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Today's News

  • Cavs dash Bruins' hopes

    ROEBUCK – Déjà vu hoops nightmare.

    Dorman once again foiled the Lancaster Bruins’ postseason basketball hopes with an 81-62 win over the No. 6 Bruins Tuesday night at the DHS gym.

  • Lancaster man was charged in deaths

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    BELMONT, N.C. – Two people were killed, including a former Belmont, N.C. mayor, when their car was struck by a Lancaster man in Gaston County Wednesday night.
    Lester Saunders Norman Jr., 41, was arrested after leading police on a car chase shortly after 10 p.m. that left two people killed and three people injured.

  • Ambulance knocks down man and pickup truck on a wild ride home

    A Van Wyck area man was not hurt in a dramatic wreck about 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, but at least an ambulance was on scene immediately –  it just happened to be the one that struck his truck.  
    George Player of the 3900 block of Charlotte Highway said he was just getting home from a quick run to nearby North Corner Groceries when he looked in his rearview mirror and saw the ambulance bearing down on his Chevrolet S-10.

  • 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.