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Today's News

  • Saluting our community’s vets

    Indian Land High School honored area veterans Friday during its annual Veterans Day breakfast and ceremony.
    This year’s event paid tribute to 75 local servicemen and women representing all five branches of the armed services and most every war and armed conflict back to World War II.
    Representing the latter was former Navy WAVE Dollie Steele of Indian Land, one of Lancaster County’s few remaining World War II veterans.

  • A celebration, a solemn remembrance in Buford

    A crisp autumn breeze bit at any exposed skin and kicked up fallen leaves under a clear blue sky, the perfect backdrop for Old Glory and the multiple service branch flags fluttering Friday at the Buford Battleground Monument.
    People gathered, exchanging handshakes, laughs and smiles as they celebrated and remembered the nation’s veterans.

  • Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney to host 4-Cylinder Shakedown, SECA qualifier

    Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney is hosting the 4-Cylinder Shakedown and SECA qualifier today.
    Cherokee Speedway is the only Carolinas track racing today, so CS officials are expecting a packed house for a full day of racing action in Cherokee County.
    The card will feature the SECA Crate Late Models, Stock 4, Extreme 4 and Young Guns 4-Cylinders, with all divisions running a full field qualifier for the World Crown 4-Cylinder Nationals.
    The Cherokee Speedway card also has the Renegade, Thunder Bomber and Pure Stock V8 divisions running.

  • Lewisville Lions duo reaps awards

    FORT MILL – Two Lewisville High School players reaped top honors for the final week of awards on the 2017 season for the Tri-County Football Coaches Association.
    The Lions’ Jaylen McFadden and Mikial Fourney garnered two honors in the Class A-AA-AAA awards.
    Lewisville opened the Class A Upper State playoffs, taking a 31-2 win over
    Wagener-Salley on Friday. Lewisville played at McCormick on Friday night.

  • Coach Page made great impact at Buford

    To measure a coaches success is often determined by his won-loss record over his career.
    Sometimes it’s more than those numbers.
    You could say that’s true for Coach Sam Page, the longtime member of the Buford High School coaching staff who died Thursday morning at his home after a few years of declining health.

  • Jackets’ soccer stars Gossman, Sutton to play at USC Union

    BUFORD – The University of South Carolina Union men’s soccer team will launch its program with a pair of Buford High School standouts.
    BHS Jackets soccer aces Zayn Sutton and Blaine Gossman will be getting their kicks with the Bantams men’s soccer team for the 2018 campaign.
    “We’re really happy to have Blaine and Zayn in our soccer program,” USCU men’s soccer coach Zach Simmons said. “Blaine brings a great deal of versatility to our team. He has a lot of speed and ball control.

  • Column: Norman says GOP tax-reform plan is simple, fair

    It is no secret that our tax system is broken.
    Did you know that the tax code has not been fully reformed in over 30 years? Right now, we have the opportunity of a lifetime to achieve fair, comprehensive tax reform and make the system work for all Americans.
    Politicians in Washington have a spending problem, not an income problem. We have to distinguish the needs versus wants, which conservatives have promised the American people.

  • Man charged after 6-hour standoff on Ruth Street

    Kayla Vaughn and Mark Manicone

    The Lancaster News

    After a six-hour armed standoff at a Ruth Street mobile home Thursday night, authorities tear-gassed the place and stormed in, finding the occupant hiding beneath the floor.

    The incident ended about 9 p.m. with the suspect arrested and no one hurt.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as 30-year-old Michael Wayne Terry II. During the incident, Terry had a rifle and threatened to harm himself or others, according to sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield.

  • Creating native regalia

    From release

    Dr. Will Goins, artist and cultural anthropologist, will appear at USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center as artist-in-residence this fall, demonstrating and discussing his work in regalia design, beadwork and painting.
    CEO of the Eastern Cherokee, Southern Iroquois and United Tribes, Goins will be at the NASC on three Thursdays, Nov. 16 and Dec. 7 and 14, to demonstrate and discuss his work.

  • Gardner’s 3rd book recounts local ‘murder and mayhem’

    Miles Gardner has pulled more skeletons out of the closet with “The Claret Book of Murder and Mayhem in Lancaster, Kershaw and Chesterfield Counties,” the third installment of his “Murder and Mayhem” trilogy.
    The Lancaster Historical Commission is sponsoring a book signing at the Historic Courthouse on Main Street from 2:30-5 p.m. this Sunday.
    Gardner wrote the first book in the nonfiction series in 2004, the second in ’06. The stories come from a lifetime of research.