Today's News

  • Long road to new office for local agency

    Nov. 2, 2013

    There’s got to be at least 40 volunteers here.

    Some crouching, hammers in hand. The hollow sound of tools banging against the wood echoes. The noise slicing through the autumn air. 

    Finally, the progress is visible – it’s tangible.

  • Lancaster county celebrates arbor day

    Throughout the county, schools, parks and community organizations paused to observe Arbor Day on Friday, Dec. 6. At McDonald Green Elementary School, students and staff along with county council members and a Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation representative, planted a Weeping Willow tree in the school’s courtyard. 

    The school’s chorus sang, “Colors of the Wind,” from the Disney movie, “Pocahontas” and the poem, “The Heart of the Tree,” was read. 

  • Police investigate attempted shooting

    Investigators are looking into a Lancaster woman’s report that her boyfriend pointed a gun at her and pulled the trigger on Monday, Dec. 2, though the gun did not fire. 

    The 32-year-old woman reported the alleged crime over the phone at about 9:30 p.m., and said the man pulled a gun on her before unsuccessfully trying to shoot her, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

  • When life gives you scraps...make quilts

    Eighty-four-year-old James Hagins is a retired Lancaster resident. He spends his days taking it easy, napping in his recliner when he feels like it. When he lost his wife of 60 years, Peggy, in September of 2012, he found an unusual outlet for his grief – quilting.

    “My mother quilted, and with eight of us children, she definitely had help when she needed it,” he said. “I didn’t mind helping her, and sometimes I was the only one she would let help, because I did things the way that suited her.”

  • Christmas Basket fund total is now at $735

    The annual Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket – a more than half-century tradition of neighbor-helping-neighbor in Lancaster County – received  $735 in contributions in the first week of the 2013 holiday season effort.

    The project is spearheaded by HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster, a non-profit, faith-based organization that provides short-term emergency assistance to families in crisis. 

  • Officials reveal Project Vino

    For decades, cotton has been intrinsically woven through the fabric of Lancaster County, and a newly announced multi-million dollar textile company seeks to carry on the tradition.

    Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. President Keith Tunnell announced this week that Keer America Corp., the American arm of a Chinese textile company known for its manufacturing of cotton yarn, is the real name of Project Vino.

    The company is a U.S. subsidiary of parent company Keer China, Tunnell said.

  • The real deal

     If you can’t make it the mountains to choose and cut your Christmas tree there’s no need to worry – Lancaster County has it covered.

    Papa John’s Christmas Tree Farm, located at 6980 Flat Creek Road in Kershaw, offers six different varieties of trees customers can choose and cut, including Blue Ice, Carolina Sapphire, Eastern Red Cedar, Leyland Cypress, Virginia Pine and White Pine. 

  • Lancaster High salutes fall stars


    Fall’s finest in Lancaster High School fall sports garnered the blue and gold spotlight Thursday, Dec. 5 in the school’s auditorium.

  • Rogers' FTs fuel Warriors victory


    Indian Land’s boys, 1-1, pulled out a last-second win to earn a split with visiting Cuthbertson of Union County, N.C., on Thursday, Dec. 5 in the Warriors’ gym.

  • Warriors notch mat split


    Indian Land split a three-way wrestling match with Class AA North Central and Class AAA Hartsville.

    The Warriors downed North Central, 58-21, but dropped a 45-25 loss to Hartsville.