Today's News

  • Lancaster grapplers fall in RH



    The Lancaster Bruins will look to rebound on the prep wrestling mat Thursday, Jan. 17 when LHS travels to Rock Hill to face South Pointe High School.

  • Bruins sweep Cougars



    Second-half surges sparked the Lancaster Bruins to a Region III-AAAA basketball sweep of York on Monday, Jan. 14 in the LHS gym.

  • Family and friends join for Connor

    When Pam Taylor lost her voice, she was finally able to empathize with her best friend’s autistic son.

    Connor Anderson, 9, of Kershaw has never spoken a word. His fine motor skills are not good enough to communicate with sign language.

    He cannot hold a pencil to write. His caregivers are left to guessing his needs.

    But family and friends are trying to change that. Ever since her vocal cords healed, Taylor has been raising money alongside Samantha Chilcoat, Connor’s mother, to buy a machine that will speak for him.

  • Called to Hunt

    Many of us probably take for granted the act of doing things outdoors.

    Whether it be hunting, fishing or participating in some outdoor sport, we don’t think twice about the opportunity.

    A group of local state troopers, however, have come together to help those with disabilities also enjoy the great outdoors.

    Mobility Outdoors for Christ is the name of the organization, and First Sgt. Paul Harrison of the South Carolina Highway Patrol said he felt the idea was a calling from the Lord.

  • Sheriff Faile: Newspaper carrier filed false report

    A contract newspaper carrier for The Lancaster News was arrested this week after investigators concluded he lied to them about an armed robbery.

    Leon Caskey, 45, 422 Gay St., was arrested Thursday, Jan. 10, and charged with filing a false police report, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

    The charges are related to a report Caskey filed Jan. 6 saying he was robbed at gunpoint by two men.

  • Some stories worth repeating

    As a journalist, some things, you never forget. These are the heartfelt stories we have the privilege of sharing with our readers.

    I guess you would have to be there to fully understand what I’m talking about.

    These are the days when you’re staring at a keyboard silently praying, “God, you’ve given me a good un’ to tell. Please help me to not screw it up.”

  • Winthrop study explores impact of road extension

    ROCK HILL – More than 58,000 new residents and $427 million in additional revenue.
    The numbers jump off the page as economists discuss the projected impact of extending Dave Lyle Boulevard from Rock Hill into Lancaster County.
    A special presentation on the matter was held Thursday evening, Jan. 10, at Winthrop University. Economists at the university’s College of Business Administration unveiled statistics from their study that analyzed how the eastward extension of Dave Lyle would greatly affect retail in the region.

  • Council to discuss transportation, continuity plan

    Christopher Sardelli
    Transportation studies and local government plans are tops on Lancaster County Council’s agenda for its first meeting of the new year, Monday, Jan. 14.  
    Monday will be first official meeting for recently elected council members Brian Carnes (District 7), Bob Bundy (District 3) and Steve Harper (District 5).
    Council will first hear a briefing on the possibility of Lancaster County joining the Rock Hill, Fort Mill Area Transportation Study, also known as RFATS.

  • Threats, pointing shotgun ends with felony charge

    A Lancaster man was arrested after deputies say he threatened another man with a shotgun Jan. 5.
    John Edwin Wright, 45, 3850 Happy Trails, was charged with pointing and presenting a firearm.
    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, a deputy responded about 5:16 p.m. that day to the report of a man with a gun inside 522 Collision, 3060 N. Rocky River Road.

  • PalmettoPride awards $2,533 to county

    A new grant will help deputies keep a closer eye on problem areas within Lancaster County.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office announced last week it was awarded a $2,533 PalmettoPride grant on Dec. 30, according to a sheriff’s office press release.
    The grant will be used to buy surveillance cameras to monitor troublesome areas throughout the county.  
    PalmettoPride is a legislative initiative created to fight litter and help beautify South Carolina.