Today's News

  • Postal rush is on

    The lines at the Lancaster post office on Main Street stretched past the vestibule and out the front door on Monday afternoon.

    Those waiting in line were part of what has been called the busiest day of the year for the U.S. Postal Service. Across the country, the average daily mail volume increased by 40 percent on Monday, according to the U.S. Postal Service.

    “Bring on the rush – we are ready to deliver,” said Patrick Donahoe, the postal service’s deputy postmaster general and chief operating officer.

  • County to fund analysis of IL development

    As part of its plans to resolve problems at the stalled Edenmoor development in Indian Land, Lancaster County Council will provide funding for an engineering study of the property.

    Council will spend up to $14,800 in engineering assistance for the McNair Law Firm, the county’s attorney, in its ongoing analysis of the Edenmoor property. The decision came after council met in closed session Dec. 7.

  • Pinnacle promoting houses at Edgewater lots

    Living on the river doesn’t have to be expensive.

    Just ask Molinda Goforth, Realtor for Pinnacle Homes, which is selling lots in the Edgewater development along the Catawba River in western Lancaster County.

    Pinnacle Homes is set to construct about 200 custom homes in Edgewater, by builders Ben Russell and Crystal Hollingsworth. Goforth lives in the community herself in Pinnacle Homes’ model home.

  • Thieves target cars parked at restaurants

    ’Tis the season for crimes of opportunity, officers warn.

    With shoppers making their way from store to store, and local store parking lots packed with cars, crooks can find easy targets for their crimes.

    In the past couple months, many cars have been broken into at restaurant parking lots along S.C. 9 Bypass, said Lancaster Police Department Capt. Harlean Howard.

  • Paying it backward

    As the fog lifted early Monday morning, Lynn Dabney pulled around the Chick-Fil-A drive-through for her daily cup of unsweetened iced tea.

    And just like every morning, she had her money out and was ready to pay, but today was a little different.

    A good Samaritan in front of Dabney had already paid for her meal and added a chicken biscuit to her order. Dabney sat in shock, eyes wide, as Chick-Fil-A employee Nikki Helms told her the news.

  • Home for the Holidays

    Four Lancaster families will roll out a yuletide carpet Sunday for the Lancaster Garden Club’s 23rd annual Christmas Tour of Homes. Here is a brief glimpse at what you can see.

    Ballard focuses on comfort

    When it comes to opening the doors of his home Sunday, Realtor Casey Ballard said hopes the decorations at Meadow Drive will pass muster.

    “The time has really slipped up on us and it’s here,” Ballard said. “I guess I’m about as ready as I’ll ever be.”

  • Raincoat makes me a toy soldier

    Up here in Maryland, the cold winds are scattering the remaining  oak and maple leaves across the back of the house.

    And wouldn’t you know it, we’re fresh out of hamburger buns, colas and frozen French fries.

    But we were at a point of no return, having thawed out hamburger patties.

  • More than $7,000 donated to Christmas Basket Fund

    Donations have surged past $7,000 for the annual Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket Fund.

    The Christmas Basket Fund, which helps buy grocery store gift cards for needy families in Lancaster County, collected $4,467 in its third week, for a total of $7,087.

    Elaine Adkins, executive director of HOPE in Lancaster, which is organizing the fund for the second straight year, said donations more than doubled from the previous week.

  • Kershaw officials invite public to check out new Town Hall

    KERSHAW – Town of Kershaw staff have moved into the new Town Hall on South Hampton Street, and now they are inviting the community to come have a look.

    The town will hold an open house at the Town Hall, 113 S. Hampton St., from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Town Administrator Tony Starnes and other administrative staff moved into their new digs on Wednesday.

    As with any new building, there are bugs to be worked out.

  • One child at a time

    It’s hard for LaDonna Mann to remember what life was like before she learned about the plight of thousands of orphans in the African nation of Kenya.

    As curator of the JAARS Museum of the Alphabet in Waxhaw, Mann spends her days informing the public about the varied histories of alphabets and languages. But she experienced another language firsthand several years ago while living with her late husband Bill in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya.