Today's News

  • Suspect attempts to rob man at ATM

    The Lancaster Police Department has few leads in an attempted robbery late last month of a man withdrawing money from the ATM at Founders Federal Credit Union on North Main Street.

    According to the incident report, the 36-year-old man said as he pulled into the credit union between 12:30 and 1 a.m. May 26, he saw three unidentified teenage males at the nearby corner of North Main and Covenant streets. Two of them were riding mountain bikes, the other pushing a bicycle.

  • Municipal Planning Organization conducts road-use surveys on Charlotte Highway

    Drivers on Charlotte Highway were diverted last week to take part in road-use surveys for Charlotte and York County municipal planning organizations.

    Brought to the attention of The Lancaster News by curious local drivers, the surveys were conducted in the northbound lane of Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521) just south of Rock Hill Highway (S.C. 5).

  • P-31 seniors hope to build on early success



    Lancaster Post 31 American Legion senior team head coach Marc Rape is pleased with his team’s early-season play, but he adds there’s room for improvement.

  • Track to host six racing divisions



    Lancaster Super Speedway will feature six divisions of racing Saturday night for the June 8 race at the half-mile dirt oval.

  • Warriors 8th in Director’s Cup AA standings



    Indian Land finished eighth overall in the South Carolina Athletic Administrators Association Director’s Cup standings for Class AA high schools.

  • BHS hosts Founders play



    The 10th annual Founders Kickoff Scrimmage is set to be played at Buford High School on Friday, Aug. 23.

  • ‘Fore the Kids’ tourney reset



    Due to the forecast for heavy rain in the area, the annual “Fore the Kids” golf tournament, slated for Thursday, June 6 at Edgewater Golf Club, has been moved to Thursday, June 13.

  • CPTC captures 41 awards at Battle of the Borders meet

    The Columbus Parker Track Club, a Lancaster area youth track club, captured 41 awards at the recent Battle of the Borders meet in Inman.

    The CPTC competed in a field of 1,200 athletes and received recognition for finishing 13th out of 33 teams.

  • Oldest trees on earth are amazing

    A recent email from an old friend reminded me of a trip I took in the summer of 1991. It was a pilgrimage to see the oldest trees on Earth.

    That journey required flying across the continent and then traveling winding, steep, scary roads high into the White Mountains of California’s Eastern Sierras. Finally reaching the part of Inyo National Forest known as the Ancient Bristlecone Forest was like arriving on a moonscape.

  • Time to limit government overreach

    The nation learned in May that the Justice Department secretly obtained the phone records of more than 100 Associated Press reporters and monitored Fox News reporter James Rosen’s personal email and cell phone records, branding him a “possible co-conspirator” in a classified leak case for asking questions to a government source.
    These revelations sent shock waves throughout newsrooms nationwide. Reporters can no longer assure their sources that interviews will remain confidential because there is no way to tell whether the government is listening.