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Today's News

  • Woman charged with selling counterfeit items

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    A sweep of the Lancaster County Flea Market on Great Falls Highway earlier this month by state and local law enforcement resulted in the arrest of a vendor for selling counterfeit items ranging from DVDs to Hello Kitty watches.

    Hai Lan Kr-Luo of Brooklyn, N.Y., is charged with one count each of illegal distribution of recordings and transporting, transferring or distributing counterfeit items valued between $10,000 and $50,000.

  • Richburg FD wants to be ready for growth

    Brian Garner

    Landmark News Service

    RICHBURG – If the members of the Richburg Fire Department want to know if growth is coming to their area, all they need to do is look down the road.

    To either side of the fire station, construction is happening – new buildings are being built and existing industries are expanding and upgrading. The fire department is taking steps to be ready for the growth in the area, said fire chief John Agee.

  • Gilreath commits to play baseball for USC Gamecocks

    John Gilreath, a high school baseball standout and former Lancaster resident, has committed to play baseball at the University of South Carolina.
    Gilreath, 15 and a sophomore at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, gave the Gamecocks a verbal pledge last week.
    The 5-10, 160-pounder is regarded as one of the top pitchers in the state for the class of 2018.
    He is rated by Diamond Prospects, a state baseball scouting service, as the state’s No. 2 prospect for the Class of 2018.

  • SECA Crate Late Models highlight racing Saturday

    Lancaster Super Speedway is set to host six divisions of racing, headlined by the SECA Crate Late Model Division on Saturday, Aug. 22 at the half-mile oval.
    The Saturday night racing card will feature the SECA Crate Late Models, Faith Funderburke Realty Super Stock, Deal 1 Auto Sales SECA Crate Sportsman, Cauthen Motors Renegades, U.S. Bonding Vintage and M&M Garage Extreme 4.
    After the wild and exciting night last Saturday evening at LSS, anything is possible to happen this week at the track which is in its 61st season.

  • Marlins host Tigers to open playoffs

    The Carolina Marlins baseball team will open its quest for a second league championship as they host the Kelton Tigers with a pair of weekend games.
    The Marlins, the top seed in the playoffs and the National League champions, will host a 4 p.m. game Saturday, Aug. 22 and a game Sunday, Aug. 23 at 4.
    The games will be played at the Wheels of Peace field at 3671 Wheels of Peace Drive.
    Take U.S. 521 North to North Corner and turn on Wheels of Peace Drive and follow to the field.
    The Marlins, 25-7, 16-4, are the top seed for the playoffs.

  • ‘Red Man’ one of the good guys

    One of the Lancaster Golf Club’s “good guys” has played his final round. That’s a shame because Mike “Red Man” Kennington truly loved the game of golf.
    Kennington, a fixture at the LGC as a sometimes employee and avid golfer, died last week after a battle with cancer.
    During the recent club championship, which saw 14-year-old phenom Anthony “T” Sutton earn the crown, there was still talk of “Red Man.”

  • Junior golfers bidding for all-star crowns

    Standout golfers in the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf

    Association will be competing for top honors in the annual Thomas D. Todd

    all-stars golf tournament at the Patriot Golf Club in Ninety Six this weekend.

    Some 14 Lancaster chapter all-stars, ranging in age 7-18, will compete for

    titles in the age divisions Saturday, Aug. 22 and Sunday, Aug. 23.

    The Lancaster chapter all-stars represent the top two finishers in each

    age division during the regular-season tournament play for the 2015 spring

  • Bear Hug Brawl spotlights jayvee play

    The Lancaster County high school football spotlight will be on the county’s four junior varsity football teams at the fourth annual Bear Hug Brawl Junior Varsity Kickoff on Saturday, Aug. 22 at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium.
    The jayvee football jamboree is played in memory of Seth Muennich, the late Buford High School junior varsity football player who died in an auto accident near the school four years ago.

  • Teams battle tonight at AJ

    Lancaster County high school football fans will have a final preseason look at teams as Andrew Jackson High School hosts the 12th annual Founders Kickoff Classic at Volunteer Stadium tonight, Aug. 21.
    All four county teams will be on display in the action which opens with host AJ meeting Indian Land at 6 p.m.
    Volunteers’ fans will have added interest as they will get their first home view of new AJ coach C.J. Frye’s squad as the Vols battle the Warriors.

  • Let the learning begin

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    For Lancaster County School District Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore, there’s significance to the number 12,047.

    After visiting all 20 of the county’s schools during the first full day of classes Monday, Aug. 17, from Kershaw Elementary to Lancaster High to Harrisburg Elementary, Moore realized he racked up that many steps during his daylong journey.