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Today's News

  • 'Meat' the candidates

    ARA Content

    Americans love to pay tribute to the famous, sometimes in wild and wacky ways. Whether they are collecting mementos of their favorite celebrities, creating off-the-wall portraits of political figures or mingling with life-sized reproductions of movie stars and superheroes, these forms of affection have risen to an art form in today’s celebrity-obsessed times.

    Royal treatments

  • Lancaster County Tough Mudder Medics: EMS team to participate in the “Tough Mudder” challenge this October in Society Hill

    “Being tough” is a typical figure of speech, but what does it really mean? 10 members of the Lancaster County EMS have formed their own team, the Lancaster County Tough Mudder Medics, and are teaching Lancaster what it really means to be tough.

    The team started about six months ago when Lancaster County EMS members Greg Brasington and David Demby  looked into participating in the Tough Mudder challenge and ran the idea by Clay Catoe, EMS director for Lancaster County.

  • Sun City collects supplies for IL schools: Local active adult community helps students be prepared to learn

    Residents of Sun City Carolina Lakes stepped up to the plate once again this year to support the Indian Land schools. The community’s Volunteers and Helping Hands Club ran a hugely successful back-to-school drive for Indian Land schoolchildren.

    During an early accounting the weekend of the drive’s deadline, drive co-chair Clare McConaughay excitedly announced, “We have collected 100 book bags, so we have met that goal!”

    But, of course, that was only part of the story.

  • AMAC urges seniors to get flu shots early

    Association of Mature American Citizens

  • No smooth solution to county road woes

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Cracks spiderwebbed their way out from the enormous hole which had emerged right smack in the middle of Barbarosa Drive.
    The cavernous opening, with pavement buckling around the edges, appeared as if a bomb had been dropped in the southern part of Lancaster County.

  • ‘Pants on the ground’ help in drug arrest

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A wardrobe malfunction apparently aided deputies in capturing a Lancaster man who had cocaine in his possession and was illegally carrying a gun.
    Charles Henry Davis, 44, 1813 Wendover Lane, was charged Thursday, Sept. 6, with possession of crack cocaine third offense, possession of marijuana second offense, possession of a pistol by a person convicted of a violent felony and unlawful carrying of a pistol.

  • Indian Land trail moves forward despite opposition

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Plans for an interstate community greenway and trail connecting Indian Land and Waxhaw is closer to becoming a reality though residents north of the state line aren’t as thrilled about the prospect as their neighbors in Lancaster County.
    The Carolina Thread Trail is a regional network of trails that is expected to connect 15 counties in the Carolinas through nature trails dedicated to local recreation and land conservation.

  • 9/11 event Tuesday in Kershaw

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – The 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will be commemorated in the town of Kershaw with some community service.
    AmeriCorps and the YouthBuild local service groups will volunteer their time and energy Tuesday at Stevens Park’s Haile Gold Mine Playground.
    They are joining forces with Kershaw Community Park Council (KCPC) on the effort to perform beautification and maintenance work such as repainting and garden clean-up.

  • Masonic riders step up to help HOPE again

    Gregory A. Summers
    gsummers@thelancasternews.com
    Last fall, the Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association, with help from their fellow masons and several business, collected more than 3,000 pounds of food and raised more than $4,500 for HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster by holding a charity motorcycle run.
    The inaugural effort was a lot of work, most of which was behind the scenes.
    But it was also a lot of fun, said Elaine Adkins, HOPE’s executive director.

  • Great Falls couple seeks help for snake problem

    Nancy Parsons
    Landmark News Services
    GREAT FALLS – A Jackson Street couple is hopeful that help is on the way to deal with baby copperhead snakes in their yard.
    Travis Lipford and Vanessa Trull have lived at 3 Jackson St. for almost two years. Lipford said he has seen more snakes this year than before.
    “I saw a few last year,” he said.
    But he worked out-of-town last year and paid someone to cut his grass, he said.