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Today's News

  • CPTC nets 25 ribbons in Gastonia track meet

    The Columbus Parker Track Club racked up 25 ribbons before a late spring storm sent the Lancaster area youth track team home at a meet in Gastonia, N.C.

    The CPTC competed against 1,500 athletes at Ashbrook High School. The coaches staff noted the team is improving as it prepares for the state qualifying meet in Spartanburg.

  • Robert Lee Grier Sr, 63

    Robert Lee Grier Sr, 63

    Robert Lee Grier Sr, 63, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011.   

    He was the son of Jack and Alberta Patterson Grier. He was married to Sandra B. Grier.

  • Store clerk robbed at gunpoint

    A clerk at a Lancaster convenience store was robbed at gunpoint late Wednesday night. 

    Lancaster County sheriff's deputies responded to North Corner Grocery, located at 3647 Charlotte Highway, only minutes after a man held up the clerk and took an undisclosed amount of money, according to a sheriff's office incident report.

  • ILHS students make USC cheer squad

    A couple of Indian Land High School students can add their names to the school’s list of signed athletes this year after receiving word from the University of South Carolina in Columbia that they have made the team.

    Only this time the team isn’t on the gridiron or court, it’s on the sidelines.

    Seniors Alexis Barjona and Megan Leskody were among more than 120 cheerleaders from across the state to try out for coveted spots on the Gamecocks’ two cheerleading squads and were among the  54 who made it. 

  • Git -er- grillin’

    High school graduation ceremonies, Memorial Day weekend and NASCAR racing in Charlotte usher in the unofficial kick-off to summer.

    There is no better way to celebrate than with a cookout.

    But before striking a match, there are a few pre-grilling items to take care of so a meal doesn’t end up burned to a crisp.

  • Have a fun, but safe summer

    Have a fun, but safe summer 

    It’s easy to let your safety guard down right now. After all, it is summer. School’s out. The beach, rivers and pools beckon. The longer days allow more time for outdoor activities – like boating, riding motorcycles and pursuing great adventures on all-terrain vehicles.

  • Long explains Amazon vote

    Long explains Amazon vote

    Last week’s Amazon decision was the single most difficult vote I have taken as a legislator. In the end, putting people to work and food on their table is an immediate need and requires immediate attention. However, it does not fix the longer, real job creation act of tax reform. 

    Amazon means jobs

  • Never forget

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – The American flag stood tall for all to see while the sounds of patriotism filled the air at First Baptist Church in Kershaw.
    The church organist rendered one selection after another, creating a suitable mix of spiritual hymns and patriotic songs on this special occasion. The lyrics and the reflection that was later shared made it all complete.

  • Officers seek murder suspect

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Authorities are searching for a man they believe shot and killed another man early Sunday morning.
    The Lancaster Police Department issued a warrant for murder later that day for Quanell Marquan McIlwain, 21, 807 W. Meeting St., though officers are still searching for McIlwain.
    According to a police department press release, officers are investigating McIlwain in connection with a shooting death that happened in the 1700 block of Pardue Street shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday.

  • LAPS prayer march June 4

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A group of Lancaster residents who remain highly concerned about crime are asking you to take part in their upcoming anti-violence event.
    Lancaster Alternative Policing Strategy (LAPS) and the Lancaster Police Department are sponsoring a prayer march, which will be held Saturday.
    The march will begin at 10 a.m. at Eastside Academy, 610 E. Meeting St., Lancaster. The theme is “Taking back our neighborhoods. Breaking the strongholds.”