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Today's News

  • Eagles’ ground game buries Bruins

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    The ball-hawking Central Eagles soared to a 28-13 win over Lancaster at Memorial Stadium on Friday night.
    The 2-1 Eagles, ranked No. 7 in the latest Class AA state football poll, built a 21-13 halftime lead and added a second-half score on the way to the solid 15-point lead.
    The Eagles, making the most of their ground-oriented attack, limited the Bruins to four first downs and no points in the second half as they protected their lead behind a sound ball-control offense.

  • Jackets use early surge to down Rangers

    Heath Joplin
    For The Lancaster News
    BUFORD – After starting the 2012 football season with back-to-back road games, the Buford Yellow Jackets played host to the Airborne For Christ Rangers on Friday night.
    The Jackets’ home opener proved to be a good night as Buford posted a 35-22 win over the Rangers, a home-school team based out of the Charlotte area.
    Buford was looking to rebound after last week’s embarrassing loss at Lee Central High of Bishopville.
    BHS wasted no time as the Jackets scored on their opening possession.

  • Key pick powers Lions by Warriors

    Eric Rowell
    For The Lancaster News
    INDIAN LAND – A key turnover turned away Indian Land’s hopes of a football win Friday night at the IL Reservation where the Lewisville Lions roared to a 42-7 win.
    Lewisville’s Malcolm Means took the wind out of Indian Land’s momentum drive, intercepting IL’s Dalton McGuirt’s pass and returning it 75 yards for a touchdown early in the third period.
    The pick six gave Lewisville a 28-7 lead on its way to the 35-point win over host IL.

  • LHS Lady Bruins upbeat about tennis hopes

    Staff Reports
    The Lancaster Lady Bruins’ tennis team is hoping to develop a solid lineup from top to bottom for the 2012 season.
    The LHS girls retrun a solid cast, including three senior standouts at the top of their lineup.
    The trio includes Lyndsey Hegler, Sara Hicks and Carley Adams.
    Hicks was the team MVP last fall, while Adams earned the Lady Bruins’ Coaches Award.

  • New threat of West Nile has people combing the cupboards for bite blockers 

    RALEIGH, N.C. – With North Carolina’s first West Nile death of the year in Wayne County recently mosquito bite prevention is top of mind.

    The recent wet weather across North and South Carolina is only stoking the flames of the growing mosquito population.

    Mosquitoes have been around for 170 million years and there are more than 175 known species in the U.S.
    These pesky summertime pests clearly aren’t going to disappear any time soon.

  • White oaks are beneficial

    When we began tree farming, one of the first things we did was plant 500 white oak trees in former horse pastures.

    White oaks were chosen because they are native to S.C. and commonly live for two centuries and longer, both highly desirable traits for our goal of creating a “legacy forest.”

    White oaks are also an excellent choice for supporting wildlife.

    Their abundant crops of palatable acorns provide valuable food for turkeys, rabbits, squirrels, deer, wood ducks and numerous bird species.

  • The Heat is on

    GREAT FALLS – Dillon Pearson has a dream of meeting Miami Heat 6-foot, 8-inch forward Lebron James. He has an infatuation with the professional basketball player.

    Sitting at his entertainment center, Pearson smiles at he points to James’ photo and career statistics in the top left corner of the TV screen.Pearson said meeting James is tops on his wish list of things he would like to do.

    His second wish, also sports-related, is to attend a Carolina/Clemson football game. Pearson is a Clemson Tigers fan.

  • Local GOP headquarters now open

    U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (District 5) cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the Lancaster County Republican Victory Center Headquarters at 699 Lancaster Bypass East on Saturday, Sept. 1.
    Several Republican candidates were there, as well as Taft Matney, chairman of the S.C. Republican Victory Centers. About 100 people attended the event.
    Normal business hours for the Republican headquarters are 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

  • Fort Lawn town councilman arrested

    FORT LAWN – Fort Lawn Town Councilman James Scott Russell was arrested at his home Monday, Sept. 3, charged with breach of peace.

    According to a Chester County Sheriff’s Office incident report, an officer with the Fort Lawn Police Department requested that a county deputy respond to a domestic incident in the town that night because it involved a local elected official.

  • Beacon Road man robbed in front yard

    A Rich Hill community man said he was the victim of an armed robbery Tuesday morning, Sept. 4, in the front yard of his home in the 2600 block of Beacon Road.

    The 27-year-old victim told Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies he was packing his SUV for work about 5:30 a.m. when a man wearing dark clothes, gloves and a camouflage ski mask approached him from behind, pointed a gun at him and ordered him to freeze.