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Today's News

  • AJ coach resigns

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School officials are searching for a new head football coach at the Lancaster County Class AA high school.

    David Moore, 55, has resigned as the Volunteers’ head football coach after five seasons leading the AJ team, including one season as an interim head coach.

  • New historic marker for Craig House

    Nita Brown

    For the Lancaster News

    It wouldn’t be unusual to see a historic marker on the side of the road nearly anywhere in the county, but it’s rare for two markers to be within a couple hundred feet of one another.

    On Sunday, Dec. 14, a new roadside marker was unveiled on Craig Farm Road, a stone’s throw from the marker already in place at Kilburnie, the Inn at Craig Farm.

  • LAPS vigil set for Thursday night

    Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    As a way of showing love during this holiday season, local residents are encouraged to attend an important prayer vigil from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at Lancaster City Hall, 216 S. Catawba St.

    Lancaster Alternative Policing Strategy (LAPS) is holding its annual remembrance ceremony for those who’ve lost their lives due to unnecessary violence and to help foster unity among community residents.

  • DSS honors Broome

    Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    Betty F. Broome has ended her service with the Lancaster County Department of Social Services, but her personal interests in the protective and social well being of local residents will forever remain, she said.

    On Wednesday, Dec. 10, during its annual Christmas luncheon, the staff of DSS honored Broome who has served on the Lancaster County Department of Social Services Advisory Board for 30 years.

  • Holiday cheer spreads in VW

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    INDIAN LAND – When it comes to local Christmas charity drives, few do it as well as the two annual Panhandle efforts organized by Van Wyck postmaster Betty George and the Van Wyck/Charlotte Road, Pleasant Valley and Indian Land fire departments.

    With the big day a little more than a week away, organizers have been busy as elves making sure Santa has plenty of goodies to drop off for Christmas at the homes of the communities’ less fortunate.

    VW angel tree

  • Knight signs to run for CIU Rams

     

    Michael Knight is striding for the next level.

    Knight, a Buford High School standout track and cross country runner, is bound for Columbia International University in Columbia to run on the Rams’ track and cross country teams.

  • Lady Jackets swarm Lions for victory

     

    RICHBURG – Buford High School’s unbeaten girls basketball team returned to Richburg, where they began their winning streak on the 2014-15 season, and continued their stellar hardwood play at Lewisville High School on Friday, Dec. 12.

  • Stars shine despite loss

     

    MYRTLE BEACH – A tough ending to their final high school football game couldn’t tarnish an otherwise memorable beach week for the Lancaster County quartet in the 67th annual North-South All-Star football game.

  • Journalist clears doubt about Santa

    Lancaster resident Rhonda Hodge said she was familiar with the 1897 column, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus,” by Frances Pharcellus Church that was published in The New York Sun.

    However, Hodge was unfamiliar with how it came about, saying she would love to share its background with others.

    Hodge laments that many people today are so enamored with celebrities that she hopes they, too, will become familiar with the background of this famous column.

  • Flimflammers and scalawags in county

    In the early 1950s there were flimflam men rambling the countryside taking advantage of the elderly and widow women. My father worked at the mill in Kershaw and got all the news a week before it was in the paper. Daddy passed the news to us 10 children and mama at supper every night so we would be aware of such people.

    We had to look after Grandma and her two sisters, Sally and Carrie, who lived 300 yards up the road in the big house. We lived in a tenant house under the hill and got our water from a spring, but we had a nice three-hole toilet.