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Today's News

  • Blast off!

    Ashley Lowrimore
    For The Lancaster News

    Calling all space explorers! The Lancaster County Library system is launching its space-themed Universe of Stories summer reading program.
    Readers from infants to adults can register and complete reading requirements to win prizes. Patrons can either register online or at the Lancaster, Del Webb or Kershaw branch circulation desks.

  • Column: Behaving badly in Mount Pleasant

    I don’t live in Mount Pleasant, but if I were a newspaper columnist writing regularly about the shenanigans of local officials, I’d want to live there. I would never run out of material.

  • Editor's Column: Math persuades Jeff Hammond, GOP rejoices without gloating

    OK, I admit it. I went to the GOP celebration of Jeff Hammond’s party-switching announcement last Thursday to see if there would be gloating.
    Maybe I would come back with a tsk-tsk column decrying ball-spiking, sideline-taunting political behavior. Perhaps a reminder as the French Open begins that Rafael Nadal is unfailingly gracious after decimating an opponent.
    But nothing unseemly happened. In the packed Historic Courthouse, the Republican faithful were all glee, no gloat. And that’s good.

  • Track returns to racing with action-packed night

    Lancaster Motor Speedway, after several weeks of inactivity due to rainouts and an off week, returned to the dirt track Saturday night at the half-mile oval.
    Action was intense with a host of competitive races to highlight the night.
    - In the Renegade main event, Andrew Baker continued to dominate the competition and cruised to the win.
    Renegade – Andrew Baker, Brady Kirk, James Marion, Jonathan Starkey, Brent Hodges, Marty Mason, Robert Bennett, Jason Knight, Steve Hinson, Dustin Sweat, Russell Kaye and Josh Seay.

  • Phillips, Vazqeuz lead LHS baseball awards

    Two senior standouts led the 2019 Lancaster High School baseball awards.
    Logan Phillips, a pitcher-third baseman, earned the Bruins Offensive Award, while senior catcher Sergio Vazquez was presented the LHS baseball Defensive Award.
    Phillips, an all-region pick, batted .339 with a .355 slugging average and a .408 on-base percentage.
    Phillips had 21 hits, 10 runs batted in, eight walks and scored nine runs.
    Vazquez posted a .990 fielding average with one error on the season, which included 109 innings. He threw out 13 base runners.

  • Rock Hill rallies to edge P-31

    ROCK HILL – Lancaster Post 31 built an early 2-0 lead, but couldn’t hold it, falling to 0-2 on the American Legion baseball season.
    Host Rock Hill Post 34, which opened the season with a 6-2 win over Lancaster at Eggleton Field on Wednesday night, rallied to take a 4-2 comeback win over Lancaster at Rock Hill High School on Friday night.
    “We have to get over the hump,” Lancaster Post 31 coach Jimmy Jackson said.
    Lancaster, snapping a scoreless draw, broke on top in the second inning.

  • Sports Talk: Bohonak wore many hats, touched countless lives

    The just passed Memorial Day weekend took on a little deeper meaning for me.
    Each Memorial Day, we should, at some point during the long weekend, take time to reflect on those who served and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defending our country and the freedom we enjoy each day.
    Over the weekend, I found myself reflecting on our noble neighbor Mike Bohonak, as good a man you would want to know and call a friend.
    Mike, after a long illness, died in a Pineville area hospital earlier this month, fittingly a week prior to the Memorial Day weekend.

  • P-31 junior team optimistic about season

    The 2019 Lancaster American Legion Post 31 baseball program features the return of the junior team.
    The Lancaster junior team, which began play in 2004, but hasn’t competed in five  years, will be led by head coach Dickie Howard, who led the Lancaster Dixie Boys 14U all-stars to a state title and a World Series berth last season.
    Howard will be assisted by Jamie Hudson, Josh Lowe, Brian Vespe and Andy Williams.
    Howard said his 2019 junior team includes players from three Lancaster County high schools – Andrew Jackson, Buford and Lancaster.

  • Jones leads BHS girls soccer honors

    Buford High School junior midfielder Isabella Jones earned the maroon and gold girls soccer spotlight at the annual BHS girls soccer awards night May 20 at Seagull’s Restaurant in Lancaster.
    Jones took home her share of honors in celebration of the BHS girls soccer season, a 13-4 record and the 2019 Region IV-AA championship.
    Jones, one of six Buford High players named to the all-region girls soccer team, was selected as the Region IV-AA Player of the Year.

  • County: Private garbage haulers to pay more

    Steve Harper is convinced that private residential garbage haulers from neighboring counties are slipping trash into Lancaster County to duck disposal fees elsewhere.
    “There’s no doubt in my mind that it happens every day,” said the Lancaster County Council chairman, noting that the practice, along with Panhandle growth, has the county’s solid-waste disposal costs soaring.
    County leaders started looking at the issue late last year after the county’s garbage-disposal expenses spiked.