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Today's News

  • Destiny transforms machine shop into house of worship

    In March 2003, the 15 members of Destiny Bible Church were worshiping in the Stephen and Stacie Braswell’s Kershaw home.

  • Chairman clears up accusations against county

    It has come to my attention that there is a mailer circulating in the S.C. Senate 16 race that states that taxpayers are on the hook or otherwise responsible for $30 million worth of bonds on the Edenmoor subdivision in Indian Land (formerly St. Katherine.)

    This is not true. Last week The Lancaster News and Carolina Gateway News accurately reported that county taxpayers are not liable for any of the bonds sold related to Edenmoor. County Administrator Steve Willis accurately said, “The county’s not backing the bonds.”

  • A.R. Rucker testing single-gender option for first time

    You can see a sharp contrast between Shree Crawford and Cassie Thurman's sixth-grade science classes at A.R. Rucker Middle School.

    In Crawford's class, the students sit quietly and work on assignments at their desk, while Thurman has her students moving around the room and talking aloud.

    It's the same school. The same grade. The same class and the same curriculum. So you may ask: Why are the classes so different?

    The answer lies in the gender.

  • Boy, 10, fractures leg after being hit by car on S.C. 9

    FORT LAWN – A 10-year-old boy from Fort Lawn darted out in front of a car on S.C. 9 on Monday night and was injured.

    The boy was flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where he was treated for a fractured leg, according to Fort Lawn Police Chief Richard Smith.

    The accident happened around 6:15 p.m., Smith said.

    "It was pitch black," he said.

    The boy had been out with friends, crossing S.C. 9 in front of his house. He was headed back home at the time of the accident and just "darted out" suddenly.

  • 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.”