Today's News

  • Hagwood's cousin offers her the kidney she needs

    There's a photo album inside Crystal Hagwood's apartment that reminds her of all the things she used to do.

    When she attended Lancaster High School, Hagwood was a member of the cheerleading squad and loved to play basketball. She even did some part-time modeling.

    Hagwood enjoyed exercise and never thought twice about going from place to place. Now her health requires her to stay indoors a lot.

    Hagwood, 26, suffers from diabetes and kidney failure. The diabetes has resulted in anemia, restless leg syndrome, high blood pressure and poor circulation.

  • District explores idea of single-gender classes

    Lancaster County School District personnel are exploring the idea of bringing single-gender classes into the fold here.

    Proponents say that separating boys and girls would allow teachers to key in on that gender's general learning style, which they hope would increase student achievement. Nearly 90 schools in the state feature single-gender classrooms, but no school in the district now offers the choice.

  • Lady Bruins surge to swat FM Jackets

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins came on strong in the late stages to notch a 42-30 comeback road win over Fort Mill in Region III-AAAA basketball play Friday night.The LHS girls’ victory gave the Bruins a split after Lancaster dropped an 89-78 loss in the boys’ game.The Lady Bruins, down 20-17 at the half, used a torrid defensive effort to net the win.Lancaster allowed only 10 second-half points, including two field goals, to gain the 12-point victory.Lancaster, with an 11-6 third-period spurt, took a 28-26 lead into the final period an

  • Rain eases drought concerns

    The threat of Stage 4 water restrictions is no longer imminent.

    Thanks to more than six inches of rain and regional conservation efforts since mid-December, more stringent water-use restrictions won't come before August, Duke Energy announced last week.

    Previously, Duke energy predicted that stricter water-use regulations might come as early as February.

    "That's some good news," said Lancaster County Water and Sewer District Manager Mark Knight. "But what would be better news would be reducing the restrictions we're currently at."

  • Wooden cow named Flossie a hit at 4-H's Farm Fun Day event

    The bleats of tiny goats, country music and the squeals of delighted children could be heard at Lancaster County 4-H's first Farm Fun Day on Saturday.

    The event was held at Ace Hardware and Garden Center on South Market Street. Children got their faces painted with colorful, glittery swirls or snakes and had the chance to milk a wooden cow named Flossie.

    "People are like, 'A wooden cow?' But the kids are loving it," said Lancaster County 4-H Agent Ashley Hinson. She was thrilled with the turnout.

    "This is awesome," she said.

  • Iraq War vet reads to his son's classmates

    The book Jeff Catoe read for first-graders at Brooklyn Springs Elementary School fit his son's situation so well, you might think the book was written about him.

    Catoe, a sergeant major with the U.S. Army who's done two tours of duty in Iraq, visited the school Friday to talk about how families are affected by military deployment.

    His wife, Casey, is a teacher at the school and his youngest son, Jacob, is a student there.

  • Coaches calling for Patriots' victory in Super Bowl XLII

    Lancaster County high school football coaches are calling for a New England Patriots’ win in Super Bowl XLII in Glendale, Ariz., tonight.The Pats face the upstart Giants in pro football’s world championship game at the University of Phoenix Stadium.The Patriots, in their regular-season finale, edged the Giants 38-35 on Dec.

  • First Steps board grateful for support

    I would like to thank Applebees for assisting Lancaster County First Steps with a very successful pancake fundraiser. Thanks also goes out to all the board members and volunteers who worked extremely hard on Jan. 26 to provide good service to those who visited Applebees for the great pancakes.

    Thanks also to all of the community members who purchased tickets and participated.

    This success shows the commitment of Lancaster County First Steps and the commitment of Lancaster's future - our children.

    Vicki Hinson

    Chair, Lancaster County First Steps

  • Think seriously about curfew

    Years ago a television anchor would say, "It's 10:30 p.m. Do you know where your children are?" We have another question. What is a 13-year-old girl doing out on the streets at 3 a.m.?

    There she was, on a Heath Springs street, with seven other young people, said Vincent Webb, a Lancaster County Sheriff's deputy. Webb's job is to police the town of Heath Springs.

    Unless they are committing a crime there is nothing illegal about youngsters being out that time at night.

  • Editor needs to keep political feelings out of headlines

    I noticed two headlines on the opinion page in the Jan. 30 edition of The Lancaster News that require comment.