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Today's News

  • Woman wakes to find muddy, size-12 prints beside her bed

    A Lancaster woman awoke on the morning of Jan. 19 to find her back door open and muddy footprints all over her apartment on Mystery Way, including some right beside her bed.
    It appeared someone used a tool to force open the door to the 31-year-old’s Brooklyn residence, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. The size-12 footprints, possibly made by someone wearing basketball shoes, indicated the suspect walked to the window at the front of the one-bedroom apartment, then went to the woman’s bedroom and stood by her bed.

  • Up against the wall

    As Kershaw Elementary students walked into the cafeteria Thursday, eyes widened, mouths fell open and laughter cascaded off the walls.
    First-year Principal Kelli Farmer was duct-taped to the wall, suspended in a gray cocoon for a good cause.
    “It’s hot,” said Farmer, who by the end of lunch period was covered in nine rolls of duct tape. “Your feet start going to sleep and then you just kind of hang on. We do whatever we can for our children.”

  • Motive a mystery in Peach Stand killing

    A Lancaster man has been charged with murder in Tuesday’s fatal shooting of a cashier at Fort Mill’s landmark Peach Stand.
    Christopher Benjamin Méndez, 28, of 1701 Pardue St., is accused of killing 19-year-old Karson Bailey Whitesell of Rock Hill.
    Maj. Bryan Zachary of the Fort Mill Police Department said investigators served Méndez with warrants Wednesday afternoon for murder and possession of a handgun during the commission of a violent crime.
    He is being held at the York County Detention Center without bond on both charges.

  • Lady Vols capture win over NC girls

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    The Lady Vols continued their winning streak as they defeated the North Central Lady Knights 53-48 in overtime on Friday night.

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers lost a close game to the rival Knights in a 59-53 loss.

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Vols kept up the pressure to win in overtime against the North Central Lady Knights 53-48.

    The Lady Vols came out strong with a 4-point lead 13-9. They continued to push forward to the halftime score 22-11.

  • Stallions dash in sweep of Jackets

    Lorie Sellers

    For The Lancaster News

    BISHOPVILLE – Lee Central took two from visiting Buford in Region IV-AA basketball on Friday night.

    The fourth-ranked Stallions took an early lead and cruised to a 78-39 win over the Jackets to complete the sweep.

    The LC boys opened an 11-3 lead after a period of play and then used a 22-8 second period surge to take a 33-11 advantage on the Jackets.

    The Stallions led 61-28 after three quarters on the way to the 39-point win.

  • Warriors fall twice at Camden High

    CAMDEN – Indian Land had a rocky road trip to Camden for a pair of Region IV-AAA  games with Camden High School on Friday night.

    The Warriors dropped both ends of the varsity twin bill, with the winless Lady Warriors falling 51-20, and the ILHS boys losing, 58-52.

    A slow start hampered the Warriors in their six-point loss to the Bulldogs in the nightcap.

    Camden bolted to a 17-6 lead after one quarter and stayed on top for the six-point win.

  • Commentary: Trump sought to limit effect of shutdown, Mulvaney says

    Editor’s note: Mick Mulvaney, the White House budget director and former congressman from Indian Land, was back on the Sunday talk shows this week with an insider’s view of the first government shutdown since 2013. Here are excerpts of his interview with John Dickerson on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”

    John Dickerson: The president said this shutdown would be a present for him. His son Eric Trump said this is good for the administration. Why is it good for the administration?

  • Women bond in ‘Steel Magnolias’

    The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County brings another well-known drama to life this weekend with an adaptation of the 1989 film “Steel Magnolias,” the story of small-town women bonding at Truvy’s Beauty Salon in Chinquapin, La.
    “It was a very iconic film, with some of the best stars of the ’80s,” said the play’s director, Sheri Marvin. “You really will laugh until you cry then cry until you laugh. It’s the funniest, most heartwarming show in a very, very long time.”

  • Job growth requires ready facilities

    Lancaster County is primed for continued job growth this year, county Economic Development Director Jamie Gilbert says, and it’s scrambling to find enough good facilities to meet their needs.

    “The top issue is clearly product development,” said department Director Jamie Gilbert, discussing the county’s 2018 goals for job creation.

    “There is strong interest by some local industries looking to expand that need locations for their operations,” Gilbert said.

  • Officers from across region salute slain York Co. deputy

    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile and about 50 of his deputies joined officers from across the region Monday at the funeral of a York County sheriff’s deputy killed in the line of duty last week.
    Detective Mike Doty, 37, died Jan. 17, one day after he and three other officers were shot while responding to a domestic violence call on Farrier Lane outside York.