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Today's News

  • ‘Mule Train’ run legendary

    Bill “Mule Train” McGuirt is regarded as one of the best, if not the best football player to ever play at Lancaster High School.

    It has been 58 years since he played his last game at Lancaster High School, but longtime LHS football fans still recall his gridiron exploits.

    McGuirt is remembered today since he died May 8 at the home of his son Mark in Charleston.

  • Post 31 returns to play Monday at Fort Mill

    The Lancaster Post 31 Legion baseball team resumes play on the 2016 season as P-31 ventures to Fort Mill Post 43 on Monday for a League V twin bill.

    Game one begins at 6 p.m., with game two to follow after a short break between the games.

    Lancaster P-31, 1-1 on the season, split in League V play to open the season.

    Lancaster dropped a 9-8 road loss to Clover 38 to open the season May 18, but rebounded to take a 12-2 win over Rock Hill Post 34.

  • North stars win A League tourney

    The North all-stars won the best-of-three game series between the Lancaster Dixie Baseball ‘A’ League (6U) all-stars Friday night.

    On Thursday evening at Wylie Park, the North all-stars battled back from a 5-0 deficit to win the series opener, 16-12.

    Action continued Friday night for game two, which was a back-and- forth affair with many lead changes.

  • Lancaster junior golfers open season

    The Lancaster chapter of the South Carolina Junior Golf Association (SCJGA) opens play Monday with a tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The tournament is the first of six on the 2016 LJGA season, its 21st overall.

    “I feel it’s going to be a good season,” said Raymon Chisom, the Lancaster chapter director. “We will have between 40-55 kids playing this season. That’s a solid number.

  • Man with shotgun robs Buford store

    A man with a double-barrel shotgun robbed a convenience store at Buford Crossroads early Friday morning.
    Using surveillance video, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect as Joshua Duane Smith, 35, of 1722 Cabarrus Crossing Drive in Huntersville, N.C. Warrants were obtained charging him with armed robbery in the 4:30 a.m. holdup at the Buford Express Mart, at the intersection of S.C. 9 and Rocky River Road.

  • LDB honors top players, coaches, teams

    Lancaster Dixie Baseball recently honored its top players, coaches and teams for the 2016 season at the Wylie Park Complex.
    A League (6U)
    Regular season champions– Burgess Funeral Home Yankees
    City Champions – Burgess Funeral Home Yankees
     The A league has two all-star teams – North and South – and they play each other in a best-of-three-game series at Wylie Park’s Ronnie Gandy Field. The tourney opened Thursday, with game two today at 6 p.m. and a third game, if needed, set for tonight at 7:30 p.m.

  • Trapps to play at NCCU

    Former Lancaster High School basketball star Ron Trapps earned his undergraduate degree May 7 at Coastal, but he still has eligibility.
    Trapps, as a graduate transfer under NCAA regulations, is going to take that extra year and play at N.C. Central University in Durham, N.C.
    Trapps is pursuing a graduate degree not offered at Coastal and as a CCU graduate can transfer and be eligible at another school for the 2016-17 season.
    Trapps had a serious knee injury in his freshman season that severely hampered his college hoops career and led to a redshirt season.

  • Column: Let’s pull together for a day of unity

    Lancaster is one of the most beautiful cities in the South and is known as the “The Red Rose City.”
    When people identify a town, city, state or a nation, they’re not just talking about buildings, streets, businesses, churches or schools. They’re talking about the people of that city.
    Lancaster is my hometown. As a citizen and minister of the Gospel, I have a great love and compassion for all people, especially hometown folks.

  • Remember When: Marking 65 years with my soulmate

    Editor’s note: Bill and Mary Evans celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this week. Bill is a member of the Lancaster News family, writing “Remember When” columns since 2006. William B. and Mary Rankin Evans were married May 29, 1951, in Chester. They have two children, Kathryn Stogner and Blake Evans, two grandchildren and four great-grands. We asked Bill to let his mind drift back over 65 years of marriage and give us – and Mary – a glimpse of what he sees.

  • City buying new electronic message board

    There is a reason why the city of Lancaster quit placing a portable electronic message board along Main Street to advertise upcoming downtown events.
    The old one is beyond repair and has been for about 18 months, said Teresa Meeks, the city’s support services director.
    “It finally died. It had been repaired, repaired and repaired, and it can’t be repaired anymore. It was definitely a wonderful asset for us to have,” Meeks said.