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Today's News

  • Buford Rec center becomes a reality

    Mid-August marked a special time in the Buford community.

    The eastern Lancaster County area had plenty of reason to celebrate as the long-awaited Buford Recreation Center was opened.

    With the opening of the Buford Rec Center, now each area in the county – Lancaster, Indian Land, Kershaw and Buford – has a rec facility.

    That was the goal of the county when this project was begun and now it’s a red-letter day – well, in Buford terms, maroon-letter day – for local recreation.

  • Remember: Evolution is a theory

    The letter “No credible evidence of reptile-to-bird” in the Sept. 3 edition of The Lancaster News has factual errors. The article that prompted the letter is a story about “4-H chickens greet returning North Elementary students.”

  • Sales tax best option to pay for courthouse

    I would like to respond to Greg Sutton’s letter “Explore other avenues for courthouse costs” in the Sept. 19 edition of The Lancaster News. The letter focused on the new courthouse and the increased taxes needed to build it.

  • It's wrong time to ask taxpayers for money

    After attending the recent County Council meeting, I left in disbelief of some of the statements made by council. The meeting was to approve the final reading of the ordinance to raise taxes to cover additional security costs. The statement that really got me was when both the chairman and vice chairman said, “we are under attack.”

    If this is the case it was suggested we call in the National Guard. I can’t believe people really thought the city of Lancaster was under attack. This sounds like a George Bush tactic to justify their decisions.

  • Justice system protects the criminals, not the victims

    Sept. 25, 1992. I will never forget that night. That was the night I was told my son, Deputy Brent McCants, was killed in the line of duty.

    There was a knock at the door. A chaplain and York County police officer told me Brent was dead.

    I had been through this before. In 1978, my husband, Dale, was killed in a tragic accident at Bowater.

    You feel like you are in a bad nightmare or that you fell in a well. You want to hit the walls to wake up. But, reality hits back. You don’t believe it’s true until you see the body for yourself.

  • WCNC's Larry Sprinkle to speak at Autism Speaks fundraiser

    CHARLOTTE – WCNC Meteorologist Larry Sprinkle learned at an early age if you want to be taken seriously, you better know the community you work and live in like the back of your hand.

  • Arson suspect had prior charges

    The 17-year-old charged in recent robberies and the arsons of two court buildings had a prior criminal record.

    Martavious Semaj Carter, 17, is facing 31 charges related to five armed robberies around downtown Lancaster since Aug. 21. He is also charged with setting the fires at the Lancaster County Courthouse and the 6th Circuit Solicitor's Office last month.

  • Autism Speaks fundraiser spotlights local cooking talent

    Autism Speaks has a voice in Lancaster County and it belongs to Evelyn Springs.And that voice is being loudly raised to find a cure for the brain disorder that affects her 6-year-old grandson, Malik.But Springs isn’t the only one lifting her voice and rolling up her sleeves.Several well-known cooks – including Leroy Springs & Co. chef Steve Archie, Bobby Bailey, Bruce Brumfield, Dr.

  • A collective sigh of relief

    It didn’t take long for word to get out Friday afternoon that someone had been charged in the courthouse and solicitor’s office fires.

    As the news folks, county officials, law enforcement officers and firefighters gathered in front of the Municipal Justice Center for the second press conference of the day on Friday, the buzz was that the teenager charged with five recent armed robberies was also the suspect in the fires.

    It seemed unbelievable. A 17-year-old responsible for burning two government buildings?

  • Mulvaney refuses money from Rich

    Republican candidate Mick Mulvaney wants to set the record straight.

    With Mulvaney running for the S.C. Senate seat for District 16, the spotlight is once again on his ties to New York City millionaire Howard Rich, a political activist who supports school vouchers and has contributed money to Republican campaigns throughout the country. It was revealed two years ago that Mulvaney's campaign for the House had accepted over $7,000 from Rich, but Mulvaney vows he has since cut ties with the activist.