Today's News

  • Hinson has been baking holiday treats for weeks

    Mmmm, Mmmm. Yum.
    Walk into Sylvia Hinson’s bakery in Elgin, and you might just say something like that.
    The scent in the air is no Yankee Candle. It’s the real deal – freshly baked gingerbread cookies.
    And there they are – neatly packed boxes of gingerbread men and women on shelves just to the right of the front door.
    Hinson has been baking.
    And baking.
    And baking.
    From the modest looks of this quaint cinderblock shop, you might not think its owner could ever be so busy. But in this case, looks deceive.

  • Locals hope to feed 1,000

    Nobody was saying much Tuesday about a major community outreach effort planned for today.
    Several Lancaster County residents have been working together over the last few weeks to sponsor a lunch for anyone who wants to come. The lunch will be served today staring at 11 a.m. at 113 1/2  Pleasant Hill St., Lancaster.
    The goal is to feed 1,000 people, said Brad Small, one of the organizers.
    “This is open to anybody that finds out about it,” Small said. “Hopefully, we’ll have enough food to feed them.”

  • Lancaster woman robbed in front of bowling alley

    A Lancaster woman was robbed at gunpoint Monday night as she was walked into the Lancaster Bowling Center.  
    The robbery happened at about 7:32 p.m. as the woman was entering the bowling center at 1353 Lymon Reece Road. She told deputies that a man approached her, pulled out a revolver and demanded money.
    After giving the man an undisclosed amount of cash, he ran behind the bowling alley, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

  • Counterfeit money found on burglar at AJ High

    KERSHAW – Counterfeit money was found on a man after deputies arrested him for stealing money from a high school change machine Saturday.
    Marcus Jerome Harris, 25, of 3600 Fork Hill Road, Kershaw, was arrested outside Andrew Jackson High School as sheriff’s deputies searched the grounds for a burglar.
    Deputies had responded to the school at 10:49 a.m. after an alarm went off, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

  • Santa Claus visits Van Wyck early

    VAN WYCK – On Saturday, Christmas joy rained down on more than 50 residents of Van Wyck.
    Despite cold and wet weather, Santa made his rounds of the community with helpers from the Van Wyck Health and Education Initiative, the Charlotte Road/Van Wyck Fire Department, the local community center and postmaster Betty George.
    George began the holiday gift and food drive nine years ago for local residents in need. This year has been the largest effort ever, with 42 children and 18 seniors receiving food or presents.

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  • Never make promises before daylight



    I was so awake, lying beneath all those double blankets and quilts on the bed in my unheated bedroom. 

    The house was dark and my flannel pajamas had kept me toasty warm during one of winter’s coldest nights 

  • Miracle at Fiddler's Rest Farm


    The day before Thanksgiving is a day Ruddy and Linda Shipton will never forget. They lost their home and three of their beloved dogs to a ferocious fire.