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Today's News

  • Erwin students bring their studies to life

    Fifth-grader Rolando Blair likes history, but says it's more fun when you get to act out what you've learned in the classroom.

    And getting the chance to wear a raccoon hat isn't that bad either.

    Blair and other fifth-graders at Erwin Elementary School presented a living history of the United States' westward expansion Thursday in the school's cafeteria.

  • School board wants $6,411 growth fee

    School district personnel have suggested a figure that they think residential developers should pay to help cope with growth in the county.

    Tony Walker, Lancaster County School District's financial director, presented the school board Tuesday with a fee of $6,411 for each new home developers build.

    Members of Lancaster County school board and County Council make up a six-person committee that has been discussing how much they would want developers to pay to help deal with growth in the county.

  • School bus driver, motorist hurt in collision on Woodland Drive

    Two people suffered minor injuries Friday morning after a school bus hit a car on Woodland Drive in front of Lancaster High School.

    Brenda Nicole Smith, the bus driver, was about to pull out of the school's bus loop shortly before 8 a.m. and Tina Jones-Miles was stopped on Woodland in a two-door Ford, waiting for traffic, according to a Lancaster Police Department report.

    Smith began to make the left turn onto Woodland when the bus slid on grass and lost control, said Bryan Vaughn, Lancaster County School District's director of safety and transportation.

  • Lancaster police charge 3 teens in LHS vandalism

    Two more Waxhaw teenagers involved in the vandalism at Lancaster High School turned themselves in to police Tuesday night.

    The Lancaster Police Department has charged Miles Bender, Jacob L. Robinson and Justin D. Hill, all 17, with malicious injury to property over $1,000 after obscenities and other graffiti were found spray-painted on the walls at Lancaster High School, the school's Bruin mascot near the stadium and two buses.

  • Freightliner options 300 acres here

    Freightliner, the country's leading manufacturer of heavy transport vehicles, may be trucking its headquarters into Lancaster County.

    Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. President Keith Tunnell said late last week that Lancaster County is in the running for the headquarters, now based in Portland, Ore. The company is putting an option on 300 acres in the county.

    Company officials are also looking at sites in York County, and Mecklenburg and Iredell counties in North Carolina, Tunnell said.

  • New field houses will feed needs

    Be thankful. Be patient. Those are the simple words which apply to county high schools following the Lancaster County School Board’s recent decision to build new athletic field houses in the four areas – Andrew Jackson, Buford, Indian Land and Lancaster.

    Buford and Andrew Jackson are grateful because those two schools will be getting the first two field houses.

    Lancaster and Indian Land high schools will follow.

    The first two field houses, which will cost between $600,000 and $700,000, are scheduled to be built in 2008.

  • Lions' Foster joins Drum on S.C. team

    Sports Editor

    RICHBURG – The number of Lewisville High School football players to play in the Shrine Bowl grew by one Thursday.

    Dion Foster, an ace versatile performer for the Lions, was selected to the S.C. squad which faces North Carolina in the 61st annual charity game on Dec. 15 at Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg.

    Foster, a 6-3, 225-pounder, will join Lewisville head coach Floyd Drum on the S.C. team. Drum, a 39-year coaching veteran including the last four at Lewisville, is a Sandlappers' assistant who will coach the defensive linemen.

  • Writer pleads for Gore to run for president

    There is a candidate out there who would be absolutely perfect for this great country of ours. He's not running for president, but in my opinion, he should. He would instantly be the front-runner and has the experience in the Senate, as well as the White House to get things moving and has proven his leadership ability both while in office, as well as in the private sector. This candidate is Al Gore.

  • It's time to roll up the hose pipe

    Our first six weeks of school were drawing to a close and a whole lot of stuff was winding down.

    The morning sun was coming up later and there was a slight chill in the air as we walked to school.

    The line of maple trees in Mrs. Bell's yard were painted in hues of red and orange. When school left out in the afternoon, they would gently shed a few brightly colored leaves for us to gather and take home for our mothers to enjoy. Momma always took her gift of autumn leaves and placed them in a tray as a simple welcoming of a new season and sort of a farewell to summer.

  • Most are open-minded about Iraq situation

    The guest column about flip-floping in the Oct. 10 edition of The Lancaster News sure does point out some shaky tightrope walkers. The writer lists a number of specific instances of flip-floping. Seems such stuff only happens to Democrats trying to move into the White House where the rent and utilities come free and you don't have to cut out coupons for groceries.