Today's News

  • Carolina Crown highlights LMS action Saturday night

    Easter weekend at Lancaster Motor Speedway promises to be hopping with plenty of racing action at the half-mile dirt oval.

    The Carolina Crown, which was originally set for March 17-18 when it was rained out, is set for this weekend.

  • Vols edge Devils, placed third in Challenge

    CHERAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers captured third place in the Founders Federal Credit Union Diamond Challenge with a 4-3 win over Great Falls on Tuesday afternoon in Cheraw.

    The Vols, coming off a 9-6 extra-inning loss to Latta, rebounded for the one-run win behind sophomore hurler Dustin Eddins.

  • Fire destroys Ross Cauthen Road home

    Almost two dozen firefighters worked to quell a mobile home fire last weekend that killed an animal and left two people homeless.
    Emergency responders arrived at the home in the 2100 block of Ross Cauthen Road about 10:45 p.m. Saturday, March 31, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • Modernize school and educator accountability

    Last month, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued a statement highlighting a federal report showing South Carolina had lowered proficiency standards in English and mathematics faster than any other state in the nation between 2005 and 2009.
    While I disagree with many policies of the current administration, on this point they are absolutely correct. Setting low expectations for students does not yield high levels of student learning.

  • Cupcakes add sweetness to Easter

    Janet Tharpe
    Janet’s Notebook
    This Easter, why not spring into family gatherings with a smorgasbord of deliciously decadent cupcakes? So much goes in to making a memorable Easter feast – the yummy ham, creamy deviled eggs, all the savory sides – but at the end of the day, it’s always been the cheerful sweets that have caught my eye the most.  

  • Christian Services opens new location

    By Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    In an effort to provide more efficient service to people in the community, Christian Services recently opened a new food pantry on Lynwood Drive.
    The new facility, which takes the place of food pantry services offered at Christian Services’ location on White Street, opened Feb. 20. Operations manager Eric Kramer said high demand and limited space made a new location necessary to provide the best possible service for those who need the help the food pantry offers.

  • Filing wraps up for June primaries

    A woman familiar with congressional politics will challenge U.S. House Rep. Mick Mulvaney for the District 5 seat – one of several races office seekers filed for over the past few weeks.

    Joyce Knott, a Rock Hill businesswoman who once worked on the campaign staff for former U.S. Rep. John Spratt, has filed to run as a Democrat for that same seat in the June primary.

    That will presumably pit her against Mulvaney, the incumbent Republican, in November’s general election. 

  • Reflections: Mill's growth, decline mirror mill village

     When the Rev. Bill Knight rides down Brooklyn Avenue these days, the transmission of his mind is hung in reverse.

    Knight, the author of “Mill Hill Memories” and “Mill Hill Residents: Mill Hill Proud,” doesn’t see houses with collapsed roofs that are nothing more than burned-out shells.

    Knight sees neighborly homes where every child was welcome.

  • CEO: Gold mine seeks to keep public informed

    KERSHAW – Representatives from Romarco Minerals and Haile Gold Mine Inc. spent Saturday afternoon at an open house at Andrew Jackson Recreation Center in Kershaw.

    The event, like others held in the past, is part of an effort to keep the community informed about progress Haile Gold Mine is making toward breaking ground and becoming a fully operational facility. Once open, the mine would bring hundreds of jobs to the area.

  • Airport business park moves forward

    The approval of a new resolution by Lancaster County Council this week has kick-started progress on a new Lancaster Airport Business Park project.

    Following council’s closed session Monday, April 2, council members voted unanimously to approve Resolution 775, allowing for the purchase of several acres of land near the county’s airport. The resolution also begins the county’s due diligence process for eventually buying 100 more acres of land.