Today's News

  • Fire damages apartment

    Through a thick haze of billowing smoke, a contingent of firefighters tackled a blaze inside an apartment home Wednesday, July 3.

    The fire, which began in a bathroom and quickly soared into the attic sometime before 2 p.m., was extinguished soon after firefighters arrived at the home in the 300 block of Elm Street. Responding firefighters included members of the Lancaster, Indian Land, Bell Town and McDonald Green fire departments. 

  • Darlings stars battle for state bid

    The Lancaster County 7-8 Darlings American softball all-stars and National all-stars were slated to play Saturday morning in the district championship round at the Rodman Athletic Complex in Chester County.

    The game was completed after The Lancaster News' deadline for the Sunday paper.

  • Aquatics meet set for Kershaw pool



    The annual Aquatics meet, the season-ending competition between the area recreation summer swim teams, is set for Tuesday, July 9 and Wednesday, July 10 at the Kershaw Aquatics Center.

  • Ozone AL stars win district crown

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Ozone all-stars capped a 5-0 run to the District Two tournament title with a 9-8 comeback win over Union.

    The one-run win sends the Lancaster Ozone stars to Florence’s Greenwood Park to face Lexington on Saturday, July 13.

  • P-31 squads eye playoffs

    Lancaster American Legion baseball teams are set to open their postseason runs at home.

    The Lancaster Post 31 senior team will launch its playoff hopes with a home game Monday night at 7.

  • Old name brought back some memories




    When I saw the player’s name, it was, as they say, like it jumped off the page at me.

    To say it was a blast from the past would be a bull’s eye.

  • Advice for recent graduates

    Well, it is summertime and graduation has come and gone. For those who do not rush off to college, I am guessing mom and dad are probably encouraging you to get out and find a job.
    And with that being said, I have some advice for you related to the job interview process. No, I am not going to bore you with the mechanics of how to build a resume, merely tell you what employers are looking for in today’s work environment and prospective candidate.

  • Council approves Lennar rezoning

    A brand-new residential development in Indian Land is back on track following a series of pledges from its developer and approval from Lancaster County Council. 

    Council members unanimously approved final reading of an ordinance to rezone property owned by developer Lennar Carolinas, LLC during council’s June 24 meeting. 

  • Latest Streetscape project is done

    The city of Lancaster’s most recent Streetscape project is now complete.

    This phase – the sixth in a series – brought new sidewalks, curbing, lighting and greenery to South Main Street, starting from Emmons Street and extending south past South Avenue. The end point is just north of the end of the Lancaster city limits.

    A $500,000 federal Community Development Block Grant allowed for the improvements to be made. Nearly $380,000 in local matching funds went toward the project.

  • Lancaster soldier honored at site of South Dakota fire

    A Lancaster resident was among those honored in South Dakota on Monday, July 1, during a ceremony to dedicate a memorial site for six N.C. Air National Guardsmen whose C-130 airplane crashed while fighting the White Draw Fire.

    Four members of a six-man airborne firefighting crew from Charlotte’s N.C. Air National Guard 145th Airlift Wing died July 1, 2012, when strong winds from a thunderstorm caused their air tanker to crash on a ridge top northeast of Edgemont, S.D.