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Today's News

  • Man gets 10-year sentence in stabbing

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
    A Lancaster man will serve 10 years in prison after he was sentenced this week in the stabbing death of another man last Christmas.
    Yery Hernan Castro-Ortega, 31, was sentenced Wednesday, Dec. 5, after he pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the death of 26-year-old Jose Santiago on Christmas Day 2011, according to a press release from Sixth Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield.
    He was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Brooks P. Goldsmith.

  • Pearl Harbor Legacy

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    INDIAN LAND – For Robert Daniel Wilson, the horrors of Pearl Harbor were the furthest thing from his mind on Dec. 7, 1941.
    At least initially.
    While Japanese airplanes rained destruction down on the U.S. Pacific Fleet that morning, it was early afternoon in South Carolina and Wilson was buoyant.
    And for good reason: Not only was it his 20th birthday, he was also newly smitten by a 19-year-old Fort Mill beauty named Minnie Mae Wilson, whom he’d started dating only four days earlier.

  • That date does live in infamy

    Editor’s note: This “Remember when?” column was originally published in the Aug. 21, 2011, edition of The Lancaster News. Due to the significance of the day, we felt it was worth printing again.

    The start of a new school year always has me remembering when and marveling at how quick time flies.
    Gosh, seems it was only yesterday that me and Mama were walking hand in hand down to Chesterfield Avenue Grammar School for my very first day of school.
    By the fall of 1941, I was in Miss Charlotte Jones’ third grade class.

  • Christmas basket total up to $1,740

    Gregory A. Summers
    gsummers@thelancasternews.com
    When HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster recently announced that the Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket Fund would return to its roots as a neighbor-helping-neighbor food drive, Elaine Adkins said she knew it wouldn’t be an easy task.
    Logistically, it’s easier to hand a family a $25 food voucher in an envelope than it is to hand them bags of groceries. Plus, all that packing and unpacking takes time and labor.

  • Watson set to work North-South game

     

       

    Lancaster County will have representation in the 64th annual North-South All-Star football game at Myrtle Beach’s Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 8.

  • Buford Jackets sweep to mat wins over AJ, NC

     

       

    Buford posted a pair of wins over Class AA mat foes, downing North Central, 42-34 and Andrew Jackson 71-6 on Tuesday, Dec. 4.

    In the win over the Knights, the Jackets bolted to a 30-6 lead and held on for the eight-point win.

  • Bruins net revenge win over Bengals

     

       

    The Lancaster Bruins gained some hardwood revenge on Tuesday night.

    A week after falling to Blythewood, 54-43 in the Bengals’ gym, the Bruins posted a 66-51 win over the BHS boys.

  • Jackets split with Devils

     

       

    GREAT FALLS – The Buford Lady Jackets held on to gain a split in the varsity twin bill with Class A foe Great Falls on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at the Red Devils’ gym.

  • The Lancaster Shag Club presents The Embers' Christmas show

    The Embers are coming to town on December 9. People around here past a certain age will recognize that name – a well-known beach band that’s still entertaining audiences across the Carolinas. But they’re not coming to Lancaster for beach music, even though the Lancaster Shag Club is sponsoring the event. They’re coming to do a Christmas Concert.

  • Holiday fun kicks off Saturday

    It already looks like Christmas in Van Wyck, with its streets lined with old-fashioned light poles.

    The small community between Indian Land and Lancaster will spread holiday cheer with a Christmas parade at noon Saturday, Dec. 8, and the Lighting of the Way candle-lighting and worship event at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.

    The two events, routinely held on the second weekend in December, are holiday traditions for those who like the charm of small-town gatherings. Both are organized by the Van Wyck Community Development Club.