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Today's News

  • Local United Way raises $400,628

    United Way of Lancaster County celebrated its campaign finale June 28 announcing its fundraising total for the 2017-18 campaign and recognizing several organizations and individuals for their contributions.
    During the 2017-18 campaign, UWLC raised $400,628, which was 94.3 percent of its $425,000 goal. Despite falling short of the goal set for the year, this marks a significant improvement on last year’s figures. In 2016-17, UWLC raised $353,453, just 70.7 percent of its $500,000 goal.

  • Driver injured in Speedway wreck

    A race car driver was injured in an accident Saturday night at Lancaster Motor Speedway.
    The driver, Colton Avery Dimsdale, 23, of Inman was in fourth place during the late-night race when his car was struck. He was trapped in the car and had to be cut out by first responders before he was flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte for his injuries.
    Dimsdale said he momentarily went unconscious, then awoke to find a metal bar stuck in his leg.

  • DeVenny is Lancaster’s new mayor

    Local attorney Alston DeVenny has been elected Lancaster’s new mayor, winning three out of the city's six precincts and garnering 565 votes.
    “Thank you very much. Thank you for responding positively to the vision that Lancaster is a great place,” DeVenny said after learning he’d won the election. “Thank you so much for that, and I’m just ready to get to work.

  • Lancaster teacher to show students how we get food

    From release

    FLORENCE – Lisa Huss, a teacher at Lancaster’s South Middle School, was among 49 S.C. educators who recently learned how to bring agriculture into their classrooms.

    The South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation (SCFB) hosted its annual Ag in the Classroom Summer Teacher Institute June 18-22 in Florence,  where teachers from pre-K through 8th grade learned the importance of family farms and farmers and how to teach agricultural lessons to their students.

  • Editor's Column: Inconsiderate few turn roads into eyesores

    There’s a new phone app that I hope you’ll download after you read this column. It’ll put us a tiny step closer to tidying up our messy roadsides.

    I was running an errand the other day and stopped at the S.C. 9 Bypass traffic light with McDonald’s on my left and CVS across the highway on the right. There were probably 30 vehicles within sight.

  • Column: Stop talking about the wall, start helping those who hurt

    I am writing in response to the July 29 guest column by Rudy Schmidt headlined “Common Sense: Before all else on immigration, stop the influx.”

    I disagree, because there is a solution to all problems. We, as a people, have to come together and remember that the only true Americans in the United States are the Native Americans.

    The problem is President Trump’s “wall.” He promised during the campaign that Mexico would pay to build this wall. Now after he is in office, it is us (the people).

  • Pepper X: The latest way to set your mouth on fire

    It is the food equivalent of eating a firecracker. 

    First there is an explosion of taste. Then your eyes water, your throat closes, your nose runs, and your ears ring. 

    For some, the endomorphins kick in and it is, they say, an incredible natural high.

    For others, pain and cramps follow, bringing you to your knees. Some end up lying on the ground. 

    The food is the world’s hottest chili pepper – grow by the thousands in South Carolina. 

  • Young actors, singers polish fun staging of 'Peter Pan Jr.'

    The Community Playhouse of Lancaster will debut its production of “Peter Pan Jr.” next Friday, a modern interpretation of J.M. Barrie’s story of Peter Pan and his adventures with Wendy, the lost boys and the villainous Captain Hook.

    The musical, directed by Stephanie Daniels, is based on the Disney movie and will feature new arrangements of classic songs from the film.

    Daniels, who teaches at Rock Hill High School, has worked with the playhouse for five years and keeps coming back for more.

  • 5 county residents charged in drug, weapons roundup

    Four Lancaster residents and a Kershaw man were arrested on drug and weapons charges this week as the county’s Drug Task Force executed a string of search warrants.

  • Poll information for Tuesday’s mayoral vote

    Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday for the Lancaster mayoral vote, and the new College Park Precinct in effect for this election.

    City residents will choose among Alston DeVenny, Sara Eddins, James “Butch” Flynn, Tamara Green Garris and Don Geraghty to fill the remaining five-month term of the late Mayor John Howard. 

    There will be no runoff in the nonpartisan race. Whoever gets the most votes wins the seat.