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Today's News

  • Council hits the brakes on proposed parking ordinance

    A contentious battle over “no parking” signs hit a speed bump earlier this month when county officials decided not to move forward with a proposed parking ticket ordinance. 

    After listening to a months-long debate about “no parking” signs and who has authority to ticket or tow on county roads, Lancaster County Council discussed and ultimately rejected a possible solution to the problem during its April 8 meeting. 

  • Pilot unhurt in plane crash

    Editor’s note: The Lancaster News incorrectly reported in the Friday, April 19, 2013, edition that workers freed the airplane from the trees where it crashed on Thursday, April 18. It wasn’t the plane, but pilot Jerry Wiese, who was freed from his perch.

     

    Teddy Moore has seen his share of emergencies, but he’s never been involved in an emergency situation like the airplane crash he responded to Thursday, April 18. 

  • Paige Duke is Darlington Raceway’s first-ever ‘Lady in Black’

    Wearing a fire suit at NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events is nothing new to Paige Duke.

    Now, the former Miss Sprint Cup has a dark one to wear, along with a new title when promoting a sport that’s close to her heart at the track that’s “Too Tough to Tame.”

    Duke is the “Lady in Black” for the “Lady in Black.”  

  • National Weather Service issues severe storm warning for county

    After issuing a tornado watch earlier today, April 19, the National Weather Service has now issued a severe storm warning for Lancaster County until 4:30 p.m.

  • Crawford slapped with two-year drug ban

    Former Indian Land High School track star Shawn Crawford, who captured gold in the 200m at the 2004 Athens Olympics, has been suspended for two years for not providing his whereabouts for out-of-competition drug testing.
    Crawford, according to reports, didn’t tell officials of his whereabouts for out-of-competition drugs tests three times in an 18-month period.
    The Van Wyck native was suspended from competition and stripped of all results dating back to Nov. 17, 2012.
    Crawford’s ban began Wednesday, April 17.

  • Tornado watch issued for county

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Lancaster County until 9 p.m. today, Oct. 23. A tornado watch means that the conditions have created a significant risk of a tornado occurring. 

       

  • ‘CG’ helps to protect your wallet

    If you’re the person who keeps up with bills and balances your family checkbook, you can definitely relate to the role of a comptroller general.
    That’s my title, state comptroller general. Many folks in state government simply refer to me as “the CG.”
    That’s a peculiar title, even a little old fashioned. So it’s not surprising when I meet people outside state government who ask about the responsibilities of my job and the agency I direct, the Office of Comptroller General.

  • The run ends but the road never does

    How can you get what you want from life if you do not know what it is that you want? Over the past years, I have observed a problem within our society and it seems to be that a great many people feel lost, confused and without a sense of purpose.
    They have no direction in their lives and seem to be floating about aimlessly. Going from relationship to relationship, job to job, day to day, seeking happiness in material possessions, and always wanting more but doing less to achieve.

  • Firespotting equipment has evolved over the years

    One of my favorite childhood memories is of hiking a mountain trail in southwest Virginia with my father.

    We were walking along admiring the flowering Mountain Laurel when suddenly we were in a clearing staring up at a very tall fire lookout tower.

    I was fascinated by the idea of someone living so high above the trees scanning the horizon for puffs of smoke.

    For years afterward I secretly dreamed of being that person, the sentinel standing watch over the forest.

  • Family holds fundraiser for accident victim

    The family of John Hill will have a fundraiser event beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Tradesville Community Center. Proceeds benefit Hill, who is suffering injuries after falling from a tree stand in December 2012.
    The event includes a yard sale, a 50/50 drawing, a silent auction and cornhole tournament. Barbecue chicken plates are available for $8. For more information, call (803) 320-1194.