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Today's News

  • Residents interrupt burglary, chase man

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A woman chased a possible would-be burglar from her family’s property, with a pool cue in hand, after hearing a noise in a shop building late last month.
    Deputies responded just after 9:50 p.m. Sept. 28 to the 3600 block of East North Corner Road about a report of an attempted break-in at a home and people with guns in the yard, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • Man shot during robbery

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A man is recovering in a Charlotte hospital after he was shot in the back during an early morning armed robbery Friday, Oct. 4.
    In a press release issued Friday morning, Lancaster Police Department Capt. Scott Grant said the shooting happened at about 2 a.m., shortly after the victim met a group of people he didn’t know.
    The victim told officers he was near St. Paul Street and Thomas Lane when he was flagged down by an unknown man and two unknown women.

  • Annual county fire expo focuses on preventing kitchen fires

    Amanda Phipps
    For The Lancaster News
    The county continues to see an increase in kitchen fires in residential homes, said Lancaster Fire Department Lt. David Melton.
    The 19th Annual Lancaster County Fire Expo will focus on the theme “Prevent Kitchen Fires” to address the growing problem, Melton said.
    The expo is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, in the University Place (Walmart Supercenter) parking lot, 805 S.C. 9 Bypass West.  

  • End of course exam results mixed for local students

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    End of course exam results were mixed for Lancaster County students for the 2012-13 school year, with performance gains in some areas and slight decreases in others.
    South Carolina End of Course Exam Program (EOCEP) began nine years ago as a way to gauge students’ performance on “gateway” or “benchmark” courses: algebra 1/mathematics for the technologies 2; biology 1/applied biology 2; English 1; and U.S. History and the Constitution.

  • Foursome tops gross scores field in McMackin tourney

     

    The foursome of Jai Bell, Kevin Nobles, Gene Funderburk and Jason Knight took top honors in the ninth annual Neil McMackin Scholarship golf tournament held at the Lancaster Golf Club on Friday, Sept. 20.

    The winning foursome topped the gross scores field which drew 32 teams.

  • Braves’ late score, stand foil IL Warriors’ hopes

     

    CHERAW – The Indian Land Warriors tried to play spoiler to a happy Cheraw High School homecoming on Friday, Oct. 4, but the host Braves proved to be homecoming kings, beating the Warriors 12-6 in front of an enthusiastic home crowd.

  • Falcons soar by Bruins on air attack

     

    FORT MILL – Nation Ford High School’s 2013 homecoming featured an potent air show the home crowd had to love.

    The Falcons soared with their successful air attack to anchor a 42-19 Region III-AAAA football win over Lancaster High School at Nation Ford High School on Friday, Oct. 4.

  • Vols ‘D’ dumps Jackets

     

     

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson received an inspired defensive effort to turn away county rival Buford, 16-7 in the Region IV-AA football opener for both teams at AJ’s Volunteer Stadium on Friday, Oct. 4.

  • Man shot during robbery

    A man is recovering in a Charlotte hospital after he was shot in the back during an early morning armed robbery Friday, Oct. 4.

  • Our veterans deserve better

    As the chief advocate for seniors and vulnerable adults in our state, I was deeply troubled and saddened that services for a federally-funded program designed to keep veterans in their homes instead of nursing homes is being terminated because of lack of support by the Veterans’ Administration.
    A program that is both cost effective (on average three times less expensive) and will allow our elderly, disabled, or injured heroes the opportunity to live in familiar surroundings with their loved ones has not been given the priority it deserves.