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Today's News

  • Lots of boogers to scare you at Haunted Forest

    A Lancaster Halloween tradition will kick off this weekend.

    The Lancaster County Rescue Squad's 24th annual Haunted Forest opens tonight for those who love the thrills and chills of Halloween behind its building at Great Falls Highway and 10th Street Extension.

    The forest will also be open Saturday, as well as Oct. 17-18, Oct. 24-25 and Oct. 31-Nov. 2.

    Hours are from dark "until people quit coming," said squad member Mary Rouse.

  • Chicken gravy works wonders

  • Water meeting on tap for Wednesday

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Action Council is holding a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday so officials can discuss water quality. The meeting is at the Indian Land Elementary School media center.

    The Lancaster County Water and Sewer District has worked to lower the level of a contaminant in the water it treats from the Catawba River in the past year.

  • Revitalize Main Street, but don't forget ghosts

    It’s been said that I concentrate too much on the past and not enough toward the revitalization of Main Street. In my youth, this Main Street was the hub, the main drag, the centralized business district of Lancaster and its rural communities.

  • Reggie Mathis strives to deliver

    Reggie Mathis went to work this morning just like he always does. And if he did his job right, nobody noticed, which is just the way he likes it.Mathis, 40, has been delivering copies of The Lancaster News to more than 250 homes along Grace Avenue and throughout portions of Erwin Farm for 20 years.He is one of the 44 independent carriers who combined to work more than 100 hours this morning and drove more that 2,150 miles to make sure you’re reading what you’re reading right now.He hit the road about 2 a.m.

  • Contest, auction to help with courthouse restoration effort

    What started as a simple fiber arts contest has blossomed into a full-fledged effort to help restore the burned Lancaster County Courthouse.

    Cynthia Robinson, owner of Fuzzy Mabel yarn store at 128 S. Main St., had originally planned a competition to celebrate her store's first anniversary downtown.

  • Children need mother, father

    I am concerned about the inmates in the Lancaster County Detention Center. Every person in the center is guilty of a crime. Most of them out there are there for not paying child support. That’s not really a crime, because if that is the case there are a lot of people who are guilty.

  • LIFT grateful for community support

    On Sept. 6, Learning Institute for Tomorrow (LIFT) held its fourth annual gala, “An Evening in Italy,” at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    About 160 people from the surrounding areas attended the event. Some came from Boone and Gastonia in North Carolina and some as far south as Columbia. Guests visiting local families included visitors from China and New York City.

  • Question should be what kind of courthouse do we want

    There have been a lot of letters recently in opposition to our new $33 million courthouse. This new courthouse is being pushed down our throats with no input from the citizens of this community.

  • Winner of District 45 House contest will make history

    Both candidates for the District 45 House seat have education and jobs on their minds.

    Republican candidate and political newcomer Deborah Long and Lancaster County Council vice chairman and Democrat Fred Thomas are both running for the seat, now held by Mick Mulvaney, a Republican. Sen. Greg Gregory of Lancaster opted not to run for reelection this year, and Mulvaney decided to run for state Senate District 16 seat.