Today's News

  • McCrorey pleads guilty in two cases

    A Lancaster man was sentenced to 15 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty last week to charges stemming from two different shootings in 2011. 

    Shaun N. McCrorey, 20, 3022-D Northwest Apartments, pleaded guilty to robbery and attempted-murder charges in the July 27, 2011, shooting of a man at a Lancaster church, as well as accessory and weapon charges for the 2011 murder of a Kershaw man, according to a press release from 6th Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield.

  • County library director to retire

    The Lancaster County Library System is approaching the end of an era with the departure of longtime library director Richard Band and preparing to start another under the guidance of a new director. 

    Band, 64, is set to retire Friday, May 31, after nearly 35 years as library director. He will be replaced by 25-year library veteran and current York Public Library Manager Rita Vogel.

  • Track trio takes $1,000 wins at LSS



    Timbo Mangum, Jeffrey McGuirt and Josh Langley each captured $1000 wins to highlight action at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday, May 25.

  • Aycock signs to play at USCL



    Brittany Aycock views her move to play soccer at the University of South Carolina Lancaster as a “new start.”

  • Pelham, Robinson lead LHS spring honors



    A pair of Lancaster High School athletes who garnered statewide recognition were among the honorees at the annual LHS spring awards on Friday, May 24 in the school’s auditorium.

  • P-31 pounds Rock Hill



    The Lancaster Post 31 senior baseball team rebounded from its first loss to down Rock Hill Post 34, 6-1 on Monday, May 27 and stay unbeaten in Legion baseball League V play.

  • Half-staff flags reflect true cost of freedom

    Occasionally The Lancaster News receives an email from Gov. Nikki Haley’s office announcing that flags across the state will be flown at half-staff on a certain day.
    Often the reason is because a South Carolina soldier has been killed in action, usually in Iraq or Afghanistan. We post those announcements on our website.
    Those half-staff flags are reminders of why we observe Memorial Day. It is so easy to get caught up in the celebration of the holiday with picnics, cookouts and get-togethers that we forget just why there is a Memorial Day.

  • They died before their time

    More than likely, people of my generation who have tried to contact service buddies years later have been told by someone on the other end of the line that the person has died.
    Graciously, the person may also have told you that the buddy contracted some unusual disease or described some other circumstance that contributed to the buddy’s early death.
    There wasn’t a green sedan with two immaculately dressed service members who walked to the door, tapped lightly and then, in a solemn, dignified manner, gave regrets to the heart-throbbing loved ones.

  • More than 1,000 job-seekers attend fair

    RICHBURG – Darlene Owens is looking for the opportunity to help people. She is also looking for a job.
    Owens was one of more than 1,000 people that turned out Thursday for an SC Works job fair at the Gateway Conference Center. Forty businesses, organizations and industries were on hand trying to fill almost 600 available jobs in Chester, Lancaster and York.

  • Police charge man with CDV in stabbing

    A Lancaster woman is recovering after she was stabbed in the arm Saturday, May 18, and police have arrested a man in connection with the case.
    Adrian Jamal Foster, 23, 622 Eastview Court, was charged May 18 with aggravated criminal domestic violence, said Lancaster Police Capt. Paul Smith. Foster was also jailed for owing money on a previous fine, Smith said.
    Police responded to Springs Memorial Hospital Emergency Room just after 3:30 p.m. about a woman with a stab wound, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.