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Today's News

  • 13-year itch: Cicadas 'fill' air with romance

    If you live in the country, you may be hearing a noise right now you just can’t explain.
    That’s not some huge industrial machine humming miles away and it’s not your imagination gone wild. There’s nothing wrong with your hearing.
    It’s the return of the 13-year cicadas, which have re-emerged from underground to mate.   
    Jane Massey of Van Wyck has already seen more than her share of these fearful-looking, red-eyed insects flitting about.

  • Warriors, Vols net playoff wins

     
     

        

     

     

  • Bruins honor spring sports stars

    Lancaster High capped its 2010-11 athletic year, honoring the LHS spring sports standouts in the school’s auditorium on Wednesday.

    Bruins’ stars in varsity and junior varsity spring sports were honored at the event sponsored by the LHS Bruins Booster Club.

  • Lady Jackets battle Eagles

     

       

    Buford will battle a familiar foe in its quest for the Class AA Upper State softball championship today.

  • Truesdale leads county contingent in AA meet

     

       

    Eleven county athletes will be seeking state titles at the Class AA state meet Saturday.

    Indian Land has nine athletes seeking crowns, led by junior Rondreas Truesdale.

  • Drivers seeking to pad wins at LMS

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will host seven exciting divisions of dirt racing Saturday night.

    In the NDRA GM Performance Late Models, there has been five different winners in five races, including Brandy Baker, Michael Brown, Steve Banal, Dennis Franklin and Timbo Mangum.

  • ‘Mini Hugo’ makes its mark - Severe thunderstorm pelts county

    The storm that swept through Lancaster County late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning has triggered memories of Hurricane Hugo. 

    Thousands of residents lost electricity. Major damage occurred to personal property and roads were temporarily closed as fallen trees blocked thruways and intersections. 

    Wind and heavy rain, along with thunder and lightning, highlighted the storm, which came through the area near midnight – affecting Lancaster and neighboring counties. 

  • City OKs rezoning for USCL housing

     It appears Lancaster County and city officials will work together to enhance property targeted for housing for college students. 

    Lancaster City Council voted 6-0 on final reading at its Tuesday meeting to rezone .85 acres of land from on Brook Drive residential (R-15) to multi-family (MF). Councilwoman Tamara Green Garris arrived at the meeting after the vote was taken. 

    Wayne McBride, who owns the property, wants to build apartment homes that would be occupied exclusively by University of South Carolina Lancaster students. 

  • Is end of Edenmoor saga now in sight?

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    A Charlotte-based real estate group that won a bid to buy troubled Indian Land residential development Edenmoor has until Tuesday to present an acceptable contract to the Lancaster County Forfeited Land Commission or risk losing the contract to a competitor. 

    The development’s purchase would come as long-awaited good news for Edenmoor residents who have watched their neighborhood fall into severe disrepair since developers stopped work on the project nearly two years ago.

  • Police charge two in Relay for Life fight

    Two girls were arrested for fighting last weekend at an event meant to raise money and awareness for cancer research. 

    As local residents gathered Friday night for the annual Relay for Life event at the University of South Carolina Lancaster on May 6, several Lancaster police officers responded to a fight behind Medford Library. 

    The fight involved two young girls – ages 12 and 14 – according to a police department incident report.