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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Fire chief: This is what he wanted to do

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    To the group of men huddled near the entrance of Camp Creek Volunteer Fire Department, their fallen comrade was simply known as “Little Bill.”
    The firefighters took turns sharing memories Monday afternoon about their friend and colleague William Blackmon III, who died early Saturday morning after falling from a moving pickup truck.
    He was 23 years old.

  • Mulvaney to speak at events

    Staff reports
    U.S. District 5 Congressman Mick Mulvaney of Indian Land will be speaking at several area events in the next few weeks, including a press conference, a series of town halls and a tea party rally.
    Press conference
    Mulvaney will hold a press conference at Resolute Forest Products (formerly Abitibi Bowater) to introduce the Keeping Promises to Taxpayers Act of 2012 at 3 p.m. today.  
    This bill, which will be introduced in the House on Feb. 26, would repeal 12 tax increases signed into law by President Barack Obama.  

  • LHS rally sinks Wren

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    PIEDMONT – When Lancaster High senior guard Alan Robinson stepped to the foul line, he said he knew he had to seize the moment.
    Robinson noted he flashbacked to the Bruins’ home loss to region rival Gaffney last month when he missed a pair of key late free throws in the region overtime loss to the Indians.
    “I didn’t want that to happen again,” Robinson said.
    It didn’t.

  • LHS, Buford post baseball jamboree wins

    Ernie Rowell
    For The Lancaster News
    Lancaster and Buford posted wins in the fourth annual Gameday at Doomsday baseball jamboree at the Lancaster High baseball field on Saturday.
    Lancaster topped Lewisville, 12-1 and Buford downed Andrew Jackson, 6-1.
    Scottie Moser, Tripp Wright Kendrick Trapps each had a hit and drove in a run for the Jackets. Tripp Rollings, Sidney Watson and Seth Graves had one hit apiece for AJ.
    In the Bruins’ win, Doopy Cloud and Khoury Phillips each homered for the Bruins.

  • A.R. Rucker girls ‘a special group’

    Rucker Middle School girls basketball coach Ashley Price calls her Lady Rams’ team “a special group.”
    How special?
    Well, for the last two seasons, the Lady Rams are a most impressive 27-0 on the hardwood.
    That’s a stunning 27-oh! The 2011 team went 13-0 and the 2012 squad was 14-0.
    Price is right. That’s special.
    Then throw in the fact that the Lady Rams’ volleyball team, which Price guided, went unbeaten last fall and that’s extra special.

  • Dorman foils Bruins' postseason hopes

    Dorman took an early lead and never lost its  edge in taking an 81-62 win over No. 6 Lancaster in the Class AAAA Upper State semifinals on Tuesday night at Dorman High.

    The 25-3 Cavaliers held off several Lancaster runs in an attempt to take the lead, but Dorman kept the upper hand for the 19-point win.

    The Cavs' win sends DHS to the Class AAAA Upper State title game to face Gaffney on Friday night at 8:30 at the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville.

  • Returnees give solid hope for LHS baseball

    Staff Reports
    The Lancaster Bruins’ baseball team, with eight returnees, is optimistic about the 2012 LHS season.
    The Bruins, led by fourth-year head coach Brett Blackmon, have a solid cast back from the 2011 squad which went 11-12 and earned a Class AAAA Upper State playoff berth.
    The team also has some solid players up from the jayvee team who are expected to contribute.