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Today's News

  • Surprise candidate files for mayor

    Mary Helen Yarborough compares herself to a rookie baseball pitcher who can bring new energy to a team. And she likens incumbent Mayor Joe Shaw to a seasoned player who’s weary from many years of service.

    Yarborough said the need for a new face and fresh ideas is the reason she wants to be the city of Lancaster’s next mayor. She filed to run Tuesday afternoon at the Lancaster County Administration Building.

  • His eye is on the spaniel, too

    On July 25-31, the members of Second Baptist Church put their faith in action through The Way, an initiative that focuses on the needs of others.

    There was an array of mission-themed activities to choose from, ranging from washing cars to health care and reaching out to bikers.

    “We go out to mow a lawn, but that’s not the ultimate goal,” said Larry Helm, who oversees pastoral care at Second Baptist Church. “The purpose of The Way is sharing God’s love.”

  • Man died of suffocation

    A 66-year-old man suffocated during a fight at his home on Saturday, according to the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office.

    Police were called to Edward Jackson Bolding Jr.’s home  at 106 Roberts Drive at 3 p.m. Saturday.

    Bobby Robinson, 41, of 2117 Powell Ave., told them he had gone into the house and found Bolding dead, according to an incident report.

  • Little Wings

     

    Zachary Justice is flying to New York City today.

    On Thursday morning, the 10-year-old will soak in the sights and sounds of Times Square, with his parents, Felicia and Daryl Dube.

    But this isn’t some pie-in-the-sky, last-minute vacation for the fifth-grader, who returns to Buford Elementary School on Aug. 16.

    This Big Apple adventure has nothing to do with Zach or his parents.

    If they had their way, they’d be right here in Lancaster.

    This visit has everything to do with the Dubes’ youngest son, Carter.

  • Repeat after me, again

    Tom and Anne Laney renewed their marriage vows July 24 in a far-from-ordinary celebration.

    In an eclectic blend of formal and casual, their family and friends gathered in their shady backyard to celebrate. One area was transformed into an outdoor “chapel” for the ceremony, while other areas were set up for food and refreshments.

    A memory table displayed the couple’s wedding photo, mementos, photo albums and other family treasures.

  • Blazing finish nets Banks Carolina AM title

    University of South Carolina at Lancaster sophomore golfer Trevor Banks used a blazing finish to capture the 2010 Carolina Am Golf Championship at the Carolina Lakes Golf Club in Indian Land over the weekend.

    The Carolina AM is a two-day, 36-hole stroke play golf tournament for amateurs. To qualify for the tournament, amateurs must have a 6.3 handicap index or less.

    Banks shot a two-round 138, six-under par, besting runner-up Jacob Eggers of Vilas, N.C., by four strokes to win the Carolina AM which was held on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Bruins booster event to aid Blue and Gold Santa

    Call it Christmas in August.

    The Lancaster Bruins Booster Club’s second annual Operation Blue and Gold Santa is getting a boost in preparation for the community event Dec. 11 in the LHS cafeteria.

    The LHS Boosters’ community project, which provides gifts, a meal and photos with Santa, is partnering with Founders Federal Credit Union to host a fundraiser to benefit the event.

  • Lodges, LAPS to give away supplies at back-to-school event

    Notebooks, pens and paper will be available this weekend for area students in need of school supplies.

    The Lancaster County Lodges and Lancaster Alternative Policing Strategy (LAPS) are hosting a back-to-school event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Constitution Park, at Woodland and Roddey drives in Lancaster.

    The event, open and free to the pubic, gives local children who may not be able to get all the supplies they need a chance to pick up those items.

  • National champion SCSDB girls track team includes local athlete

    SPARTANBURG The South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind girls’ track team has been  named the 2010 USA Deaf Track and Field national champion.

    The national title team includes Lancaster native, Destiny McCarter.

    The girls’ team won with 50.3 points, ahead of Maryland with 42.3.

    The SCSDB boys’ team tied for fourth place.

    Each school submitted its top three performances for the season in each event. Team points were then awarded (10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1) based upon the top six national performances in each event.

  • Limited Late Models headline Saturday night action at LMS

    The Limited Late Models will be making a return to Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night with a winning purse of  $1,500. Fayetteville Motor Speedway Limited Late Model driver Shaun Harrell returns to Lancaster Speedway this week.

    Harrell took Lancaster Motor Speedway by storm a couple of weeks ago, out-qualifying the regulars and is expected to be a factor to win.

    Randy Smith, who blew his motor on the same night during hot laps, will be looking to grab his first win this season at LMS. Smith is no stranger to the local half-mile oval.