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Today's News

  • Annual Relay for Life just a few weeks away

    The American Cancer Society has enjoyed consistent support from Lancaster County for 13 years, as  local residents have managed to raise more than $1 million for research during the annual Relay for Life.

    Despite hard economic times, volunteers are confident giving will stay plentiful in this year’s Relay for Life.

  • Mow money, mow money, mow money

    Spring is here again. Up on “the Charlotte Road,” we can tell things are starting to bloom and blossom.

    We’re seeing a few more pickups on the road that are pulling trailers loaded down with string trimmers, lawn tractors and gas cans.

    I guess these folks have begun their annual trek to some of the more affluent homes to manicure lush lawns and trim shrubbery and shape up those ornamental topiaries.

    Times sure have changed; cutting grass has now evolved into mowing and lawn maintenance.

  • KItty Wilson-Evans receives award from Sons of Confederate Veterans

    Slave re-enactor Kitty Wilson-Evans’ scene in Mel Gibson’s “The Patriot” ended up unnoticed on the cutting room floor.

    But her stage performance as “Old Maw” in a Feb. 14, 2008, production of the David Chaltas’ play, “Two Women: One War” grabbed everyone’s attention during two sellout performances at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn. 

    The retired kindergarten teacher who helps tell the story of slavery at Historic Brattonsville recently received an award she never saw coming.

  • Bruin booters trip York in region win

    The Lancaster High soccer team posted its first region win, taking a 3-2 home victory over York on Tuesday night.

    The match was decided on penalty kicks as? Drew Christensen, Michael Simpson, Charlie Harrell, and Matt White scored to give LHS the win.

    LHS keeper O'Neal Simpson made two brilliant stops to aid the win.

    LHS held a 1-0 halftime lead as White tallied on an assist from Graham Taylor. In the second half, White struck again only two minutes into the second half on an unassisted goal.

  • Wayne Carter plays God in latest Community Playhouse production

    Indian Land resident Wayne Carter played Jesus in 2002 and today, he’ll get to play God in “Children of Eden,” opening at the Community Playhouse of Lancaster County.

    “The play is based on the first nine and a half chapters of the Book of Genesis and is really the story of parents and children, and the growing pains they experience as their children grow up,” Carter said. “They learn that they have to let go of the ones they love so they can find their own way.”

  • Routine vehicle maintenance can cut gas expenses

    Next to buying a home, an automobile is the second largest investment for most consumers.

    April is National Car Care Month, the time of year to focus on taking care of that investment.

    It’s especially important in light of record high gasoline prices.

    According to AAA Carolinas, the average price per gallon of unleaded regular gasoline in the Lancaster area was about $3.20 on Monday. The AAA survey, updated daily, tracks prices at roughly 80,000 service stations across the country, including five in Lancaster.

  • Crusaders sign Threatt

    BUFORD – For Buford High School senior volleyball player Taylor Threatt, she needed only one visit to decide on her college journey.Threatt, a standout student and volleyball player at BHS, signed with North Greenville University in Tigerville where she will play the next four seasons for the Crusaders’ volleyball team.“When I visited there, it felt right,” Threatt said.

  • Group wants 160 local businesses to sign pledge to help stop underage drinking

    Businesses that sell alcohol are being asked to help curtail underage drinking in this area.

    The Lancaster County Prevention Coalition is asking restaurants, bars and other establishments  to sign a covenant that says they will not sell alcohol to minors and will help patrons make better decisions.

    Prevention coalition members and a group of volunteers went out to businesses Thursday seeking their participation.

  • 1 man shot, another robbed

    A Lancaster man tells police he was robbed at gunpoint Monday afternoon and another man was shot in the leg later that day in what appears to be unrelated incidents.

    Police responded to a call at 4:44 p.m. and saw a man standing in the road around the 500th block of Hampton Road.

    The man told police that another man came up to his van, put a handgun in his face and ordered him to exit the vehicle, according to an incident report.

    A second man punched the victim in the back and a third man put a pistol in his face, the report said.

  • Driver escapes collision without serious injuries

    A man driving a Honda Civic was taken to the hospital Wednesday after he was struck by an 18-wheeler at the intersection of S.C. 9 Bypass and Meeting Street/Camp Creek Road.

    Lancaster police got a call at 6:20 p.m. about the accident. When officers arrived, the truck was rammed into the right side of the Honda, Sgt. Paul Smith said.

    According to witnesses, Tracey Jeffcoat, the driver of the truck, was traveling east on S.C. 9 Bypass and the Honda was coming from Camp Creek Road, heading through the intersection to Meeting Street, Pfc. Dustynn Burlingame said.