.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Council looks at peddlers

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    They’ve become a common sight along roadways, vendors selling various wares from the back of vans or underneath tents.

    Often called peddlers, they offer everything from rugs to furniture to pet supplies, all from the comfort of a parking lot or a patch of grass. But with the sagging economy still impacting businesses, many local residents and business owners are worried how these unlicensed vendors will impact their sales. 

  • Healthy Twin fillies a ‘miracle’

    It’s not often that you get the chance to witness a miracle, but on April 16, Shea Woodbury, 12, and her parents, Erin and Woody, witnessed two with the birth of twin foals at the family’s Blue Wave Stables on Belt Lane off Shelley Mullis Road. 

    While a birth of any kind is often a dance along the edge of life and death, for horses, birth is precarious even under the best of circumstances. 

  • P&G Duracell Co. celebrates 35 years

    Duracell Batteries celebrated 35 years in Lancaster Saturday with a blow-out picnic to honor its employees and the community in which it operates.

    In all, nearly 2,300 people attended the celebration, which included food, fun, plant tours and a presentation by company officials to local, county and business leaders.

  • Several AC units stolen

    The Lancaster Police Department is investigating four burglaries at vacant apartments on Calhoun, Rock and Hudson streets earlier this month.

    The report said the burglaries were discovered when an employee of Collins Realty, the company that owns the properties, checked a vacant apartment at 808 Calhoun St. where neighbors had reported seeing people “going in and out.”

  • Lightning causes house fire

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reported that a house fire on Billings Drive earlier this month was caused by lightning.

    The fire occurred at a home in the 1600 block of Billings Drive during a lightning storm Friday, June 10. 

    The incident report said the homeowner called 911 at 8:47 p.m. after noticing a flash of lightning and seeing a storage building on fire. 

  • New district lines soon?

    Lancaster County officials held a public hearing Thursday night on council redistricting, the once-a-decade process that reshapes council districts and resident representation.

    The Lancaster meeting was the second of four such hearings across Lancaster County aimed at explaining and gathering public input on the process. The first hearing was Tuesday night in Buford. 

  • Lancaster County Conservation District selects Elizabeth Hunter as Farmer of the Year

    Elizabeth M. Hunter has been named the Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District’s Conservation Farmer of the Year for 2010.  
    This annual award recognizes a county farmer who protects natural resources to an unusually high degree or in an innovative way.

  • Revenge win nets crown

    The Lancaster Post 31 junior baseball team earned some diamond revenge Thursday night at Eggleton Field.

    Post 31 juniors avenged their lone loss to date with a convincing 9-3 League V win over Union Post 22.

    Union defeated Lancaster 3-2 in Union on June 9.

    The six-run win Thursday gave Lancaster the League V juniors’ championship and a home berth in the upcoming Legion baseball state playoffs.

  • Oliver leads quartet of repeat LJGA victors

    David Oliver was one of four junior golfers to post a third straight win in the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association’s tournament play.

    Oliver, playing at his home course at White Plains Golf Club in Pageland, shot a 24 over five holes from special tees to notch his third consecutive win.

    The LJGA chapter opened its 2011 season at the Lancaster Golf Club and followed at the Chester Golf Club before playing White Plains in Pageland last Monday.

  • Don’t count out cardiac Gamecocks

    With all the gut-wrenching action of South Carolina’s emotional 3-2 win over No. 1 national seed Virginia, did you really doubt the Gamecocks’ chances Friday night?

    A USC foe’s No. 1 billing seems to inspire the Gamecocks to turn it up a notch, or just whatever it takes.