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Today's News

  • Nutcracker ballet returns Nov. 24-25

    An enchanted forest, the Sugar Plum Fairy and a host of young dancers from Lancaster County will return to the stage for performances of the beloved ballet, “The Nutcracker,” later this month.

    The ballet will be performed at 7 p.m. Nov. 24-25 at the Lancaster High School Auditorium. The performance is a collaboration between the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, Lancaster County School District and Kennedy Center Partnership Project, said David Platts, arts coordinator for the school district. The ballet will also be performed for students in the mornings.

  • Playoff game postponed

     The Lancaster Vs. Greenwood playoff game has been postponed to 6 p.m. Saturday in Greenwood.

  • Great Falls wants to keep on practicing

    Great Falls High School coach Ken Schofield said his team isn’t looking forward to a return trip to the Class A championship game. In fact, he said, the team isn’t even looking forward to its next game.

    “We want to get three more practices,” Schofield said. “That’s all a win this time of year gets you. If you win, you get three more practices. Nothing else is assured.”

  • Great songs lead to Firefall's longevity

    There’s a tradition at Yosemite National Park in California where a woodpile is set on fire and slowly pushed off a cliff, forming a burning cascade as it falls.

    That image proved to be the inspiration that gave Firefall its name.

    Formed in 1974 in Boulder, Colo., Firefall , with its string of top Country rock hits from two decades, is coming to the University of South Carolina at Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

  • Pickle jar changed my future

    The pickle jar was a fixture in my parent’s bedroom. It sat on the floor beside the dresser and when Dad got ready for bed, he would empty his pockets and toss his coins into the jar.

    The sounds that pocket change made as they were dropped into the jar were always fascinating. They landed with a merry jingle when the jar was almost empty. However, the tones gradually muted to a dull thud as the jar was filled.

  • Buford, AJ cheer squads compete for Class A-AA Lower State title

    Cheer teams at Buford and Andrew Jackson high schools will be bidding to earn a berth to the Class A-AA state cheer competition on Saturday.

    Buford High School, the defending Class A-AA Lower State champion, will be defending its title at Lexington High School.

    The Jackets’ squad, led by veteran coach Julie Thompson, has done well during its cheer competition this fall, including a first at the Trojan Invitational in Rock Hill earlier this fall.

  • LHS’s Thompson makes plays

    It’s no secret the Lancaster High School defense has been a major factor in the playoff-bound Bruins’ 8-3 season.

    Senior linebacker Dawan Thompson has played a key role in the LHS stop unit’s sound play.

    Through 11 games, Thompson, a North-South All-Star game selection, has racked up 95 tackles, seven sacks, a caused fumble and a fumble recovery, which went for a touchdown in the Bruins’ 9-0 homecoming win over Ridge View.

  • ComForcare partners with MS Society

    ComForcare Senior Services

    ComForcare Senior Services has been selected as the preferred provider for Care Management Services for the Charlotte metro area for the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

    The Mid-Atlantic Chapter serves 7,400 people living with multiple sclerosis in South Carolina and the western portion of North Carolina.  

  • Officers arrest man wanted for murder in Mexico

    Jenny Hartley

    jhartley@thelancasternews.com

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office helped catch an illegal immigrant charged with murder in Mexico.

    The suspect, Felipe Valdivia, 33, is expected to be deported to Mexico this week. He is accused of beating a 62-year-old lemon farmer to death in Veracruz, Mexico.

    According to sheriff’s office incident reports, investigators learned about the case in April from an informant.

  • School fall festival Saturday

    Jesef Williams

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com

    If you’re looking for a good time as well as a chance to win a coveted video game system, come out to McDonald Green Elementary School on Saturday.

    The school is hosting its second annual Family Fall Festival, which will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Children will have access to inflatable rides, rock wall climbing and the highly anticipated Whizzer ride, in which four occupants move a lever forward and backward to propel themselves.