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Today's News

  • HOPE offers 2 new ways to get help

    HOPE in Lancaster has added two new programs – the Senior Food Program, designed to immediately help the elderly poor, and the Bounce Back Program, for anyone going through a financial struggle.

  • Time for summer camps

    Our 2017 Arts and Sciences Camps are organized and ready to go for this summer.
    Thanks in large part to grants from the J. Marion Sims Foundation, the Duke Energy Foundation, the John T. Stevens Foundation and Wells Fargo, our camps focus on keeping children engaged in creative learning through courses they choose in the arts and sciences as well as providing a popular, fun summer arts experience.   
    Our goals are to:
    ◆ Offer an exceptional experience for each camper.

  • S.C. 9 Bypass reopens after metal spill

    The eastbound lanes of S.C. 9 Bypass under the North Main Street overpass reopened to traffic about 4 p.m. Monday. The two lanes had been shut down for a little more than six hours after a trailer loaded with scrap metal overturned just after 9:30 a.m., strewing both eastbound lanes with shards of metal in all kinds, shapes and sizes.
    The truck cab did not flip over, and the driver was not hurt. For more, see the Wednesday, May 17 edition of The Lancaster News.

  • Metal truck tips, blocks S.C. 9 Bypass

    The two eastbound lanes of S.C. 9 Bypass at the North Main Street overpass are shut down after a trailer loaded with scrap metal overturned just after 9:30 a.m. Monday. The truck cab did not flip over, and the driver was not hurt. He was walking around talking with police.

    Firefighters, police and the S.C. Department of Transportation crews are all at the scene.

    Both eastbound lanes are strewn with metal, and the cleanup could take hours. 

  • 25 frisky dogs face life-or-death decision soon

    Alan Williams, director of the Lancaster County Animal Shelter, squatted beside one of the temporary pens holding the 25 quarantined animals under his care.
    He shook his head as he talked about the dog inside, one of two that came to the shelter three months ago after a drug bust left them homeless. They were emaciated, dehydrated and full of parasites. Williams and his assistant nursed them back to health.
    The dog wagged his tail wildly at the sight of his caretaker.

  • Pope, Norman neck-and-neck in runoff

    Tough campaigning by Ralph Norman and Tommy Pope may not have moved the needle much since the 5th District congressional candidates finished in a virtual tie in the May 2 GOP primary, according to an independently funded poll released Thursday.
    The two meet Tuesday in a runoff to decide who’ll represent the Republican Party in the June 20 special election.

  • 2nd finalist makes pitch, shakes hands

    The second Lancaster County School District superintendent finalist visited Lancaster on Thursday and had the opportunity to meet the community and district staff.
    Dr. Carlotta Redish, 52, assistant superintendent for human resources at Spartanburg School District 7, said she is grateful for the chance to meet the county’s students, parents, community members and district staff.

  • Flowers, pizza, cake and trophy!

    Sandra Rollings, who turned 71 this week,  finished her last shift at Applebee’s as the guest of honor this week, receiving flowers, pizza, cake and a trophy.
    For 15 years, she has worked a few hours each week at the Lancaster restaurant, prepping food for the cook.
    Her manager, Darann Weingand, told her she could take the day off Wednesday and just enjoy the party and the celebration of her retirement.

  • LASS project expands shelter kennels by 30%

    There’s a bit of good news at the Lancaster Animal Shelter this week, even as it remains shut down while officials try to eradicate an airborne virus.
    A new set of seven portable kennels has arrived at the shelter, thanks to $17,500 in donations from the Indian Land-based animal-rescue group Lancaster Area Shelter Supporters. The addition will expand shelter capacity by 30 percent.
    The block of portable, climate-controlled kennels have been placed on a county-laid concrete pad at the shelter at 118 Kennel Lane.

  • Ledbetter picnic-shelter fund reaches $26K goal

    The Terri Ledbetter Memorial Fund raised $10,000 this past Friday after a benefit concert at Immanuel Baptist Church.
    That money will be added to the $16,000 raised from past donations and fundraisers.  The dream of a covered, handicap-accessible picnic shelter will become a reality for Ledbetter’s friends at the Chester-Lancaster Board of Disabilities and Special Needs (CLDSN).
    Janice Steele, Terri’s mother, was overcome with joy Monday as the funds hit the goal.