Today's News

  • Only minor problems attributed to snowfall

    While Mother Nature played havoc with much of the East Coast, she kept her touch gentle in these parts with just enough snow to transform Lancaster County into a winter wonderland.
    According to the National Weather Service, Lancaster County received between 2 and 5 inches Sunday, with the heaviest amounts falling in the northern and eastern parts of the county.
    Residents across the region had been watching the weather projections for days, when forecasters began saying that the Charlotte area had its first good chance for a white Christmas since 1947.

  • Sisters in adversity

    Brenda Hilley and Sarah Funderburk of Lancaster believe sisters make the best friends.
    Hilley, the oldest of five sisters and four brothers in the Deese family, was “second mama” to her other siblings. As children, they learned to support and encourage each other, and remained close as they grew up.
    Both Hilley and her younger sister, Funderburk, are artistic and enjoy making many different kinds of hand-crafted gifts for friends and family.
    Their Christmas trees are filled with ornaments – most of which are their own creations.

  • Christmas Basket drive tops $11,000

    In one week, the Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket Fund nearly doubled the amount of money generated to help area residents in need.
    Slightly more than $5,200 was donated to the fund through Wednesday of last week, bringing the grand total to $11,602.
    Other donations were coming in but aren’t included in this story because of The Lancaster News’ early deadline for the Christmas holiday.
    Donations received after Wednesday will be reported in next week’s roundup.

  • County in good financial shape, auditor says

    Despite three county departments ending the fiscal year over budget, Lancaster County received another good rating during this year’s annual audit.
    Sheila Morgan, a certified public accountant with McAbee Talbert Halliday & Co., presented the audit results at Lancaster County Council’s Dec. 13 meeting. Morgan issued the county an unqualified opinion, meaning it was in good financial shape.

  • Expansion of HS fire station about to start

    HEATH SPRINGS – Prep work has begun on the long-awaited expansion project at the Heath Springs Fire Department station.
    Fire Chief Patrick Helms gave Heath Springs Town Council members an update on the work Tuesday. The department will more than triple the size of its existing Duncan Street station – going from about 3,000 square feet to more than 10,000 square feet, Helms said.
    The work is being paid for through a $976,000 federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant that the fire department received last year.

  • Growth by exposure

    INDIAN LAND – When Indian Land High School Principal Kathy Faris went looking for a program to help take her school to the next level academically, she settled on a collective theme.
    Faris wanted an overarching theme that would tie together the school’s diverse curriculum across all disciplines and grade levels, and give students a deeper understanding of what they were learning.
    There was a whole world of ideas out there – and, ultimately, it was literally the world that the school settled on.

  • Warriors spear honors



    The story of  2010 Lancaster County high school football season  is the Indian Land Warriors.

  • Offense sports versatile standouts



    The Lancaster News’ 2010 all-county offense sports its share of players who can strike on the ground and through the air.

  • Defense paced by solid performers



  • Bruins set for Shootout



    Lancaster High School will play in the 11th annual  Bojangles’ High School Shootout.