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Today's News

  • Duke Energy opens new Springs Park access area

    CHARLOTTE – The new Springs Park public recreation access area, located on Fishing Creek Lake, opened on May 10.

    The new access area replaces the Cane Creek access area located off  Bethel Boat Landing Road, which will be retired. The Springs Park access area will include two boat ramps, a courtesy dock, paved parking and lights.    

  • Homers boost P-31 win

    Lancaster Post 31 went the distance on the field and the scoreboard in the senior team’s 67th season opener Thursday night at Eggleton Field.

    P-31, seeking to rebound from an 11-13 finish last summer, used the long ball to boost its hopes in a 13-8 win over Camden Post 17.

    Camden held a 4-1 lead a third of the way through with the early three-run edge through three innings.

    Lancaster coach Tyler Anderson, in his first game as the Post 31 head coach, said his team didn’t panic in the early innings.

  • Two hurt in shooting at Waffle House

    Two men were wounded after shooting broke out among several people in the parking lot of Waffle House on S.C. 9 Bypass early Sunday.

    Lancaster Police Department Capt. Harlean Howard said the department was called to the restaurant at 2:43 a.m. Sunday. Details are sketchy, as investigators have received little cooperation from witnesses or the victims, Howard said.

    Investigators do know that two men were shot, and they were both taken to Springs Memorial Hospital by personal vehicles, Howard said.

  • Two wounded in Waffle House shooting

    Two men were wounded after shooting broke out among several people in the parking lot of Waffle House on S.C. 9 Bypass early Sunday.

    Lancaster Police Department Capt. Harlean Howard said the department was called to the restaurant at 2:43 a.m. Sunday. Details are sketchy, as investigators have received little cooperation from witnesses or the victims, Howard said.

    Investigators do know that two men were shot, and they were both taken to Springs Memorial Hospital by personal vehicles, Howard said.

  • Not forgotten

    A debt of gratitude is owed to 198 soldiers whose names are etched in bronze on the war memorial at Lancaster's Memorial Park, said Ernest Stroud.

    Stroud, a Korean Conflict veteran and publicty chairman for DAV Chapter ???, said Lancaster's war dead gave their all to protect a way of life that we now enjoy.

    And its been that way since April 6, 1917 when the United States entered World War I. Stroud said since in the last 93 years, more than 620,000 of America's sons and daughters have made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. 

  • IL Walmart to open Aug. 18

    INDIAN LAND – A prototype Walmart store is almost ready to open in Indian Land.

    Shoppers are getting ready for the new store, located off U.S. 521 just before the state line, to open its doors on Aug. 18. Store manager John Clevenger said Walmart will begin moving into the 180,000-square-foot building on July 12, stocking shelves and readying for the grand opening.

    This will be one of Walmart’s new prototype stores, which will feature a new logo, a more natural outdoor color and a revamped in-store design.

  • Locals, visitors gather for heritage expo event

    Dr. Rubye Johnson moved away from Lancaster more than 40 years ago, but still maintains close ties to the city.

    Johnson, who taught English at the former Barr Street High School, said she’s concerned about the community’s future and wants to see the youth move in a positive direction.

    To reach that aim, you have to know yourself – and that everything else stems from that, she said.

  • Bruins spring game reset for Monday

    The Lancaster Bruins' football team will be hoping to dodge a forecast of late-afternoon showers Monday in hopes of getting in their annual spring football game at Memorial Stadium.

    The Bruins, capping 10 days of spring practice, will hold their spring game at 5 p.m. Monday. The game was originally set for Friday, but late afternoon rain postponed the game to Monday.

    The game is open to the public and there's no admission.

  • Unity in Community to go on without county funds

    An annual festival will have to go on without the help of county funding.

    County Council recently said no to supporting the county’s 14th Annual Unity in the Community festival. Sponsored by nonprofit group the Lancaster Fatherhood Project, the festival is gearing up for its event on June 26, but still needs $2,500 in funding for administrative costs.

  • Rain plagues P-31 baseball schedule

    Mother Nature is holding the upper hand on Lancaster Post 31 American Legion baseball play.

    Rain has played havoc with the recent P-31 schedule.

    Lancaster opened the senior team season with a 13-8 win over Camden Post 17 at Eggleton Field last Thursday, but since then, the rain has kept the P-31 teams off the field.

    The Lancaster Legion baseball program, which is in its 67th season of play, was scheduled to host its showcase game last Friday night, but a late-afternoon rain shower washed out the action.