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Today's News

  • 1 teacher charged, another resigns after cases of improper discipline

    Two Lancaster County School District teachers were placed on administrative leave, with one resigning, after separate incidents of improper discipline.
    Bruce James Snipes, 32, was suspended with pay from Brooklyn Springs Elementary after he was accused of pushing a 10-year-old male student to the ground March 8.

  • Man arrested in 7-Eleven robbery

    A Monroe, N.C., man has been arrested for the March 10 armed robbery of the 7-Eleven on Charlotte Highway in Indian Land.

    Henry David Duls, 31, was arrested at the home of a relative in Matthews, N.C., early Saturday morning, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Doug Barfield said.
    Barfield said a new Dodge Dart matching the description given by a witness in the Indian Land robbery was found at the home where Duls was arrested. It had been rented at Enterprise on South Boulevard in Charlotte a few days before the robbery.

  • Spratt endorses Parnell in 5th District primary

    From release

    Former U.S. Rep. John Spratt is backing Archie Parnell in the upcoming special election to fill the vacant seat for the state’s Fifth Congressional District.  
    Spratt, a Democrat who held the seat from 1983 to 2011, said Parnell was clearly the best choice.
    A lifelong resident of York County, Spratt, and his wife, Jane, were among the 100 to attend Parnell’s recent campaign kickoff event in York.

  • 18-year-old shot in back 3 times

    An 18-year-old man was shot three times in the back last week while walking along the section of East Gay Street called “The Hill.”
    “Right now, that’s about all we know,” said Lancaster Police Chief Scott Grant. “The victim isn’t telling us very much.”
    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, the shooting happened about 6 p.m. March 16.

  • Schools will start early because of lunar eclipse

    The Lancaster County school board approved the 2017-18 academic calendar Tuesday, with an earlier start date due to the total solar eclipse law.
    The first day of school is Thursday, Aug. 17.
    State law normally requires districts to begin after the third Monday of August. Passed Feb. 28, the eclipse law is allowing an early start for the 2017-18 academic year. The purpose is to begin instruction earlier and provide an educational opportunity for students during a solar eclipse on Aug. 21.

  • Column: Why a tax hike for roads won’t fix the state’s roads

    We’re hearing a lot of scary claims from the S.C. Department of Transportation and from legislative leaders: we have the highest rate of road fatalities in the nation, it will take billions to climb out of the hole our infrastructure system is stuck in, we have to pass some pretty significant tax hikes in order to truly address problems, and so on.
    What are they not telling us? A lot, actually.

  • Column: Both parties twist words, forsake truth

    I have a lot to say against Democrats. They are on the wrong side of any objective truth. They have their own truths that I reject.
    I also have a lot to say about Republicans. They have some of their own truths also. Republicans’ new motto seems to be “Vote for us because we are not as bad as they are.”
    There is no salvation in any political party. America is in a mess today, and it is getting messier each day.

  • Mayor completes S.C. municipal training

    COLUMBIA – Lancaster Mayor John Howard recently completed the advanced component of the S.C. Municipal Elected Officials Institute.

    In order to graduate, Howard completed seven required courses, including two daylong sessions in conjunction with the Municipal Association of South Carolina’s annual Hometown Legislative Action Day.

  • Barber-Thompson receives finance honor
  • Carolina in Final Four as the mission continues

    Carolina is gong to the Final Four.

    That’s something you’ve heard before.

    You likely heard mid-afternoon Sunday, and then later that day.

    The 2017 Final Four will be a Carolina calling.