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Today's News

  • Grads who inspire: Teen mom Christy Newton not a typical high school role model

    Growing up, 19-year-old Christanna “Christy” Newton always wanted to be a legend and make a difference.
    That’s why she wants to be a surgeon.
    “They help make things better,” she said. “A good doctor...your patients don’t forget you.”
    Those who know Newton say she has already made a difference in at least one life – the life of her daughter, Cavanna.
    It’s going to be a long time before anyone at Buford High School forgets Newton and what she has accomplished.

  • ‘Good kid’ loses battle with cancer

    As the last two days of school ebbed away Thursday and Friday, the students and staff of A.R. Rucker Middle School celebrated, a not uncommon scenario for most schools this time of year.
    But their celebration was of another sort, one much closer to their hearts.
    While other schools simply celebrated the end of the school year and the start of summer vacations, A.R. Rucker honored the memory of one of their own, seventh-grader Harley Manus, 13.

  • City Council passes first reading of $20M budget

    Though no cost-of-living or merit raises are included in the draft for next year’s budget, a number of city of Lancaster employees may see an increase in their salary.
    City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday night in favor of first reading of the $19.98 million budget for 2011-12. Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace dissented.
    Several city employees could receive a pay increase as adjustments are being made to either their job duties or title, or both.

  • Harley Dokota Manus, 13

    LANCASTER – Mr. Harley Dokota Manus, age 13, of 1100 West Shore Drive, died May 24, 2011, at his home.
    He was born March 2, 1998, in Rock Hill, the son of Darryl Manus and Donna Catoe Manus. Harley was a seventh-grade student at A.R. Rucker Middle School, loved fishing, his computer, spending time with his family and friends and was of the Baptist faith.     

  • News briefs 5-27-11

    Memorial Day program Sunday
    The Lancaster veterans organizations and their ladies auxiliary members will hold their 20th annual Memorial Day program at Lancaster Memorial Park at 3 p.m. Sunday. The public is asked to help place flags on the graves in remembrance of veterans.

  • Deligiannidis a testimony to proper nutrition

    Opinions and advice on how to achieve good health or overcome health problems are a “dime-a-dozen” nearly everywhere.
    But it means a lot more to hear a personal story from someone you know, who’s succeeded in achieving better health.
    It’s even better if their program is simple, easy to understand and affordable.
    Konstantinos “Gus” Deligiannidis, owner of Gus’ Restaurants in Kershaw and Lancaster, has a story of his own journey to good health, and he’s doing something to share it.

  • Fork Union signs Trapps

     

       

    Fork Union Military Academy sports a history of helping athletes reach their full potential.

  • Hinson captures LMS Pure Street special rate

    Steve Hinson posted his fourth win to take the Pure Street special at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night

    Pure Street featured a $500 bonus to the winner.

  • Post 31 seniors drop opener; Juniors roll

    The Lancaster Post 31 American Legion senior team came up short in its 2011 baseball opener, but the juniors were impressive in their debut.

    The senior team, playing host to Fort Mill, dropped a 15-13 loss to Post 43.

  • What’s going down the Foxhole?

    Lancaster County residents aren’t the only ones causing a stink about landfills. Just ask their neighbors to the north.
    Hundreds of Mecklenburg County residents have been out in force over the last few weeks protesting the creation of a sanitary landfill at Ballantyne’s Foxhole Landfill.