Today's News

  • Lancaster native heads Chaplains Association

    Staff Reports
    Michael Taylor, chaplain of the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, has been appointed executive director of the N.C. Sheriffs’ Chaplains Association.
    Taylor, a Lancaster native, serves as the president of the association and has been an active member since 1994.
    Taylor attained the master level chaplaincy in 1998 through the association’s accreditation program. He was named the National Sheriff’s Association Chaplain of the Year in 2003 and was the recipient in 2001 of WSOC-TV Channel 9’s Nine Who Cares Award.

  • Part two of murder trial now under way

    Reece Murphy
    The trial of a second man charged in connection with the May 2010 shooting death of a Lancaster toddler began Monday following the conviction of his co-defendant last week.
    Marico Lamont Stevens, 30, of 2517 Douglas Road, Lancaster, was charged with murder and gun charges in connection with the death of 3-year-old Jaylen Jackson.
    Jaylen died May 4, 2010, the morning after she was struck by bullets in what law enforcement officials described as a shootout at the Countryside Mobile Home Park on Athena Road.

  • Convenience store clerk robbed at gunpoint on Sunday night

    Jesef Williams
    Authorities are investigating the Sunday night armed robbery of a convenience store on S.C. 200.
    Two men entered the Tienda El Manantial store, 1691 Great Falls Highway, about 8:45 p.m. Sunday wearing ski masks, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • ‘Nutcracker’ dances onto stage Monday

    Staff Reports
    An enchanted forest, the Sugar Plum Fairy and a host of young local dancers will return to the stage for the beloved ballet “The Nutcracker.”
    The ballet will be performed at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, in the Lancaster High School Auditorium, 617 Normandy Road, Lancaster.
    The performance is a collaboration between the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, Lancaster County School District, city of Lancaster and the Kennedy Center Partnership Project.

  • A winner, not a beginner

    Editor’s note – The Lancaster News recently asked readers on Facebook to share the names of some of the county’s best foodies. One of them is Cathy Ardrey. 


    Cathy Ardrey’s family thinks she’s a great cook, with good reason. 

    From vegetables to wild game and seafood, Ardrey has an arsenal of dishes, many of which she’s developed herself or adapted from recipes found in her cookbook library. 

  • Stuart Barfield attains Eagle Scout rank

    Stuart Barfield, 18, was awarded his Eagle Scout badge during a court of honor Sunday at First Baptist Church in Kershaw. A member of Boy Scout Troop No. 74, he is the son of Sandy and Doug Barfield. Eagle Scouts must earn 21 merit badges; Stuart has earned 58. He had to also complete a community service project of lasting value as an Eagle badge requirement. Stuart built a walking trail, constructed a bridge over a small creek, created a picnic area and built a picnic table at Stevens Park in Kershaw. A senior at Andrew Jackson High School, Stuart will attend The Citadel.

  • Small fry all-stars launch rec football postseason play

    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission youth all-star football teams will open play Thursday night at Lancaster Memorial Stadium.

    Two all-star games involving small fry teams, ages 9-10, will be held.

  • AJ's Dixon to play in North-South match


       Andrew Jackson High School senior volleyball player Callie Dixon will be among the state’s elite this weekend when she plays in the annual North-South All-Star volleyball match sponsored by the Coaches Association of SC (CAWS).

  • Saints sign McIlwain



    Former Indian Land High School football star Kamaal McIlwain is returning to the National Football League.

  • Frank Catoe, 76

    Frank Catoe, 76 

    Frank Catoe, 76, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011.  

    Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Crawford Funeral


    The family is receiving friends at 3842-A River Road, Kershaw.