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Today's News

  • Candidate's Column: Newton agenda: Education fixes, Santee Cooper decision

    First, I want to say thank you to the people of Lancaster and York counties for allowing me to represent you in Columbia. It has been truly humbling to be chosen to represent my community in the General Assembly.
    While it seems hard to imagine that the 2016 election was almost two years ago, election time is near and I am asking for your vote to continue to represent you in Columbia.

  • Column: Pro-life should mean more than opposing Roe v. Wade

    Being pro-life is defined as opposing abortion. The American Center for Law and Justice defines pro-life as “to defend the unborn, the widows, the disabled and the orphans… to serve the least of these in communities next door and across oceans, like organizations who serve the homeless or refugees who have fled war zones.”
    I support a woman’s right to choose. I also support this expanded view of pro-life.

  • Pints & Paws fundraiser at Benford Brewing Co.

    From release

    If you love craft brew and want to support our four-footed friends, the Pints & Paws Fundraiser is the event you’ve been waiting for.
    On Saturday, Nov. 3 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Lancaster’s Benford Brewing Co. will be transformed into a pet paradise where “every dog” will “have its’ day”.
    The brewery, on a beautiful countryside farm at 2271 Boxcar Road, will be pouring up their special craft beers in support of the Lancaster County Spay & Neuter Project.

  • Lantern-lit spooky tour downtown on Saturday

    Those interested in the spooky and supernatural this pre-Halloween weekend can spot a few ghosts during the Haunted Lantern Tour through downtown Lancaster.
    The event, hosted by See Lancaster, features four different characters telling their stories to passersby.

  • Girard teaches African pastors

    Chris McGinn
    Landmark News Service
    A volcano, the World Cup and ebola all played a role in Sun City Carolina Lakes resident the Rev. Scott Girard’s mission trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
    Together with Global Teaching and Preaching founder Dr. Jeff Richards, he visited Kinshasa for a week beginning June 29 to train more than 300 local pastors.
    They also trained another 400 at the city of Goma on the other side of the large country the following week.

  • 3 city council candidates pitch ideas for jump-starting Main St.

    The incumbents in the two contested Lancaster City Council races skipped Tuesday’s candidate forum, leaving three challengers to pitch their ideas for reviving Main Street and coping with the city’s financial challenges.
    Mike DeMarco, an IT supervisor at Companion Data Services, and Craft Stand owner Don Geraghty debated as challengers to incumbent Hazel Taylor in District 5.

  • 2,000-home site gets 1st council OK

    Lennar Carolinas’ plans for a 2,000-home subdivision and commercial development just north of Lancaster cleared its first hurdle before the Lancaster County Council on Monday.
    Council unanimously approved a resolution and first readings on rezonings to allow construction of an unnamed 1,336-acre “master planned residential community” and 140-acre commercial component between Shiloh Unity and West North Corner roads along the west side of U.S. 521.

  • At 105, the best-looking voter in the polling place

    At age 105, Fred Rom could pass for 30 years younger.
    The Sun City resident, whose hat boasts “105 and still the best-looking guy in the room,” walked into the elections office at the Lancaster County Administration Building on Wednesday to cast his ballot in the Nov. 6 election.

  • Norman decries ‘vile’ behavior that pervades national politics

    INDIAN LAND – Campaigning Thursday with Sen. Lindsey Graham at Sun City Carolina Lakes, Rep. Ralph Norman railed against the lack of civility that is destroying American political discourse.
    Norman, a Rock Hill Republican seeking his second term in the U.S. House, reached inside his coat pocket to illustrate his point while speaking to an audience of 250-plus constituents.
    But first, the congressman asked the audience to shield youngsters from what he was about to show them.

  • Parnell: Justices on Supreme Court should be limited to 20-year terms

    Reacting to the brawl over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, Democratic congressional hopeful Archie Parnell proposed Tuesday night that U.S. Supreme Court justices’ lifetime appointments be reduced to 20-year terms.
    “That would take a lot of pressure off of… these generational changes that are being debated,” Parnell said during a debate sponsored by the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, Duke Energy and The Lancaster News.