Today's News

  • 'Nutcracker' features local ballet dancers

    An enchanted forest, the Sugar Plum Fairy and a host of young dancers from Lancaster County will return to the stage for the beloved ballet “The Nutcracker” next week.

    The holiday classic will be performed at 7 p.m. Monday in the Lancaster High School auditorium.

    Columbia City Ballet dancers will perform with about 35 children from in and around Lancaster County. The children have been practicing since the beginning of November.

  • Board OKs new classes for 2010-'11 school year

    Cinematography and marketing strategies will be some of the concepts high school students in the Lancaster County School District will be able to learn about starting next year.

    The Lancaster County school board approved the inclusion of eight new courses into the  district’s roster of available courses when it met Nov. 17.

    Each will be offered at one of the four high schools beginning in 2010-11.

    Those courses are:

    • Aerospace engineering – Buford High

    • Botany – Lancaster High

  • AJMS mock trial team goes to state finals, places seventh

    The home of a journalist covering a highly anticipated football game has been vandalized.

    The reporter singles out a student from one of the rival high schools as the culprit.

    But whether that student is found at fault will be based on how the civil trial plays.

    Students from Andrew Jackson Middle School found themselves in the middle of this fictitious case as they participated in this year’s S.C. Bar State Middle School Mock Trial Competition.

    AJMS finished seventh in state finals, held Nov. 21 in Lexington.

  • Naming the turkey a bad idea

    – Editor’s note: Due to an overwhelming reader response, we are reprinting this Remember When column, which was originally published in the Nov. 19, 2006, edition of The Lancaster News.

    I don’t know if it was tradition or custom, but a couple weeks before “Big Thursday” or Thanksgiving Day, me and Daddy journeyed down to Tradesville to pick up our big ole gobbler.

  • Talking turkey

    If you haven’t found the perfect Thanksgiving turkey by now, don’t fret.                                                                                     

  • McGriff winds down time on school board

    Charlene McGriff enters the room wearing business suits and dress shoes that often draw compliments from people around her.

    At Tuesday’s Lancaster County school board meeting – McGriff’s last as a board member – several district personnel remarked on her sense of style. One person said she always looks at McGriff’s feet to see what shoes she’s wearing.

    But McGriff hasn’t attended school board meetings to make fashion statements. At the last meeting, she was honored with some heartfelt comments about her time on school board.

  • Police probe Saturday shooting

    A man is in good condition after being shot Saturday morning near Pardue Street Apartments.

    Lancaster Police Capt. Harlean Howard said officers got a call shortly after 9 a.m. about a shooting near the bridge that leads to the northern entrance to the apartment complex.  

    A man was shot once – either in the head or near the back of his neck – and was taken to Springs Memorial Hospital for his injuries, Howard said.

  • 90 veterans to take Honor Flight trip

    Ninety World War II veterans from Lancaster and surrounding towns are headed to Washington, D.C., to visit the World War II memorial on Saturday.

    Kershaw residents spearheaded an Honor Flight for area veterans, starting fundraising efforts in the summer. Their hard work is sending local vets to see not only the World War II memorial, but Washington’s other war memorials as well.

  • Man killed in S.C. 903 crash

    A man driving a passenger van was killed Saturday afternoon while trying to avoid a tire that had come off of a truck pulling utility trailer on Flat Creek Road. South Carolina Highway Patrol State Trooper Lance Cpl. Jeff Gaskin said the accident happened on S.C. 903 just west of Primus Crossroads about 4:20 p.m. It involved three vehicles. Gaskin said the van, which was carrying five people, caught on fire. "It was fully engulfed in flames." Gaskin said. Gaskin said the victim's name would not be released until next of kin was notified.

  • Jean Wilson finds inner peace outside

    For many people, gardening provides an inner solace that helps maintain balance in an otherwise hectic world. It provides an escape into nature where yards take on the unique personality of the gardener.

    It’s those personal touches in Jean Wilson’s yard at 2239 Sunshine Road that caught the eye of Joyce Morin of the Lancaster Garden Club. The club named Wilson’s yard the November Yard of the Month.