Today's News

  • 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.

  • LHS club helping prevent flu

    People throughout South Carolina will soon learn what a Lancaster High School student-driven group has done to promote health in Lancaster County.

    The LHS chapter of the Health Occupations Students of America, or HOSA, is the December pick to the All-Health Team.

    The All-Health Team recognizes youth in the state who are positively impacting the health of their communities.

    LHS’s HOSA club is being honored for its efforts to educate and prepare the school community to fight influenza – whether it’s the seasonal flu or H1N1 (swine flu).

  • Sanford speaks on impeachment, Jenny

    Just hours before a state House panel decided not to impeach him, Gov. Mark Sanford apologized once again to the people of Lancaster County.

  • Lighting of the Way is Sunday in Van Wyck

    VAN WYCK – Van Wyck will celebrate the Advent season with its annual Lighting of the Way candle-lighting and worship event at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13.

    The faith-based event will start at the Van Wyck post office at the corner of Old Hickory and Steele Hill roads and lead participants through four churches – Van Wyck Presbyterian, Van Wyck United Methodist, Trinity Presbyterian and White Oak AME Zion.