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Today's News

  • Night for the Macs at Track

    It was a night for the McGuires at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.Cayce McGuire won the young guns main and Frankie McGuire took the street stock checkers in early racing action on the fall night.u In the young guns main event, it was Josh Langley and Andrew Yandle sharing row one in the race, with Cayce McGuire alongside Amanda Blackwell in row two.Cayce McGuire jumped to the lead early on, with no challenges for the lead.McGuire dominated the entire race and cruised into victory lane.

  • Bruins challenge Stallions

    Lancaster opens Region IV-AAAA football play in a big way Friday night.The Bruins, 5-1 and off to their best start since 1981, face the No.

  • Van Wyck plans homecoming for Crawford

    VAN WYCK – The Van Wyck community is celebrating a favorite son – Shawn Crawford – with a homecoming celebration at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the community center.

    "He has accomplished something no one else in Lancaster County has," said Betty Broome.

    Crawford won a silver medal in the 200-meter race at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games. He won a gold and silver medal at the 2004 Athens Summer Olympic Games in track events.

    Crawford will be honored by local dignitaries and former coaches. Gov. Mark Sanford is sending a statement of congratulations.

  • Man, 88, robbed after giving man a ride

    A Lancaster man faces several charges after deputies say he robbed an 88-year-old man Friday afternoon.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office has charged Brian James Hinson, 31, of 1523 Virginia St., with kidnapping, strong-armed robbery, aggravated assault and battery, third-offense petty larceny, forgery, financial card theft and financial card fraud.

    Hinson is being held at the Lancaster County Detention Center. Bond information was unavailable at press time Tuesday afternoon.

  • Candidates focus on education, jobs in Senate District 16 race

    The two candidates for the state Senate District 16 seat are each focused on improving education, reducing unemployment and creating new jobs.

    Republican candidate Mick Mulvaney, the first-term incumbent state District 45 House representative, and Democratic candidate Mandy Powers Norrell will square off in the Nov. 4 race. The winner will succeed Greg Gregory, the Lancaster Republican who has held the seat for 16 years. Gregory is not seeking re-election.

  • Fire safety expo is Saturday

    Lt. Tony Gainer is looking forward to educating Lancaster residents about fire safety.

    As chairman of the 14th Annual Fire Safety Expo and a firefighter with the Lancaster Fire Department, Gainer will be one of several firefighters, police and rescue workers on hand to teach fire prevention and safety Saturday at the Wal-Mart parking lot on S.C. 9 Bypass. The expo attracted more than 3,000 people last year and Gainer hopes to exceed that number this year.

    "It's getting bigger every year," Gainer said. "It's a big day to come and meet the people who serve the general public."

  • Huck Finn on trial at ILHS

    More than 100 years after Mark Twain's character Huckleberry Finn floated down the Mississippi River with runaway slave Jim, he faced trial at Indian Land High School.

    English teacher Josh Bowers conducted the trial of Finn for crimes against the state of Missouri with members of his pre-advanced placement class serving as witnesses, attorneys, jury, court reporter and bailiff.

    Mandy Powers Norrell, a Lancaster attorney and the Democratic candidate for the District 16 state Senate seat, presided as judge.

  • LHS's Foster honored by Tri-County Coaches

    Lancaster High School sophomore defensive lineman Daniel Foster was the lone county player to earn honors at the weekly meeting of the Founders Federal Tri-County Football Coaches Association.Foster, in the Bruins’ 30-0 Senior Night win over Nation Ford of Fort Mill, notched 14 tackles, a sack, a tackle for loss and a pressure passer.“Daniel had a solid game for us and was a key reason for a shutout,” LHS coach Bennie McMurray said. “Our defense has played well this season and we need them to continue that sound play.

  • Musical comedy explores a variety of relationships

    A musical comedy exploring the mystery of romantic relationships premieres this weekend in Lancaster.

    The production of "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," sponsored by the Community Playhouse of Lancaster County, focuses on a variety of relationships, from first dates to married life. The play originally premiered last year as part of a fundrasier production and was received very well.

  • Mulvaney stands with S.C. families

    It has become unpopular these days to talk about family values and even more unpopular for politicians to take a stand for them. Rep. Mick Mulvaney has proven to be a proud social conservative as well a fiscal conservative. Mandy Powers Norrell is proud to be pro-abortion (even defending John Kerry’s vote to keep potential partial birth abortion legal), openly opposed the marriage amendment (which passed S.C. by 80 percent) and is happy to grow a more intrusive government.