Today's News

  • Lancaster United Way nears goal

    The United Way of Lancaster County is getting very close to reaching its goal of raising $400,000 for 2010-11. 

    Melanie Outlaw, resource development coordinator for the local United Way, said the agency has received nearly $349,000 in donations, which is 87 percent of the targeted amount. 

    Sixteen nonprofit groups will benefit from the money raised during this year’s fundraising campaign, which runs through June 30. 

    Outlaw encourages organizations and individuals to give whatever they can. 

  • Deputies crack down on scrap metal thefts

    As unemployment remains high in Lancaster County, local authorities have seen a rise in thefts of scrap metal throughout the area. 

    With so many cases this year already, Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile decided that enough is enough. Faile announced Thursday his office would begin cracking down on thefts by checking people carrying or transporting scrap metal.  

  • Man shot during an armed robbery

    Christopher Sardelli
    A Lancaster man was shot in his side during an armed robbery early Wednesday morning, the third reported armed robbery in the county this week.
    The 42-year-old victim was found in his SUV shortly after the shooting, as he was honking his horn in a parking lot on Brooklyn Avenue across from Ninth Street in Lancaster, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • Teams prepare for 2011 Relay for Life

    The 2011 Lancaster County Relay for Life is May 6-7 at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster. The annual American Cancer Society fundraiser brings teams of local volunteers together to support those diagnosed with cancer and cancer survivors. 

    But until then, the 68 local Relay for Life teams are working hard toward the $220,000 goal. The money is used to help fund cancer research and American Cancer Society programs. 

  • Congrats to schools and district for report cards

    When your children improve their grades on their report card, you praise them. You may even reward them. Likewise, when our schools and school district improve their grades on their report cards, they deserve our praise.
    Lancaster County School District and its four high schools recently received their report cards from the state. Three of the high schools and the district overall showed improvement in both of the state’s ratings. Six of the district’s elementary and middle schools also showed improvement in their ratings, which were announced in November.

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  • Volunteers hoping to make deep playoff run





  • Lancaster Speedway to run with extra money on the line



    Lancaster Motor Speedway, in its 57th season opener, will feature eight divisions of racing Saturday night.

  • Lightning earns nationals bid

    The Palmetto Lightning earned a bid to the AAU National Tournament in Clarksville, Tenn., winning the Super Regional basketball tournament in Greenville on March 25-27.

    The Lightning took the tournament championship with a 57-16 win over the Carolina Cougars.

  • Expo to honor police officers

    Reece Murphy
    Oftentimes, the only time police officers get a chance to interact with the public they serve is in the line of duty – hardly a situation that affords a relaxed moment of get-to-know- you conversation.