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Today's News

  • Holiday curtain-raiser

    Hold on to your toboggans and grab your reindeer reins, as Lancaster ushers in the holiday season Saturday, Dec. 3, with a flurry of fun in the Cultural Arts District downtown.
    Revelers will be transported throughout the Cultural Arts District by old-fashioned trolley cars, courtesy of L&C Railway. Hop aboard and disembark at Santa’s Workshop, the Winter Block Party, the Artisans Holiday Market, the historic Springs House, the L&C Railway Museum, the Native American Studies Center and local businesses hosting holiday open houses.

  • The gang's all here

    Amanda Harris

    For The Lancaster News

    Never before have Franklin Armstrong, Shirley and Peppermint Patty been together with Charlie Brown and the gang to celebrate the Christmas season. 

  • Warriors drop two at Nation Ford

    FORT MILL –  A short bus ride to nearby Nation Ford High School of Fort Mill proved to be a long night for the visiting Indian Land Warriors.
    The host Falcons soared to a pair of non-region basketball wins over the ILHS teams Tuesday night.
    The Lady Falcons notched a 38-24 win and the NFHS boys rolled to a 71-48 victory over the Warriors, who dipped to 2-5 on the season.
    The Falcons, in the nightcap, bolted to a 16-0 lead on the Warriors and stayed in control for the 23-point win.

  • Ern earned his 2016 Picks win

    A year ago, veteran Pigskin Picks panelist Ernie “Big E” Rowell got off to a slow start and never fully recovered.
    The 2016 season is different and that’s why Ern, known as the “Big E,” is bound for the fabled Taxahaw Inn for a winner’s weekend wingding.
    The Picks “Big E” is the champion for the 2016 season, holding off a hard charge from third-year picker Lori Sistare “Bright.”

  • South Pointe’s late surge foils Jackets

    South Pointe used an 8-0 finish to post a 53-45 win over the host Buford Yellow Jackets and a hardwood sweep at BHS on Wednesday night.
    Buford, 0-2, tied the game at 45-all on Tanner Wallace’s bucket with 91 seconds to play, but then the visiting Stallions dashed away with their pivotal 8-0 run.
    “We had a great effort tonight,” BHS boys coach Raheem Waller said. “We need to work on free throws and cut down on our turnovers, but I feel we’re making progress with this team.”

  • Lady Bruins win at FM

    FORT MILL – Lancaster High’s hoops trip to Fort Mill resulted in a split for the Bruins on Wednesday night.
    The Lady Bruins, 3-1, posted their second win over a Class AAAAA team this season, taking a 53-46 victory over the Lady Yellow Jackets. The LHS girls also have a win over Class AAAAA foe Rock Hill High this season.
    The LHS boys dropped a 61-40 loss to the Yellow Jackets.
    In the opener, Lancaster bolted to an early lead and stayed on top for the seven-point win.

  • News Briefs

    County council to meet Dec. 12

    The Lancaster County Council meeting is 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12 in council chambers at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St. The Dec. 26 meeting is canceled because of the holidays.

    Public Safety Committee meets

    The Public Safety Committee meeting is 8 a.m. Dec. 13 in the council conference room at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St.

  • Column: Van Wyck’s incorporation effort still alive

    Back in February when Voters for a Town of Indian Land first announced its plans to swallow up our peaceful and splendidly isolated community (Van Wyck), a committee was quickly formed to combat its intentions. We essentially formed a board comprised of heads of various quickly formed committees that worked on various aspects of countering IL’s attack. Rosa and I co-chaired that board, whose purpose was to launch a three-pronged counter-attack to the IL group’s intentions.  

  • Keep ‘X-mas’ in your heart, don’t let non-issues intrude

    “Christmastime is here, happiness and cheer” as the Peanuts crew sang on their traditional half-hour special.
    A season of feasting and gift giving, of joy to the world and school vacation days. There will be pageants and cantatas and houses made up to look like candy-cane castles.
    It is a magical time of year that is supposed to bring people together, but it also opens the door for scrooges and Grinches who seem to revel only in bubble bursting or maintaining the true meaning of Christmas.

  • 50-flavor ice cream truck keeps Cannon busy

    Amanda Harris

    Special to The Lancaster News

    When his unique take on “Pop Goes the Weasel” starts to play, residents know immediately that Roger Cannon’s ice cream truck is headed their way. 

    “I’ve got to jazz it up a little bit,” he said.

    A Fort Lawn resident, Cannon converted an old hospital supply van into an ice cream truck in April, renewing a dream he began years ago.