Today's News

  • Sign up to fill holiday wish list of an abused or neglected child

    The Lancaster County Outreach Project is launching its eighth-annual Holiday Giving Campaign, an effort to help local abused and neglected children and other families in need at the holidays.
    Last year, the LCOP, a year-round effort of the S.C. Department of Social Services, raised $7,551 in tax-deductible contributions for the Holiday Giving Campaign and helped 419 children and adults. This year, the goal is to help 550.

  • Matthew blasts past

    Hurricane Matthew made landfall north of Charleston at 11 a.m. Saturday as a category 1 storm, cutting power to nearly a half million coastal residents and causing much flooding, but there were no early indications of casualties.
    Lancaster County escaped with a night of heavy rain and moderate winds. As of 11 a.m. Saturday, an estimated 1,200 homes in Lancaster County were without power.
    Darren Player, director of Lancaster County Emergency Management and Fire Rescue said the outages were scattered across the county, caused by trees falling across power lines.

  • Community opens its arms to those fleeing hurricane

    With 310,000 people from the S.C. Lowcountry heading inland this week to escape Hurricane Matthew, it was inevitable at least a few of them would end up in Lancaster.
    Some came because of their connections to the area, while others arrived as part of a planned evacuation. For one family, the stay in Lancaster came as a matter of fate, a safe haven from the storm during a long, uncertain journey.
    The largest single group of evacuees was the 49 residents of White Oak Manor in Charleston who sheltered at the White Oak Manor here.

  • Traffic citations fall 43% in a year

    The vacancy-plagued Lancaster Police Department has issued just 753 traffic citations in the first three months of its fiscal year, down 43 percent from a year earlier.
    The department has six unfilled positions on its staff of 39 sworn officers. Despite the city’s moves in the past year to raise police salaries and award signing bonuses, the problem persists. The department hasn’t hired a single certified officer in 2016.

  • Brooke Bauer, PhD, comes home to preserve her Catawba culture

    Brooke Bauer grew up listening to the voices of native women sitting in the shade of a huge oak tree in front of her grandmother’s mobile home on the Catawba Indian Reservation.
    The older women, led by her Granny Evelyn George, breathed life into Catawba clay, shaping it into useful cooking vessels and art as they shared stories of struggle and celebration.  

  • FAFSA application date moved up

    From release
    Raleigh, N.C. – For students heading or returning to college in fall 2017, the start date for applying for federal and state financial aid has moved up to Oct. 1, 2016. In previous years, students were unable to file for financial aid until the first of the year.

  • Main Street scarecrows vandalized

    Police are looking for the vandal or vandals who damaged 11 scarecrows displayed downtown this week for Crows on Main, an annual Halloween scarecrow competition.
    Joe Timmons, events and promotions manager for the city of Lancaster, said the vandalism happened Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.
    “We think it was somebody trying to be funny, but it’s not very funny,” Timmons said. “I think this is the first time it’s ever been this bad.”

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    KARE to hold free medical clinic

    KARE will host free medical clinics from 8 to 10:30 a.m. today. The clinic includes flu shots for $31 (free to Medicare – red, white and blue card only), free blood pressure checks, free glucose checks and free medical supplies.

    Christian Services mobile food truck

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Jason Crabb concert today

    New Hope Baptist Church, 3731 Lynwood Drive, will host Grammy award winner Jason Crabb in concert today. Tickets are $20 each, $15 for seniors and children. For tickets, call (910) 528-9614 or (803) 320-0915.

    Trinity offers tabernacle tours

  • News Briefs

    Economic development structural committee meets

    The Lancaster County Council Economic Development Structural Committee meeting is 5 p.m. Oct. 24 in the County Council Conference Room at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St. 

    Candidate forum set for Oct. 24