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Today's News

  • Wreck victim tracks down the firefighter who kept him alive

    Steven Hubbard of Belmont, N.C., is glad to be alive after a motorcycle accident a year ago.
    On Feb. 3, he got the chance to thank the man he credits with saving his life – Pleasant Valley Fire Department firefighter Joe Martus.
    Hubbard, 26, was on his way to work March 17 when his motorcycle slammed into the side of a turning SUV, leaving him clinging to life in the middle of Carowinds Boulevard in Fort Mill.

  • Woman watches childhood home burn

    Marie Cunningham watched quietly through a cloud of smoke as her childhood home burned Wednesday afternoon, just 30 yards or so from the house where she now lives.
    The fire crept closer and closer across the yard, but firefighters extinguished it before it got to her home.
    Kershaw, Heath Springs and Rich Hill volunteer fire departments, along with Lancaster County Fire Rescue, responded to the fire at 7768 Molasses Rd., Kershaw, shortly before 2:30 p.m.

  • Norrell withdraws Facebook post on LHS incident

    After Wednesday’s Florida school shooting, Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell wrote on Facebook that her daughter feared attending Lancaster High because she saw a student assault a teacher there Feb. 2.
    On Thursday, school officials said no such attack had occurred, and the 44th District Democrat from Lancaster removed the post from her Facebook page.
    There was a Feb. 2 incident in which a teacher intervened to stop an argument between two students, said LHS Principal Rosalyn Mood, but “at no time was the teacher assaulted or struck by any student.”

  • 300 apartments just east of BridgeMill

    A new multi-story apartment complex is coming to Indian Land.
    Lancaster County Council passed a resolution Monday night that moves forward the master plan to build the 300-unit Six Mile Creek Apartments, as well as an adjacent commercial component on 20 acres along the east side of U.S. 521. The property is directly across from the entrance to the BridgeMill subdivision and BridgeMill Drive, which is just north of Transformation Church.

  • 1st S.C. pediatric death from flu

    South Carolina has seen its first pediatric death of the flu season, according to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.
    The reported death occurred in the Midlands region, which consists of 12 counties including Lancaster. DHEC would not specify the county where the child died.
    “The most information we can release is the region that the death occurred in,” said a DHEC spokesman.

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Cattlemen’s Association steak dinner Feb. 24

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Free 2018 Coat Drive Giveaway

    White Oak AME Zion Church’s Christian Education Department will hold a free 2018 Coat Drive Giveaway from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 24 at 118 E. Gay St., Lancaster. The church will give away coats, hats, scarves and gloves to anyone in need.

    Conference on Bible creationism

  • News Briefs

    County council meets Feb. 26

    The Lancaster County Council meeting is 6 p.m. Feb. 26 at the county administration building, 101 N. Main St.

    VW town council meets Feb. 26

  • Column: Calm down! We are not on the brink of civil war

    I just read Rudy Schmidt’s Feb. 9 column in The Lancaster News headlined “U.S. in political civil war as Dems won’t accept election.”
    I am concerned about his view of our nation. He refers to civil war eight times.
    He states there are no shootings yet except in Democratic controlled cities like Chicago and Baltimore. The only other shooting that he mentioned is that of a Bernie Sanders-supporting Democrat shooting the Republicans practicing softball.

  • Column: Our schoolkids should grow up in an America with fewer guns

    This letter is in response to John Baker’s argument on Wednesday’s opinion page that government officials should be held accountable for stopping improper gun sales.  
    Mr. Baker says liberal pundits have pointed out that shooters in two recent mass killings used AR-15-style rifles, and he proceeds to inform us that the AR-15 is not an assault rifle. He is correct.