Today's News

  • IL hoops hopes high

    The Indian Land High School basketball teams have high hopes for the 2009-10 hoops campaign.

    The Lady Warriors, rated No. 2 in the Class A preseason poll, are focused on a state title run.

    The Warriors’ boys are bidding to earn a postseason bid after missing out last winter.

    Coach Tamara Jacobus, who led IL to a 19-6 mark including a 12-0 record for the Conference III-A title, returns a veteran squad which advanced to the second round last season.

  • Literacy co-op open house set for Monday

    Beginning Monday, the books you buy at one local shop will go toward improving literacy in several ways.

    The Lancaster Area Literacy Cooperative (LALC), which partners with area nonprofit groups, is set to open its Second Glance, Second Chance Bookshop.

    The official opening will be at 4 p.m. Monday at the bookshop’s location at 105 W. Dunlap St. in Lancaster.

    It’s being held in conjunction with an open house for the cooperative, where attendees will be able to meet LALC’s staff and learn more about future plans.

  • Development of young wrestlers key in Indian Land mat hopes

    Indian Land High veteran wrestling coach Mike Kersey said the development of a host of young wrestlers will have an impact on the Warriors’ hopes this season.

    Kersey, in his ninth season at IL, has back 10 returnees from the 21-12 team to build his 2009-10 squad around.

    “We have a good group back, but we will be inexperienced at some weight classes,” Kersey said. “We make take our lumps early in the season, but we hope by the end of the year, our new guys will be competing at a high level.”

  • LMS honors points champions at banquet

    Lancaster Motor Speedway capped its season with the track’s awards night at the Lancaster American Legion Building on Nov. 21.

    LMS, in its 55th season, presented awards for points champions and the top five in points.

    A host of other awards were presented during the banquet.

    u Limited Late Model top 5 – 1. Mike Huey, 2. Steve Davis, 3. David Yandle, 4. Chad Paxton, 5. Andy Blackwood.

    The Limited Late Model division was stopped halfway through the 2009 racing season due to limited cars racing.

  • North takes 4-0 win in pee wee play

    The North pee wee all-stars took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three Lancaster County Parks and Recreation youth soccer tournament on Monday night.

    The North stars built a 2-0 halftime edge on the way to the shutout win at the Melvin L. Steele Soccer Complex.

    The North stars spread their scoring as four different players tallied in the win.

    Adam Deese tallied on a direct kick for a 1-0 North lead and Colby Faulkenberry later scored for a 2-0 advantage.

  • Lots to do this weekend

    From folk art to breakfast with Santa, there will be plenty of things to do in Lancaster County this weekend.

    The Lancaster Folk Art Society will be hosting its second annual show and sale dedicated to Southern folk art. The show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    The show features folk, outsider and avant-garde art styles and self-taught artists, said organizer Tom Blumer. About 60 artists will be featured.

  • Cost of Thanksgiving meal drops by 4 percent

    When it comes to saving money, every little bit helps and there is a little good news for consumers this Thanksgiving.

    You may have noticed it while standing in the grocery checkout line.

    According to a report released by the American Farm Bureau Federation on Nov. 12,  the cost of preparing a traditional Thanksgiving dinner – the turkey, stuffing cranberries, pumpkin pie and all the basic trimmings – won’t be as high this year. 

  • The feathers, fur (and bull) always fly on Big Thursday

    After losing match play to the orange-clad “Flying Scotts” during the 2008 Big Thursday Golf Tournament, John Catalano and Tim Hallman wanted another shot.

    It’s the “wait until next year” attitude at its best, but it wasn’t to be.

    Phillip Scott said his older brother, Evan, is having back problems that knocked them from match-play competition on Nov. 19 that pitted Clemson supporters against the Gamecocks faithful at Lancaster Golf Club.  

  • City chief seeks new drug dog

    The Lancaster Police Department is asking the city for money to buy another drug dog.

    Police Chief Hugh White asked City Council on Tuesday to provide the needed funding to replace Bruno, the drug dog that’s been with the police department for 10 years.

    White said it will cost between $9,000 and $12,000 to buy a new, well-trained dog.  

    “Obviously, we purchased a top-quality dog in 1999,” he said. “It’s my opinion we need to begin searching for a replacement for Bruno.”

  • District OKs policy on political solicitation

    The Lancaster County School District has put its foot down on certain types of political activity  that can occur on school grounds.

    The school board voted unanimously Tuesday on final reading of a policy that will prohibit campaigning and the distributing of campaign material on district property.

    The board had viewed a draft of the policy in April but tabled it for later discussion. At that time, board member Dr. Peter Barry expressed concern about an item that would have prevented politicians from buying ad space in publications such as football programs.