Today's News

  • Final call: Kershaw oaks coming down

    KERSHAW – There won’t be a last-minute reprieve for the four majestic oak trees at the intersection of East Marion and North Matson streets.
    The trees will be cut down within the next two weeks, said Kershaw Town Administrator Mitch Lucas.
    The decision to move forward with cutting down the trees came on the tails of a Sept. 8 public hearing on the matter.

  • 30 countries and counting

    Ten years later, Cara Walker can still close her eyes and stroll the dirt streets of Moshi, a Tanzanian city within sight of Mount Kilimanjaro.
    She remembers wandering through shops and open-air markets with no agenda, browsing to learn. Bougainvillea bloomed. Kiswahili music played. Chickens clucked, and babies cried and laughed.
    “Your senses are constantly engaged, if not borderline overwhelmed,” Walker recalls. It was "a surreal and beautiful experience.”

  • 'Standing peacefully for justice'

    Watching the Charlotte riots on TV Tuesday and Wednesday nights after the police killing of Keith Scott, Alfrick Seegars felt pulled in two directions.
    As a 28-year-old black man, Seegars knew the passion and anger fueled by seeing yet another man of color on the news bleeding to death on the ground surrounded by cops.
    As a firefighter with the city of Lancaster and County Fire Rescue, he also could appreciate the mix of fear and commitment to duty that the police and other first-responders on scene felt facing the angry crowd.

  • Speedway’s final 2016 points race slated Saturday night

    As the 2016 Lancaster Super Speedway season winds to a close with only a handful of races left at the big half-mile track, LSS hosts its final points race Saturday.
    Divisions running include the Montgomery Towing Super Stock, Deal 1 Auto Sales SECA Crate Sportsman, Cauthen Motors Renegades, U.S. Bonding Vintage and M&M Garage Extreme 4. The Montgomery Towing Super Stock and U.S. Bonding Vintage Division are the only divisions that can be decided on the points battle Saturday night.
    Top five in LSS points:

  • Swimmers cap senior night with win over Ridge View

    The Lancaster High School swim team highlighted the annual LHS senior night with a 283-36 win over Ridge View on Tuesday at the Lancaster County pool.
    The LHS girls won, 148-14 and the LHS boys posted a 135-22 victory.
    The 7-1 Bruins, who have won seven straight, honored their seniors – captain Lauren Spencer, captain Matthew Rogers and Will Funderburk.
    Each swimmer was honored with a special collage of action swim photos.
    Spencer, Alaina Houghtaling, Samuel Page, Makenzy Mills and Jacques Caravaca each posted two wins.

  • Lady Vols charge, topple Knights

    Andrew Jackson rallied from a 2-0 deficit to net a stirring  3-2 win over North Central on Tuesday at the AJ gym.
    North Central opened with a 25-20 win and the Lady Knights took a 26-24 win to take a 2-0 edge in the match.
    “The match, as usual, was a battle from start to finish,” AJ coach John Verdugo said.
    “What’s interesting is that losing the second game didn’t dampen our girls’ spirit, but just the opposite,” Verdugo said. “A fire and sense of determination came out. My girls just got pumped.

  • Hinson leads by example

    KERSHAW – You won’t get a lot of verbal “rah, rah” from Andrew Jackson High School senior tight end Seth Hinson, but Volunteers’ second-year head coach C.J. Frye said what the AJ captain does speaks volumes.
    “Seth is not a big talker,” Frye said of the Vols’ three-year tight end starter. “He leads by example.
    “What you like is that he shows up and does his job,” said Frye. “Seth is going to do what he’s supposed to do.”

  • Slide into fun this Saturday

    Julie Graham
    For The Lancaster News

  • ‘Daddy’s Dyin’ and sparks are flyin’ for Texas family

    From release

  • Column: Black people often treated like a cancer on America

    Editor’s note: Malik Mackey grew up in Lancaster. He is a 2015 graduate of Lancaster High School and a former class president. He is a sophomore political science major at Morehouse College in Atlanta.

    I get so tired of turning on the news and feeling as though my blackness is a handicap that is hindering America. As if we’re a cancer that is killing this country.