Today's News

  • Darlings win district

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Darlings American League all-stars defeated the Lancaster National League all-stars, 23-22, to win the Dixie Softball District 2 championship on Saturday, July 6, at the Rodman Sports Complex in Chester County.
    Brianna Vincent doubled to drive in two runs to lift the Lancaster County Darlings American League all-stars to the narrow win.
    The game was the third time the two Lancaster teams played in the district tournament.
    Lancaster AL won the first meeting July 2, when it took a 10-9 win.

  • A trip with friends through the N.C. mountains

    The Rev. Harriss Ricks, pastor at Douglas Presbyterian Church, is a good friend of mine – and everyone else, for that matter. He has a very nice family home just off Lousiana Street in Montreat, N.C. He invited all of his friends and church members to go up to Montreat for a day on June 11.

  • Man arrested for armed robbery

    Christopher Sardelli
    A Rock Hill man is behind bars in connection with the brazen, daylight armed robbery of a man in a busy Walmart parking lot on July 8, as detectives continue using surveillance videos and eyewitness accounts to track two others in the incident.
    Malcolm Shaquille Williams, 18, was arrested Tuesday evening, July 9, on the charges of armed robbery and possession of a handgun during the commission of a violent crime, according to a press release from Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant.

  • Gallery 102

    Art lovers, listen up.

    There’s a place in downtown Lancaster that is a treasure trove of local art, a place called Gallery 102 at 104 Williams Street.

    Co-owned by Carla Bryant and Kevin Lilly, the gallery pops from the minute you walk in the door. Glass mosaics. Metal works. Paintings. Jewelry. Glass-blown lamps. Candles that look as good as they smell.

    There is art representing all forms and media.

  • Text4baby helps new, expectant mothers

    I am a mom. It is the hardest and most rewarding job I could ever imagine. My first child was born when I was quite young, my second not far behind.
    I am one of the lucky moms. I have a wonderful family, a great pediatrician and supportive co-workers, who all gave me guidance during my pregnancy and in those early days of the kids’ lives.
    There are many moms in our state who have less help in the journey we call parenting.
    Some may not have role models as I do in my own mother and grandmothers. Some may not enjoy health-care or prenatal-care benefits.

  • Makos end season with win

    Staff Reports
    The Lancaster Makos ended their season with a 342-184 win over the Kershaw Stingrays on Thursday, June 27.
    The Makos were led by Trevor Tipton and Catherine Abbott, who each had four wins.
    Emmie Grace Johnson, Tamra Tipton, Taylor Teague and Nathan Reid each tallied three wins.
    Double winners include Aaron Morgan, Maraya Hinton, Landon Digh and Coulter Jackson.
    Single winners included Charlotte Harris, Will Jones and Bryce Blanton.
    The Stingrays were led by Sarah Sowell and John-Winst Ivester, who had four wins.

  • P-31 juniors notch first playoff win

    Eric Rowell
    For The Lancaster News
    The Lancaster Post 31 junior squad won the opening game of the playoffs Monday night at Harvey Eggleton Field.
    The Juniors took a 4-1 win over Spartanburg Post 28. Spartanburg (9-6), is the third-place team from Region 6, that includes region champion Inman and runner-up Greer.
    Monday’s game, originally scheduled for Tuesday, June 9, was moved due to inclement weather across the state delaying finalizing of Legion senior team pairings.

  • Watkins snags Heintz Performance victory

    Michael Knight
    For The Lancaster News
    “Bad Boy” Ben Watkins claimed the win in the Heintz Performance Limited Late Model main event Saturday, July 6, at Lancaster Motor Speedway.
    Watkins and Timbo Mangum were in the front row. When the green flag fell, Watkins, Mangum, David Yandle and Johnny Pursley battled for the lead.
    In turn four, Watkins and Mangum were side-by-side. Watkins cleared Mangum in turns three and four for the win.

  • Sheriff’s Office seeks national accreditation

    With a new office complex up and running and the recent addition of several more positions at the sheriff’s office, Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile has a new goal in mind-national accreditation. 

    Two years after gaining state accreditation through the S.C. Law Enforcement Accreditation program, Faile and his staff are hoping to increase their national profile by earning accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA).

  • County Council at odds over economic incentives

    What began as the final step of a certification process for the new Lancaster Air-Rail Park, quickly turned into a contentious debate about the county’s incentive process for new companies during Lancaster County Council’s Monday, July 8, meeting. 

    On council’s agenda was the setting of a formal price per acre for the new 101-acre business park, located along S.C. 9 near the county airport.