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Today's News

  • Ramsey posts exciting Crate Sportsman win

    Kenny Ramsey highlighted Lancaster Motor Speedway racing action with a thrilling Crate Sportsman win Saturday night.

    The Crate Sportsman front row had a couple of ace young guns in Dillon Crook and Andrew Blackwood.

  • Lancers sign Fort Mill soccer duo

    University of South Carolina at Lancaster women’s soccer coach Randy Jordan hopes a Good Friday signing will turn out good for the USCL soccer program.

    Jordan signed a pair of Fort Mill High standouts, Lady Yellow Jackets’ ace keeper Hattie Ruch and midfielder Shelby Bazemore, on Friday.

  • City seeks support for arts

    The city of Lancaster is hoping to receive more corporate support to keep its Performing Arts Series running strong. 

    Lancaster City Council voted unanimously at its April 12 meeting to apply for grant money from Wachovia (Wells Fargo) and Duke Energy Foundation. 

    The city has received money from those two institutions in years past. It is again requesting $10,000 from Duke Energy Foundation and $2,500 from Wells Fargo. 

  • Riley to speak at chamber lunch

    Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce 

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce will host a membership luncheon at noon Tuesday, April 26, at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster’s Carole Ray Dowling Center. 

    Guest speaker Pat C. Riley, president and COO of Allen Tate Co., will discuss “The Current State of the Real Estate Market in Lancaster County and Surrounding Areas.”  

  • Welcome center opens in restored courthouse

    Mary Brown

    For The Lancaster News

    Many feel spring is a time for new beginn1ings and that is just what is happening at Lanaster County’s newly restored historic courthouse. 

    The ground floor now houses the Welcome Center of Lancaster County, which is open for business.

    “The courthouse is absolutely gorgeous,” said welcome center specialist Sylvia Hudson. “It’s something to really be proud of.”

  • Real results of drunk driving

    Sarah Panzau was supposed to be dead.

    Instead, there she stood April 15 in the gym at Buford High School, the day before spring break, very much alive and telling students how her life changed in the drunken blink of a eye.

    Listening to her, it was hard to tell which drove home the message better – Panzau’s words or the sight of her scars and what little remained of her left arm.

  • Kershaw golf course to be landing pad?

    Kershaw town officials have suggested a seemingly unusual location as a possible spot for a helicopter landing pad. 

    Earlier this year, Kershaw teen Talf Wrenn told Town Council about his Eagle Scout project, which involves building a landing pad within the town limits. The only favor he asked is that council provide a location. 

    At their April 14 meeting, council members suggested the landing pad be installed on the driving range at the Kershaw Golf Course. Previous options proved to be unsuitable. 

  • Council to discuss arming animal control officers

    Lancaster County Council will follow up on a number of issues from the past several months, including arming animal control officers, uses for the historic courthouse and the results of a recently released workforce study, when it meets Tuesday night. 

    As part of its long list of scheduled discussion items, council will consider a policy allowing animal control officers to arm themselves with long guns as protection from dangerous animals. 

  • ILES raises curtain on ‘Peter Pan’ Tuesday

    Indian Land Elementary School’s fifth grade is about to make school history of sorts this week with its first bona fide school play.

    And they’re going all out with a production of Disney’s “Peter Pan.”

    The play is set for a one-night showing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in the Lancaster High School auditorium. Tickets are $2 at ILES, $4 the night of the show. Proceeds will help finance future productions.

  • Betsy's Delight

    Not everyone who enjoys gardening gets a flower named after them, but it’s happened to Betsy Steele
    Bob Roycroft, a Georgetown day lily (hemerocallis) hybridizer, has  introduced “Betsy’s Delight” to honor of Steele, president of the Garden Club of South Carolina (GCSC).
    The parent plant of “Betsy’s Delight” is “Lady of Class,” which fits Steele’s gracious, thoughtful and encouraging demeanor. The flower certainly caught on and is currently sold out.