Today's News

  • CPTC shines in Charlotte meet

    The Columbus Parker Track Club racked up 71 awards in a youth track meet at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The field included 2,000 athletes.

    The CPTC earned 11 first-place finishes, 10 seconds, 12 thirds, 17 fourths, 11 fifths and 10 sixth-place showings.

    The team is led by coaches Arthur Benjamin, Dorothy Spratt-Ingram and Tyger Ingram. Eugene Wallace, a retired principal from East Meck and E.E. Waddell High in Charlotte, also helps with the team.

    Spratt-Ingram said the team, some 108 strong, has its share of talented first-year athletes.

  • Watkins' late charge nets Sizzler checkers

    Ben Watkins made a late-race charge to win the first Deal 1 Auto Sales Crate Sportsman Sizzler to highlight action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    Heat winners Watkins and Chris Bell were on the front row. When the green flag dropped, the field roared into turns one and two side by side. Coming out of turn two, it was a five-car battle for the lead between Watkins, Bell, Tyler Love, Kenny Ramsey and Jason Conner. The five cars put on a show for the race’s first couple of laps.

  • Sanford at groundbreaking

    Might Lancaster County be home to the company that may grow to be as large as Google, Starbucks or Adidas?

    Gov. Mark Sanford believes Red Ventures has the potential to do so, and said Tuesday’s ceremony was a big step toward that point.

    Sanford joined local officials and executives with Red Ventures, as the online marketing and sales company held a groundbreaking ceremony for its second building at its campus in the 521 Corporate Park in Indian Land.

  • Grinning Tiger likes his okra

    One thought crossed my mind when Mr. Charlie Caskey wheeled that big Ford into our driveway.

    I didn’t know why a police officer was at my house. But if I was involved, I’d probably get it as soon as Daddy gets home.

    Mr. Charlie opened the back door of the sedan and out jumped good old Tiger, my beloved bulldog.

    There was no such thing as a leash law. Nobody needed one, seeing how just about everybody in the neighborhood had a big old dog that ran loose. That’s why Mr. Charlie knew exactly where Tiger lived.

  • Airport taxilane project moves forward

    The Lancaster County Airport is one step closer to the reconstruction of its cracked taxilane pavement.

    County Administrator Steve Willis recently presented a report to County Council about the status of a project to repair the airport’s taxilanes. Taxilanes are the portions of the ground on which aircrafts travel between taxiways and parking spaces or hangars.

    The repairs are part of the county’s approved 2010 Federal Aviation Administration grant project, which  calls for the taxilane pavement at the airport to be completely repaved.

  • Four charged in staged robbery attempt

    Four people have been charged in what police say was a staged robbery attempt Friday morning at a check-cashing business on North Main Street.

    The Lancaster Police Department has charged:

    • Angelique Nicole Brice, 24, of 305 Rutledge St.

    • Ladarius Truesdale, 18, of 225 Township Drive, Fort Mill

    • Jasmine Rasheeda Patterson, 23, of 1126 Paladin Road

    • Damarcus Patterson, 21, of 745 Brooklyn Ave.

    They are facing attempted grand larceny over $5,000 and conspiracy to commit grand larceny over $5,000 charges.

  • County officials mull sign-replacement plan

    A federal road requirement has County Council considering how to budget for the replacement of thousands of stop, speed limit and street name signs in the county.

    County Administrator Steve Willis recently asked council to look at its 2010-11 budget to see if there is any room to allocate funds for replacing signs on streets throughout the county. Willis suggested council consider an increase in property taxes or raising the road fee, which is now $15.

  • Pope featured in book

    Do they have football in heaven?

    Mike Pope, the former Indian Land head football coach and Lancaster High School assistant, says yes.

    Pope, of course, can’t speak from that lofty experience, but he envisions a place where the offense always produces when it has possession and the defense, no matter the situation, delivers a stop each time in an eternal game.

    “How this all works out, I don’t know,” Pope said. “When we get there, we will know.”

  • Juniors edge Chester, stay undefeated

    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 junior team kept its streak intact, but the senior squad couldn’t do the same in Legion baseball action Thursday night.

    The junior team, which improved to 3-0, edged Chester Post 27 with a 9-8 victory at Eggleton Field.

    The P-31 senior squad, on the road for a make-up game which was rained out Tuesday, dropped a 5-1 loss to Fort Mill Post 43 at Fort Mill High School.

    The senior team dropped to 2-1, 1-1 in League V play.

    The junior team won a seesaw game with Chester P-27.

  • Voters go to polls Tuesday in S.C.

    Tuesday is Primary Day in South Carolina, when Democrats and Republicans choose their candidates for local and state offices.

    But in Lancaster County, there isn’t a whole lot of action this Primary Day.

    There is just one locally contested race – the County Council District 2 rematch between incumbent Charlene McGriff and Blondale Funderburk, a Democratic race.

    McGriff won the seat in a special election in November. The two also squared off for the seat in a special primary last September.