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Today's News

  • No marauding motorcyclists at Christmas parade

    Motorcycles and horses are in for the upcoming Lancaster Christmas Parade on Dec. 10 and the MLK Day celebration on Jan. 14.

    But stunts such as wheelies, stoppies and burnouts by motorcyclists are out, said City Administrator Flip Hutfles. So are horses without diapers or someone following behind them to tidy up the pavement.

  • School district EOC average below state’s

    State report cards were released this week, showing Lancaster County School District students on average coming in below statewide scores on end-of-course exams and the SAT.

    The 2016 district EOC average, at 70.3 percent, falls below last year’s 74 percent score. This year’s state EOC average is 77.3 percent.

    Indian Land High School scored 82.9 percent on EOC exams, which is higher than the district and state scores. ILHS’s EOC average in 2015 was 84.8 percent.

  • Reward doubles in tombstone vandalism

    The county historical society is doubling its reward to $3,000 for information leading to the conviction of vandals who damaged tombstones at the Olde Presbyterian Church cemetery in August.

    Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Carter said investigators have few leads in the incident. 

  • 36th B&B Craft Show next Saturday

    The 36th annual B&B Craft Show is 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Springdale Recreation Center.

    The craft show will have 56 vendors from the Carolinas displaying their unique items, including wooden handmade ink pins, wickless candles and specialty bows.

    “We come together as a group of crafters and artists, and it never gets old. It’s new every year,” said event coordinator Becky Lowry.

  • Vols top Cats, advance

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers are marching on after opening the Class AA Upper State football playoffs with a solid 42-21 home win over Ninety Six on Friday night.

    AJ, which trailed 21-20 at the half, ignited in the second half to advance to face Saluda at SHS in second-round play Friday night.

  • Bears edge Bruins, 37-31

    BELTON – In a beast mode clash, the Belton Honea Path Bears were able to claw out a thrilling 37-31 triple overtime win over the Lancaster Bruins to open the Class AAAA Upper State football playoffs at BHP on Friday night.

    The back-and-forth contest came down to well-executed Kameron Burton four-yard quarterback keeper to give the 10-1 Bears the 37-31 win over the Bruins.

  • Bears roar on Jackets’ turnovers

    Eric Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    HEMINGWAY – Buford started the postseason on the road at Carver’s Bay in Hemmingway, but the Jackets never got started on the field. 

    Carvers Bay running back Levi White scored five touchdowns for the Bears en route to the 50-19 first-round win.

  • Bulldogs end Warriors’ run, 35-6

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    NEWBERRY – The state football playoffs can be both a beginning and ending, and it was an ending in more ways than one for the Indian Land Warriors on Friday night.

  • Tigers triumph in Big Thursday golf

    What is achieved in the annual Palmetto Bowl is yet to be determined, but on the local links, the Clemson Tigers have the yearly bragging rights in the 15th annual Big Thursday golf tournament.

    The Clemson team in the field, which included area Tigers teams against University of South Carolina and University of South Carolina Lancaster golfers, saw the CU linksters capture a second straight win, 5.5-4.5 on Thursday at the Lancaster Golf Club.

  • LSS trio set for ‘Toys for Tots’ race

    Three Lancaster Super Speedway drivers are headed to Elkin, N.C. for a special race Saturday.
    Lancaster Super Speedway drivers planning to compete are the Extreme 4 driver trio of David Laney, Brad McManus and Tommy McManus.
    Friendship Motor Speedway, located on 11420 NC-268, Elkin, N.C., 28621, will be hosting ‘The Toys For Tots’ Thanksgiving Bash 155.