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Today's News

  • Lancaster drivers venture to other tracks

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is idle this weekend, but LMS drivers will compete at a couple of regional tracks.
    Lancaster drivers will be racing at East Lincoln (N.C.) Motor Speedway, or Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney this weekend. At East Lincoln Motor Speedway, the track will be hosting the second annual Fall Brawl Race on Oct. 6-7.
    Divisions racing will be Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models, Lightning Late Models, Thunder Bombers, FWD/Extreme 4, Renegade, Stock 4, Pro 4,

  • Pigskin Picks still a close battle

    There was a slight change in The Lancaster News Pigskin Picks this week.
    Eric “The Red” Rowell said last week something had to give and it did.
    Robert “How We Luv The Little Rascals,” was able to use his oversized horseshoe, one which might fit a Clydesdale, to gain a game edge.
    Other than that, it’s still tight at the top.
    Howey, the panel rascal, holds a narrow two-game edge, with Eric Rowell second and his bro and former champion, Ernie “Big E” Rowell, a close third.

  • Lancaster swimmers strong in region meet

    The Lancaster Bruins swim team posted a strong showing in the Region III-AAAA meet on Saturday at the Rock Hill Aquatics Center.
    The Bruins, who went unbeaten during regular-season competition, were led by Makenzy Mills, Taylor Teague and Tamra Tipton who each had two firsts.
    Isabella Ihm, Samuel Page and Jacques Caravaca each had one first in the meet.
    Lancaster, in a solid overall performance, had 13 firsts, six seconds and eight third-place finishes in 22 events. The field included South Pointe, York, Richland Northeast, Ridge View and Lancaster.

  • Vols’ Funderburk contributing kicks

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers aren’t blessed with a large senior class this football season, but the ones they have are making key contributions to the AJ team.
    One in particular is Vols’ senior kicker Avery Funderburk, a team veteran who has become most reliable when summoned.
    Funderburk, a 6-3, 160-pounder, is a three-year player for the AJ football team.
    He recalls in his early days of kicking for the Vols, he was “extremely nervous.”

  • Duke upfitting plant to pack more punch

    Jessica Wells
    Duke Energy Illumination
    Inside a mountain beside South Carolina’s Lake Jocassee, Duke Energy’s largest hydro plant is growing.
    Workers at Bad Creek Hydroelectric Station began disassembling the plant in January to install new equipment, including massive spherical valves and three 700,000-pound transformers. Their creative engineering will allow Bad Creek to power roughly 250,000 more homes without building a new plant.

  • Wells Fargo gives $7,500 to greenway

    From release
    Wells Fargo has donated $7,500 to the Lindsay Pettus Greenway to assist with funding the first 2 miles of the planned recreational trail and environmental education center along Gills Creek in Lancaster.
    “We believe that helping our communities become more resilient and better stewards of the environment will improve the long-term quality of life of our customers and team members,” said Lain Reavis of Wells Fargo. “We’re proud to support the Lindsay Pettus Greenway.”

  • VFW car show rolling into Indian Land Fall Fest

    Chris McGinn
    For The Lancaster News

    Rev up your engines and wipe down the dash because the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ annual Honor Our Heroes car show is coming to the Indian Land Fall Festival on Nov. 3.
    Indian Land VFW Post 12136 hosts the annual event as part of its community involvement mission.
    “It’s a win-win,” said IL VFW Commander Jim Taylor, who’s organizing the show. The VFW gets to help the community, as well as build awareness of its programs.

  • Fire Safety Expo this Saturday in Walmart parking lot

    The Lancaster Fire Department is hosting its 24th-annual Fire Safety Expo this Saturday. It’s a family-fun event that doubles as a course in fire safety.
    The free event, held every October, runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot on S.C. 9 Bypass West in Lancaster. It will kickoff National Fire Prevention Week, which begins Sunday and promotes fire safety, especially among youngsters.
    Fire engines and ladder trucks from every station around the county will be on display, along with dozens of business and informational booths.

  • K-9 unit finds marijuana at Lancaster High

    A 16-year-old student was arrested on drug charges Tuesday morning at Lancaster High School after a routine search by a K-9 unit.
    Lancaster police officers found a container of marijuana in the teen’s bag, along with a cigar that had its tobacco contents removed and was rewrapped with marijuana.
    According to Bryan Vaughn, Lancaster County School District safety director, the student was transported to the Municipal Justice Center.

  • 40 years and counting at Annette’s Hallmark

    Amy Glover and Barbara Wrape have been side-by-side at Annette’s Hallmark House since 1978, when Wrape and her husband, Fred, bought the business.
    The store, in Lancaster Square Shopping Center on North Main Street, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this month.
    Glover, who now runs the business, grew up in the shop. She was 9 when her stay-at-home mom became a business owner and manager. The store had been in Lancaster for five years already, but the previous owners decided to sell it once their lease was up.