Today's News

  • The ‘102 Minutes That Changed America’

    • 8:46:26 a.m. – American Airlines Flight 11 crashes the north face of the North Tower of 1 World Trade Center between floors 93 and 99. 

    The impact kills all 92 on board, including the 11-member crew and five hijackers, along with approximately 1,600 inside the tower.

    • 9:02:59 a.m. – United Airlines Flight 175 crashes into the south face of the South Tower of 2 World Trade Center between floors 77 and 85. 

  • Nancy Moore Vinson

    Nancy Moore Vinson

     ROCK HILL – Nancy Lee Moore Vinson, 72, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House.

     The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at Greene Funeral Home Downtown Chapel with the Rev. Arnie McManus officiating. Entombment will be in Lancaster Memorial Park.

    A native of Monroe, N.C., Mrs. Vinson was a daughter of the late James Carroll Moore and the late Bonnie Stegall Moore. She was a homemaker.

  • Alice Stevens Huggins, 90

    Alice Stevens Huggins, 90

    KERSHAW – Alice Stevens Huggins, 90, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011.

    She was the daughter of the late John and Ruth Capell Stevens. 

    Survivors include a daughter, Frances H. Adams; four sons, Marion Huggins, Edward Huggins and Charles E. Huggins Sr., all of Kershaw and Fred M. Huggins Jr. of Westville; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. 

  • Political stunt discredits our president’s jobs announcement

    Of all the challenges facing our nation, none are more pressing than getting our economy back on track.
    Our unemployment crisis has continued far longer than most economists predicted. Two-and-a- half years after the Stimulus Act was passed, with promises it would stimulate an economic recovery, and 15 months after the White House publicly touted the Summer of Recovery, the economic outlook remains dreary.

  • Governor appoints two to County Commission for Higher Education

    University of South Carolina Lancaster
    S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley recently appointed Jerry Williams and Mary Barry to the Lancaster County Commission for Higher Education.
    They join a board of seven community leaders, including Lisa Bridges, Bruce Brumfield, Charles Bundy, Larry Durham, Rosa Sansbury and two ex-officio members, Lancaster County School District Superintendent Gene Moore and University of South Carolina Lancaster Dean John Catalano.

  • Alcohol petition names to be certified

    Reece Murphy
    A petition for a referendum to allow Sunday alcohol sales at Lancaster County restaurants is now in the hands of local election officials.
    Petition organizer Elissa Boyet announced Wednesday the group behind the effort wrapped up the first phase of the drive and submitted the petition to local election officials for certification.
    Boyet made the announcement during a press conference at Kilburnie, the Inn at Craig Farm.

  • Report details murder

    Christopher Sardelli
    ROCK HILL – The moments immediately following a fatal shooting Sunday in Rock Hill involving three Lancaster men were detailed in a police report released this week.
    Rock Hill police officers reported being flagged down by a woman frantically waving her arms outside the Rock Hill Motel early Sunday morning, according to a Rock Hill Police Department incident report. Police responded to the motel about a report of a shooting.

  • Weekend Events aplenty

    Jesef Williams
    There are several events on tap this weekend if you're looking for fun and a little fellowship.
    Promotions group See Lancaster SC is hosting the final installment in its downtown summer outdoor movie series.
    Saturday's feature film will be “The Blind Side,” which stars Sandra Bullock. The 2009 award-winning movie chronicles the life of an impoverished child who was adopted and later went on to achieve stardom in the NFL.

  • Foster Review Care board wins state honor

    MaryBeth Rowell
    For The Lancaster News
    The local Foster Care Review Board was recently named the State Foster Care Review Board of the Year for 2010. Its members were honored at a luncheon Aug. 11 at Charley’s Cafe.
    The regional board, which covers Lancaster, Chester and Fairfield counties, was chosen out of 42 boards across the state.
    “It was not a hard decision this year,” said Beth Green, program director for the Children’s Foster Care Review Board. “They continuously go above and beyond.”

  • LMS hosting NDRA Dirt Wars



    Lancaster Motor Speedway hosts the second race of the NDRA Dirt Wars with $3,000 going to the winner.

    Local favorite Timbo Mangum is the one to watch Saturday night at LMS.