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Today's News

  • Writer praises 'Jungle Book Kids' show

    I am not a performing arts critic by any stretch of the imagination.

    But I felt compelled to comment on the Lancaster County Community Playhouse production of the “Jungle Book Kids.”

    My daughter, Kate, played a small part in the production.

    Those who missed this show missed something very special indeed.

    The talents of our children never cease to amaze and they were on full display in this rousing rendition of the Disney classic.

    The singing, dancing, costuming and just plain fun of this production were wonderful.

  • AAA, junior stars eye titles

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars and Dixie Boys juniors moved into the state championship round in their respective tournaments on Thursday night.The AAA stars, ages 9-10, rallied for a 10-3 win over Lexington to stay unbeaten in the double-elimination state tournament in Hartsville.The Dixie Boys juniors, ages 13, defeated Sumter 10-3 in an elimination game to leave three teams alive in the state tournament.

  • Banks claims title in Honda Classic

    Trevor Banks figured a rare double bogey on the final hole would probably cost him a shot at the recent Honda Classic championship.

  • Writer grateful for help from Lancaster folks

    I spent two years in your wonderful town. When I left, I wrote a letter to the editor to The Lancaster News thanking so many who made my stay a very pleasant one.

    Recently, I was reminded of how wonderful the citizens of Lancaster are. My daughter and I were driving her car to Lancaster for a visit when a tire blew out near Rockingham. AAA helped us get back on the road.

  • Builders Supply Co. has adapted to change

    A hundred years ago, people would line Elm Street with their horses and wagons to get ice and coal from Lancaster Ice and Fuel Co. on French Street.

    "It was a really active business," said Chauncey "Bubber" Gregory Jr.

    It was the only ice plant in Lancaster County, and it provided ice and coal to Springs Cotton Mills during its early years.

    Gregory's grandfather, William Thurlow, operated the fuel and ice company.

  • Gregory's battles have benefited all of us

    On Nov. 4, voters will send either Mick Mulvaney or Mandy Powers Norell to the S.C. Senate 16 seat next year. That’s because the person who has held that seat for 16 years is giving it up.

    When Greg Gregory was elected to the Senate in 1992 he planned to serve only two terms. But after local legislators Jim Hodges and Billy Boan retired, Gregory decided to stay on to have seniority on the local delegation.

    But that’s not enough anymore to keep Gregory in the Senate.

  • Residents lose power in storms

    Nearly 430 Duke Energy customers lost power in Lancaster County on Wednesday evening as strong thunderstorms swept through the area.

    Most of the outages occurred in central Lancaster, Kershaw, Elgin and Tradesville, said Duke spokeswoman Paige Sheehan.

    Almost all customers had service back by early afternoon on Thursday, except for a "handful," she said.

    "We've basically restored everyone," she said.

    At about 1 p.m. on Thursday, only seven customers were out in Lancaster, with more than 1,400 out between the areas of the Carolinas where the major storms hit.

  • Sumner running for second term in City Council District 4

    Lancaster City Councilman Bill Sumner said he wants to continue serving the people of the district and the city by running for the District 4 seat again.

    He announced his intentions on Tuesday, two days after Tamara "Missy" Green announced she would be seeking the seat. Sumner is now finishing his first full term on council, after completing the unexpired term of the late Councilman Frank Harris in 2004.

    Sumner said he enjoys the responsibilities of the position and he wants to continue serving during an interesting time for the city.

  • Writer laments 'days of yore'

    Since the gas prices have gone so high, I see people on my street, Chesterfield Avenue, walking on the sidewalks more. There are more mothers pushing buggies, children riding bikes and playing along the street.

    It made me think of the days of yore. Years ago, when I was a kid, we played on the street in our neighborhood until the street lights came on and our mothers called us to come home.

    It seemed more like a neighborhood back then. We knew about everyone on our street.

  • Political newcomer runs for City Council District 4

    A Lancaster native and political newcomer is vying for the Lancaster City Council District 4 seat.

    Tamara "Missy" Green announced her candidacy on Sunday with a get-together at a home on Willow Lake Drive, land that has belonged to her family through the years.

    Green said she deeply cares about the community.

    "It brings me back to my roots," she said Sunday. "This district is truly dear to me."

    About 30 people turned out for the gathering, also attended by former City Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace, who is running for the District 3 seat on council.