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Today's News

  • Ceremony honors 9/11 victims, notes city’s recent trauma

    Mark Manicone
    mmanicone@thelancasternews.com

    Irma’s howling wind and driving rain Monday weren’t enough to keep a group of Lancaster citizens from honoring those who died in the Sept. 11 attacks.
    Pastors from multiple local churches gathered with Lancaster firefighters and other citizens to pray for those affected by the terrorist attack 16 years ago. The crowd at the Historic Courthouse totaled about 20.

  • 9 candidates file for VW council, just 1 for mayor

    Nine candidates filed for the four town council seats in Van Wyck’s upcoming inaugural election, but just one person signed up to be mayor – Sean Corcoran.
    Corcoran, 42, was one of three incorporation commissioners who led the last stages of the organizing effort.
    An attorney at the law firm Brock & Scott in Charlotte, he said Tuesday he was surprised no one else filed for the mayor’s job – and that so many people jumped into  the council race.

  • Woman grabs 2 sons, flees burning home in Brooklyn

    Mark Manicone
    mmanicone@thelancasternews.com

    Artrise Stalk awoke to flames in her bedroom Monday afternoon at her house in Brooklyn. She grabbed her two young sons and ran out the door.
    “I was asleep, and I heard a big bang. I woke up and there were flames everywhere,” Stalk said, still shaking an hour later at her cousin’s house down the street.
    She and her sons made it out uninjured, but lost many of their belongings in the fire.

  • Firefighters join solemn 9/11 stair climb

    Eighteen Lancaster County firefighters and three guests climbed 110 flights of stairs at the Duke Energy Building in Uptown Charlotte on Saturday during the annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb.
    They were among 714 climbers who raised $21,000 for the families of New York firefighters who died in the attack on the 110-story World Trade Center.

  • Irma's Impact

    Tropical Storm Irma left Lancaster County littered with debris and 1,400 power outages on Tuesday as it spun past the state and into the Tennessee Valley.
    Duke Energy line crews here were working around the clock to restore power to homes. There were still 532 power outages in the county at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
    “Irma didn’t pick on any part of Lancaster County more than another,” said Rick Jiran, Duke’s vice president of community relations.

  • Farm animals galore await kids in Van Wyck

    A new animal farm dedicated to children with special needs is coming alive in Van Wyck.

    Bristol’s For Joy, started by Rebecca Templeton Barrows, will have its grand opening and fundraiser 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, on its 20-acre location, 4707 Three Crow Rd.

    Barrows was inspired to start the farm after quickly realizing there weren’t many places that catered to Bristol, her 6-year-old daughter with autism.

    Barrows, who is originally from England, said a friend who has a similar farm in Charlotte inspired her.

  • Scattered damage, power outages in Lancaster County

    Gregory A. Summers and Hannah L. Strong

    The Lancaster News

    The remnants of Irma blew through Lancaster County overnight, leaving more than 1,200 homes without power and scattered debris and downed trees in many places.

    At daybreak, winds were light and rain was still falling. By mid-morning, the storm's last rain bands had moved to our north, and blue skies were beginning to peak through.

    Lancaster County schools were on a two-hour delay after being canceled Monday.

  • Jayvee football wrap: Rucker rallies to top South Middle

    The A.R. Rucker Rams came off the deck to down the rival South Middle School Mustangs, 18-14 in the first game played on the Memorial Stadium FieldTurf on Wednesday afternoon.

    Rucker quarterback J.P. Cunningham hit Toby Willis on a 20-yard, fourth-down pass late in the game to lift the Rams to the close win.

    Cunningham also had a pair of rushing touchdowns, one from 40 yards out, and another from 20 yards.

  • CPTC honors top performers

    The Columbus Parker Track Club had five athletes capture medals at the National Junior Olympic Games in Detroit.

    The CPTC winners included a third-place bronze for Jaleel Alexander in 1500m racewalk. The club’s 3,000-meter racewalk winners were fourth-place Edwin Shaw, sixth-place Tytiuana Alexander, sixth-place O’mious Boulware and eighth Tiesha Shannon.

    The club had 30 athletes who qualified and 29 made the trip to the Junior Olympics.

  • Playoff decides Rotary tourney

    The winning foursome posted a close win in the annual Rotary Club golf tournament sponsored by the Lancaster Breakfast and Lunch Clubs on Thursday afternoon at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The winning team was decided on a card playoff, which included Rob Evans, Johnny Roscoe, Jay Rainey and Bill Williams.

    The team’s birdie on No. 7 gave the foursome the win in the 21-team field. The runner-up team posted a par on No. 7.

    Williams said teamwork was a key for the victory.