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Today's News

  • It’s important to sustain hope when facing cancer

    Hope is a curious thing. It’s about looking forward to something positive and refusing to give up. It’s about persisting in the face of adversity, even when the odds and the facts seem to be working against you. It’s about creating positive energy that can nourish both body and soul.

  • KCI workers arrested for sexual misconduct

    KERSHAW – After a months-long probe into possible sexual misconduct at Kershaw Correctional Institution (KCI), three female employees turned themselves into authorities and were arrested late last month. 

    Crystal C. Haynes, 56, of Lancaster, and Charthenia B. Smith, 55, of Heath Springs, were each charged with first-degree sexual misconduct with an inmate of a correctional facility. 

  • City Council adopts $23.39 million budget

    After weeks of talk about taxes, fees and funding for special projects, there was virtually no budget discussion at City Council’s most recent meeting Tuesday, June 11.

    That night, council voted unanimously on final reading to adopt the city’s budget for 2013-14, which is set at $23.39 million. The vote came in a smooth, expeditious fashion, as there wasn’t any debate among council members or city staff.

  • Developer seeks change in zoning for TreeTops property

    VAN WYCK – A new residential development is being proposed on Van Wyck Road at the former site of the TreeTops children’s camp, where Mattamy Homes wants to build up to 1,200 homes.

    The Canadian homebuilder has filed two applications with the Lancaster County Planning Commission, the first asking for the rezoning of the 622-acre property at 9070 Van Wyck Road and the second for the allowance of cluster subdivisions for the entire county. 

  • City Council approves Finally Friday alcohol sales

    Alcohol will again be sold during the city of Lancaster’s Finally Friday summer performance series.

    City Council voted unanimously at its meeting Tuesday, June 11, to allow the sale and consumption of beer and wine at the downtown musical series, set for June 28, July 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 27.

    Following city policy, council has to vote each year to allow alcohol at the series.

    Council took the same action prior to last month’s Red Rose Festival.

  • Lennar rezoning in IL gets nod from County Council

    Plans for a new almost-400-home residential development in Indian Land are moving forward after a nod from Lancaster County Council on Monday, June 10. 

    The planned 172-acre neighborhood of single-family homes, currently dubbed “Lancaster Highway Property” by developer Lennar Corp., is awaiting final approval of a rezoning plan before construction starts. 

  • Indian Land woman charged with shoplifting $1.5 million in items from Hobby Lobby chain

    ROCK HILL – An Indian Land woman suspected of shoplifting more than $1.5 million in merchandise from Hobby Lobby stores in North Carolina in the past two years was arrested by Rock Hill police this week.

    The Wednesday, June 12, arrest of Maria Steele, 58, 18301 Greyfield Glen, followed a shoplifting incident at the Hobby Lobby on Meeting Boulevard in Rock Hill earlier that day.

  • Tigers take win over Kershaw

     

       

    The Lancaster Tigers launched their 2013 swim season with a 376-135 win over Kershaw at the Lancaster County pool on Tuesday, June 11.

  • Speedway Report

    Following are the Lancaster Super Speedway points through June 8. The track has its annual summer break this weekend. Action returns  Saturday, June 22.

    Super Street

    Pos., Driver, Car No., City, State, Points

  • Dixie all-stars open tourney play

     

       

    Lancaster Dixie Baseball opens its 2013 all-stars postseason tournament play with games tonight, Friday, June 14 at the Wylie Park Complex.