Today's News

  • Strawberries are delicious seasonal treats

    Summer brings strawberries, and strawberries bring endless dessert options ranging from fluffy, light and refreshing to devilishly decadent.

    It’s been tough, but I’ve been sampling them all.

    Ever tried sweet strawberry salsa? Now’s the chance.

    Natalie Miller of Huber Heights, Ohio, is blurring the line between sweet and savory on www.justapinch.com with her light and kicky recipe for berry fun.

  • Council moves forward with LCEDC revenue stream

    County officials adamantly debated the pros and cons of a potential revenue source that could eventually boost local economic development.

    The plan was presented during the Lancaster County Council meeting on May 20 by members of the county’s finance committee and Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. President Keith Tunnell.

    Councilman Brian Carnes explained that the proposed plan would divert 7 percent of the revenue from every fee-in-lieu of taxes agreement (FILOT) the county enters into with new companies who set up shop here. 

  • For those who gave all

    Each year, the amount of shade provided by the big oak tree in front of the veteran’s memorial at Lancaster Memorial Park grows.

    And so does the number of flags placed there every Memorial Day. 

    America owes an enormous debt to everyone whose remains lay beneath those flags, said Korean War veteran Ernest Stroud in reading a governor’s proclamation during the 22nd annual Memorial Day program on Sunday, May 26.

  • McCrorey pleads guilty in two cases

    A Lancaster man was sentenced to 15 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty last week to charges stemming from two different shootings in 2011. 

    Shaun N. McCrorey, 20, 3022-D Northwest Apartments, pleaded guilty to robbery and attempted-murder charges in the July 27, 2011, shooting of a man at a Lancaster church, as well as accessory and weapon charges for the 2011 murder of a Kershaw man, according to a press release from 6th Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield.

  • County library director to retire

    The Lancaster County Library System is approaching the end of an era with the departure of longtime library director Richard Band and preparing to start another under the guidance of a new director. 

    Band, 64, is set to retire Friday, May 31, after nearly 35 years as library director. He will be replaced by 25-year library veteran and current York Public Library Manager Rita Vogel.

  • Track trio takes $1,000 wins at LSS



    Timbo Mangum, Jeffrey McGuirt and Josh Langley each captured $1000 wins to highlight action at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday, May 25.

  • Aycock signs to play at USCL



    Brittany Aycock views her move to play soccer at the University of South Carolina Lancaster as a “new start.”

  • Pelham, Robinson lead LHS spring honors



    A pair of Lancaster High School athletes who garnered statewide recognition were among the honorees at the annual LHS spring awards on Friday, May 24 in the school’s auditorium.

  • P-31 pounds Rock Hill



    The Lancaster Post 31 senior baseball team rebounded from its first loss to down Rock Hill Post 34, 6-1 on Monday, May 27 and stay unbeaten in Legion baseball League V play.

  • Half-staff flags reflect true cost of freedom

    Occasionally The Lancaster News receives an email from Gov. Nikki Haley’s office announcing that flags across the state will be flown at half-staff on a certain day.
    Often the reason is because a South Carolina soldier has been killed in action, usually in Iraq or Afghanistan. We post those announcements on our website.
    Those half-staff flags are reminders of why we observe Memorial Day. It is so easy to get caught up in the celebration of the holiday with picnics, cookouts and get-togethers that we forget just why there is a Memorial Day.