Today's News

  • Saying hello, goodbye to leaders at Arts Council

    The Lancaster County Council of the Arts has seen a lot of changes lately. 

    Last month, executive director Sam Courtney, who led the council for the past six years, announced that he was resigning. This month, Debbie Jaillette stepped into the executive director’s role.

    The Arts Council, located in the old Springs House on Gay Street, promotes the arts in Lancaster County by providing educational opportunities for students and various programming for the general public, among other services. 

  • S.C. House overrides most of governor’s budget vetoes


  • Keep your cool on hot days

    During summer months, days are longer and more people are outside for longer periods of time, increasing the health risks from heat exhaustion and overexposure to the sun.
    Each year, more Americans on average die from heat waves than from any other natural disaster.
    And every hour, one person dies from skin cancer, which is the most common occurring cancer in the Unied States.
    Staying cool
    To avoid heat exhaustion and overexposure to the sun, follow these steps to stay cool and safe this summer:

  • Sure is hot!

    Reece Murphy
    A high-pressure system over the Midwest that caused two weeks of record-breaking high temperatures has crept eastward, bringing with it heat advisories from South Carolina to New York.
    As anyone who ventured outside the confines of their air-conditioned home Tuesday would know, it was H-O-T, with highs in the upper 90s – and a heat index, or “feels like temperature,” of between 105 and 109 degrees.
    National Weather Service meteorologist Tim Hawks expects more of the same for today.

  • Want to save money?

    Staff Reports
    Few products offer individuals the opportunity to save more than they spend. Starting Sunday, July 17, The Lancaster News will give readers this opportunity with the return of SmartSource coupons.
    Inside The Lancaster News each week, readers will find a coupon package regularly valued at more than $100 in savings through manufacturer, retail and restaurant coupons. Subscribers will usually find they can recoup the cost of The Lancaster News subscription in just one week of coupon savings.

  • ‘Everybody seemed to know him’

    Christopher Sardelli
    Whether he was traveling to a foreign country or sitting in his old Main Street office, Dr. Ira Adams was always searching for people in need.
    Sitting with her hands folded in her lap Tuesday afternoon, his sister, Mary Ruth Adams, recalled numerous stories about her brother, a well-known, eclectic local dentist who had a passion for helping others and fixing teeth. Ira Adams, 85, died Monday at his office in Lancaster.

  • Duke trying to make best of Sprint firing

    Jesef Williams
    Traveling from city to city and interviewing the biggest stars in NASCAR seems like a long time ago.
    Ever since nude pictures of Paige Duke began to spread on the Internet, the former Miss Sprint Cup has endured much embarrassment, uncertainty and despair.
    But the 24-year-old Lancaster native has emerged from the ordeal with a goal to make the best of the situation and help others through the process.

  • Police catch purse snacther

    Christopher Sardelli
    Only days after her photo was released to the public, a purse snatcher was nabbed by local authorities Monday morning.
    Lancaster police officers had been on the hunt for a woman seen in security footage stealing a customer’s purse July 1 from Walmart, located at 805 S.C. 9 Bypass. With help from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, that woman was found and arrested Monday.

  • Man attacked on front porch

    Christopher Sardelli
    Police are searching for whoever attacked a Lancaster man while he was sitting on a front porch last week.
    Lancaster police officers were driving along Chesterfield Avenue at 8:48 p.m. July 1, near Main Street, when they noticed a man waving at them from another car, according to a police department incident report.

  • Lancaster VA, local Marine unit to help with Dudley funeral

    Staff Reports
    Staff Sgt. Thomas J. “T.J.” Dudley, 29, of Fort Mill, was killed during combat operations in Helmand province of Afghanistan on July 7.
    Services for Dudley will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Fort Mill High School auditorium.
    Dudley has relatives living in Lancaster.
    Members of the Lancaser County Veterans Affairs Office and the Lancaster unit of the Marine Corps League will be in Charlotte today to accompany Dudley’s body and help with the service.