Today's News

  • Local boys to play in Youth Shrine Bowl

    The Youth Shrine Bowl Battle of the Border’s All Star Football Game was designed to offer a high school level experience for 70 of  the best football players from South and North Carolina.

  • Paying it back with over 200 wheels

    Robert Rainey of Kershaw remembers how excited he was when he received a new bicycle. It was a Christmas he’s never forgotten.

    “When I was 10, there was seven boys and one girl…and Daddy died,” Rainey said.

    As a child, young Rainey had no idea of the responsibilities that had fallen into his mother’s lap.

    Seeing the need in the family, a special angel, Rainey’s cousin J.E. Rainey, stepped in to make Christmas brighter for his young cousin.

    J.E. Rainey gave a bicycle to young Robert.

  • Former Great Falls editor passes away


    Landmark News Service

    Jim McKeown Jr., owner, editor and publisher of the Kershaw News Era for three decades, was found dead Thursday in his home. He was 66.

    McKeown, who came from a newspaper-industry family, was known for his columns and hard work at the paper. He once served as editor of The Great Falls Reporter.

    “He was the paper,” said Kim Roberts, a 16-year freelancer for the Kershaw News Era. “He had ink in his blood.”

  • Phone scam shows police department number

    Mitford Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mike Good was at a convention in Myrtle Beach last week when he received a couple of unexpected phone calls.

    Good said the first call was from a woman who stated a warrant had been issued for his arrest and he had until 4 p.m. to resolve the issue or he would be arrested the following day.

    The woman told Good he owed $1,844 and if the claim had to be settled in court, the cost would climb to $3,000 the next day.

  • Robotics team advances to state competition

    On Saturday Dec. 2, the Great Falls Middle School Robotics team, also known as the Red Devils Bots, participated in the First Lego League York robotics qualifier.

    The team is led by David Taylor and Emily Darstein and is composed of seventh and eighth graders. The seventh graders are Emma Suthard, Valerie Harrison and Zachary Langley. The eighth grade students are Jimmy Thornton, Cameron Munn, Ubi Ferrufino, Harley Mitchell and Ally McKeown.

    The FLL York qualifier had 22 other participating teams from all over the Carolinas.

  • UPDATED: New Workforce Center to be located near York Tech Chester campus

    The site has been selected and the plans are being worked up; now it will be up to the voters. And when the name says “Career and Workforce Readiness Center,” the Chester County School District takes the “Center” part of the name seriously – the selected site is close to the county’s geographic center.

  • Chester PD makes arrest for marijuana possession


  • One war and a lifetime ago

    Jane Oneppo first received a Quilt of Valor in 2014. Now, three years later, fittingly on the 76th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, the WWII veteran’s quilt was re-dedicated and she was again thanked for the service she provided.

    Oneppo was a member of the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) a division of the U.S. Navy from 1941 to 1944. She served as an Aviation Machinist’s Mate. (See related story about her military service elsewhere in this issue).

  • Tinker talks about coroner job, working with the media

    Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker turned the tables on The N&R recently as he set up a microphone and asked The N&R reporter Brian Garner about his job for an interview for the Sunday morning public affairs program that Tinker hosts on a local radio station.

    Their discussion ranged over a lot of topics, from Tinker asking about what it’s like to be a reporter on a community newspaper, to what his job as a coroner entails and how he works with the media to some insights into the coming holiday season and how drivers should be acting.

  • County will pay $63,000 surprise cost for digital storage

    Chester County apparently will pass a $63,000 budget amendment to pay for digital storage of dashcam and body videos, though some questions remain about the purchase.