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Today's News

  • ‘Big E’ leads pickers on the rebound

    After the week that wasn’t, The Lancaster News pigskin pickers, those fearless football forecasters, rebounded for a strong week of calling games.

    The week prior saw 76 misses of a total of 140 games, a less-than-stellar showing.

    Week seven was better, led by defending champ Ernie “Big E” Rowell’s 17-3 effort.

  • East Lincoln, Cherokee tracks hosting big race weekends

    With the end of the Lancaster Super Speedway season last Saturday, area drivers will be heading to regional tracks to race this weekend.

    East Lincoln Motor Speedway, located on 1873 Mariposa Road, Stanley, N.C., 28164, will host the Fall Brawl.

    The Fall Brawl, today and Saturday, is billed as the single biggest event in East Lincoln Speedway history.

    Divisions running will be Lightning Late Models paying $1,000 to win, Renegades $1,000, Thunder Bombers $1,000, 4-cylinders $1,000, and Extreme 4/Front Wheel Drives $1,000.

  • Three county players saluted

    FORT MILL – A trio of Lancaster County high school football players drew top honors at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.

    Lancaster High School junior quarterback Kemarkio Cloud, Indian Land junior Dorian Williams and Andrew Jackson High senior Dalton McKittrick were among the weekly winners at the meeting.

  • Column: Roads, pensions, coyotes, mopeds, women’s toilets

    Is it better to accomplish lots of little things or a couple of major things? Legislators took the latter approach this year, concentrating on twin titanic issues – overhauling the state’s pension system and passing a plan to better fund and govern the state’s road system.
    What follows is a synopsis of  those two home runs along with a few singles and strike outs that occurred.

    Long and winding road

  • Column: How to help Lancaster’s homeless

    People in our community continue to ask me how they can help with the homeless here. There’s so much you can do – from donations to volunteering to just offering respect – to make a homeless person’s life a little bit better.
    If you are one of the lucky ones, the world of a homeless person is completely foreign from your own. But without the support of friends and family, how many of us could survive something such as the loss of a spouse, a debilitating physical illness or the loss of employment?

  • Reserve tickets for concert, party marking WDAV’s 40th year

    To celebrate WDAV’s 40th anniversary, the Vivian Major Robinson Classical Music Concert Series and the Lancaster County Council of the Arts are teaming up for a free classical music concert and a fundraising reception afterward to benefit the public radio station.
    Ticket reservations are required for both the free concert and the $50 reception and must be obtained by going to https://wdav.org/.

  • Musical mystery stars people-snarfing plant

    Chloe Mungo
    For The Lancaster News

    The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County’s performances of the musical horror comedy “Little Shop of Horrors” begin this weekend, and director Joe Timmons promises a “bloody good show.”
    It’s a devious tale of love, murder and mystery, according to Timmons, who said the playhouse picked him to direct it because “my sense of humor and weirdness would help to bring this show to life.”

  • Hog Jam kicks off autumn in Kershaw

    KERSHAW – If you’re hankering for some mouthwatering barbecue and great small-town fun, Hog Jam is the place to be this weekend.
    Now in its 12th year, the two-day fall festival is sponsored by the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce and held in downtown Kershaw.
    Of course, the barbecue takes center stage, but there is something for everyone, ranging from street vendors and entertainers to inflatables and pony rides.

  • As violence persists, leaders look for individual responses

    Public officials, community leaders and church members gathered Saturday evening to talk about the recent deadly violence in Lancaster and give suggestions on what individuals can do to make a difference.
    In Reformation Lutheran Church’s fellowship hall, about 40 people listened, shared experiences and talked about how they can be a part of the solution.
    Gene Baker, the church’s pastor, said everyone attending was there because “we care about Lancaster.”

  • Lancaster couples in Vegas saw shootings’ aftermath

    Two couples from Lancaster experienced some of the aftermath of Las Vegas’ mass shooting Sunday evening.
    Stan and Windy Stokes and Eric and Donna Driver were on a trip to celebrate Stan’s 40th birthday.
    The four walked out of Planet Hollywood’s casino right after the shooting happened. They were heading down the street unknowingly in the direction of the shooting, but a man warned them not to go that way.