Today's News

  • Rain-plagued Piranhas to open Metrolina League season Monday

    Staff Reports

    The Lancaster Piranhas swim team, plagued by inclement weather over the last week, will look to open its 2018 summer recreation league season Monday with a home meet with Lake Wylie.

    The Piranhas, led by head coach Daniela Sanchez-Gelpke, were scheduled to have a practice meet Tuesday, but the meet was canceled due to inclement weather that evening.

    Lancaster traveled to Fort Mill for a non-region meet Thursday afternoon, but only a few relays were completed before a storm canceled the meet.

  • Rain continues to hamper P-31

    Rain continues to be a pain for the Lancaster Post 31 American Legion baseball team.

    The opening week – May 21-24 – was hampered by two rainouts, with much the same from Mother Nature for week two – May 28-31.

    League V games, slated for Monday and Tuesday, were rained out, setting up a doubleheader with Rock Hill Post 34 at Rock Hill High School on Thursday afternoon.

    The first game reached the bottom of the fourth inning with Post 34 holding a 5-3 lead on Lancaster.

  • Duke Energy gives $100,000 to Lindsay Pettus Greenway

    From release

    The Lindsay Pettus Greenway this week received a $100,000 grant from Duke Energy to help protect and enhance the natural environment along the Gills Creek waterway in Lancaster.
    The grant is part of the Water Resources Fund, a $10 million multi-year commitment from Duke.
    The greenway is one of 16 organizations across the Carolinas to collectively receive more than $1.2 million in the company’s seventh grant announcement.

  • Mayoral forum set for June 18

    Candidates running in Lancaster’s mayoral special election will answer questions in a public candidate forum at USC Lancaster on June 18.
    Candidates Alston DeVenny, Sara Eddins, Tamara Green Garris and Don Geraghty have confirmed that they will participate. As of press time Friday, James “Butch” Flynn had not.
    All five are still active candidates in the July 10 special election to fill the late Mayor John Howard’s remaining term.

  • Traveler with disabled car, dead phone finds kind folks a-plenty

    Linda H. Thompson seriously needed a Good Samaritan on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend.
    She was traveling through Lancaster when her car broke down on South Main Street, more than an hour away from her Charlotte home. To make matters worse, her cell phone ran out of power about the same time.
    A few minutes shy of 5 p.m., the 73-year-old pulled her overheating car into a parking spot at the coroner’s office.
    “I was in quite a pickle,” Thompson recalled this week. “I knew I was in pretty bad shape.”

  • County picks site for new animal shelter

    The new animal shelter will be built on county-owned property off Pageland Highway between Lancaster Convalescent Center and Sunshine Road.
    “It’s a good site that has very level terrain in the area we’re looking to place the shelter,” said Keck & Wood civil engineer John Gast, who recommended the site during a presentation Tuesday at the Lancaster County Council meeting.
    Council approved the site on a 5-0 vote, with council members Brian Carnes and Jack Estridge absent.

  • Big snag for Tunnell suit against county

    Keith Tunnell’s defamation lawsuit against the county and Lancaster County Council members Larry Honeycutt, Charlene McGriff and former councilman Bob Bundy is a big step closer to being dismissed.
    Circuit Judge Brian Gibbons ruled verbally from the bench April 30 that he intends to grant a summary judgment in favor of the defendants, meaning the case would not be allowed to go to trial.

  • Duke pushing floodwaters down the Catawba chain
  • 18 arrested in Drug Task Force roundup

    Eighteen people were arrested between Wednesday and Friday in the second big drug roundup by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office this year.
    The list of suspects the sheriff’s Drug Task Force began searching for Wednesday morning included 26 names with 45 drug-distribution warrants.
    The suspects ranged in age from 18 to 79.
    “We had a busy week preparing for this operation and getting these people into custody,” said Sheriff Barry Faile. “Some of the faces are new, but several have been around the block before.”

  • Column: 2 simple, cheap ways to protect students, teachers from shooters

    The recent mass shootings at schools in Santa Fe, Texas, Parkland, Fla., and Benton, Ky., have generated a great deal of conjecture about ways to protect students during these outrages.
    Many of the ideas were complex, costly and difficult to implement, and none have received universal acceptance. But there are two ways to protect the students and teachers that are both simple and economical.