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Today's News

  • The Art of Dance

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News

    Dance schools are dusting off their equipment and sweeping their floors – dance season has begun.
    Nightly, the music will be blaring as young students learn new routines and dances. More importantly, the dancers will learn skills that will last long after the music stops and the season ends.

  • LSS lights to shine on crate late models

    Lancaster Super Speedway returns to racing action Saturday with the SECA Crate Late Models headlining the night.
    On June 18, the SECA Crate Late Models put on one of the best races of the year at the half-mile dirt track, with division drivers Timbo Mangum and Benji Knight vying for the checkers.
    Mangum emerged with the hard-fought victory, his second of the year.
    Knight has two crate late model wins, as well.
    Other drivers with wins in the division are Steve Banal, Chris Hargett and Chris Steele, who each have one win.

  • Hampton halts U14 all-stars’ run

    AIKEN – The Lancaster Dixie Boys U14 all-stars team saw its state championship hopes dashed with an 11-6 loss to an undefeated Hampton team on Tuesday night at Citizens Park.
    Hampton, of the Edisto area, built an 8-1 lead and held on for the five-run victory.
    “I’m proud of these guys because after they fell behind 8-1 in the game tonight [Tuesday].  They showed a lot of grit and battled all the way to the final out,” said Lancaster Dixie Boys 14U manager Jimmy Jackson. “We gave it a good shot.”

  • Ready for some football?

    Lancaster County’s four high school football teams will kick off preseason drills today in preparation for the 2016 prep football season.
    Practice, between light days and heavy days, will continue much of this month in preparation for the Aug. 19 openers.

    Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson High School opens preseason drills at 6 p.m. today.
    Coach C.J. Frye, who is in his second year, said the Vols have been chomping at the bit all week in anticipation for today.

  • Buford community comes together for Charlee

    What do Buford area church members, motorcycles, a vacation Bible school class, all kinds of cars and trucks, a church senior citizens group and local businesses have in common?
    All of them will play a role this Saturday in a fundraiser for a special little girl named Charlee Rivers and her family during a benefit run, barbecue plate sale and other activities at Liberty Free Will Baptist Church in Five Points.

  • Streetscape grows awry on North Hampton

    KERSHAW – A somewhat pesky European hornbeam tree in the front of a new business in the 100 block of North Hampton Street is about to get a new home at the town-owned golf course.
    Carolina Events Rental owner Angel Vail said isn’t opposed to attempts to keep the Hampton Street corridor, which is the town’s main street, green and attractive.

  • Lancaster man pleads guilty in adopted son’s death

    Lancaster resident Robert Jordan, 47, pleaded guilty Monday to infliction of great bodily injury upon a child in connection to the death of his disabled adopted son last fall.
    He was sentenced to 20 years, suspended upon the active service of 14 years in prison, followed by five years of probation, said 6th Circuit Deputy Solicitor Lisa Collins.
    Jordan was arrested Oct. 12 for the death of his 5-year-old adopted son, La'Marion Jordan. The boy died Sept. 4, 2015.
    Jordan was in jail from Oct. 12 until April 14, when he bonded out.

  • Local man murdered in Monroe

    Danny McGriff Jr., 39, of Lancaster was murdered Tuesday night just outside the Relax Inn in Monroe, N.C.
    Monroe police officers found his body on a walkway just outside the motel on West Roosevelt Boulevard just before 11:30 p.m. when they responded to reports of a shooting.
    McGriff had been shot in the chest.
    Three men and one woman were arrested Thursday afternoon by Monroe Police Department detectives and N.C. Bureau of Investigation special agents.
    Monroe Police Department detectives and N.C. Bureau of Investigation

  • Whitewater Center dumps water into river

    The U.S. National Whitewater Center received approval from North Carolina officials Wednesday to begin treating about 6 million gallons of water believed to contain a potentially deadly brain-eating amoeba and discharge it into the Catawba River.
    The river supplies drinking water to Lancaster County.

  • Duracell powers down in Lancaster

    Duracell will start phasing down operations at its Lancaster location next March to consolidate production of AA and AAA line of batteries at a single plant in LaGrange, Ga.
    Company officials told The Lancaster News of its future plans early Wednesday afternoon.
    The S.C. 9 Bypass West plant, which manufactures AA alkaline batteries, has about 430 employees and is the county’s seventh largest employer.