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Today's News

  • Perry retiring as LHS softball coach

    Kim Perry, a solid constant with the Lancaster High School girls softball program, is hanging up her signature visor as the Lady Bruins’ coach.

    Perry, with the 2016-17 LHS season which saw the Lady Bruins win the Region III-AAAA championship, capture the Class AAAA District III crown and compete for the Class AAAA Upper State title, is retiring from coaching.

  • Baker, Knight seeking to extend LSS streaks

    Track streaks will be on the line Saturday night when Lancaster Super Speedway returns to racing with an action-packed night.

    The night will be highlighted as Andrew Baker, in the Renegade Division, will be shooting for five wins in a row.

    LSS announcer Doug Hawkins has started calling Baker the “Nature Boy” because as pro wrestling legend Ric Flair once said, “To be the man, you gotta beat the man.”

  • Column: Legislative session ends with progress on safer highways

    The busy legislative session is wrapping up. We’ve gotten a lot done but still have to meet once more in general session to pass a budget, consider gubernatorial vetoes and complete other end-of-year tasks.
    Once that work is done, I will provide you a comprehensive report about the highlights of the session, as well as issues that are of special importance to District 45 residents.

  • Column: So happy we ended up at ILMS

    An open letter to Indian Land Middle School administration and teachers:
    After 12 years in Charlotte, my family finally decided to move “south of the border” last year. Our main priority was finding a home that would position our girls for the perfect middle and future high schools.

  • Blindness doesn’t hold LHS grad back

    Lancaster High School senior Michael Duffell-Hoffman doesn’t let his blindness keep him from walking half a mile to school with his younger brother, who is also blind.

    He doesn’t need to use a long white cane to navigate on routes he frequents. He can see colors and shapes.

    Duffell-Hoffman’s latest diagnosis for his eye condition is ABCA4 retinopathy. He was also diagnosed with autism at about 10 years old.

  • Tornado warning issued for county until 4:30 p.m.

    The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings for Lancaster County until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
    According to the NWS, at 3:48 p.m., doppler radar indicated that a severe thunderstorm producing wind gusts in excess of 60 mph and quarter sized hall was located near Fishing Creek Reservoir or 8 miles south-southwest of Lancaster, moving northeast at 40 mph.
    Hail damage is expected to vehicles, roofs, siding and trees.

  • Shiver me putter!

    Family-friendly fun is about to get a huge boost in Indian Land with a new miniature golf course scheduled to open by the end of June.

    High Seas Miniature Golf is an 18-hole pirate-themed course now under construction at 10001 Charlotte Highway near Southern Spirits and Phantom Fireworks. 

  • Column: To chase the American dream, immigrants must learn English

    Our world has seen the most dramatic changes in the past 100 years. We have gone from the horse and buggy to a vehicle wandering the surface of Mars.
    I would also add social advancements to the long list of technological ones, but we still have certain areas where improvement must happen.
    Specifically, I refer to language.

  • Stingers halt Lancers’ run

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster’s best baseball season ended with a loss in the National Junior College Athletic Association Eastern District tournament championship game at Sparrow Field on the Francis Marion University campus in Florence on Saturday.

  • Sports Talk: Buford fell, but Lady Jackets are in the elite

     If ever a photo told the story, The News’ May 19 front page picture of Buford High School senior softball stars Sydney Sullivan and Morgan Deese said it all.

    Their long faces and sad eyes, likely tear-filled soon after the final out of the Lady Jackets’ 8-1 loss to Latta in the Class AA softball state championship game, spoke volumes of their expected disappointment.

    The image was dejection personified on the mid-May evening in the Pee Dee.