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Today's News

  • Speedway to host double points races Saturday night

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will feature double points night at the track Saturday, July 7.

    The  NDRA GM Performance Late Models has $1,200 to win and $100 to start. The NDRA GM Performance Late Models will be the only division qualifying.

  • Dixie Boys 13 stars win district, net state bid

     

       

    The Lancaster Dixie Boys 13 all-stars had plenty to celebrate on Independence Day, 2012.

  • P-31 seniors shell Chester

     

       

    The Lancaster Post 31 seniors continued their run for the American Legion League V baseball crown with an 11-4 road win over Chester Post 27 on Tuesday night.

  • Karagounis is interim planning director

    The county’s planning department has found a new director, albeit temporarily.

    Penelope Karagounis, one of two planning employees left at the department, will serve as interim director. The move came only days after former county planning director Chris Karres was fired by county officials. 

    Karres’ last day on the job was June 22. 

  • Be safe, have fun on the Fourth of July

    The United States of America will celebrate its 236th birthday today.
    The midsummer holiday commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring America’s independence from Great Britain.
    It is a day of celebration, from the backyard to the pool, river or the beach. Popular forms of celebration and observance include picnics, parades, cookouts, concerts, baseball games and family reunions.
    Before embarking on that special celebration, we encourage you to take in the true meaning of the day.

  • Set aside today for fasting and prayer for our nation

    On Thursday June 28, 2012, I spent the day reflecting on the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Health Care Act.
    Many people made a lot of smart-sounding pronouncements. They all sound great and wise. I fear they have missed the real issue. This is my attempt to address the elephant in the room that few are willing to discuss.
    America was born in 1776 in the fires of a tax revolt. Is history repeating itself? King George arrogantly assumed he had enough power to keep the colonies under control. He was wrong.

  • Book exchange shares love of the written word

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    The Carolinas Literacy Network’s (CLN) goal is to provide the Lancaster community with different resources to promote literacy in all of its forms.
    One way it does that is with the Second Glance, Second Chance book exchange, a bookstore that lets readers come and select books to read and keep for free.
    The program started in November 2009, and has more than 9,000 books to choose from.
    From mystery to history, and biography to romance, there is something for everyone.

  • Erwin Elementary retirees get together for fun, fellowship

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    Retired teachers and staff members from Erwin Elementary School met on Sunday, June 23, at the Wagon Wheel to reconnect, share memories, renew old friendships, catch up on each other’s lives, laugh and brag on grandchildren.
    Based on the response, It was decided to make this event an annual reunion.
    Many of these teachers helped open Erwin Elementary in 1975.
    The group represents more than 800 years combined years of teaching and guiding children in Lancaster County.

  • That's one fast 'fore' wheeler

    INDIAN LAND – Put away your Corvettes, boys, your fancy new Camaros, your Shelby Mustangs, your Porsche 911s, and don’t even bring your daddy’s old Dodge Viper to the track. None of ‘em stand a chance against one Plum Quick Indian Land golf cart.

    Golf cart? Yes, you read that right – golf cart. 

  • School lunch prices to increase

    Parents can expect to pay more for their children’s school lunches next year after the Lancaster County school board approved an increase in prices.

    The approval came during the board’s meeting June 26, a meeting in which board members also approved first reading of policy revisions regarding student medication and first aid.

    In a vote prompted by U.S. Department of Agriculture policy changes, the school board unanimously approved a 5-cent increase in elementary school lunches and a 10-cent increase for middle and high school lunches.