Today's News

  • Code: No new porch at Barr Street center

    The front porch roof of the Lancaster Community Center on East Meeting Street near the former Barr Street High School is falling in from age and will be torn down by the end of the year.
    But rebuilding it is still up in the air. And it’s not because its 10-member board isn’t working to line up the money or someone to do the work. All of that is on the back burner for now.
    Blame it on the street, because the front of the building is now too close to the front property line to rebuild the porch, said board Vice Chair Charmaine Stradford.

  • Newcomers pitch change in District 45 House race

    Two young nominees are competing for the S.C. House District 45 seat held by four-term Republican Deborah Long, 60, who opted not to run for a fifth term.
    Both Republican Brandon Newton, 22, and Democrat Tyler Mitchell, 23, aim to bring unity to Lancaster County, which often finds the southern part and the northern Panhandle at odds.
    “The problems of tomorrow cannot be solved with yesterday’s solutions,” Newton said.
    Mitchell views his youth as an asset because it keeps him out of the establishment status quo.  

  • Mulvaney discusses Trump, issues during Facebook Q&A

    Congressman Mick Mulvaney said Tuesday he believes Donald Trump has a better chance of uniting the country than Hillary Clinton should he win the presidential election.
    The comment came during a Facebook forum with voters Tuesday in which Mulvaney answered questions on a range of topics, including several questions about the presidential race.

  • Sims Foundation awards $940,000

    The J. Marion Sims Foundation has awarded nearly $940,000 in grants to 18 local organizations.

    Hope in Lancaster Inc., a crisis-relief organization, received $255,501, the largest grant, and plans to use the money for its new Bounce Back program and the Fresh and Healthy Food Initiative. 

    “We are extremely grateful that J. Marion Sims continues to believe in us and support us,” said Bekah Clawson, executive director of Hope in Lancaster. 

  • ‘The killing has to stop’

    Reece Murphy


    Hannah L. Strong


    It has been an alarming week in Lancaster, with four men shot and two of them dying, all within a mile-wide stretch on the south end of the city.

  • What’s that on the trail ahead? EEEEEEEEK!!!

    Think of a cross between a haunted house and a cross-country obstacle course, and you’ve got the idea of the Monster Dash, a new event for the United Way of Lancaster County.

    The spook-tacular fundraiser is 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Riverside Rodeo Arena, 1504 Caskey Lane. 

  • Kershaw Bowling Alley booming after shutdown of Lancaster competitor

    KERSHAW – Lancaster’s loss has become Kershaw’s gain.

    Play at the town-owned Kershaw Bowling Alley at Stevens Park has skyrocketed since the July closing of the Lancaster Bowling Center on Great Falls Highway.

  • Blaze destroys Chester’s Cove Seafood Restaurant

    Brian Garner

    Landmark News Service

    Fire destroyed the popular Chester’s Cove Seafood Restaurant on Cochran Bypass in Chester late Wednesday night.

    The Chester Fire Department responded to the call about 11:30 p.m., with the fire already well under way. Fire Chief Paul Caldwell said the building was a total loss. The fire’s cause is still under investigation.

  • The killing continues, 4 shootings this week

    A 32-year-old Lancaster man died Tuesday night after he was shot multiple times outside a home in the Southside community. It was the city’s second murder and fourth shooting this week.
    Lancaster County Deputy Glen Crawford identified the victim as Yusuf Abdus-Salaam of 2652 Downey Drive. Abdus-Salaam died from his wounds at Springs Memorial Hospital.
    As of 3 p.m. Thursday, the coroner’s office was still awaiting preliminary autopsy results.

  • Hurricane Matthew’s aftermath: 90% of power restored

    Utility crews in the past 72 hours have restored power to 90 percent of the South Carolinians left in the dark by Hurricane Matthew, but there are several places in the Pee Dee region where flooding might prolong outages for weeks.
    S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley said Thursday afternoon there are about 72,300 customers across the state without power, down from more than 850,000 who lost service at the height of the storm.