • Don't break the bank

    Now, there’s nothing wrong with getting Mom flowers for Mother’s Day, but why not surprise her this year by thinking outside the vase? A little advance planning can go a long way. A heartfelt, homemade card is a great start, but it doesn’t have to end there. And you don’t have to spend loads of money to do it, either. If you know what she loves, you can come up with the perfect Mother’s Day gift that will have her bragging about your thoughtfulness and creativity months from now. A Mother’s Day gift doesn’t have to be expensive.

  • County Council going green

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Tired of massive packets of paper and concerned about their effect on the environment, Lancaster County Council has figured out a way to “go green.”

    New council members Larry McCullough and Kathy Sistare began discussing ways council could be more environmentally friendly soon after assuming their new roles in January.

    The biggest problem, they decided, was what to do with the increasingly large council packets distributed to each member.

  • ArtFest set for May 22, 23

    Jenny Arnold

    jarnold@thelancasternews.com

    The Lancaster County Council of the Arts is planning a two-day art event called ArtFest for May 22 and 23.

    The event will kick off with the ever-popular art draw on May 22, in which art lovers have the chance to win original pottery, paintings, gift baskets, handmade jewelry and other items.

    The art draw begins at 5:30 p.m. at the LCCA gallery at the Springs House, 201 W. Gay St.

  • Lancaster man charged with kidnapping

    By Jenny Arnold

    jarnold@thelancasternews.com

    A Lancaster man has been charged with kidnapping after a woman told police she was afraid to leave her apartment.

    Leon Lee White, 45, 1802 Pardue St., has also been charged with second-offense criminal domestic violence.

  • Growing to Learn

    The agriculture science class and the Future Farmers of America at Buford High School have started their annual greenhouse plant sale to benefit those programs.

    The school greenhouse is brimming with plants and flowers of every shape and size.

    Now in its second year, the students have been growing dozens of varieties of plants to sell, including perennials, annuals and vegetables, said Agriculture Science instructor Jeffrey Whisenhunt.

    This is no plant resale, he said. The 32 students have done all the cultivating.