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Today's News

  • Aldi spending $2.2 million to upgrade Lancaster store

    Aldi is investing $2.2 million to renovate its Lancaster store at 1201 Old Charlotte Road, just north of S.C. 9 Bypass, according to the Lancaster Building and Zoning Department.

    The grocery company is aiming to expand and remodel over 1,300 stores by 2020 through a $1.6 billion nationwide plan. According to Aldi, the Lancaster store is one of 31 stores in the Charlotte area that will be part of the company initiative. The grocery chain has set aside $48 million for remodeling these stores. 

  • Blue Devils won third straight conference title on the way to Class C state crown

    Editor’s note: following is the second part of the story on the 1967 Heath Springs Blue Devils’ Class C state championship run. The first part ran Sunday, Oct. 8.


    Charles Ussery

    For The Lancaster News

    The Heath Springs Blue Devils followed their loss to Kershaw with a 20-0 win over Bethune.

    Nathan Funderburk noted Heath Springs’ win over Bethune.

  • King of the Carolinas race set

    Carolina Speedway in Gastonia will host one of the biggest dirt track races in the Carolinas on Oct. 12-14.

    The action cranks up Thursday, with an open practice for all divisions, 6 p.m. to 10.

    On Friday, pit gates open at 3 p.m., and the grandstands at 5. The driver’s meeting is 5:45 p.m., with hot laps at 6:15.

    A host of Lancaster Super Speedway drivers will be competing in the field.

  • Rams’ late charge decks Yellow Jackets

    BUFORD – The No. 11 Chesterfield Rams out-paced ninth-ranked Buford at Jackets Stadium, handing BHS its second consecutive Region IV-AA loss, 31-14 on Friday night.

    Buford, 5-2, led early, but let the game slip away late in the final period.

    All knotted at 14 to start the final quarter, Chesterfield took the early fourth-quarter lead when Travis Bowen scored on a four-yard run.

    Bowen’s touchdown capped a 79-yard, 14-play drive. Chesterfield’s Will Douglas added the extra point for a 21-14 lead with 11:54 left.

  • Volunteers roll over Red Devils

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson High School Volunteers got back on track in a big way Friday night.

    The Vols, 3-4, 1-2, rolled to a 48-0 victory over the winless Great Falls Red Devils at  home.

    The Class A Red Devils are a young team with 12 freshmen.

    The Vols, coming off a road loss to Cheraw, took the opportunity to redouble their execution of plays in the rout at Volunteer Stadium.

  • Strong second half keys Bruins’ win

    Lancaster High School hasn’t had much to smile about at home this season, but the Bruins’ 2017 homecoming was happy.

    Lancaster, capping its regular-season home schedule at Memorial Stadium, held a 21-20 halftime lead and finished it off in the second half for a happy homecoming in a 34-20 Region III-AAAA football win over Richland Northeast on Friday night.

    The Bruins took care of business on both sides of the football in the final two periods, scoring twice and holding the Cavs scoreless for the 14-point win.

  • Column: Sentencing in nonviolent drug cases needs change

    I joined a bipartisan group of senators Oct. 4 to introduce the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017, which would recalibrate prison sentences for nonviolent drug offenders, target violent and career criminals and save taxpayer dollars.
    The legislation permits more judicial discretion at sentencing for offenders with minimal criminal histories and helps inmates successfully reenter society, while tightening penalties for violent criminals and preserving key prosecutorial tools for law enforcement.

  • Publisher's Column: We are your ‘Main Street media’

    Editor’s note: Susan Rowell last week became president of the National Newspaper Association, which represents community newspapers nationwide. Here are excerpts of her acceptance speech at the NNA’s annual convention in Tulsa, Okla.

    I am beyond honored to join this group of individuals who have led the National Newspaper Association to where we are today. Over 2,000 members strong, representing communities from the East Coast to the West Coast.

  • Staff Column: Let’s name new school after Charlie Duke

    Naming a new public building is a chance to celebrate something we’re proud of.
    Next August, a new elementary school will be opening in Lancaster County. And if the committee assigned with choosing a name is fishing for ideas, I have a suggestion.
    It should be named Charlie Duke Elementary School to honor our homegrown Apollo 16 astronaut.
    Twelve men have left footprints on the moon. Duke, who celebrated his 82nd birthday Tuesday, is one of them. He logged 71 hours on the lunar surface in April 1972.

  • After saving a barred owl, Pegrams get to free one

    After nearly two months recovering at the Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville, N.C., barred owl Luna’s release back into the wild was expected to take place in front of the Pegram household where she was rescued.  
    But after some wires were crossed with her paperwork, she was released during a festival in Gaston County, N.C.
    Nine-year-old Madalyn Pegram was surprised when mom Stacy told her she wouldn’t get to see her owl released. “She was disappointed but ultimately happy Luna was able to be released,” Pegram said.