Today's News

  • Magazine wins national awards

    Beverly Lane Lorenz

    for The Lancaster News

    A local magazine put together by a dedicated team of volunteers has won three national media awards.

    National Mature Media, based in Illinois, awarded Living @ Sun City Carolina Lakes magazine a Merit Award for its September 2010 issue. 

    Contributing writers Yuri Kita and Carol Ritter each won Merit Awards for their stories dealing with World War II in the magazine, too. 

    A labor of love

  • Entries sought for Christmas parades

    Staff Reports

    Area communities are gearing up for the holidays and will kick them off with their annual parades.

    Fort Lawn

    The Town of Fort Lawn seeks entries for its Christmas parade to be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 10. The rain date is 3 p.m. Dec. 11. There is no fee for parade entries. There will be a float judging contest with prizes for the winners. First place receives $150, second place receives $75 and third place receives $50. 

  • Bullet damages home

    Christopher Sardelli


    Police are saying a bullet found in a family's bathroom was the result of an accidental shooting. 

    Lancaster police officers were called to a home in the 2500 block of Pardue Street just before 7 p.m. Nov. 4, after a resident reported a bullet found under a bathroom sink.

  • Thanksgiving surprise

    Jane Alford


    INDIAN LAND – The almost 200 families who lined up Nov. 15 at Belair United Methodist Church to get groceries from the Second Harvest truck got  a Thanksgiving surprise. 

    “With Thanksgiving coming up, I thought it would be a good idea if the folks who came for food could go home with a turkey for their table,” said Jim Northrup, an elder with Faith Presbyterian Church, which sponsored the distribution, along with Belair UMC. 

  • Troop awards three new Eagles Scouts

    Staff Reports

    Boy Scout Troop 275 recently awarded three of its members the prestigious Eagle Scout award in a single ceremony.

    Kevin Kimbrell, Levi Laney and John Shirlen all received their Eagle awards during the Oct. 29 ceremony at Belair United Methodist Church.  

    Eagle Scout is the highest award a Boy Scout can achieve. Only 2 percent of boys who join the Boy Scouts achieve the rank of Eagle.

  • BJ’s Feeding America sponsors fundraiser to help end hunger

    BJ's Wholesale Club

    BJ’s Wholesale Club has announced its company-wide initiative to help end hunger. The BJ’s Feeding Communities program donates 10 million pounds of fresh produce and frozen meat and fish each year.

    In partnership with Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization, more than 190 BJ’s Wholesale clubs will donate unsold produce, meat and fish to 44 food banks in 15 states.

  • Lancaster resident attends recent Girl Scouts convention

    Girl Scouts of 

    South Carolina, 

    Mountains to Midlands 

    Lancaster resident Misty Carpenter joined eight other adults and girls as national delegates at the Girl Scouts of the USA National Convention, held Nov. 10-13 in Houston. The national delegates are elected from areas throughout the 22-county council region and cast votes at the event, which is held every three years.

  • Man arrested, deputy stable after shooting

    A 19-year-old Lancaster man was arrested hours after he was involved in a shooting that injured a sheriff's deputy Thursday night.
    Rodrick Darnell Caskey, 19, 1781 Baker St., was arrested in connection with a shooting in the Shrimp Boat restaurant, 1668 Memorial Park Road.
    The shooting happened about 7 p.m. after a man entered the restaurant demanding money, Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said during a press conference Friday morning.

  • Edenmoor sale means extra cash for schools

    Reece Murphy
    The sale of troubled Indian Land residential development Edenmoor has resulted in a financial boon for Lancaster County School District, school board members learned during Tuesday night’s monthly board meeting.
    The sale of the 850-acre development last month after years in limbo meant the county collected on more than $8.7 million in outstanding and current property taxes, penalties and assessments accrued between 2008 and 2010.

  • Man wins $100k

    Man wins $100k
    Phillips bought ticket at IL station
    Reece Murphy
    A stop at an Indian Land convenience store turned lucky for a Concord, N.C., man last month – $100,000 worth of luck, to be exact.
    James Phillips, 27, said he was on his way to help his dad, Jim Phillips of Van Wyck, with yard work Oct. 26 when he stopped to buy a $5 Cold Hard Cash lottery ticket at the Indian Land Amoco at the corner of Charlotte Highway and River Road.