Today's News

  • FRIDAY NIGHT FINAL: Cyclones advance with win over Broome

    Chester Coach Victor Floyd said his team has focused on finishing strong and playing four full quarters every week. The Cyclones will get to play at least four more quarters this season.

  • Get an armful of bargains at Jingle Bell Bazaar this Sunday

    As the old song “Jingle Bell Rock” says, “Jingle Bell Time is a swell time.” That applies to Christmas as well as another annual event that takes place well before Christmas, the Arts Council of Chester County’s Jingle Bell Bazaar, the annual holiday marketplace that brings together a sleigh full of vendors and artists and provides visitors with some unique before-Christmas shopping.

    To learn how the Jingle Bell Bazaar started, you have to use a little holiday magic and go back into the history of the Arts Council a few years.

  • Council questions but approves Gateway expansion bid

    Plans for an expansion and renovation of the Gateway Conference Center were approved last week by Chester County Council, but only after a vigorous line of questioning about cost overruns.

  • Brockman sentenced to 35 years for armed robbery outsaide church

    A man who robbed a woman at gunpoint outside a Chester church last year was sentenced to prison by a Chester County jury on Thursday.

  • The News & Reporter transitioning to weekly publication

    Beginning next month, the News & Reporter will no longer publish a Friday edition as it transitions to a weekly format. The decision to alter the publication frequency was made after much consideration by the paper’s parent company, Landmark Community Newspapers, which also owns The Lancaster News, Carolina Gateway and the Pageland Progressive Journal in South Carolina and more than 60 publications nationally. Other publications in the chain have undergone the same change with great success.

  • Hospice Shine On! event brings on some bittersweet memories

    The memories at the 2nd Annual Hospice Care of S.C. Shine On! event were bittersweet, but shone as brightly as the luminaries set up by families to remember, honor and celebrate their loved ones.

    Originally planned to be held in the parking lot of Hospice Care of S.C., the event was driven inside by the inclement weather.

    Christy Wilburn is Hospice’s new community relations liaison. She succeeds Jan Byars, who has held that job for many years and will retire in December.

  • SCELP: Quarry was defeated by citizen action, environmental issues

    A news release from the S.C. Environmental Law Project says the problems with the proposed Fishing Creek Rock Quarry went beyond just the concerns of the citizens for their community. Shining a light on these concerns is part of what led to the demise of the plans for the quarry.

    As SCELP’s Upstate Coordinator, Michael Corley, has emphasized repeatedly about this project: “On a per acre basis, I don’t think we’ve ever seen the depth or breadth of problems that were present with this proposed mine.” 

  • County seniors get a glimpse of business world during Career Expo

    Seniors from Chester, Lewisville and Great Falls high schools streamed through the doors at the Gateway Conference Center to get some info on the businesses and industries in Chester County that might be their future employers.

    Although the rain kept the displays and exhibits inside, that didn’t stop the students from visiting the many booths set up by the likes of the City of Chester, the SCDOT and Highway Patrol, Roseburg Forest Products and the U.S. Coast Guard (at the Expo for the first time).

  • Once a Marine, always a Marine

    The old saying is “Once a Marine, always a Marine.” That also applies to new Marines, like 24-year- old Talf Wrenn.

    The annual Marine Corps Birthday Ball, put on by Marine Corps League Detachment 1161, Chester County Devil Dogs, is always special, but this year it was extra special for Wrenn, the grandson of Gene and Kay Loving of Chester. Born with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the 24-year-old has defied the odds several times, living past the age the doctors expected him to and, despite his disability, graduating from Andrew Jackson High School.

  • Veterans Day 2018: Never forget

    A full battalion of speakers stepped up to the podium at the war memorial building to share their thoughts during this year’s Veterans Day observance in Chester County. In their own way and in their own words, they were each saying the same things to veterans on this day: “Thank you for service” and “Never forget”.