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Today's News

  • Get your S.C. barbecue on

    Katie West

    USC School of Journalism

    Barbecue.

    Perhaps nowhere in the country more than in South Carolina does the word evoke a sense of history as rich as the smell of meat in the smoker.

  • Waving back starts with us

    A few years ago, when I did some frequent work-related traveling between Springs’ Customer Service Center and their New York office, several of those “real city boys” used to chide me about one of my neighborly tendencies.

    For some strange, inexplicable reason, they perceived my inclination of nodding and speaking to people on the street as a “bad habit.”

    Folks in midtown New York City, they said, never make eye contact with total strangers.

    If you did, you were asking for trouble.

  • Men steal $3,000 in cigarettes from convenience store

    Authorities are trying to identify three men who stole at least $3,000 worth of cigarettes from a Lancaster convenience store on Tuesday, June 10. 

    Officers responded at 2:48 p.m. to a 911 call about a shoplifting that just happened at Citgo, 1200 N. Main St., according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

  • University honors Jairy and Sissy Hunter

    Staff Reports

    Charleston Southern University dedicated a new wing of its Hunter Center and renamed the building during a ceremony June 11 in honor of Lancaster natives Dr. Jairy and Carolyn “Sissy” Hunter.

    The Hunter Center serves as both the students services and reception center at the Christian liberal arts school where Jairy Hunter has served as president for the past 30 years.

  • Man wanted in accident that injured mo-ped driver

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    Police are searching for a Lancaster man in connection with a car accident that injured a mo-ped driver earlier this month. 

  • Childhood memories prompt Luddy book

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    Just one day before his 13th  birthday, which would have been June 15, 1968, David Bryan Faulkenberry of Lancaster was killed by a friend in an accidental shooting. 

    Today, June 15, 2014, on what would have been his 59th birthday, his memory lives on.

  • York Tech to open Indian Land center

     Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    York Technical College announced Wednesday, June 11, it will open a new Indian Land instructional site in August.

    Located on the first floor of the Verian Technologies building at 1245 Rosemont Drive, the center will initially offer classes for 120 students. To celebrate the opening, the college is giving scholarships to the first 100 students who sign up

  • Horton drops out of council race

     Gregory A. Summers

    gsummers@thelancasternews.com

    Heath Springs businessman Gary Horton has withdrawn from the November race for the Lancaster County Council District 6 seat.

    Citing personal time constraints, Horton, owner of Horton Machine Shop, notified the Lancaster County Republican Party and the Lancaster County Voter Registration Office on June 5 that he was dropping out of the race.

  • Daddy’s garden produced great times, lessons

    Say “the garden” to me or my brothers, Jimbo and Bill, and one thought comes to mind.

    That’s a patch of fertile ground located off West Springs Street across from our old Normandy Road home.

    “The garden” holds some special memories for me, and when I reflect on it, my father, the late Jim Howey, quickly comes to mind. Though he’s been gone some 35 years, I think of him often and especially today, Father’s Day.

  • Warrior Salute tournament June 28

     Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    The Warrior Salute Golf Tournament is set to tee off Saturday, June 28 at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The tournament, which benefits the Wounded Warrior Project, is an 18-hole captain’s choice tournament which has drawn 32 teams for the event with a shotgun start just after noon.