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Today's News

  • Warming center takes in first guests

    Kayland Hagwood
    For The Lancaster News

    A women’s retreat, marriage retreat or even a children’s camp may soon open on the main floor of Family Healing Community Ministries’ multipurpose building.
    But just below the future home of these events is a different kind of retreat.
    It’s no beach vacation, but for some people in Lancaster, this retreat provides one element as awesome as the sand and sea – heat.  

  • Auditor Morgan won’t seek 8th term

    After almost three decades as Lancaster County’s auditor, Cheryl Morgan announced this week she will not seek another term.
    Morgan, who was first elected in 1988, plans to finish out her seventh term, which expires June 30, 2017.
    Though voters will have a chance to elect her successor in the upcoming general election in November, the auditor does not take office until the beginning of the following fiscal year – July 1, 2017.

  • Life sentence for murder

    A Lancaster County man was sentenced to life in prison this week for the 2012 murder of a woman whose strangled body he left in an abandoned house.
    Terry Catoe, 43, formerly of 747 Shiloh Unity Road, was convicted Wednesday of killing Linda Massey Gaymon, 54, of Lancaster, as they had sex in a squalid shotgun house on Starnes Street off East Brooklyn Avenue.
    Gaymon’s murder was the fourth in a year that would ultimately see 13 local killings.

  • LSS slated for Racing Expo

    Lancaster Super Speedway will have a booth at the fifth annual Charlotte Racers Expo on Jan. 22-23 at the Metrolina Tradeshow Expo.
    The address is 7100 Statesville Road, Charlotte, N.C., 28269.
    The website for the event is www.charlotteracersexpo.com
    Lancaster Super Speedway is entering its 62nd racing season with the 2016 campaign.
    Lancaster Super Speedway is located four miles north of Lancaster off U.S. 521.
    Turn right off U.S. 521 on Shiloh Unity Road. Follow Shiloh Unity Road a short distance to the track on the left.

  • Cougars’ Bethea signs with USCL

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster women’s volleyball program, which is entering its second year of play, has a special link to Carolina Christian Academy Cougars’ star volleyball player Mary Bethea.
    Bethea, a key member of the unbeaten 2015 CCA state champion volleyball team, has signed to play with the Lancers, and in doing so is the program’s first recruit signee.
    Bethea signed with the Lancers in December after going through the recruiting process.

  • Tigers elated with success

    Clemson University football fans are excited about the Tigers’ upcoming clash with Alabama to decide college football’s national champion.
    The No. 1 Tigers, fresh off a 37-17 rout of Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, battle the No. 2 Crimson Tide, which mauled Michigan State, 38-0 in the Cotton Bowl, for the national crown on Jan. 11 at 8:30 p.m. in the University of Phoenix Stadium at Glendale, Ariz.

  • Column: No surprise Trump is drawing support

    I do not necessarily disagree with the Rev. Frankie Melton Jr.’s assessment of Donald Trump in his Dec. 30 guest column headlined “Why is Trump gaining support of evangelicals?” But I would merely suggest that he scrutinize leaders of the Democratic Party with the same stringent measure that he applies to the Republicans.
    He suggests that America cannot be great again without a “moral rudder.” May I submit – quite emphatically – that America is sinking under the “moral rudder” of the present administration.

  • Column: South Carolina needs a 21st century foreign policy

    Right up front, let’s be clear about what I’m suggesting here.
    No, our state does not need to have a foreign policy about putting “boots on the ground” to fight ISIS. Nor do we need a policy on the border dispute between China and Tibet, and we sure don’t need to try and send an ambassador to the United Nations. (I don’t think they would let us in if we tried.)

  • Indian Land man receives governor’s award

    Kelly Lessard
    For The Lancaster News

    Chandler Henry has never let his wheelchair define him. Though a spinal cord injury in his teens left his arms and legs paralyzed, Henry was determined to work and be successful. Now a senior tax professional for Bank of America and winner of the 2015 Governor’s NCWorks Award for Outstanding Workforce Development Adult, he has done exactly that.

  • New Year, New Me

    Local churches gathered to hold the “New Year, New Me 2016” celebration at Alpha Life Church on New Year’s Eve. Churches and organizations participating in the event were The Hope Center, of Lancaster, Harvest Ministries of  Rock Hill, Church of God of Prophecy of Gloverville, Church of God of Prophecy of Darlington, Fountain of Life Worship Center of Greenwood, Lynnwood Methodist Church of Lancaster, My Hope, the Billy Graham Association and the American Red Cross.