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Today's News

  • LHS student one of only 2 from S.C. to take part in Presidential Classroom program

    Laurice Ingram said the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial were nice to see.

    But when he saw Hillary Clinton walk by, that's when he truly realized he was in the nation's capital.

    Ingram, a senior at Lancaster High School, spent a week in Washington, D.C., this summer participating in the Presidential Classroom, a program that provides students from across the nation with an up-close education about politics and government.

  • Warriors tab LeRoy to guide baseball program

    Indian Land High School has tapped a familiar face to lead its baseball program.Alan LeRoy, a former standout Warriors’ athlete and a member of the IL baseball coaching staff last season, is filling the vacancy left with the departure of former coach Kevin Durham.Durham, at the end of the 2007-08 school term, announced he was leaving Indian Land High School to return to his prep alma mater in Pendleton High School to serve as an assistant baseball coach.LeRoy, 29, said he’s excited about his new duties.“I’m thrilled to

  • Curry says helping others is why he enjoys serving on City Council

    For 17 years Audrey Curry Jr. has represented the people of District 3 on Lancaster City Council and he wants to serve another term.

    Curry, 54, will face former City Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace in the Nov. 4 election.

    Curry said the best thing about being on council is the opportunity it gives him to help people, and make good things happen in the community.

  • Family, police offer reward in shooting death

    The family of Harry Frazier Jr. wants answers about his death, and they're hoping a reward will encourage someone to come forward.

    Frazier's family is offering a $500 reward for information about his murder. The Lancaster Police Department is adding another $250 to that, Capt. Harlean Howard said.

    Frazier, 31, was shot and killed sometime between May 14 and 15 at his home on Arch Street in front of the Lancaster Police Department.

    Frazier was found lying on his kitchen floor by a cousin who had come to his home for a haircut.

  • City candidates advised to watch sign placement

    With elections coming up in November, candidate signs for various races are as common a sight as Christmas trees in December.

    The signs are strategically placed by candidates to attract as much attention as possible, but those placed in the city of Lancaster must comply with zoning regulations.

    One Lancaster resident recently noticed that some of these signs appeared to be out of compliance with those rules.

  • Field houses at three schools almost done

    By the middle of next month, new athletic field houses are expected to be ready for use at three Lancaster County schools.

    Andrew Jackson, Buford and Indian Land high schools are each receiving a new field house that will store football, track, soccer, baseball and softball equipment. Athletes will have lockers and coaches will have space for meetings.

    Work began on the 3,600-square-foot buildings in the spring and should be finished by Sept. 15, said David Small, who's overseeing the project for the district.

  • Shawn deserves silver medal

    I was fortunate enough to be watching the Olympics when Shawn Crawford was running in the final 200-meter race and was disappointed when he didn’t place for a medal.

    Then low and behold, he was moved to second place after his fellow American runner and a Netherlands runner were disqualified for stepping out of their lanes.

    The Charlotte Observer quoted Crawford as saying he didn’t deserve the silver medal and that he didn’t cross the line in second place. He said the medal was given to him, not earned.

  • Robin Hargett deserves praise for calling in courthouse fire

    Lancaster County needs to give a big thank you to Robin Hargett.

    She is the lady who called 911 and reported the burning of our courthouse as she was going to work early that Monday morning.

    Without her quick thinking it could have been much worse.

    I keep reading where a passerby spotted the fire and reported it, I have not heard nor read where her name was mentioned.

    She is a lovely lady with multiple talents. She works for Leigh Ann's Restaurant and was going work to cover the 5:30 a.m. shift.

  • Third annual Friends Concert features local flutist, duo

    The Lancaster County Council of the Arts is celebrating the start of school with its third annual Friends Concert at 3 p.m. today at its 201 W. Gay St. gallery in Lancaster.The event will feature a family of flutists, including Erin Moon-Kelly, her mother Joyce Moon, and sisters Ryan Moon and Kate Moon-Orara.Margaret Walsh will accompany the flutists on piano.“Margaret Walsh is an awesome musician, and I thoroughly enjoy working with her,” Moon-Kelly said.

  • Crawford shows mettle for medal

    An ageless saying, often repeated in sports, is “you make your breaks.”

    Then, there’s a line that suggests luck is when “preparation meets opportunity.”

    Those words seem appropriate for Van Wyck’s Shawn Crawford in the 200-meter dash final at the Beijing Olympics.

    The race – a Bolt and jolt – saw world-class sprinter Usain Bolt blaze to a world-record win – 19.30.