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Today's News

  • Bruins, Red Devils tie; Falcons blank Warriors

    ROCK HILL – Lancaster High’s defense has been the Bruins’ bright spot in the preseason.On Saturday, the LHS defense delivered late to give the Bruins a scoreless tie with Class A foe Great Falls in the Herald Jamboree at District Three Stadium.GFHS, the Class A Division II state runner-up last season, mounted a last-ditch drive to the Bruins’ 12 where the drive stalled.On fourth-down, Red Devils’ quarterback Gaither Bumgardner, who had engineered the drive, came on to try a 29-yard field goal, but the line-drive attempt was

  • Blackwood claims young guns victory

    An exciting night of racing opened with the young guns main event Saturday night at Lancaster Motor Speedway.An early caution came out when leader Austin Baker and Brandon Blackmon, who was second, were racing hard for the lead and made contact with each other in turn two. Baker pitted and Blackmon was carried off on the wrecker. Baker later returned.When the green flag dropped again, it was Andrew Blackwood leading. Blackwood held on strong and took the win.

  • Constitution gives us all right to state our opinion

    I would like to respond to Bobby Payne’s column, “Do your research before choosing next president,” in the Aug. 15 edition of The Lancaster News.

    She was understandably proud of her son. I can appreciate that. She has every right to be.

    I am somewhat confused by her anger at Sen. Barack Obama.

    She said she thought it was ironic that at the same time her son was leaving to defend America a prospective presidential candidate felt he had to travel halfway around the world to gain support of Germans to become our president.

  • Warrior Stadium in spotlight tonight

    Indian Land High School’s Warrior Stadium takes center stage tonight.

    The IL arena will serve as host for the annual Founders Federal Credit Union Kickoff Classic.

    In addition to Founders, The Lancaster News and Carolina Gateway serve as media sponsors for the game.

    All four county teams will be involved in the jamboree, which likely will draw the largest crowd to ever see an athletic event at the county’s smallest high school.

  • School bells ring Thursday

    It’s hard to believe that summer is over for county schoolchildren. While autumn doesn’t officially arrive until next month, tomorrow morning thousands of Lancaster County students will say goodbye to the carefree days of summer and return to the classrooms.

    Last week, teachers began getting their rooms ready for their new students. Their planning and preparation will pay off as they welcome the students back. Many students will be sporting new clothes and shoes and carrying new lunch boxes and backpacks full of new school supplies.

  • Teachers getting ready for students to return to school

    Colorful posters and display boards have been hung along the first-grade hall at Erwin Elementary School.

    Sharon Minors, who teachers on that hall, said decorations are just a small part of the preparation for the first day of school.

    Lesson plans and classroom schedules are also coming together.

  • Get kids involved, excited about school lunch choices

    Your nerves are shot.After spending endless hours pushing a shopping cart through every store in three counties for weeks, you found the perfect Hannah Montana or Kasey Kahne lunch box.Now, all that’s left to do is find something to put in it that will give your little Disney Channel wannabe or NASCAR novice enough brain power to make it through the day.And you thought finding that lunch box was hard.Try finding the suggested good-for-you protein, vegetable, fruit and a fun treat combination you can pack each day that they will eat.

  • Help police find who set the fires

    When I turned on the TV and saw our beautiful county courthouse on fire, I thought I was watching Detroit burn like we’ve seen in the past when people get angry at the justice system or law enforcement. But I never thought I’d see that here. The arsonist cannot be from here. Our community has too much pride and love for our town and community.

  • Crawford to run for gold medal

    BEIJING – Defending Olympic champion Shawn Crawford moved several strides closer to bringing home another gold medal in the men's 200-meter race at the Beijing Olympics on Monday.

    Crawford, 30, the reigning 200-meter Olympic champion, came in second in the semi-finals, behind the favored Usain Bolt of Jamaica. Crawford's time was 20.12 seconds, the third-best overall in the semi-finals.

    Crawford's U.S. teammates, Walter Dix and Wallace Spearmon, also made the final. Dix's semi-final time was 20.19 seconds, and Spearmon's was 20.14 seconds.

  • 'I do not have the power to rule city government'

    I would like to respond to Nancy Jones’ letter “Book sense great, but experience gets job done” in the Aug. 17 edition of The Lancaster News. Jones was referring to a letter written by Shemika Caldwell. Caldwell said education was more important than work experience and cited the city’s administrator position as an example.

    In that same edition was a picture of my graduating class from the Annie Mae Dream Center program. There were students and instructors in the class. The instructors were identified as students. Caldwell was one of my instructors.