Today's News

  • Police search forces lockdown at North Elementary School

     A police chase forced the lockdown of North Elementary School on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 4.

    Bryan Vaughn, Lancaster County School District’s director of safety and transportation, said the lockdown was a precautionary measure after school officials learned about a foot chase near the school.

  • Enjoy classical music this Sunday

    The familiar sounds of Christmas music in concert seems the perfect way to relax and unwind on a Sunday afternoon.

    The Capital City Brass Quintet will perform at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Olde Presbyterian Cultural Arts Center, 307 W. Gay St., topping off a weekend packed with holiday events.

  • Tour of Homes

    This Sunday, Dec. 8, the Lancaster Garden Club will sponsor its annual Tour of Homes.

    The tour begins at  2 p.m. and is part of the Red Rose Holiday Tour taking place this weekend, Dec. 6-8.

    Now in its 27th year, the tour will feature three Forest Hills homes and one downtown location, all decorated for the holiday season.

  • Return ordinance to Planning Commission for needed changes

    The proposed cluster development ordinance passed first reading at the Lancaster County Council meeting Nov. 25. The reason stated was to get the issue on the table and talk about it.

    The values of the important parameters included in the cluster development version passed by council are the very small numbers required to permit Mattamy Homes to develop the Treetops site to 933 homes. We will call these values the Mattamy Homes Treetops profit numbers (MHTPN).

  • USCL ponders clinics’ future

    Nearly six months after closing its Diabetes Education Clinic, the University of South Carolina Lancaster is in preliminary talks with Springs Memorial Hospital about the possibility of it taking over operation of the university’s remaining community health clinics.

  • Council passes cluster proposal

    Crowded schools, crumbling roads and soaring taxes were just some of the reasons a crowd of county residents spoke out against a controversial cluster subdivision proposal during Lancaster County Council’s meeting on Nov. 25.

  • City of Lancaster 2012-13 audit gets clean opinion

    Steve Johnston, a certified public accountant with Blair, Bohlé and Whitsitt of Charlotte, presented the city's annual 2012-13 financial report with joy at the Nov. 26 meeting of Lancaster City Council.

  • Native American Studies Center celebrates first year downtown

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster recently celebrated a milestone with the one-year anniversary of the Native American Studies Center, at 119 S. Main St. 

  • Jackets swarm Knights


    BUFORD – Buford blitzed North Central twice to open the Jackets’ 2013-14 basketball season.

    The host BHS teams were in top form in ripping the Class AA Knights on Monday, Dec. 2.

  • USC, as of late, holding upper hand on rival Tigers


    As  Williams-Brice Stadium rocked late Saturday night with a landmark win over old foe Clemson University, University of South Carolina football fans found plenty of ways to celebrate.

    Fittingly, the high five was most appropriate, followed by a timely thumbs up.