Today's News

  • 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.

  • Dive in! You’re never too old to learn to swim

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    Science tells us 70 percent of the Earth is covered with water of some kind (not counting the water in swimming pools), and swimming is certainly a popular recreational sport. But can you be too old – or too young – to learn how to swim? In Lancaster, the answer is most decidedly no.
    University of South Carolina Lancaster aquatic instructor Anne Small has been a swim instructor for 30 years. She says age makes no difference when learning the skills it takes to be a swimmer.

  • Trapps signs with Coastal

    Robert Howey
    It’s beach ball for former Lancaster High School star basketball player Ron Trapps.
    Trapps, after spending last season at Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Va., following a stellar hoops career at LHS, is heading to Coastal Carolina University.
    “I’m really excited about playing at Coastal,” Trapps said. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity and challenges.

  • P-31 seniors rebound with road win

    Staff Reports
    The Lancaster Post 31 senior team ignited for seven runs over the final three innings to notch a 12-8 American Legion baseball League V road win over Clover Post 38 on Tuesday night.
    The four-run win came after P-31 had dropped its first league loss in a 12-3 defeat to Rock Hill Post 34 on Monday night at Eggleton Field.

  • McCain winner in MMH Optimist Club golf tourney

    Staff Reports
    Alexandria McCain, a two-time all-region golfer at Lancaster High School and a graduate of Indian Land High School, shot an 86 over 6,200 yards at the Divide Golf Course in Matthews, N.C., where she won her division age group in the Optimist Club youth golf tournament Sunday, June 3.
    McCain, the 2011 LHS golf MVP, will attend Converse College in the fall after signing with the CC Valkryies last fall.
    Other winners were Ben Ferris, 13, of Charlotte, Sean O’Connor, 14, of Indian Trail, N.C., and Jarett Stowe, 16, of Matthews, N.C.

  • Speedway to host NDRA GM Performance race

    Michael Knight
    For The Lancaster News
    Lancaster Motor Speedway will host the NDRA GM Performance Late Models Division on Saturday night in Lancaster.
    The Saturday event will feature seven divisions of racing.
    The winner of the NDRA GM Performance Late Models earns $1,000 and $100 to start. The NDRA GM Performance Late Models will qualify and run heat races.
    The purse for the Super Street is $600, the Crate Sportsman: $500, and $400 for the Pure Street.
    The Vintage, Stock 4 and FWD/UCAR will also be running on Saturday night.

  • Might as well jump

    Gregory A. Summers
    In law enforcement, the tie that binds won’t be broken.
    That’s especially true when it hinges on the loss of an officer in the line of duty.
    For S.C. Highway Patrol Col. Mike Oliver, that relationship is built around one word – sacrifice.

  • New details emerge in murder

    Reece Murphy
    A Lancaster man found murdered in his York Street home Monday evening may have been shot and his home ransacked, according to a Lancaster Police Department media report  released Thursday morning.
    Lancaster police officers found 53-year-old Donald Eustace Morris dead in his home at 307 S. York St. about 8:30 p.m. Monday.

  • Prank becomes assault

    Christopher Sardelli
    A fast food restaurant employee was choked into unconsciousness at work earlier this month. after another man put him in a headlock.
    Officers responded to the assault at McDonald’s, 316 S.C. 9 Bypass, at 11:30 p.m. June 11, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Van Wyck woman hurt in bike wreck

    Reece Murphy
    A Van Wyck woman was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident on S.C. 5 (Rock Hill Highway) on Saturday, June 16.
    Jamisala Gray, 42, of the 6400 block of Charlotte Highway, was hurt in the wreck.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said the accident occurred about 4:45 p.m. as Gray rode a 1997 Kawasaki motorcycle west on S.C. 5.
    Elder said as Gray approached the intersection, Jason Graham of Rock Hill, driving east in a four-door Kia, tried to turn left in front of Gray onto Steele Hill Road.