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Today's News

  • Trapps to play at NCCU

    Former Lancaster High School basketball star Ron Trapps earned his undergraduate degree May 7 at Coastal, but he still has eligibility.
    Trapps, as a graduate transfer under NCAA regulations, is going to take that extra year and play at N.C. Central University in Durham, N.C.
    Trapps is pursuing a graduate degree not offered at Coastal and as a CCU graduate can transfer and be eligible at another school for the 2016-17 season.
    Trapps had a serious knee injury in his freshman season that severely hampered his college hoops career and led to a redshirt season.

  • Column: Let’s pull together for a day of unity

    Lancaster is one of the most beautiful cities in the South and is known as the “The Red Rose City.”
    When people identify a town, city, state or a nation, they’re not just talking about buildings, streets, businesses, churches or schools. They’re talking about the people of that city.
    Lancaster is my hometown. As a citizen and minister of the Gospel, I have a great love and compassion for all people, especially hometown folks.

  • Remember When: Marking 65 years with my soulmate

    Editor’s note: Bill and Mary Evans celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this week. Bill is a member of the Lancaster News family, writing “Remember When” columns since 2006. William B. and Mary Rankin Evans were married May 29, 1951, in Chester. They have two children, Kathryn Stogner and Blake Evans, two grandchildren and four great-grands. We asked Bill to let his mind drift back over 65 years of marriage and give us – and Mary – a glimpse of what he sees.

  • City buying new electronic message board

    There is a reason why the city of Lancaster quit placing a portable electronic message board along Main Street to advertise upcoming downtown events.
    The old one is beyond repair and has been for about 18 months, said Teresa Meeks, the city’s support services director.
    “It finally died. It had been repaired, repaired and repaired, and it can’t be repaired anymore. It was definitely a wonderful asset for us to have,” Meeks said.

  • Operation Clean-Sweep targets 2 Kershaw streets

    KERSHAW – There’s nothing clandestine about Kershaw’s “Operation Clean-Sweep.” Its goal is to literally clean up the town’s two main streets this summer, from the north end to the south end.
    The work will include weed removal and sidewalk edging, as well as dirt removal along roadside curbing along Matson and Hampton streets.
    Kershaw Mayor Mark Dorman said the town plans to spend about $10,000 on the cleanup.

  • Three auditor candidates face off at forum

    Among the 2016 Republican candidates participating in the 2016 Before You Vote Candidates Forum on Thursday evening at Indian Land’s Inspiration Ministries/CrossRidge auditorium were three candidates running for one of Lancaster County’s least-known elected positions – county auditor.
    Allen Blackmon, Suzette Connell Murphy and Susan Hunter Wallace all represent new blood for the office, as each seeks to fill the position of current Auditor Cheryl Morgan, who announced in January she would not seek re-election after more than 30 years.

  • Charges in Palmetto Place murder

    A man accused of shooting another man to death at Palmetto Place Apartments  last month surrendered to authorities over the weekend.
    The suspect, 28-year-old Rashad Demon “Shorty Cake” Johnson, of 408 Pardue St., turned himself in at the Lancaster County Detention Center at 12:19 a.m. Saturday.
    Johnson was wanted for the May 21 murder of Deangelo Markeith Kirk, 25, of 549 Gingercake Road. He is charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

  • IL to keep free use of Foxhole

    Lancaster County is finalizing a plan with Mecklenburg County to provide stickers to Indian Land residents that will allow them to continue using South Charlotte’s Foxhole Recycling Center at no charge until Indian Land’s new convenience center opens later this year.
    The agreement comes as the Mecklenburg Solid Waste Department prepares to implement a $50 annual “nonresident availability fee” July 1.

  • Missions Day event is Saturday

    The Citadel of Love Christian Fellowship in Lancaster is hosting an effort to raise awareness about poverty, homelessness and crime in Lancaster during its 2016 Missions Day event Saturday.
    Scheduled for 1-6:30 p.m. at 1789 Lynwood Ave., the event is intended to be an afternoon of cookouts, family-friendly activities, gospel music, preaching and presentations by various public safety departments and community organizations.

  • Born to write

    It's not unusual to spend the first day of summer vacation at Walmart with your family. It is unusual if you are holding a book-signing. It's even more unusual if you are 12.
    That is exactly how 12-year-old Christina Moses spent last Saturday. Surrounded by family and friends, she sat at a table selling and signing copies of her book, "Camp Sweet Tea – Adventures of Christina and Friends."
    She signed and sold over 30 books in the first hour of the four-hour event. By the end, the total was almost 60.