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Today's News

  • District 4 school candidates focus on drop-outs, accountability

    The candidates for Lancaster County school board District 4 are interested in reducing the student drop-out rate, closing achievement gaps and making the school board accountable to taxpayers.

    Dr. Peter Barry and the Rev. AnThony Pelham are the candidates in the non-partisan race.

    School board District 4 includes a central part of the county, east of the city of Lancaster to the Chester County line.

    Dr. Peter Barry

  • Children's Home gets 'extreme makeover'

    The Lancaster Children's Home is the beneficiary of what has become an annual project of Comporium Communications.

    On Thursday, Comporium employees built a chapel, a picnic shelter and two storage buildings at the Children's Home, which provides safe housing for youth who've endured parental mistreatment or other forms of distress.

    The project, dubbed the "Extreme Home Makeover," after the popular TV show, is in its third year.

    Comporium built the structures for free. The Children's Home provided the supplies, which were received through community donations.

  • Economic crisis impacts everyone

    The nation's economic crisis is trickling down to local families, businesses and banks, but the area remains resilient.

    Cindy Mace, owner of House to Home Designs, makes her living from sales to new and current homeowners.

    She says her current business remains strong, but she doesn't anticipate growth as quickly as she once did.

    Neighborhoods aren't selling at the pace once predicted, and new developments are slow to break ground as a result of the economic downturn.

  • Fort Lawn man injured in shooting

    A Chester County man was shot at several times early Monday morning near the Hughes and Dunlap streets intersection in Lancaster.

    Police received a call shortly after 1 a.m. about shots fired and four men wearing black clothing running toward East Arch Street.

  • Paul presented Waters Award

    The Presbyterian College athletic department recently honored two alumni with the school’s prestigious Bob Waters Award.The 2008 Bob Waters Award recipients are University of North Carolina men’s tennis coach Sam Paul (PC 1983) and Wingate University women’s basketball coach Barbara Frady Nelson (PC 1985).Paul is a Lancaster native and graduate of Lancaster High where he won a Class AAAA individual state title in 1979.The presentation was made when the Blue Hose battled Western Carolina University at Bailey Memorial Stadium earlier th

  • Mulvaney has intelligence, experience, drive to work for us

    A recent guest column was full of inaccuracies and showed a lack of understanding of the difficult and highly competitive business of bringing new jobs to our area.

    Mandy Powers Norrell also showed her naivet by stating that she was against incentives because “companies only come to receive them, and then go away.”

  • Long promises to be 'open, honest, accessible'

    Running for the S.C. House District 45 seat has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. When I was encouraged to run for office by my family and friends I wasn’t quite sure what I had gotten myself into at first. What I did know was that our community needed a representative who shared their values and could be their voice in Columbia.

  • Bruins, Vols face elite foes

    Lancaster and Andrew Jackson will be battling the elite in week nine high school football play this week.The Bruins will challenge No.

  • Watkins signs FOI request

    The Rev. Jim Watkins, York County Democratic Party chairman, made the statement, “I read with amusement Mick Mulvaney’s statement that the York County Democratic Party used the Freedom of Information Act to request copies of his e-mails. I’m chair of the York County Democratic Party and that is news to me,” in his letter to the editor in the Oct. 17 edition of The Lancaster News.

  • Neither option for courthouse palatable

    The news on the front page of the Oct. 15 edition was depressing no matter how you read it. That news, on the back of the recent financial news, only continues a trend in a long direction of dark news for Lancaster County – Springs Industries, Front Door Communications, a torched historic courthouse and more than 12 percent unemployment.

    There is a saying that goes, “What’s done is done – you cannot go back.” But we do have some choices going forward. And I am not sure we, as residents of Lancaster County, are being presented with all of our options.