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Today's News

  • Celebrate love stories of Carolina presidents

    N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

    The relationships of presidents and their wives have been the subject of public fascination for generations. The staffs of President James Polk State Historic Site in Pineville and Andrew Jackson State Park in Lancaster will team up this weekend to look at the relationships of Andrew and Rachel Jackson and James and Sarah Polk.
    The free program will be presented at Andrew Jackson State Park at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18.

  • Grant would target crime in county

    Nearly 30 Lancaster County partners have applied for the federal Building Neighborhood Assets grant, which would be used to reduce crime and improve community safety.
    The $844,168 three-year grant would target areas of high crime within the county.
    “It helps you to create interventions to address crime,” said Dr. Paul McKenzie, Lancaster County School District director of research and development. “It focuses not on criminals but on where crime takes place.”

  • Multiple drug, weapons charges

    Three men face multiple charges after a Feb. 9 drug-related arrest.
    Tyquantay Kentez Myers, 18, 3032-G Northwest Apartments, was arrested for unlawfully carrying a pistol, possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute a Schedule II controlled substance (oxycodone and hydrocodone) and distribution of drugs in proximity of a park or school and possession of drug paraphernalia.
    Lakendrick Tayon Wade, 21, 1367 McIlwain Road, was charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

  • Catawba potter’s exhibit opens at NASC

    Catawba artist Keith Brown will open an exhibit of his pottery at the Native American Studies Center with a reception and gallery talk from 1-3 p.m. Friday.
    The exhibition, “Clay Pit to Fire Pit: From the Beginning to the End,” includes work from the four-month artist-in-residence program Brown completed in December. It will be showcased in the center’s Rose Gallery until Feb. 1, 2018.

  • Column: Encouraging investments in poorest communities

    Restoring hope and opportunity is critical to lifting up our communities who feel like they have been left behind.
    We have people all across the country living paycheck to paycheck who are forced to make choices no family should, like whether they should pay for heat in the winter or purchase necessary medications. Our country has witnessed under-employment rates soar, high school graduation rates drop, and poverty numbers remain stagnant.

  • Column: Tommy Pope cares about people, gets my vote for 5th District seat

    Billy Dale McCants, my son, was in a car wreck Nov. 12, 1988. I met the then-16th Circuit Solicitor Tommy Pope in 1995 for the trial of the two men that murdered my other son, Deputy James Brent McCants, killed in the line of duty Sept. 25, 1992.
    Tommy and his wife, Kim, are the best people I know. They really care for people. You become their friends, and they are yours.
    Tommy became speaker pro tem of the S.C. House in 2014. Now he is running for the 5th District congressional seat.

  • Racing tracks gear up for 2017 season

    Michael Knight

    For The Lancaster News

    Carolinas area racing tracks are gearing up for the 2017 season.

    Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., will hold practice Saturday from 1-5 p.m.

    - Carolina Speedway, located on 6355 Union Raod (Hwy 274) Gastonia, N.C., is holding practice for any race car division.

  • Lewisville set to ‘Lionize’ another HOF class

    Travis Jenkins

    Landmark News Service

    RICHBURG – As is always the case, finding former coaches and athletes worthy of hall of fame induction at Lewisville isn’t the problem, it’s deciding which worthy candidates are going in each year.

    The Chester County Class A school has unveiled its fourth class and will honor the inductees with a banquet and ceremony Saturday.

  • Comporium tourney opens play

    The 2017 Comporium Preseason Baseball Invitational opens play Saturday at the Buford High School baseball field.

    The weeklong tournament has two divisions, one at BHS and another at Andrew Jackson High School.

    The teams competing at Buford include Central, South Pointe and the Carolina Royals, a Charlotte area showcase team.

  • Young Vols look to make impact

    The 2017 Andrew Jackson High School baseball team sports its share of youth, but Volunteers coach Mike Lucas is confident about his AJ squad.

    “We are young, but we’re talented and I think we can come around,” said Lucas, in his eighth season guiding the Vols. “We have our share of depth and I like the way this team has been working and making strides to get better.”