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Today's News

  • Trapps signs with Coastal

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    It’s beach ball for former Lancaster High School star basketball player Ron Trapps.
    Trapps, after spending last season at Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Va., following a stellar hoops career at LHS, is heading to Coastal Carolina University.
    “I’m really excited about playing at Coastal,” Trapps said. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity and challenges.

  • P-31 seniors rebound with road win

    Staff Reports
    The Lancaster Post 31 senior team ignited for seven runs over the final three innings to notch a 12-8 American Legion baseball League V road win over Clover Post 38 on Tuesday night.
    The four-run win came after P-31 had dropped its first league loss in a 12-3 defeat to Rock Hill Post 34 on Monday night at Eggleton Field.

  • McCain winner in MMH Optimist Club golf tourney

    Staff Reports
    Alexandria McCain, a two-time all-region golfer at Lancaster High School and a graduate of Indian Land High School, shot an 86 over 6,200 yards at the Divide Golf Course in Matthews, N.C., where she won her division age group in the Optimist Club youth golf tournament Sunday, June 3.
    McCain, the 2011 LHS golf MVP, will attend Converse College in the fall after signing with the CC Valkryies last fall.
    Other winners were Ben Ferris, 13, of Charlotte, Sean O’Connor, 14, of Indian Trail, N.C., and Jarett Stowe, 16, of Matthews, N.C.

  • Speedway to host NDRA GM Performance race

    Michael Knight
    For The Lancaster News
    Lancaster Motor Speedway will host the NDRA GM Performance Late Models Division on Saturday night in Lancaster.
    The Saturday event will feature seven divisions of racing.
    The winner of the NDRA GM Performance Late Models earns $1,000 and $100 to start. The NDRA GM Performance Late Models will qualify and run heat races.
    The purse for the Super Street is $600, the Crate Sportsman: $500, and $400 for the Pure Street.
    The Vintage, Stock 4 and FWD/UCAR will also be running on Saturday night.

  • Might as well jump

    Gregory A. Summers
    gsummers@thelancasternews.com
    In law enforcement, the tie that binds won’t be broken.
    That’s especially true when it hinges on the loss of an officer in the line of duty.
    For S.C. Highway Patrol Col. Mike Oliver, that relationship is built around one word – sacrifice.

  • New details emerge in murder

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man found murdered in his York Street home Monday evening may have been shot and his home ransacked, according to a Lancaster Police Department media report  released Thursday morning.
    Lancaster police officers found 53-year-old Donald Eustace Morris dead in his home at 307 S. York St. about 8:30 p.m. Monday.

  • Prank becomes assault

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A fast food restaurant employee was choked into unconsciousness at work earlier this month. after another man put him in a headlock.
    Officers responded to the assault at McDonald’s, 316 S.C. 9 Bypass, at 11:30 p.m. June 11, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Van Wyck woman hurt in bike wreck

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A Van Wyck woman was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident on S.C. 5 (Rock Hill Highway) on Saturday, June 16.
    Jamisala Gray, 42, of the 6400 block of Charlotte Highway, was hurt in the wreck.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said the accident occurred about 4:45 p.m. as Gray rode a 1997 Kawasaki motorcycle west on S.C. 5.
    Elder said as Gray approached the intersection, Jason Graham of Rock Hill, driving east in a four-door Kia, tried to turn left in front of Gray onto Steele Hill Road.

  • Missing IL man found unhurt

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    An Indian Land man with Alzheimer’s who went missing Monday night, was found Tuesday night in Charlotte.
    Joe Lee Pressley, 81, drove his white Chevrolet pickup truck away from his Shelley Mullis Road home about 11:30 p.m. Monday, June 18, telling his wife, Kathleen, he “had to go home.” He was last seen heading toward U.S. 521.

  • Mine wants antenna to track vehicles near it

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – Haile Gold Mine Inc. has asked Kershaw for a little help in monitoring activity along its 4,000-acre site east of the town limits.
    Town of Kershaw Administrator Bryan Pettit told council members Monday, June 18, that Romarco Minerals, Haile Gold Mine’s parent company, was seeking permission from the town to install an antenna on one of its water towers.