Today's News

  • Heavy rain headed this way

    Get ready to get wet.

    According to the National Weather Service, heavy rain could drench this part of the Carolinas today as moisture from Tropical Storm Andrea collides with a lingering cold front.

    The Associated Press reported Thursday, June 6, that up to 4 inches of rain could fall across the state through Saturday. 

    The National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm warning for Andrea along the Grand Strand. The heaviest rainfall is expected along the coast, where the center of the storm is expected to move. 

  • Fancy Pokket breaks bread Thursday

    Though the sample size of dirt was small, the significance of the moment was quite major for Lancaster County. 

    Fancy Pokket Corp., a Canadian maker of bakery products, had its official groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, June 6, to mark its arrival here. 

    The company plans to build a new 57,000-square-foot baking plant inside the Lancaster County Air-Rail Industrial Park, which is being developed now. The investment is expected to create 68 jobs. 

  • County EMS medic injured

    Although much of the details are sketchy, a county medic is recuperating after being injured in a car accident while tending to a medical emergency along Main Street on May 29. 

    The male medic, whose full name and age have not been released, was injured during a chain reaction of car collisions at the intersection of Gay and Main streets at about 9:30 p.m., according to a S.C. traffic collision report. 

    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said the medic was inside a car providing treatment when he was injured. 

  • 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.