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Today's News

  • City awards $50K to Barr Street center

    The city of Lancaster is once again giving financial support to Hope on the Hill.
    City Council voted unanimously Feb. 28 to award the organization $50,000 to be used for  renovations of the former Barr Street school, now called the Barr Street Family Life Center.
    The $50,000, which is specifically targeted for auditorium repairs, will come from the city’s hospitality tax grant fund.
    That fund contains a little more than $1 million, said city Administrator Helen Sowell. Grants are given to events and projects that can foster tourism.

  • Habitat for Humanity breaks ground for 12th house

    The weather Tuesday morning was a little chilly, but cooperative enough for some ceremonial red clay to be turned.
    At the corner of Meeting and Penny streets, a group including elected officials and volunteers gathered for what represented a major step for a local deserving family.
    That’s where the Lancaster County Habitat for Humanity held its groundbreaking for a new house, which is expected to be finished later this year. The address is 701 W. Meeting Street in Lancaster, next to the Penny Street home Habitat is still repairing.

  • McCullough to run again

    Larry McCullough campaign
    INDIAN LAND – Republican incumbent District 1 County Councilman Larry McCullough, 60, announced this weekend he is seeking re-election for Lancaster County Council.    
    McCullough’s two an-nouncements, one Saturday at 521 BBQ & Grill and another Sunday at The Lake House in Sun City Carolina Lakes, were attended by more than 100 enthusiastic supporters, many of whom signed up to volunteer with the campaign.  

  • Smith's common factor in GFHS hoops excellence

    He’s the coach with the common name, yet in state prep basketball, he’s the standard for excellence – a household name on the high school hardwood.

  • Former ILHS teacher J.R. Wilt to run for District 1 school board seat

    VAN WYCK – J.R. Wilt, 73, has announced his candidacy for the reshaped Lancaster County District 1 school board seat.
    The new District 1 includes Van Wyck, where Wilt lives.
    The seat is open as a result of redistricting, which split the Panhandle into two districts. By law, school districts must follow the same lines as County Council districts.
     Don McCorkle, current District 1 school trustee, lives in what will be the new District 7 and will continue to represent that district until his term expires in 2014.

  • Speedway Report

     

       

    The Lancaster Motor Speedway’s 58th season takes off Saturday with the track’s annual car show and open house.

  • Woman drives over embankment

    Emergency crews responded in force to an accident on Waxhaw Highway on Feb. 20 to rescue a woman from a minivan at the bottom of an embankment.
    Though the S.C. Highway Patrol has yet to return calls regarding the accident details, a witness said the 5:15 p.m. accident began several hundred feet north of where it ended, just south of the state line.
    Christina Shepherd of Fort Mill said she saw the unidentified driver run off the side of the road and overcorrect. The accident occurred almost as if it were in slow motion, Shepherd said.

  • Waugaman seeking to continue BHS success

    The Buford High School Lady Jackets’ softball team has new leadership, but the BHS girls are hoping to continue their diamond success this spring.

    Buford, 23-9 last season, has a new coach in Howie Waugaman, no stranger to the BHS softball program.

  • Correction

    The date for the Lancaster County Republican Women meeting is March 20 not March 6. The date was incorrect in the story in the Sunday edition of The Lancaster News.

  • Coach Wells deserving of Shrine Bowl honor

    Come mid-December, Buford High School head football coach Mike Wells is in for a real gridiron treat.
    Wells, a veteran of 28 years in prep coaching, will experience one of the top benefits of being a high school football coach in the Carolinas as the Whare Shoals native will serve as a coach on the S.C. Shrine Bowl staff.
    The Shrine Bowl is the annual all-star football game, which features the top senior players in the Carolinas.