Today's News

  • Tax holiday a big boost for small businesses

    COLUMBIA – Ben Homeyer, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, says this weekend’s sales tax holiday is a big boost for struggling small businesses.

  • Library, rail properties added to county wish list

    A plea to upgrade Lancaster’s aging library building kicked off a discussion about the county’s wish list of capital improvements during Lancaster County Council’s meeting July 22. 

  • City works to develop sewer system assessment

    Officials will try to pinpoint the problems with the oldest section of the city of Lancaster’s sewer system.

  • Two wanted in strong arm robbery

    A man and woman are wanted in the possible strong arm robbery of a Lancaster man inside his home July 19. 

  • TLN photographer moved to rehab unit

    The Lancaster News/Carolina Gateway photographer Aaron Morrison was moved to the rehab center at Charlotte’s Carolinas Medical Center on Friday, July 25, where he is still recovering from severe head injuries. 

  • Cruisers’ goal to give back to community

    Helping Other People Effectively (HOPE) in Lancaster Inc. is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that provides short-term emergency assistance to those in crisis.
    It was an honor for Memory Lane Cruisers to help HOPE celebrate its 30th anniversary by sponsoring it with its annual car show. Memory Lane Cruisers were excited to give HOPE Inc. a check for $500.
    On May 18, 2013, Memory Lane Cruisers held its annual car show in the old K-Mart parking lot. Thirty-seven cards, trucks and motorcycles from around the state participated.

  • NC’s ‘Moral Monday’: Coming Soon to SC?

    The first question anyone would ask is “what in the heck is “Moral Monday” and why would it want to come to South Carolina?”
    When I first heard about Moral Monday, I had no idea what it was and thought it must have something to do with a bunch of Bible-thumping TV evangelists who didn’t get enough of the thumping on Sunday and kept it all going till Monday.

  • Man with machete wanted for threatening woman

    Police are still searching for a Lancaster man wanted for threatening a woman with a large machete inside her home earlier this month. 

    An arrest warrant was issued July 13 for Robert Earl Cunningham, 49, for the charge of  criminal domestic violence high and aggravated, though he had not been arrested by Friday, July 26, according to Lancaster Municipal Court records. 

  • School board fills positions

    Lancaster County school board members unanimously approved several new appointments to fill vacancies at county schools during their July 16 board meeting.

    Recommended by Lancaster County School District Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore, the new appointments include a new principal to replace North Elementary School’s longtime principal and two assistant principals.

    The July 16 meeting was also the first for the district’s new directors of elementary education and food services, both of whom started this month.

  • Hoops game turns violent

    A high-stakes basketball game reportedly turned violent last week at Connor Street Park. 

    A Lancaster man told police he was playing basketball at the park between 8:30 and 8:50 p.m. July 23 when he was robbed at gunpoint.  

    The victim said he was playing ball with the assailant when the victim made a $1,000 bet on a game of one-on-one between the two, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.