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Today's News

  • Chrysler cuts Lancaster dealership

    Jenny Arnold

    jarnold@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster County will lose one of its new-car dealerships as auto companies cut out sellers to cut costs. Lancaster Dodge Chrysler Jeep is set to have its contract terminated as part of Chrysler’s bankruptcy restructuring.

    The dealership learned of the company’s decision on Thursday.

    Lancaster Dodge Chrysler Jeep owner David McKinney said customers have been stopping by the past two days to talk with employees and ask questions.

  • City awards funding to two projects

    Jesef Williams

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com

    The Rev. Wayne Murray says he is perplexed regarding the amount of money City Council awarded Hope on the Hill on Tuesday.

    Hope on the Hill, a local youth-serving organization, is renovating the old Barr Street School and had asked for $500,000 from the city’s hospitality tax grant fund.

  • Hodges wins crate late model special

    Andy Hodges took over the No. 7 Country’s Race Team in 2007 when Rooster Ghant left the crate late model team. Jerry “Country” and Valerie Strickland, the car owners, make sure the crew is always dressed with racing-style uniforms. They have raced Lancaster Speedway since the 2004 inception of the crate late model division.

  • Banks Class A medalist

    Buford High School senior golfer Trevor Banks used some sage advice to capture a second straight state medalist championship on Tuesday afternoon.

    Banks, who shot a 77 in the opening round of the Class A state golf tournament at the Wellman Club in Johnsonville, said his putting needed to quickly improve to have a shot at the individual state title for a second straight season.

    Banks’ solution was to sleep with his putter Monday night.

  • Church to celebrate 125th anniversary

    Betty Broome

    Special to The Lancaster News

    Van Wyck Presbyterian Church will observe its 125th anniversary Sunday, when it will also dedicate its new fellowship hall and have homecoming.

    The day begins at 10 a.m. with a reception in the fellowship hall, followed by a worship service at 10:50 a.m. with former ministers Dr. Barry Lambert and Dr. Gene Lassiter, current minister the Rev. Randy McSpadden, Dr. Mark Verdery of Providence Presbytery, Dr. William Nisbet and Terry Graham.

  • USCL's Jones earns first Player's Player Award

    Dee Jones, off the bat, has established himself as a player known for firsts in the University of South Carolina at Lancaster baseball program.

    Jones, in the Lancers’ first-ever baseball game, notched the program’s first hit, first run and first home run.

    Jones’ solid play throughout the Lancers’ season has landed him another USCL diamond first.

    Jones, who played baseball at Spartanburg High School, is the first recipient of the Matt Blackwell Foundation Player’s Player Award.

  • Lady Jackets fall to Landrum girls

    Landrum opened the Class A Upper State softball championship series with a 3-0 home win over Buford on Saturday.

    The Lady Cardinals cruised to the shutout, allowing only four hits.

    The Lady Jackets were led by Jena Hallman, Jordan Boone, Hannah Knight and Kayla Lloyd, who had one hit each.

    Landrum advances in the winner’s bracket to face the Indian Land-McBee winner on Monday.

    Buford, 20-9, will seek to stay alive as the Lady Jackets meet the loser of the opening round game between Indian Land and McBee on Monday.

  • Buford wins, stays alive

    Buford was down, but not out in the Class A Upper State baseball championship series Monday night in an elimination game with Landrum High School at Buford Park.

    Landrum, up 7-2 and six outs away from advancing, saw Buford charge in its final two at-bats to pull out a thrilling 8-7 win and advance in the Class A Upper State title tournament. The win sends BHS, 13-11, to face Lewisville in a 6 p.m. elimination game today.

     The winner faces Chesterfield on Friday, needing two wins to take the Class A Upper State championship and a bid to the state title game.

  • 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.