Today's News

  • Hollywood hopefuls

    Laura Caskey
    Are you ready North Carolina?”
    “We’re ready Ryan!”
    The crowd gathered outside Time Warner Cable Arena on the morning of June 19 was not lying in their response to Ryan Seacrest and the cameras.
    To kick off their 12th season on the air, FOX’s hit show American Idol traveled to Charlotte, N.C.

  • Arbour out at SMH

    Jesef Williams
    Springs Memorial Hospital is looking for a new chief executive officer.
    Doug Arbour, who held the position a little more than two years, is no longer with the hospital. His last day was Thursday, June 21, according to a brief press issued by the hospital.
    Assistant CEO Janice Dabney has been named interim CEO.

  • Firing stuns Karres

    Christopher Sardelli
    After 15 years of service with Lancaster County, Planning Director Chris Karres was stunned when he learned of his firing last week.
    Still in shock almost a week later, Karres spoke to The Lancaster News Thursday afternoon about learning the news from County Administrator Steve Willis on June 15.

  • Man posing as newspaper carrier scams TLN subscriber

     Jesef Williams
    The Lancaster News is letting its subscribers know about a recent incident in which a customer was scammed by a man pretending to be a newspaper carrier.
    Angela Vincent, circulation manager for The Lancaster News, told a sheriff’s deputy that one of her subscribers was approached at home June 14 by a man claiming to be the paper carrier.

  • Heath Springs delays vote on smoking ban

    Jesef Williams
    HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs town officials will keep an eye on Lancaster County Council's ordinance to restrict smoking in the county.
    County Council is reviewing and debating an ordinance draft that, if adopted, would ban smoking in all public-access buildings.
    It's modeled largely after one in Greenville County, which – like neighboring York County – bans smoking in all public places.

  • Report: Man attacked outside Kershaw home

    Jesef Williams
    A Kershaw resident told deputies he was attacked by a group of men late Monday, June 18, outside his home on Gold Mine Highway.
    The resident said he heard his dog barking shortly before 11:30 p.m. and went outside to check on it. As he walked toward the dog, someone slapped him in the back of the head, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office incident report.

  • Man suffers fatal injuries in single-vehicle accident

    Reece Murphy
    A 58-year-old man died as the result of a single-vehicle accident south of Lancaster Friday night.
    Meanwhile, a 42-year-old Van Wyck woman critically injured in a motorcycle accident June 16 has died.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said the accident Friday night occurred at 8:35 on New Hope Road approximately 5 miles south of Lancaster.
    The man's name was not available as of press time Saturday.

  • Two men arrested in Fort Mill abduction of news carrier

    Christopher Sardelli
    Two Lancaster men were arrested Thursday, June 21, in connection with the abduction of a newspaper carrier in Fort Mill earlier this week.
    Trumane Tee Daniel, 27, 1164 Chase Madison Drive, and Jeremy Lechloe Thomas, 23, Carolina Court, were each charged with armed robbery, though more charges are expected, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • Indian Land track reflects Kersey’s spirit

    When Wayne Kersey greets students and athletes, who knew his late son, Indian Land High School wrestling coach and Indian Land Elementary teacher Mike Kersey, he says he can see his son’s spirit.
    Coach Kersey, who died last fall as a result of an ATV accident at his home, continues to have a lasting impact on his students and athletes.
    Often Kersey’s familiar words – “Don’t pace yourself, push yourself,” were an inspiration to those he guided in class or the arena.

  • A stirring sight

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    Many local residents and businesses contribute to Relay For Life each year in various ways, but one local school has a fundraiser each year that extends beyond the borders of Lancaster County.