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Today's News

  • Symphonic Winds to perform at American Musical Salute

    Members of Lancaster High School’s Symphonic Winds are gearing up for a trip to New York City next week, where they’re scheduled to take part in a national performance aboard the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid.

    The ensemble’s 40 students will represent South Carolina on Friday, April 26, during The American Musical Salute, a national concert series featuring music programs from across the county.

    LHS band director John Rhodes said the students and chaperones will board buses and leave for the Big Apple late Wednesday.

  • Man ‘sucker punched,’ beaten outside Grace Aveune bar

    The search is still on for whoever assaulted a man inside a Lancaster bar late last month.

    Deputies responded to Springs Memorial Hospital at about 1:36 a.m. March 30 to speak with a man who reported he was assaulted inside The Pit Stop, 1782 Grace Ave., according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

    The 44-year-old Lancaster man said he had been knocked out after being punched in the face by another man earlier that morning.

  • Hilton pleads guilty

    Prison time is coming for the Kershaw man who admittedly killed his wife in February.  

    Joseph Daniel Hilton, 62, 8992 Old Jefferson Highway, was sentenced to 25 years in the S.C. Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter during a General Session court hearing Wednesday, April 17. 

    Circuit Court Judge Ernest Kinard Jr. gave the sentence. 

    Hilton had been charged in the Feb. 11 shooting death of his wife, Deborah Faile Hilton, 59. 

  • Council hits the brakes on proposed parking ordinance

    A contentious battle over “no parking” signs hit a speed bump earlier this month when county officials decided not to move forward with a proposed parking ticket ordinance. 

    After listening to a months-long debate about “no parking” signs and who has authority to ticket or tow on county roads, Lancaster County Council discussed and ultimately rejected a possible solution to the problem during its April 8 meeting. 

  • Pilot unhurt in plane crash

    Editor’s note: The Lancaster News incorrectly reported in the Friday, April 19, 2013, edition that workers freed the airplane from the trees where it crashed on Thursday, April 18. It wasn’t the plane, but pilot Jerry Wiese, who was freed from his perch.

     

    Teddy Moore has seen his share of emergencies, but he’s never been involved in an emergency situation like the airplane crash he responded to Thursday, April 18. 

  • Paige Duke is Darlington Raceway’s first-ever ‘Lady in Black’

    Wearing a fire suit at NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events is nothing new to Paige Duke.

    Now, the former Miss Sprint Cup has a dark one to wear, along with a new title when promoting a sport that’s close to her heart at the track that’s “Too Tough to Tame.”

    Duke is the “Lady in Black” for the “Lady in Black.”  

  • National Weather Service issues severe storm warning for county

    After issuing a tornado watch earlier today, April 19, the National Weather Service has now issued a severe storm warning for Lancaster County until 4:30 p.m.

  • Crawford slapped with two-year drug ban

    Former Indian Land High School track star Shawn Crawford, who captured gold in the 200m at the 2004 Athens Olympics, has been suspended for two years for not providing his whereabouts for out-of-competition drug testing.
    Crawford, according to reports, didn’t tell officials of his whereabouts for out-of-competition drugs tests three times in an 18-month period.
    The Van Wyck native was suspended from competition and stripped of all results dating back to Nov. 17, 2012.
    Crawford’s ban began Wednesday, April 17.

  • Tornado watch issued for county

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Lancaster County until 9 p.m. today, Oct. 23. A tornado watch means that the conditions have created a significant risk of a tornado occurring. 

       

  • ‘CG’ helps to protect your wallet

    If you’re the person who keeps up with bills and balances your family checkbook, you can definitely relate to the role of a comptroller general.
    That’s my title, state comptroller general. Many folks in state government simply refer to me as “the CG.”
    That’s a peculiar title, even a little old fashioned. So it’s not surprising when I meet people outside state government who ask about the responsibilities of my job and the agency I direct, the Office of Comptroller General.