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Today's News

  • Guest Column: Trouble in Lexington – Hiding financial information from a school board member

    A member of the board of trustees of Lexington School District 1 has had her requests for access to school district financial records denied by the school superintendent.
    The member has asked to see how much money the district has paid for lawyers. The superintendent says he won’t allow access to the records unless the entire school board approves the request, or the board member submits a written request under the state’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

  • Guest Column: County’s GOP switch a sign of good times

    I want to thank William St. Louis for taking the time to share his views in The Lancaster News, as well as recognizing my efforts to help Republicans build a majority in Lancaster County.
    Usually being a political party chair is a thankless and invisible role where one is seldom noticed, much less recognized in the public spotlight. In reality, though, let’s give credit where credit is due.

  • Guest Column: Democrats in glass houses should not throw stones

    In his recent column, William St. Louis makes the astounding assertion that the Republican Party is “owned” by the National Rifle Association.
    According to the Center for Responsive Politics (www.opensecrets.org), in the 2016 election cycle, the NRA spent $54.4 million in support of and in opposition to various candidates for federal office. The expenditures for all federal campaigns totaled $6.8 billion, so the NRA accounted for 0.8 percent of that total.

  • Springs Company wins CTTC tourney

    The Springs Company shot a 14-under 58 to win the annual Carolina Traffic and Transportation Club Golf Tournament to benefit Lancaster Children’s Home on May 21.
    The tournament, held in memory of Emerson Ellis, was played at the Lancaster Golf Club.

  • Second-annual Phillip Knight Memorial race Saturday

    The second-annual Phillip Knight Memorial race will be at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday.
    This race, held in memory of my father, means a great deal to me and my family.
    My dad, who died in April 2016 after a long battle with an illness, was a big dirt track racing fan. For some 20 years, my dad enjoyed working with numerous drivers and their cars, mainly the Whitakers, Ryan and Chris.

  • Pro-Am Royal Cup contest Saturday

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News

    Bundy Auditorium at USC Lancaster will be the venue for the National Gymnastic Association’s second-annual Pro-Am Royal Cup Classic on Saturday.
    The 2018 field featured 24 men and women who took to the stage to show their progress in body building and physique categories.
    Promoted by Kennett Washington, the event brings together amateurs to compete for the chance to earn pro cards.

  • Piranhas fall in home meet

    The Lancaster County Piranhas recreation swim team fell in its home opener to the River Hills Country Club, 391-196, on Thursday at the county pool.
    Lancaster was coming off a win over Lake Wylie.

  • Davis, Fitzgerald lead IL High track honors

    Indian Land High School senior sprinter Marlin Davis and freshman Empress Fitzgerald led the 2019 ILHS Warriors track awards.
    Davis, who has signed to run track at Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C., is the ILHS boys MVP.

  • Sports Talk: Recalling the bike, special times with Daddy

    No matter the occasion or season, when I’m at the Rice Athletic Complex at Lancaster High School, especially out front on those old walkways in front of the building, my mind drifts back to that September day in the early 1960s.
    As I step across the familiar walkways, I can close my eyes and reflect back some 55-plus years.
    I can hear my late father’s voice, “Robert, keep your balance, balance your weight, stay up, stay straight” as he followed close behind me.

  • Two county girls soccer standouts set for Southern Regional Championships

    Two Lancaster County soccer standouts are headed to the Bayou State to compete for some elite regional honors.
    Kinsey Bishop, who plays at Indian Land High School, and Peyton Kennington, who plays for Andrew Jackson High School, are teammates on the Charlotte Independence Soccer Club.
    The Charlotte Independence is the former Discoveries Soccer Club, following a merger earlier this spring.