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Today's News

  • Weather postpones JAARS event at Lancaster County Airport

    The plan for JAARS to unveil its new Kodiak airplane at Lancaster County Airport on Saturday have been pushed back.

    With weather forecasters calling a 70 percent chance of rain and a high temperature in the mid-40s Saturday, JAARS spokesman Arthur Lightbody said the event was canceled.

    “The few visitors who would probably come would have a miserable experience exploring the exhibition tables and the plane would likely not be able to fly,” Lightbody said.

  • Gospel singing event will raise money to help Miles

    The Help Jody Miles Committee has been busy planning several fundraisers, including a gospel concert coming up Saturday.

    Miles, 56, who has served as director of Christian Services for 17 years, needs a liver transplant.

    She contracted hepatitis C in the 1980s from a blood transfusion, and the disease has damaged her liver.

  • Spring weather to end

    The air in Lancaster was aromatic with the smell of charcoal and hamburgers on the grill Sunday, as residents enjoyed temperatures in the 80s.

    Just a week ago, many residents were rushing to the store for a last-minute bread and milk run in preparation of a predicted 3 to 7-inch snowfall. The county got 2 to 4 inches of snow March 1 and 2.

    The week has started off with mild temperatures, with a high Wednesday of 83, according to the National Weather Service. But on Thursday, temperatures will begin to cool, with a high of 57 predicted.

  • Thieves take Red Cross mobile trailer

    Someone has stolen a trailer full of supplies used to assist people in times of crisis.

    Gina Amato, director of the local Red Cross, said the organization’s mobile trailer was stolen between 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday.

    The trailer, which is normally parked beside the Red Cross’ Woodland Drive office, holds sleeping cots, tables, chairs and other items needed when responding to fires and other emergencies.

    It also contains a generator to provide power in case victims don’t have electricity.

  • Tour will examine sites where Cornwallis marched

    Residents and historians alike will have a chance to explore the history of the Waxhaws at an all-day event Saturday.

    The event, “Waxhaws Revealed: A Backcountry Community as Andrew Jackson Knew It; 1750-1785,” will begin with a conference at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster about the people of the Waxhaws.

    It will then be followed by a tour of area locations where Lord Charles Cornwallis stopped at as British forces invaded the Carolinas in 1780.

  • Middle school faculty begins physical fitness challenge

    After long days of class discussions, lessons plans and meetings, a number of local educators are making time to exercise.

    Middle school teachers and other faculty in the Lancaster County School District are taking part in a fitness challenge based on the “Biggest Loser” television show.

  • 2 men shot in county in separate incidents

    Two Lancaster men were injured in separate shootings over the weekend.

    Jonathan Davis Rivera, 17, of 2099 Pinta Drive, has been charged by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office with assault and battery with intent to kill.

    According to a sheriff’s office incident report, an 18-year-old man was shot at Time Outs pool room on Memorial Park Road about 8:30 p.m. Friday.

    Deputies were called to the business and found the victim on the ground with a gunshot wound to his left hip.

  • Lady Bruins post first soccer tourney title

    CHESTER Under wet conditions, the Lancaster High School girls soccer team brought sunshine to its program in the Chester High School preseason soccer tournament with a championship trophy on Saturday.

    History was made in the Cyclone Cup tournament as the Lady Bruins captured their first-ever tournament title.

    The three-day event was played Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

  • LHS Bruins sweep Cyclones at home

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins’ soccer team stretched its shutout string to five matches, highlighting a LHS booters’ sweep with a 5-0 win over Chester on Wednesday night at Lancaster Memorial Stadium.

    The LHS girls, who won the preseason Cyclone Cup championship, have outscored five foes 34-0.

    The LHS boys, 3-1, capped the sweep with a 3-0 win over Chester.

    In the LHS girls’ win, Anna Funderburk scored two goals. Sidney Teague, Rebecca Sizemore and Lena Pringle each added a single goal for the Lady Bruins.

  • Creed has tough finish in all-star tourney

    Indian Land High School senior 145-pound wrestler Dillon Creed’s mat career ended in an elite setting, but not the way he wanted.

    Creed dropped both his matches in the North-South All-Star Classic at North Myrtle Beach High School over the weekend.

    Creed, a Class A-AA state runner-up, lost to Mark Patterson of Bluffton on a pin in his first match.

    He then fell to Ryan Sparks of Hilton Head, losing by a decision. Sparks was the Class AAA 140-pound state runner-up.