Today's News

  • Bruins drop pair at Spring Valley

    Lancaster battled back from an early deficit only to fall shy in its regular-season Region IV-AAAA basketball finale on Friday night in Pontiac.

    Spring Valley built a 43-25 halftime lead, but the Bruins battled to the end before dropping a 93-86 loss.

    The Vikes’ seven-point win gave them a sweep of the region twin bill as the LHS girls dropped a 61-27 setback.

    The nightcap appeared to have the makings of a runaway, but the determined Bruins clawed back to slice the margin to 61-52 after three. LHS, 12-12, 4-6, rallied to within six, but could get no closer.

  • Warriors sweep rival Jackets in two tough wins

    BUFORD – Indian Land prevailed in a pair of thrillers to cap regular-season Conference III-A basketball play in a sweep of county rival Buford on Thursday night.

    The Conference III-A champion Indian Land girls put the finishing touches on a perfect league mark, but not without a battle in a 46-43 win over the upset-minded the Lady Jackets.

    In the nightcap, the IL boys rallied to notch a 48-41 win over Buford.

    The opener was a battle to the wire, with Buford looking to pull the upset.

    The Lady Warriors held off Buford for the three-point win.

  • Lancaster wins, nets playoff berth

    The Lancaster High School Bruins secured a Class AAAA Upper State basketball playoff berth with a thrilling 45-42 home win over Blythewood on Tuesday night.

    In fitting fashion on Bruins senior night, LHS senior Michael Catoe hit two free throws with 13.4 seconds left to lift Lancaster to the three-point win.

    “Catoe stepped up big for us tonight,” LHS coach Ricardo Priester said. “I'm happy for our seniors because they've been there for us all season.”

  • Lady Warriors rally for crown

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Lady Warriors rallied late to wrap up the Conference III-A girls basketball championship on Tuesday night with a 63-60 win over Chesterfield.

    IL, 11-0 in conference play, saw the Lady Rams rally from an early deficit to take the lead midway the final period, but the Lady Warriors responded in the clutch to earn the win.

    Victoria McVicker hit a layup with 5:41 to play to put CHS up 51-50.

    Later in the period in a pivotal sequence, the Lady Warriors, down 56-54, reeled off six straight points to forge a 60-56 lead.

  • Lancers start strong

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster baseball team launched a new era in Lancers’ athletics in sweeping fashion Friday afternoon.

    USC-L took a doubleheader from Prince’s George Community College at the Lancaster High School baseball field.

    The sweep featured a thrilling 3-2 comeback win in the opener and a six-inning shutout rout in the nightcap.

  • Wells, Thompson enjoy all-star experience

    MYRTLE BEACH A week at the beach ended with a loss, but Buford High School head football coach Mike Wells  and Lancaster High School linebacker Dawan Thompson still sported smiles Saturday afternoon.

    Wells and Thompson were members of the North stars in the 61st annual North-South All-Star football game at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium. The South stars, snapping a three-game skid, notched a 24-14 win over the North in the game which draws the top senior football players from across the state to the Grand Strand.

  • Paper plant workers face furloughs

    An area paper plant is feeling the effects of a slow economy, and has made plans to furlough more than 100 employees.

    AbitibiBowater, located just across the Lancaster County line in Catawba, will shut down one of its three paper machines for one month in an effort to save money.

    The No. 1 machine, which creates paper from pulp, is operated by 123 people, which includes 101 production employees and 22 maintenance workers. Those people will be temporarily out of work from March 1 through March 31. Employees will be back to work starting April 1.

  • Hagins had a passion for swimming

    A woman who taught Lancaster County residents to swim for more than a generation and who was also active in Girl Scouting, on the local Red Cross board and served as a school board member for 12 years died Tuesday.

    Known for her love of the water, Barbara “Bobbie” Mealing Hagins, 73, taught many Lancaster County residents in beginner, intermediate and advanced swimming classes, as well as lifesaving classes and instructor training.

  • Share the love

    When I walked into the Buford Little General Store one day earlier this month, co-owner Missy West handed me a cupcake.

    “Try it,” she said. Never one to argue, I did.

    “This is pretty good,” I said. “Did you make these?”

    Missy wasted little time with a reply.

    “Yep,” she said. “Now it’s your turn,” before handing me a Ziploc bag of something resembling pancake batter and a cake recipe for Amish Friendship Bread.

    “First Day, Feb. 7,” was written on the bag.

  • Year in Review ee" #6

    Though the bad may have overshadowed the good, there was good economic news in Lancaster County in 2008.

    Continental Tire North America announced in February it would wheel its Charlotte headquarters into a new building in Indian Land in 2009.

    The tire manufacturer will move 300 employees to a 75,000-square-foot building at McMillan Business Park on S.C. 160, an $11 million investment. Construction is expected to be completed in early 2009.