Today's News

  • New laws delay start of tax season

    There’s been a delay to the start of the 2013 tax season. 

    Because of new federal legislation enacted Jan. 2 in response to the “fiscal cliff,” the Internal Revenue Service won’t begin processing individual income tax returns until Jan. 30. 

    In typical years, the process starts around the middle of the month. 

  • Track officials set working 2013 schedule

    Lancaster Super Speedway officials have set a working schedule for the 2013 dirt track season.

  • 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.