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Today's News

  • Pieces of home

    In most any situation or circumstance, the people best qualified to help others are those who have been through the same or very similar situations or circumstances. That’s why Leslie Murphy, a disabled veteran of the United States Marine Corps, founded the Carolina Veterans Commission, a non-profit organization based in Lancaster.

  • This is National Estate Planning Awareness Week

    In 2008, the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils (NAEPC) worked with Congress to pass a resolution proclaiming the third week in October as National Estate Planning Awareness Week.
    The resolution noted that “Many Americans are unaware that lack of estate planning and financial illiteracy may cause their assets to be disposed of to unintended parties by default through the complex process of probate.”

  • Mulvaney faces Knott for U.S. House seat

    As Election Day edges closer, the candidates for U.S. House District 5 seat are focusing their attention on the economy, national debt and the importance of jobs and education.
    Facing off in the election are incumbent Republican Rep. Mick Mulvaney, who is finishing his first term in Washington, D.C., and his Democratic challenger, Joyce Knott.
    Joyce Knott
    Though this is Knott’s first try for the House District 5 seat, she is quite familiar with congressional politics.

  • Man dies in car accident

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
    A Lancaster man was killed and a woman injured after their cars collided Sunday, Oct. 14.
    Michael Leon Plyler, 56, died at the scene of the accident in the 800 block of Shiloh Unity Road, said Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Bill Rhyne said the collision happened about 12:40 p.m. as Plyler was driving east in a 2006 Nissan Altima, crossed into an oncoming lane and crashed into a 2001 Ford Explorer.

  • Tax bills overcharged fire district residents

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County officials are scrambling to figure out how to handle a $15 fee overcharge for Panhandle residents who live in the Indian Land and Pleasant Valley fire-protection districts.
    Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis said the error came to light over the weekend after residents in the areas received their tax bills and found they’d been charged a $90 fire-protection district fee instead of the correct $75 fee.   

  • Fatback ‘n’ politics

    The savory smells of fresh bacon, eggs and fatback wafted nearby as U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint tackled a bevy of questions from locals on Monday morning, covering everything from health care to the upcoming general election.
    A group of about 50 voters, hungry for breakfast and answers to their most pressing political queries, attended the event inside a small dining room at JoMars Family Restaurant.

  • Jason Starnes takes emotional victory for his father at LMS

     

       

    Jason Starnes highlighted an emotional night at Lancaster Motor Speedway with a win in the Pure Street main event.

    Starnes was on the front row with and Robbie Helms.

  • LHS hopes to extend streak; trio seeks end of skids Friday

     

       

    Lancaster is hoping to launch a new streak, while its county grid brethren is hoping to snap skids.

  • Lady Vols net region title

     

       

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers captured their second Region IV-AA volleyball championship in the last three seasons with a 3-0 win over Cheraw at AJ on Thursday, October 11.

  • Run with the Bruins set Saturday

    The second annual Run with the Bruins 5K run/walk and kids fun run will be held Saturday, Oct. 20 at Lancaster Memorial Stadium on Stadium Street.

    Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome to join the Bruins’ cross country team on Saturday morning.