Today's News

  • Nonstop nöel-a-thon

    The holiday season shifts into high gear this weekend with several of the biggest Christmas events of the year.
    Indian Land and Heath Springs will debut their new festive traditions Saturday with the first Indian Land Christmas Parade and Heath Springs for the Holidays. Lancaster’s Christmas parade returns with more holiday fun Saturday night. And Van Wyck’s tranquil Lighting of the Way is Sunday evening.
    The Indian Land parade is the first in Saturday’s line-up.

  • Some 911 calls not getting to dispatch

    Some 911 calls were not getting through to the Lancaster County emergency dispatch center on Thursday, the apparent result of some unspecified problem with cell-phone use in several parts of the Carolinas.
    Stephen Blackwelder, Lancaster County’s director of public safety communications, said calling 911 from a landline seemed to be working, but calls from cell phones weren’t always getting through Thursday.

  • Norrell gets leadership post on House Judiciary

    Kayla Vaughn

    S.C. Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell has been named first vice chair of the House Judiciary Committee, making her the second highest-ranking Democrat on the key legislative panel.
    “I am so excited about this,” Norrell said Thursday. “It is such an honor. I’m especially happy to be able to show my daughter Emma and so many others that women can lead in government and be good wives and moms.”

  • Ellen Haggins again gathers gifts for kids at Christmas

    Around the festive season it’s often easy to get caught up in shopping for our friends and family, and forget about those for whom Christmas can be a hard time of year.
    But one Lancaster resident uses the holidays as an opportunity to look outside of herself and her loved ones, and bring joy to other people.
    Ellen Haggins, a lifelong Lancaster resident and mother of two, has collected Christmas presents for local children for the last four years to share the spirit of Christmas giving with her community.

  • Holiday train display moves to SCCL Lodge

    Joe Silien
    Railroad Club of Carolina Lakes

    The big news from the Railroad Club at Carolina Lakes this year is that the annual holiday display will be at The Lodge at Sun City, rather than The Lake House.
    This move, to the community’s newest amenity center, is intended to be the centerpiece of a host of holiday activities at the new location at 2955 Sun City Blvd.

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    The Exclusive Riders’ Christmas party set Dec. 15

    The Exclusive Riders will host their annual Christmas party from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 15 at the American Legion, 823 S. Main St., Lancaster. Admission is $10 per person. For details, call (803) 209-0298 or (803) 235-8208. 

    Grace Bleachery reunion meetings

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Covenant Baptist presents ‘The King is Here’

    Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road, Lancaster, will host “The King is Here,” a multi-generational worship experience, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 16. Cookies, coffee and cocoa will be served following each service. 

    ‘Emmanuel: Celebrating Heaven’s Child’

  • Column: The Red Rose resurgence has begun

    Shortly before USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center opened in October 2012, the economic atmosphere seemed bleak for Lancaster County.
    In 2008, Forbes magazine named Lancaster “the weakest performer” on its list of the most vulnerable towns in the nation. In 2012, a CNN broadcast featured us in an “Open Mic” story about politics and faith, prompting a cry of “We Are Lancaster” in protest of what many felt was an unfair portrayal of Lancaster.

  • Truckload of generosity

    Brooklyn Springs Elementary was transformed into Santa’s grotto Thursday after 100 volunteers from Keller Williams Fort Mill, decked out as elves and reindeer, showed up to spread some Christmas cheer.
    This is the third year that the Texas-based real estate company has organized a Christmas event for the school. The company provided a holiday shop where children could pick two presents to give to their loved ones, in a truck parked in the school parking lot.

  • Bruins split wrestling matches

    Staff Reports
    The Lancaster Bruins split a pair of prep wrestling matches at Camden Military Academy in Camden on Wednesday night.
    The Bruins posted a win over Class AAA member Keenan High School of Columbia, 48-12, but fell to host CMA for the second time this season.
    Lancaster, in the win over Keenan, rolled to a 36-point victory over the Raiders.
    The Bruins grapplers were led by Andrew Duffell-Hoffman (113) with a pin, Eric Byrd (160) with a pin, Nygel Moore (182) with a pin, Dylan Goshorn (220) with a pin and Immanuel Bush (285) with a pin.