Today's News

  • Lancaster, it’s time for your close-up!

    Lancaster and one of its corporate anchors will bask in some heartwarming national TV exposure Saturday morning, as the “Lucky Dog” episode taped here last fall is broadcast on CBS.
    Nutramax Laboratories, sponsor of the Emmy-winning program, will hold an invitation-only watch party at the Springs House during the 10 a.m. airing. Guests will include company executives, local officials and animal-rescue groups.

  • Sheriff's Column: 2017 crime figures improve, plus arrests are up

    The numbers are in. Lancaster County crime rates were down in 2017 compared to 2016 and were at their lowest levels since 2008 in several categories.
    During the same period, arrest rates were up.

  • County crime stats improve overall in ’17

    Crime was down overall in Lancaster County between 2016 and 2017, with several categories falling to a 10-year low, according to Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile.
    According to crime statistics released Monday, Type 1 crimes, which include both violent crimes and property crimes, fell 6 percent overall in 2017.
    The total number of violent crimes – murders, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults – fell 5 percent. Property crimes, which include, larcenies, auto break-ins and motor vehicle thefts, decreased 7 percent.

  • Howard out of ICU, still improving, family says

    Lancaster Mayor John Howard has moved out of the intensive care unit at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte as his condition continues to improve.
    He is in the hospital’s progressive-care unit, which is a downgrade from ICU and features more intensive physical and respiratory therapy. 
    “Dad has continued to gain strength in the last week and is working to sit in the chair and do strengthening exercises with physical therapy,” said Shelley Robinson, Howard’s daughter.

  • Column: Hold bureaucrats accountable for stopping improper gun sales

    In two recent mass shootings, last November at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, and last week at Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., we have seen a total of 43 people killed and another 34 wounded.
    The slaughter of these innocents is inexcusable.
    In the Texas case, the perpetrator committed suicide after having been shot and then pursued by a nearby resident. In the Florida case, the perpetrator was captured shortly after the attack, and will be processed through the criminal justice system.

  • 2 LHS students accused in violent threats

    Two Lancaster High School students have been suspended and reported to police after being accused of talking about violent threats against the school, officials said Tuesday.
    “We had some students make comments where school would be the target of a violent act,” said Bryan Vaughn, the Lancaster County School District’s safety director. “Law enforcement got involved right away.”

  • Brunson nets honor

    GREENVILLE – Sha'Ron Brunson was named the PlanFIRST Player of the Game for the Bob Jones University Bruins women's basketball team Feb. 10.

    Brunson scored the first 10 points of the game for the team and finished with 15 overall as the Lady Bruins fell to Pensacola Christian College 71-61.

    Brunson, a senior journalism and mass communication major from Lancaster, is averaging 10 points and 3.3 rebounds a game for the BJU Bruins.

  • LMS hosts open practice Saturday

    In less than a week, Lancaster Motor Speedway fans and drivers can visit the half-mile dirt oval under new management and ownership.

    LMS officials are hosting an open practice session Feb. 24 for the upcoming racing season.

    An open practice means any car in any division of dirt track racing can come and practice at LMS.

  • Stingers finish strong in tourneys

    The Buford Stingers Wrestling Club competed in two tournaments last weekend, earning their share of mat honors.

    The Stingers competed Feb. 10 in the Tour of SC Central Showcase at White Knoll High School in Lexington where the BSWC finished 17th out of 45 teams in a field of 349 wrestlers.

    In the 12U heavyweight division, Tanner Sellers was first with a 2-0 record edging teammate Tony Amos, second with a 2-1 record. Ricky McKinnon also competed in the heavyweight division.

  • Warriors’ Starcher to play at Maryville College

    INDIAN LAND – When Indian Land High School senior linebacker Nico Starcher came to the Warriors’ football team for his senior year, he didn’t know what to expect, but looking back he’s glad he did.

    Starcher’s move made an impact as he has signed to play football at NCAA Div. III Maryville College, a USA South Atlantic Conference member in Maryville, Tenn.

    Starcher made his move to the next level official, signing with the Fighting Scots on Feb. 7 in the ILHS media center.