Local News

  • Etheridge to step down as principal of Kershaw school

    KERSHAW " Dr. Jennifer Etheridge will not return as principal of Kershaw Elementary School for the next school year.

    Etheridge is leaving to take a full-time position at Winthrop University, where she will teach in the graduate school in the Educational Leadership department in the College of Education.

    She said her role will allow her to work with Lancaster County School District and surrounding districts through the NetSCOPE grant, which aims to  improve student achievement and improve professional learning for faculty and teacher candidates.

  • ‘Sunshine law’ good for everybody

    Hell hath no fury like a reporter scorned.

    Isn’t that how the saying goes? The best way to make a reporter angry is to tell them they can’t get inside a meeting, or can’t get a copy of a document.

  • Breaking News Graduation section in Friday's edition, not today's newspaper

    The article at the top of today's edition of The Lancaster News says that the Graduation 2010 special section is in today's newspaper. That is incorrect. It will be in our Friday edition. We regret the error.

    – The Lancaster News staff

  • Jalopies to roll in Kershaw this weekend

    KERSHAW – The jalopies are rolling into Kershaw Motorsports Park for a weekend of fun and maybe a little racing, too.

    The 24 Hours of LeMons, a spoof on the prestigious 24 Hours of LeMans, is a race of lemons, or junk cars, really, according to participants.

    “Each year, the LeMons event is held in just 16 cities across the country and we are lucky enough to have it right here in the Carolinas,” said  Jochen Tartak of Kershaw Motorsports Park.

  • Black ministerial group wants to take on gangs

    Local black ministers made a strong statement against violence on Monday as they invited the community to meet with them to come up with ideas on how to take back Lancaster’s neighborhoods.

    The Black Ministerial Alliance held a press conference Monday at First Washington Baptist Church.

    The church’s pastor, the Rev. Frank Butler, said the community – in particular, the African-American community – must stand in unity against gangs.

  • Relay collects more than $200,000

    The economy may be down, but local residents and businesses still found a way to give to Lancaster’s 15th annual Relay for Life.

    The event, held April 23 and 24 to raise local awareness and funds for cancer prevention, treatments and cures, raised $204,700.

    The amount, raised by 63 teams, was very close to the projected goal of $215,000, said American Cancer Society representative Sue McLeese.

    “It’s absolutely stupefying, it’s wonderful,” McLeese said. “That is just the best pat on the back and high five you could get.”

  • Heritage expo starts Thursday

    Remembering local heritage and finding ways to create a brighter future will be focal points of this week’s Preserving Our Family, Community and Heritage LanCity Expo 2010, which runs Thursday through Saturday.

    The expo, being held for the fifth time, is presented by the United Heritage Total Family Outreach.

    The event will bring locals, former residents and special guests together to share what makes Lancaster County special while also discussing what can be done to improve conditions locally.

  • Catawba Fish Camp undergoing repairs; won’t open this weekend

    FORT LAWN – For the first time in about 35 years, the Catawba Fish Camp will be closed this weekend.

    Hungry folks looking for popcorn shrimp, hush puppies and cole slaw (sweet or sour) this weekend will have to go elsewhere. The restaurant just across the Lancaster County line on the banks of the Catawba River is usually open Wednesday through Saturday.

    About 8 a.m. Sunday morning, a transformer behind the landmark restaurant caught fire, said owner Bobby Edwards.

  • Adult Education graduation: Opening up doors for a brighter future

    William and Rebecca Steen worked for Springs Industries at the Grace plant for a combined 80 years. But when the company moved its operations overseas, the husband and wife were left without a job and unable to find decent work.

    The Heath Springs couple decided to start classes at Lancaster Adult Education, and now they’re able to celebration the complete of their GED (General Educational Development) requirements.

  • Mullis juggled illness, family tragedy to earn diploma

    Devin Mullis’ walk across the stage Friday at Buford High School’s graduation was an experience she doubted would ever happen.

    Her grandfather died when she was about to start the ninth grade. And to make matters worse, her brother, Jeremy, died a few days later from blood clots. Jeremy was a rising senior at Buford High.

    Devin said she couldn’t handle the fact that he wasn’t around and opted for home schooling much of her ninth-grade year. The talks of how much everyone at BHS missed Jeremy was too much for her to bear.