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Today's News

  • Man charged in murder

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    CHARLOTTE – A team of local, state and out-of-state authorities tracked down and arrested a Charlotte man Thursday for the murder of a Lancaster woman earlier this month.
    Roger L. Baskins, 39, of Charlotte, was arrested by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers Thursday morning in connection with the murder of 47-year-old Cynthia Barnes, who was found dead inside her East Dunlap Street home Feb. 9, according to a Lancaster Police Department press release.

  • Returnees key for BHS baseball

    The return of 10 players, including three starters, gives Buford High School baseball coach Eric Funderburk plenty of hope for the 2012 Jackets’ season.
    BHS, 16-6 and the Region IV-AA champion last spring, has a solid group of players back from the team including junior catcher Tripp Wright along with outfielders Jay Chambers  and Kholby Pate, who will also be counted on to pitch.
    Wright, a two-year starter, will handle the BHS hurlers at catcher. Evan “Buck Shot” Flynn, a freshman, will also work at catcher.

  • Take it to heart

    Changing eating habits to adopt a healthier diet and lifestyle is challenging.

    But it is worth the effort. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of Americans. Paying close attention to what and how we eat can reduce the risks of heart disease and stroke. A heart-healthy diet can help reduce LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, lower blood pressure and body weight.

    In many cases, diets focus on what we can’t eat.

  • Holidays gone, but weight remains

    Father Christmas is truly long gone, but is the weight still here? 

    If the answer is yes, then it’s time to detox (detoxify). 

    A good detox can help you loose weight easily, boost your health points, shed up to 5 pounds a week safely and gain sound knowledge for lasting health. You can get that Jennifer Hudson look without counting the points. 

    The problem is what is a good Detox program? 

  • Donations continues Kersey’s legacy

    Mike  Kersey is gone, but certainly not forgotten.
    The emotional wrestling coach and elementary school physical education teacher had that type of impact on students, no matter their age.
    He knew how to motivate the heavyweight wrestler to reach his potential on the mat, and at the same time had the knack for making exercise fun for the most reluctant elementary school student.
    Kersey, who died last fall, was that type person. Across the county and state, in wrestling circles, Kersey is regarded as an icon.

  • United States is on the brink of obscurity

    Where are Washington and Lincoln? Our country sinks into obscurity while our leaders throw us crumbs.

  • Conservatives and liberals are competing ideologies

    In three recent opinion letters, two men identified themselves as non-partisan independent thinking men who actually are liberal Democrat supporters proven by their use of Democrat talking points.

  • School mourns teacher’s death

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Heath Springs Elementary School is mourning the loss of longtime fourth-grade teacher Pam White, who died Tuesday morning at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster.
    School officials said the 22-year veteran teacher died about 4 a.m. Tuesday after calling an ambulance to take her to the hospital Sunday.
    White was 56 years old.
    HSES Principal Sheri Watson said White had suffered from an unspecified “physical ailment” over the past few years, but that she’d always been resilient.

  • Walnut Creek status check

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    What was once a stalled and deteriorating Indian Land development is seeing continued signs of rebirth, as county officials recently approved funding to help another portion of the Walnut Creek neighborhood.
    At Lancaster County Council’s Feb. 13 meeting, County Administrator Steve Willis presented a proposal from the county’s Recreation Department to buy maintenance equipment for the recreation facility at Walnut Creek, the development formerly known as Edenmoor.

  • When will the new homes be built?

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    INDIAN LAND – Edenmoor Land Acquisition (ELA) announced Feb. 9 that Bonterra Homes of Matthews, N.C., was beginning construction on three new homes in Walnut Creek with plans for up to 25 more by other builders in coming months.
    But as of Tuesday, no actual home construction had begun.
    The indications of possible future homes were Bonterra Homes signs posted on two empty lots in the 8600 block of Arrington Road announcing their availability.