Today's News

  • 9/11 – Ten Years Later

    Cole Wadell is a Lancaster resident who was living in New York City during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.


    Y2K is history,

    Sparing us the predicted 

    interruptions and chaos.

    Tuesday has surprised us,

    Making our darkest notions of the Apocalypse appear all too real.


  • How do you explain 9/11 tragedy to our children?

    Marquis Crawford and Kate Pettit mark a milestone of sorts in the history of 9/11.

    Though only 13 years old, the A.R. Rucker Middle School eighth-graders stand on the cusp of a national memory as they are among the youngest Americans with first-hand memories of Sept. 11, 2001. 

    The last of a generation, in many ways.

    Though enveloped in the innocence of youth, that they and others their age have any memories of the tragedy at all is amazing.

  • Could happen anywhere

    The new headquarters for Founders Federal Credit Union provides cozy confines for its employees while catching the eye of customers and others who happen to pass the spacious campus off Gillsbrook Road in Lancaster. 

    Some nighttime passersby are so drawn to the building that they try to walk up to it and take pictures. Sightseeing may be fine, but if you get too close, a security guard will be right there to ask about your intentions. 

  • Council to discuss airport park

    Lancaster County Council will discuss details for the management of an undeveloped airport business park project at its Monday meeting.  

    The park, which is planned for an area near the Lancaster County Airport, would be similar in infrastructure to industrial parks in Heath Springs and Kershaw, though on a much larger scale, said County Administrator Steve Willis in a memo to council. Willis said there is a need for a project manager due to the size of the project and the need to coordinate with private landowners. 

  • Man charged with attempted murder

     An apparent dispute about a car battery has landed a Lancaster man in jail on felony charges.

    Dontae Lavar Thompson, 33, 936 16th St., was charged last week with attempted murder and discharging a firearm into a dwelling.

    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies came to 950 15th St. shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday in response to a call about a shooting there.

  • Television looks back at 9/11 terrorist attacks

    Staff Reports

    Television viewers who want to look back at the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have several programs to choose from today.

    • “9/11: 10 Years Later,” CBS, 8 p.m. Rerun of insider’s account at World Trade Center. Robert DeNiro is host.

    • “America Remembers 9/11,” PBS, 8 p.m. A recap with the “NewsHour” team examining the impact of Sept. 11, 2001, in different communities.

  • Patriotism still exists

    In the weeks following Sept. 11, 2001, American flags began popping up everywhere.

    They were suddenly in everyone’s backyard or hanging in front of their home. Miniature flags dotted the landscape of sidewalks and walking trails. Even cars were suddenly plastered with flag decals and yellow ribbon magnets supporting American troops. 

  • 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.