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Today's News

  • Lancaster, York to revive ‘War of the Roses’

    A rather bloody battle between the houses of Lancaster and York that ended 529 years ago at Bosworth Field in England is about to be renewed at Buckelew Park.
    But his time, rights to the throne won’t be at stake, just bragging rights.
    The city of Lancaster has agreed to take on the town of York in a softball game and associated activities in mid-October during a second “War of the Roses.”

  • Springdale Recreation Center closed Monday morning

    The Springdale Recreation Department will be closed to the public until 2 p.m. Monday, according to Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis.
    The county is making electrical repairs requiring the power to the building to be turned off. The work should be complete by Monday morning, but building inspectors have to review and approve the work before Duke Energy can restore the power to the building, Willis said.

  • Kelly - Capps Wedding

    Sarah Elizabeth Kelly of Tega Cay and Steven “Ryan” Capps of Rock Hill were married June 25, 2016, at The Dairy Barn in Fort Mill by the Rev. Joel McMakin.
    The bride is the daughter of Steve and Leslie Kelly of Tega Cay. She is the granddaughter of Hazel Bolton of Leesburg, Ga., and the late Robert Bolton Sr., the late Helen Kelly and the late Earl Kelly.

  • Alford - Herron Wedding

    Jane Gorley Alford of Fort Mill and Ken Taylor Herron of Waxhaw, N.C., were married June 12, 2016, at Andrew Jackson State Park in Lancaster County.
    The bride is the daughter of Marlene Gorley of Lubbock, Texas, and the late Thomas Gorley. She is the granddaughter of the late Lucille and Richard Miller and the late Doris and Frances Gorley. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1980 and Winthrop University in 2001. She is the editor of Carolina Gateway newspaper and special publications editor for The Lancaster News.

  • Brecht - Jackson Engagement

    Lynn and Vickie Brecht announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristy Annette Brecht, all of Lancaster, to James Robert Jackson of Waxhaw, N.C.
    The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. Oct. 1, 2016, at HomePlace Bed and Breakfast.
    Miss Brecht is the granddaughter of Dianne and the late Roy Charles Catoe, Susan Boyd, Nada Funderburk, all of Lancaster, and the late Lynn Brecht Sr. of Charlotte. She is a graduate of South Pointe Christian School in Pageland, and a graduate of Newberry College. She is a client accountant at American Forestry Management.

  • West - Smith Engagement

    Dean and Betty West of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Cynthia Jane West, to Dionis A. Smith, both of Charlotte.
    The beach wedding is planned for 4 p.m. Sept. 17, 2016, in Charleston.
    Miss West is a graduate of Charles D’Amico High School in Albion, N.Y., and earned an associate’s degree in paralegal studies from SUNY Herkimer in New York. She is a practice assistant/paralegal for McGuireWoods LLP in Charlotte.

  • Column: S.C. must start expecting more of itself

    Recently, I was talking with a Columbia woman who works with government contracting on the local, state and national level. She has built a multimillion-dollar business, and she runs it with honesty and integrity.
    In talking about her work with S.C. state government, she said something that stopped me dead in my tracks. “State government has become so corrupt on every level,” she said, “and it’s been that way for so long that people just accept it as business as usual – just the way it is.”

  • LHS looks to continue pool success

    The Lancaster High School swim team, which has had its share of pool success in the past, looks to continue its wave of wins this fall.
    The Bruins, who feature student-athletes from across the Lancaster County school district, are coming off region title seasons in 2015.
    The Lancaster girls were 15-0 and the boys went 13-1.
    The LHS swimmers have their share of experience coming back off those title teams.

  • Blythewood edges LHS swimmers

    Lancaster opened its 2016 swim season, dropping a close 175-164 loss to Blythewood on Tuesday at the Bengals’ pool.
    LHS, which defeated York on Thursday, will face White Knoll on Thursday.
    In the York meet, the Bruins downed the Cougars, 287-37. The LHS boys prevailed, 147-15 and the Lady Bruins won, 140-22.
    LHS vs. Blythewood results:
    200 medley relay – 1. Lancaster (Mills, Houghtaling, Spencer, Henry); 2. Lancaster (Page, Rogers, Cuella, Cunningham), 3. Lancaster (Wright, J. Caravaca, Reid, Bravo

  • Vols cruise in road win over Aynor

    AYNOR – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers got on track, rolling to a solid 25-8 road win over Aynor High School on Friday night.
    AJ, 1-1, was sparked by senior standout Heath Gandy, who led the Vols’ 17-point win over the AHS Blue Jackets.
    The Volunteers, coming off a home loss to Lewisville, rebounded to spoil the AHS Blue Jackets’ 2016 home opener.