Today's News

  • Lancaster VA, local Marine unit to help with Dudley funeral

    Staff Reports
    Staff Sgt. Thomas J. “T.J.” Dudley, 29, of Fort Mill, was killed during combat operations in Helmand province of Afghanistan on July 7.
    Services for Dudley will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Fort Mill High School auditorium.
    Dudley has relatives living in Lancaster.
    Members of the Lancaser County Veterans Affairs Office and the Lancaster unit of the Marine Corps League will be in Charlotte today to accompany Dudley’s body and help with the service.

  • Flags at half staff honor Gunnery Sgt. Ralph E. Pate Jr.

    Flags will be at half staff from sunup to sundown today in honor of Gunnery Sgt. Ralph E. Pate Jr., who died June 26, while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

  • Burning ban lifted for Lancaster County

    Burning ban lifted for Lancaster County

  • Lancaster Miss Sprint Cup fired

    Hannah Moore has taken time to seriously think about how certain pictures can damage a person's career. 

    Electronic photographs have been widely discussed in the last week as Moore and others heard what happened to fellow Lancaster native Paige Duke. 

  • No resident should be a prisoner in own home

    Imagine looking out the window of your home and watching a drug transaction in your front yard. Imagine standing helplessly by as neighborhood thugs laugh and take your furniture from your porch. Imagine an elderly widow cowering in her living room as teens pummel her house with rocks and mock her.
    You don’t have to imagine these scenes. They’re real. They happen almost every day in certain areas of the county, specifically the city of Lancaster.

  • U.S. House is focusing on jobs for Americans

    Democrats in Washington, D.C.,  have taken a lot of shots at Republicans recently for not introducing a “jobs bill.” Conservatives, they say, are far too concerned with government spending and not concerned enough with “putting people back to work.”
    After a few months in Washington, I’ve gotten used to this sort of finger pointing. But I still think it’s important to explain exactly what each side’s position is, and also let you know what Congress has been up to so far this year.

  • Win car or cash in Red Cross fundraiser

    From Release

    The Lancaster County American Red Cross Heroes Campaign officially kicked off on May 3 with Larry Higgins as campaign chair. The goal for this year’s campaign is $40,000. Fundraising is now in full swing with about $19,000 raised so far through generous corporate, civic organization and personal donations.

    Last year, the Heroes Campaign fell short of its goal. Higgins is determined to meet this year’s goal to assist the Red Cross in serving Lancaster County.

  • Windows broken, school camera painted

    Vandals recently caused thousands of dollars in damage to a local elementary school, though deputies are still searching for the culprits. 

    A custodian at Erwin Elementary School, located at 1477 Locustwood Ave., first noticed the damage when he arrived for his shift a little after 9:30 a.m. June 28, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

    The custodian immediately called deputies about the damage.

  • Mobile pantries available in area

      From Release

    In Lancaster County, more than 16,000 people live at or below the poverty level. 

    This number includes almost 7,000 children and senior citizens.

    In York County, more than 28,000 people live at or below the poverty level. 

    This number includes almost 13,000 children and senior citizens.

    The Springs Close Foundation is providing eight mobile pantries benefitting residents in Fort Mill, Indian Land and throughout Lancaster County.

  • What’s all that digging about?

    By Nita Brown

    For The Lancaster News

    Chances are you’ve recently passed by a construction site in Lancaster. Several projects are under way with graders and backhoes digging busily amidst a procession of dump trucks and hard hats. 

    With the local economy in a slump the last few years, it’s good to see construction and normal to wonder if new jobs are being created.

    The answer to that question is a qualified “yes.”