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Today's News

  • Carraways celebrate 50 years

    Mr. and Mrs. William H. Carraway celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.
    They were married Sept. 7, 1963, in Lancaster.
    Mrs. Carraway is the former Linda Mangum, daughter of the late Clarence and Esther Mangum of Monroe. Linda retired from the Monroe Family Medical Center in Monroe. Bill retired from Springs Industries in Lancaster.
    They have two children, Lisa Clawson and her husband, Sammy, and Mike Carraway and his wife, Heather, all of Waxhaw, N.C.

  • Shooter sought in attempted murder case

    A Lancaster man is wanted in connection with shooting another man late Monday night, Sept. 9.

  • Relay for Life needs county volunteers

    The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is seeking volunteers in Lancaster – walkers, cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders, anyone wanting to make a difference – to organize and recruit fundraising teams, garner community support, coordinate logistics, seek refreshments and prizes, plan entertainment and lend a hand to ensure the success of the 2014 event.

  • Words do matter – for everyone of us

    At the outset, let me stipulate that 99.999 percent – or more – of all the words uttered by politicians are thoroughly forgettable, and that they usually are forgotten nearly as soon as they are spoken.
    But occasionally – very, very occasionally – a politician says something that is not only remembered, but actually changes history.
    In short, words matter.

  • Indian Land man threatens students at a bus stop

    An Indian Land man’s problems with students from a neighborhood bus stop led to a stern warning from local law enforcement after he left a threatening message on a Lancaster County School District answering machine.

    A school district transportation and safety department secretary found the message Aug. 28 after arriving at work, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. The message had been left the night before.

  • Lost grant opportunity frustrates county firefighters

    A lost grant opportunity is weighing heavily on the minds of several county firefighters and residents.

    Many of them stepped to the microphone to speak out about the issue during Lancaster County Council’s meeting Monday, Sept. 9. 

    Their frustration comes from a 3-3 split-vote decision made by County Council on Aug. 26. The tie failed to allow the county’s fire service to apply for a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant. 

  • Accidental shooting ends in death, arrest

    A Lancaster man is dead, and an acquaintance of his has been arrested, after an accidental shooting inside a South Avenue home Tuesday, Sept. 10.

    Demario Buchanon, 30, 622 N. Market St., was arrested on charges of unlawful possession of a handgun and possession of stolen property, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • Putting others first

    With 12 years gone, most of today’s school children are too young to fully comprehend the sense of unity, pride and patriotism Americans felt Sept 11, 2001, in the midst of such an immense national tragedy.

    While students may know the facts from history class, how do educators help them understand the sense of national resolve and strength the country felt that day as it watched first responders and regular citizens alike give their lives to help their fellow Americans?

  • Deputies find indoor pot op

    A drug task force unit arrested a Lancaster man after seizing at least $25,000 worth of marijuana from a growing operation inside his home Tuesday, Sept. 10. 

    William Matthew Hillard, 28, 889 Greenbriar Drive, was charged with growing/manufacturing marijuana.

    Investigators went to Hillard’s home after receiving a tip he was growing marijuana, the release said. 

    When they arrived, investigators could smell marijuana coming from inside the house. 

  • LHS tennis looking to newcomers

     

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins’ tennis team, with the loss of some key veteran performers with graduation, is looking to its newcomers this season to help fill the void.