Today's News

  • Figueroa tops Royal Cup Classic

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News
    First-time competitor Roger Figueroa, age 18, captured the Overall Men’s Physique title at the NGA Pro-Am Royal Cup Classic in the Bundy Auditorium at USC Lancaster on Saturday night.
    The show featured pre-judging in the morning and the competition that night.
    Figueroa, a college freshman out of Shelby, N.C., also took the Teen Classic Physique, Open Classic Lightweight, and Open Men’s Physique Lightweight titles.

  • P-31 juniors, senior fall

    The Lancaster Post 31 American Legion junior baseball team returned to play Monday night when it dropped a tough 10-9 home loss to Chester Post 27 at Eggleton Field.
    Lancaster, up 9-8 in the top of the seventh inning, saw Chester rally for two unearned runs to take a 10-9 lead.
    In the bottom of the seventh inning, Lancaster had two runners on with two out and J.P. Cunningham drove a ball in the left center field gap, but the Chester left fielder hustled over to make a game-ending catch to seal Chester’s comeback win over Lancaster.

  • Entertainment List

    Ag+Art Tour this weekend

    The annual Ag+Art Tour comes to Lancaster County this weekend, featuring 11 local agricultural locations. They include Lancaster County Farmers Market, Native American Studies Center, The Ivy Place, North Corner Haven, Dixie Bee Supply & Country Store, Griff’s Greenhouse and Nursery, Historic Craig Farm, Benford Brewing Co., Simple Faith Ranch, Rich Hill Farms and Fox Trot Farms. Dianne Mahaffee’s Fine Art & Clay Studio will also be open for exhibits and demonstrations. For details, visit www.agandarttour.com.

  • USCL students study in Germany

    USC Lancaster
    Six USC Lancaster students and two faculty members recently embarked on a 10-day travel study trip to Germany.
    Germany was chosen as the destination for the 2019 travel study trip because students would have the opportunity to attend and present at the second World Congress on Undergraduate Research.

  • Scottish lass right at home at country music fest

    On my flight from Scotland to the United States last year, I listened to one of my favorite songs – “Wide Open Spaces” by the Dixie Chicks.

  • Whits End hits the big stage

    Chris Whitaker’s raspy voice boomed from the stage at the 2019 Carolina Country Music Festival last weekend as festivalgoers danced and sang along to “Free Bird” and “Friends in Low Places.”  
    Whitaker is the lead singer of country/southern rock band Whits End, which includes guitarists Brandon Ashley of Lancaster and Dillon Locke of Kershaw, bassist Brad Williams of Lancaster and drummer Steven Branham of Camden.

  • Giving back while building skills

    Seventy Mission Serve volunteers from Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Maryland gathered in Lancaster County this week to complete repairs and projects on 10 homes.
    Mission Serve partners with local city governments to help rehabilitate substandard housing. The nonprofit has 18 projects lined up this summer across 10 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guatemala.

  • Democrats test preferences in poll at Red Rose Festival

    From release

    At its Red Rose Festival booth May 18, the Lancaster County Democratic Party asked passers-by to vote in a 2020 presidential straw poll, indicating their favorite candidates and most important issues.
    With almost 100 voting-age participants, the tally showed former Vice President Joe Biden leading the field with 30 percent, Sen. Elizabeth Warren next with 20 percent, then Sen. Bernie Sanders and Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 7.5 percent, Sen. Kamala Harris at 6 percent, and Sens. Corey Booker and Kirsten Gillebrand at 5 percent each.

  • Hungry Heroes feeds Lancaster police

    Hungry Heroes founder Amanda Riggan has fed thousands of first responders, military personnel and veterans across the nation. On Thursday, she served the Lancaster City Police Department.
    A Rock Hill resident, Riggan started the nonprofit after the death of York County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Doty last year. She began her efforts by feeding agencies throughout York County, but as word spread, so did her mission.