Today's News

  • Simpson withdraws from school election

    One of the candidates looking to fill the Lancaster County school board seat held by the late Dr. Peter Barry has dropped out of the race.
    Al Simpson submitted a letter of withdrawal Friday afternoon to the Lancaster County Election Commission.
    Ronald Burke and Bill Sumner are the remaining candidates. The special election for the District 4 seat will be Nov. 30.
    “I got an employment opportunity that’s not going to allow me to serve in that position,” said Simpson, who wouldn’t elaborate.

  • Police search for two men after standoff

    The search of a Culp Street home provided no leads in the whereabouts of two men who ran from police during a traffic stop on Friday.
    Capt. Harlean Howard of the Lancaster Police Department said the search began after a police officer tried to stop a purple PT Cruiser for speeding on Meeting Street about 10 a.m. on Friday.
    “This was as a result of a routine car stop,” Howard said.

  • City adopts new zoning ordinance

    The city of Lancaster is simplifying its method for dealing with annexations and zonings.
    Lancaster City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve final reading of an ordinance to consider an annexation and its accompanying zoning request at the same time. Council used to  vote on a zoning designation after the property has been annexed into the city.

  • New Hope Brotherhood hands out food

    It was a long but rewarding morning for the men of the New Hope Brotherhood.
    And at 12:30 p.m., when the men’s club at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, completed their mission, Joe King sighed.
    “My legs are about to fall under it,” an exhausted King said.
    It had been a beautiful fall morning at this church located about seven miles south of Lancaster. The weather was perfect – bright Carolina blue skies and mild temperatures – the kind of day many people wish every day would be like.

  • Firefighters receive deserved recognition

    The human line snaked around the back of the County Council chambers on Tuesday night. One representative from each of the 19 fire departments in Lancaster County stood quietly. Most were fire chiefs and dressed in their best dressed uniforms.
    They were there to get some well-deserved recognition. Lancaster County Council Chairman Rudy Charter presented a special plaque and proclamation to each member citing their vital contribution to the safety and protection of county residents.

  • "Highlights of my Life"

    The life and times of Lallage Jones read like a great short story.
    And now, that’s just what it is.
    Her story, “Highlights of My Life,” is now a permanent part of the Peggy Howell-Heath Archive Room at First United Methodist Church.
    Jones was also recently recognized by the city of Lancaster for her contributions.
    A talented artist, Jones taught math at South Junior (now Middle) School for 13 years.
    Mayor Joe Shaw said Jones has become an example for others to follow.

  • Fruitcake time is around the bend

    The mere mention of fruitcake can cause many a face to frown and crinkle.
    My mug isn’t one of the them. To me, a slice of homemade fruitcake is the crowning touch to a cup of piping hot coffee.
    Many of you have been done in by those poor, mass-produced, poor-excuse-for-fruitcakes sold by retailer merchants.
    You know, I can understand your disdain.
    Each year, my late Uncle John of Evans Oil Company would dole out those Georgia-made concoctions to his regular customers as a show of holiday cheer.

  • IL's Mayer garners honor



    A salute to the 2010 season’s finest highlighted the final meeting of the Founders Federal Tri-County Football Coaches Association meeting on Tuesday.

  • Sutton's clutch play nets honor

    Anthony “T”  Sutton has continued his stellar play in junior golf, winning a second straight Western N.C., U.S. Kids fall tour championship and player of the year honors over a talented field of junior golfers.

  • Prep Football



    Daniel Foster capped his Bruins’ football career, pacing LHS with 62 points in Lancaster’s season-ending loss at Clover last week. Foster had five unassisted tackles, six first hits and three assists to go with two pressure passers. He compiled 507 points for the season.