Today's News

  • Take pride in your porch

    Sherry Archie
    For The Lancaster News
    This time of year, our thoughts turn toward spending more time outside enjoying the welcome warmer temperatures of spring. As the daylight hours slowly extend, many homeowners are finding creative ways to turn their patios and porches into outdoor living spaces. Decorating magazines and sale papers are filled with ideas to add comfortable seating and accessories to create your own outdoor room.

  • Burglary suspect caught in the act

    A Lancaster man with an extensive criminal record was caught blue-handed this week as deputies caught him taking items from a storage unit while wearing a pair of blue latex gloves. 

    John Allen Hill, 31, 1653 Hillcrest Ave., was arrested Monday, April 2, and charged with third-degree burglary, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

  • Council discusses abandoned properties

    It could take more than $150,000 to demolish all of the county’s abandoned and dilapidated structures.

    That’s the word from Chief Building and Zoning Officer Kenneth Cauthen who presented the results of a countywide demolition review to Lancaster County Council on Monday, April 2.

  • Taking a stand against violence


    A man sexually assaults and burns a 6-week-old baby as a way to express anger toward the child’s mother. A teenager watches his father fatally beat his mother. And meanwhile, dozens of people are using the Internet to target their next stalking victim.

    These scenarios aren’t fictitious tales played out on your favorite crime-investigation TV shows. They’re real-life incidents that happen in Lancaster County – and locals want to help stop it.

  • Plans set for 2012 Red Rose Festival

    Additional activities, more good Southern food and a lot of hip-twisting music are just a month or so away as organizers prepare for the third annual Red Rose Festival.

    The family-friendly event, slated for May 18-19, has been billed as Lancaster’s signature event. All of the festivities will take place downtown.

    Caroline Hasty, events and promotions coordinator for See Lancaster SC, the city’s marketing group, said the live musical entertainment is set and all the food vendor slots have been filled.

  • School district optimistic about upcoming budget

    While still in the works, Lancaster County School District officials say the forecast for this year’s budget is looking good.

    Tony Walker, the district’s finance director, said at the school board’s March 27 meeting the district is in good financial shape as the fiscal year draws to a close. Walker said both general fund spending and revenue are in line, or better, than expected.

    Last year’s general fund budget for day-to-day operations totaled $70.8 million.

  • Knife upgrades shoplifting charge to armed robbery

    Detectives tracked down and arrested a local man last week in connection with the armed robbery of a Lancaster pharmacy.

    Jeffrey Scott White, 39, 1921 Emma Circle, was arrested March 26. 

    He is  charged with armed robbery and possession of a knife during the commission of a violent crime. 

    The charges stem from a robbery at Walgreens, at the intersection of S.C. 9 Bypass and Gillsbrook Road, on  March 24.

  • Sims Foundation awards $822,000 in grants

    Direct health services and health education are among the projects funded by the J. Marion Sims Foundation’s most recent grant awards.  A total of 13 organizations are the recipients of grants totaling $822,816.

  • IL girls soccer making strides this spring

    Graduation took a toll on the Indian Land Lady Warriors’ soccer team, but IL coach Mark Bonda said the Lady Warriors are making progress this spring.

    “Going into this season we knew we would be a young team,” Bonda said. “We graduated eight seniors  which left a lot of key positions open.”

  • Davis 'Senior Showcase' at Lewisville High School on Saturday

    The Larry Davis “Senior Showcase” will be held Saturday afternoon at Lewisville High School.

    The event is a basketball game featuring area senior talent in an all-star contest at 2 p.m.