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Today's News

  • Support needed in battle with cancer

    It’s an ominous sight. The flickering glow from the candle-lit bags illuminate the night. On this night they are a visual reminder of those who either lost their battle with cancer or still doing battle.
    The dreadful disease is no respecter of persons and we all know someone – from all walks of life – who have dealt with it or are still dealing with it.

  • Liberals ignore God’s law

    When God had enough contempt and defiance from man, he startled the thousands of workers building the tower of Babel by confusing their speech.
    All those workers went from speaking one language to many different ones. Not able to communicate with one another, the tower fell into decay and was never finished.  
    Today, there are more than 6,000 languages spoken throughout the world.  
    JAARS Bible translators at Waxhaw  have done a magnificent job of translating many languages of the world into English.  

  • Trees can bring comfort

    Trees can be source of comfort

    Recently my dear friend Lindsay Pettus of Lancaster sent me an article from americanforests.org’s magazine titled, “Finding Strength and Solace in a Tree.”

  • Community garden brings people together

    The onset of warmer weather causes many people to think about gardening, and the Lancaster Community Garden offers gardening opportunities to local residents free of charge.

    From beginner to master gardener, everyone is welcome to take advantage of the garden’s 10-by-20-foot plots, said Elaine McKinney, project manager and garden coordinator.

  • ‘Most Wanted’ woman arrested

    A woman wanted for several fraudulent check charges was arrested last week, hours after her photo was released as one of the county’s “Most Wanted.”
    Deputies arrested Louise Baker Eubanks, 34, 2059 Riverside Road, on April 26 for breach of trust $2,000 or less and nine counts of fraudulent check $500 or less, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
    The arrest came mere hours after Eubanks was profiled, along with nine other people, in the sheriff’s office’s monthly “Most Wanted” list.

  • I’m planting some tomatoes this week

    I bought a couple of tomato plants this week. Given the times, it seems to be the thing to do. I guess these Celebrity Tomato plants are my way to remember the late Bobby Catoe, who died April 26.
    I was acquainted with Catoe, but got to know him while covering the city and county government beats for The Lancaster News in the late 1990s.
    At the time, Catoe was serving on Lancaster County Council.
    I always called him “Mr. Catoe” out of respect, although he asked me not to do that.

  • Council hears results from B-3 consultant

    Could a Charlotte-based land planning firm be the key to finally reigniting the county’s long-stalled discussions about B-3 commercial zoning?
    County planning director Penelope G. Karagounis believes it’s possible.
    A few weeks after Lancaster County Council authorized her to speak with a consultant to gain an outside perspective on the county’s B-3 issues, Karagounis presented the results of her preliminary discussion at council’s April 22 meeting.

  • Woman abandons child to flee arrest

    A Lancaster woman is in more trouble with the law after she reportedly abandoned her young daughter while trying to evade police.
    Melissa Sue Meyer, 23, 3041 Crenson Road, was arrested Tuesday, April 30, on a charge of unlawful conduct toward a child.
    Meyer was wanted by the Lancaster Police Department on an outstanding warrant for shoplifting.

  • A welcome sight

    INDIAN LAND – May Day has traditionally been a time to celebrate a season of new beginnings.
    Lancaster County School District officials did just that Wednesday, May 1, with a groundbreaking ceremony for Indian Land’s new elementary school.
    Held at the future school’s 26.5-acre site at 10251 Harrisburg Road, the ceremony drew nearly 35 educators, elected officials and community members despite gray skies and the occasional drizzle of rain.

  • Limited Late Models return Saturday

    Lancaster Super Speedway will feature the Limited Late Model Division Saturday, May 4 at the half-mile dirt overall.

    NDRA Crate Late Models and the Vintage Division have an off night.