Today's News

  • LHS school colors are blue and gold

    Thirty-eight years ago, Barr Street High and Lancaster High schools merged to become one local high school for all students in the Lancaster City school district. Through the unease and unknown of the merger, sound-minded administrators, parents and students from both schools joined together and formulated a new school, with a new alma mater, new school colors and a new mascot.

  • Man challenges 'facts' in previous letter

    I am writing in reference to Jeffery Donahue’s letter, “Get facts straight before making hasty decisions.” Mr. Donahue must be a fine young man serving his country in the guard and Army Reserve. He is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts, which were not correct in his letter. Lee Harvey Oswald was not a fundamentalist, which is liberal speak for conservative Christian. Oswald was a Marxist and Communist – a murderer, plain and simple.

  • DeMint breath of fresh air


  • Dissent is OK, but please be civil



    We are in our hearts and in our core purpose a local newspaper. It’s what we love doing. So we keep our coverage local almost all the time. But sometimes, you can’t avoid the big story outside the county lines.

  • Performance tax could hurt radio stations


  • Fifty years of progress

    The wiry, bespectacled professor walked into the classroom empty-handed. He went to the front of the room, turned to face the students and perched himself on the desk.

    He rocked his dangling legs and flailed his arms like an orchestra conductor as he made world history come to life for almost 30 students.

  • What'shappening to America is scary

    Margaret Thatcher once said, “The problem with socialism is eventually you run out of other people’s money.”

    Well, guess what? Our government has already run out of money. We now have a $9 trillion, 10-year budget deficit, and this figure doesn’t include health care reform which is projected to add another $1 trillion (plus) to the deficit.

    It is almost impossible for any of us to comprehend this amount of money. Nine trillion dollars is nine thousand billion dollars. When it is written it looks like this: $9,000,000,000,000.

  • We need Harvey's words of wisdom now

    I miss Paul Harvey. His cheerful “Hello Americans, this is Paul Harvey. Stand by for news!” began on Christmas Day 1950. He was born during World War I and lived through the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean Conflict and all our joys and sorrows. He proposed to his wife in the front seat of her car in 1939. When she passed away in 2008, he still had that car. He died 10 months later in February 2009, after 68 years of marriage. He was the Mark Twain of my lifetime. How good was Paul Harvey for America?

  • 83-year-old sets example for all of us

    I would like to tell you about an awesome man – the Rev. W.C. Wallace. Mr. Wallace retired from Kanawha Insurance Co. in the 1980s to become a full-time pastor.

    He is now 83 years old and is going as strong as ever. He drives around in his burgundy Neon with a spoiler on back.

  • Lawrence Bynum is also a hero

    I found Lawrence Bynum’s letter, “Heroes take on many shapes,” in the Sept. 4 edition of The Lancaster News inspiring. Here is a gentleman who has picked himself up by his own boots. He describes two individuals who assisted him along his way as his heroes.

    After reading Mr. Bynum’s letter, I definitely believe he missed an additional hero – himself. I congratulate him and commend his efforts to improve his chances for a better opportunity in today’s world.

    Nelson Thompson

    Indian Land