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Today's News

  • Native Bees

    Angelo Sciulli
    For The Lancaster News
    The word “bee” usually makes people think of the honeybee. However, honeybees, Apis mellifora, were imported from Europe by the early colonists for their honey. The wild colonies of honeybees in North America are a result of the bees’ tendency to swarm.

  • 12-Week Challenge down to the wire

    Editor’s note: The Lancaster News is tracking the progress of Katie Stogner and Jeff Holden as they undertake the Island Sun Tanning and Fitness 12-week Challenge for 2012. Here is their third progress report. You can also follow their progress at stevelewisplan.com.
    Katie’s story

  • SeraphSong comes to First Baptist

    First Baptist Church
    SeraphSong: The Singing Women of South Carolina will be in concert at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in the First Baptist Church sanctuary, 300 S. Market St.
    SeraphSong members present the ministry of Christ through music. The purpose is to glorify God by providing choral experiences of excellence that encourage worship, provide leadership training and offer fellowship among women in ministry in South Carolina Baptist churches, according to organizers.

  • Etched in bronze

     

    COLUMBIA – The last call of duty sounds. Five long, solemn peals of a bronze bell echo out and up into the bright blue sky above the S.C. Fire Academy’s Memorial Plaza.

    Firefighters stand at attention and salute, some break protocol to wipe a persistent tear, and silence thick as a breeze sways through the palmettos standing vigil beyond an eternal flame burning on a wall of names.

  • City to permit beer sales at Red Rose Festival

    This year’s Red Rose Festival will feature something extra for adults.

    Lancaster City Council voted 6-1 at its Tuesday, April 10, meeting to approve a resolution that permits the sale and consumption of beer at the upcoming festival on May 18 and 19.

    Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace cast the dissenting vote.

    In November 2011, council revised an existing ordinance, to allow beer and wine to be sold at city-sponsored functions. However, a vendor must apply and be approved for each event.

  • Deputy Brandon Rollins refuses to give up

    Brandon Rollins remembers clutching his side last fall, moments after being struck by an armed robber’s bullet, and vowing he wasn’t going to die. 

    The Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy told a crowd of more than 100 law enforcement officers Thursday morning, April 12, that it was all about having something to believe in. 

  • City delays pole shed construction

    Money has been redirected in a way that may improve operations at the city of Lancaster’s building on 15th Street.

    Jerry Crockett, the city’s public works director, requested a funding change at City Council’s Tuesday, April 10, meeting.

    As part of the city’s capital-improvement plan (CIP), $30,000 had been set aside this budget year for the construction of a pole shed. Crockett said he’s realized it will take another $35,000 to complete the project.

  • Council considers community needs list

    Highway improvements, neighborhood revitalization and upgraded EMS and fire stations remain some of the top priorities for county officials.

    Those were just some of the many projects mentioned during a needs assessment public hearing at Lancaster County Council’s April 2 meeting.

    Held annually, the hearing is used to gather information and compile a community-needs list for Lancaster County, with help from the Catawba Regional Council of Governments. 

  • Carolina Clash set Saturday

     
     

        

     

     

  • Police investigate two shooting incidents in city

    Officers combed through several Lancaster neighborhoods searching for suspects in two different shooting incidents last weekend. 

    On Saturday, March 3, Lancaster police officers were called to a building in the 200 block of North Market Street about 7:50 p.m. After someone called to report shots fired in the area, according to a police department incident report.