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Today's News

  • Grace Place, one of the nonprofits that Give Local Lancaster will help

    A safe haven in the middle of a rough neighborhood. An escape where kids can learn and thrive in a safe, uplifting environment. 

    That’s what Carol Lee and Kathy Harden envisioned four years ago when they began Grace Place, an after-school program on Brooklyn Avenue that provides the youth of Lancaster with free tutoring and healthy after-school snacks. 

  • Crafting a new vibe downtown

    A new place to gather is coming to Lancaster’s Main Street in the shadow of the Historic Courthouse. The Craft Stand, aiming to open by Aug. 1, will offer retail craft beer in bottles as well as 24 local craft beers on tap.

    The Craft Stand will occupy a storefront at 105 South Main that has been vacant for four years.

  • Ready, set, click!

    Local fundraising has crossed over into cyberspace, making it easier than ever to donate to local nonprofit agencies. The 24-hour online fundraiser GiveLocalLancaster is set for all day Tuesday, from midnight to 11:59 p.m. 

    The website GiveLocalLancaster.org has 36 organizations listed. Donations can be made to one or more nonprofits from Lancaster County, Fort Lawn and Great Falls. People from across the nation or anywhere in the world will be able to donate to our nonprofits. 

  • Relay for Life: a celebration of the fighters, the memories

    Hundreds filed into Lancaster County Memorial Stadium Friday night to celebrate another day of life and to march in defiance of a dreaded disease that shows no mercy.   

    The annual Relay for Life event had so many survivors and so many stories. Luminaries, two-wide, formed a circle within a circle, making a lighted path for survivors, caregivers and loved ones to walk, to remember and to hope. 

  • ‘What am I going to do with these people?’

    It started as an act of kindness, says Joe Camarena, owner of Joe’s Automotive.

    The couple and their daughter had no place to live, so he offered them the office in the back of his shop.

    It ended almost two years later on March 22, with a parking lot full of flashing blue lights, deputies swarming the property, and social workers taking emergency custody of a desperate 14-year-old girl.

  • Remember When: Covet thou not Whizzer bikes, cabins, boats, grills and rifles

    He was a retired minister, and his flock was small, but his messages were timely.
    We were making small talk out on the front steps when a fancy new car swoshed by. That baby is way out of my price range, I remarked. Pastor Lynn said, “Sorta makes one covet, doesn’t it?”

  • Lancaster teen charged with stabbing her sister

    A 19-year-old Lancaster woman has been charged with attempted murder after her 14-year-old sister was stabbed in the neck during an argument.
    Tykendria Caldwell was arrested at her home, 1084 Palidin Road, shortly after the incident Saturday evening. She was also charged with  resisting arrest.
    A Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said deputies responded to the home about 6:34 p.m. after the girls’ 16-year-old brother called 911.

  • Kershaw man charged with child abuse

    A Kershaw-area man was arrested Saturday by Kershaw County sheriff’s investigators and charged with abusing his infant child.
    Alvin Davis IV, 20, of 1179 Neds Creek Road, Kershaw, is charged with unlawful conduct toward a child.
    Kershaw Sheriff Jim Matthews said the case came to light when a physician at Palmetto Health Richland Children’s Emergency Room contacted the sheriff’s office about a 4-month-old who’d been admitted for treatment of head injuries.

  • Mackey’s business hit twice in one week

    A business owned by Lancaster City Councilman Gonzie Mackey has been burglarized twice in less than a week.
    Among the items stolen were several bicycles that were to have been given away as part of Mackey’s annual Christmas bicycle ministry.
    “It seems the more friendly and more you try to help, the worse people take advantage of you,” Mackey said.

  • 76 graduates flip tassels at USCL

    Walking across the stage of the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium wasn’t optional for Joseph Hammond on Saturday.
    It was something he had to do.
    After going to school part-time since 2008 to earn a bachelor’s degree, the summa cum laude graduate enjoyed every second of shaking hands with USCL Dean Walt Collins.
    “This day means a lot, but it means even more for my family,” said Hammond, a father of two, who works at Resolute Forest Products in Catawba.