Today's News

  • Tourney remembers AJ students

    For the ninth consecutive year, the Matt Blackwell Foundation celebrated the Christmas season with its Holiday Hoops Classic basketball tournament. The week-long tournament involves teams who participate in the Moriah Baptist Association League, from first graders to high school seniors.

  • Jones sisters shine in Orlando meet

    The Jones twin sisters won national honors at the AAU National Championship meet on Dec. 2 at ESPN Wide World Sports Complex in Orlando Florida.

    All four members of the Jones family competed as unattached athletes in Orlando at Walt Disney World in their final cross country championship meet for the season.

  • Boy Scouts hope to improve local support base

    In the upcoming year, the Lancaster County District of the Boy Scouts of America will be under construction to revamp its volunteer support base from the ground up, said local Boy Scout executive Art Harris.
    “It’s been around 100 years and has contributed a lot of leadership to Lancaster in that time and we want that to continue,” Harris said.
    Harris said the great thing about scouting is everyone gets to play, regardless of skill level.

  • Will Christmas be white?

    Reece Murphy
    There’s an old saying that says “never bet on the weather.”
    If you’re hoping for a white Christmas this year, it may be prudent to take the adage to heart.
    Competing computer-generated forecasts are causing uncertainty as to how much snow will fall on Christmas.

  • Free lunch and a Bible for all who came to event

    Jesef Williams
    Malachi and Bridgette Cherry’s yard had probably never been so crowded.
    Hundreds of people visited their Pleasant Hill Street home Wednesday to take part in a free lunch that the Cherrys spearheaded.
    Dozens of community members joined the couple in putting on this lunch, which they say was a way to give back to the community and spread Christmas cheer.

  • ‘Burning Bush’ brightens Lancaster neighborhood

    Reece Murphy
    The glowing maple tree is impossible to miss if you’re driving along quiet Rosewood Court in Lancaster.
    The grand spectacle is the work of J.E. Hinson and it’s the sole piece of Christmas decoration outside his modest home.
    But what a piece of decoration it is.
    Twenty-feet tall, its base a glowing halo of white, streams of red twisting up into the upper branches, the effect is that of a glimmering bowl of fire.

  • IL community helps family who lost home

    Reece Murphy
    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land community has reached out to help a local family displaced by fire.
    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, Jason and Kimberly Boone had just returned home from eating dinner out with their two young sons late Dec. 11 when they found the roof of their home on fire.
    The family’s $60,000 home at 985 Rock Hill Highway was declared a total loss.

  • Gas prices up; more traveling this holiday

    AAA Caroliinas
    Higher gas prices and the most congestion on the highways in the last 10 years are this year’s Christmas Grinch for South Carolina motorists.
    Gas prices are up 40 cents statewide since last year and approaching $3 per gallon and highway travel is expected to increase 3 percent compared to last year, according to AAA Carolinas.
    A record 93 percent of those traveling in the state are expected to drive to their destination.  
    This represents the busiest Christmas travel holiday for South Carolina roads on record.  

  • Letters addressed to North Pole

    Chris Sardelli
    Whether they’re scribbled in crayon on notebook paper or printed on festive Christmas stationary, the message always begins the same way: “Dear Santa.”
    Little hands have furiously written their Christmas wish lists to the big guy in red, hoping to get their favorite presents on Christmas Day.  

  • Jurkowski, a leader in architecture

    Lancaster native Mary Louise “Lou” Jurkowski is founder and chief executive officer of BJAC pa architecture firm in Charlotte and Raleigh.