Today's News

  • United Way donations still rising

    The stagnant economy took its toll on charitable giving to United Way of Lancaster County again this year, though the organization still surpassed last year’s pledges by nearly $36,000.

    The report came during Monday night’s wrap-up event for the organization’s 2010-2011 Community Campaign held at the historic Lancaster County Courthouse.

    Campaign board chairman Dr. Gene Moore said with the county’s high unemployment rate and other economic factors, the organization knew every contribution would count regardless of size.

  • Gearing up for the 4th

    When it comes to patriotic celebrations, its hard to imagine anyone doing it much better than South Carolinians.

    From red, white and blue patriotic parades to do-it-yourself neighborhood fireworks shows, you won’t have to look far to find an Independence Day celebration in Lancaster County this July 4.


    First up with the municipal celebrations this Fourth of July is Charlesboro with its 33rd annual Independence Day parade starting at 10:30 a.m.

  • Edenmoor process raises questions

    Reece Murphy


    The Lancaster County Forfeited Land Commission met Wednesday, June 29, to seek legal advice from counsel on the Edenmoor development in Indian Land.

    The meeting, which lasted about an hour in closed session, came a little over a month after the commission signed a purchase contract May 27 with Charlotte-based developer Eden Ventures and produced just about as much information –little or nothing.

  • Just ring the bell and run

    – Editor’s note: W.B. Evans is on the mend after a recent at-home mishap. “I climbed a ladder and fell off, simple as that,” he said. “I ain’t as young as I sometimes think I am.” We are reprinting this Remember When column on Vacation Bible School that was originally published in the June 29, 2008, edition of The Lancaster News.

    No sooner had the final school bell rung for our last day at Chesterfield Avenue Grammar School, the bell at First Baptist Church peeled, summoning all of us to Vacation Bible School.

  • Meet Your Neighbor – Josh McNeal IV

    Name: Josh McNeal IV
    Age: 25
    Address: Sunshine Road
    Family: Dad, the Rev. Willie McNeal; mom, Robin Stevenson, and three brothers, Adrian McGriff, Quacy McNeal and Willie McNeal Jr.   
    Job: Graduate assistant for the Southern Political Science Association
    Hobbies: Working out, Gamecocks football and baseball, videography, golf and watching the TV news
    Favorite book: “Strivers Row” by Kevin Baker

  • Tigers stay unbeaten after win over Kershaw Stingrays

    The Lancaster Tigers capped a 5-0 regular-season recreation swim league mark, taking a 347-186 win over host Kershaw on Thursday.

    Each team featured outstanding pool performances in the meet.

  • Foursome posts narrow win in Blackwell tourney


    A clear summer’s day greeted 100 golfers as they competed in the 10th annual Matt Blackwell Foundation golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club last Saturday.

  • Juniors rout Rock Hill, eye playoffs

    The Lancaster Post 31 American Legion junior baseball team put the finishing touches on its stellar regular-season finale with a 14-4 win over Rock Hill Post 34 on Thursday night at Eggleton Field.

    Lancaster, the League V champion, capped regular-season play with a 13-2 record.

  • AA all-stars state-bound



    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AA all-stars are No. 1 in S.C. Dixie Youth Baseball District Two.

  • Man sentenced for selling crack

    A Lancaster man was sentenced this week for possession of crack cocaine, two years after Lancaster police officers arrested him following a sting operation.

    Drico Curry, 31, was sentenced this week in federal court in Columbia on two counts of possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles.