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Today's News

  • Mayoral candidate forum

    Candidates in Lancaster’s special election for mayor will discuss their views at a Feb. 15 candidate forum.
    The event, sponsored by the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, The Lancaster News and LearnTV, will be held at the Carol Ray Dowling Building at USC Lancaster. A public meet-and-greet session will start at 5 p.m., followed by the forum at 5:30.
    The moderator will be Rick Jiran, Duke Energy’s director of government and community relations. Candidates will make opening statements and then answer questions from Jiran.

  • The Challenge of a Lifetime; Part 1 of 4

    Hail pelted Wesley Dry’s car as he peered out at the wild expanse before him.
    Tall, spindly trees, their leaves just starting to grow, towered overhead. A red sign beckoned through the mist.
    “Appalachian Trail Approach.”
    Waiting impatiently for the surprise storm to end, the 25-year-old Buford native prepared himself for the grueling journey ahead – a solo 2,200-mile hike along the world’s longest marked trail.

  • Lancaster Children’s Home volunteer charged with giving alcohol to minor

    A volunteer with Lancaster Children’s Home has been charged with giving a teenage resident alcohol.
    Heather Myers, 46, of 2622 Knotty Pine Drive, Lancaster, was charged Tuesday with one misdemeanor count of giving beer or wine to a minor, transfer or gift.  
    Lancaster County sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield said Myers was listed in investigative reports as a “direct care giver” with the organization.

  • Gene Smith, founder of Mr. G’s, dies at 83

    Gene Smith never shied away from hard work.
    “If a nail needed driving or shelf needed stocking, Gene would jump right in there,” said longtime friend Francis Bell Jr. “He didn’t mind getting his hands dirty one bit.”
    Born Aug. 5, 1932, the former Lancaster homebuilder, who eventually went into business as the head of the family-owned Mr. G’s Food Stores, died early Friday at his home. He was 83.

  • Scammers: Grandson arrested, pay bail in iTunes cards

    Phone scammers posing as cops almost succeeded last month when they targeted an Indian Land woman and demanded an unusual payment method to get her grandson out of jail – iTunes gift cards.
    The 78-year-old Sun City Carolina Lakes resident told the reporting Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy she’d gotten a phone call from a man identifying himself as “Officer Jonathan Griffin” of the Monroe, N.C., Police Department saying her grandson had been arrested.

  • Land trust to protect Lancaster battlefields

    Almost two and a half centuries after British and American forces clashed in Lancaster County during the Revolutionary War, a preservation group has secured more than $200,000 in grants, and plans to get more, to protect two local battlefields for future generations.

  • Penegar to play soccer at Limestone

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School girls soccer star Bailey Penegar is headed to Limestone College in Gaffney where she will join some former Lady Warriors’ teammates in the LC women’s soccer program.
    Penegar said she’s looking forward to the reunion, but adds a former Andrew Jackson High School star soccer player played a key role in her decision to join the Lady Saints.
    Penegar’s cousin is former AJ Lady Volunteers’ soccer ace Leah Kennington, who produced a banner soccer career with the Lady Saints.

  • Warriors set for North Dakota all-star football game

    Indian Land High School football is in for a sweet opportunity Valentines Day.
    Indian Land High School football coaches and players will participate in the International Futures All-Star football game at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota on Feb. 14.
    The Warriors will have eight participants in the game which features top collegiate football prospects throughout the United States and Canada facing off at the Alerus Center at University of North Dakota.

  • Wolves sign IL’s Gordon

    INDIAN LAND – The Gordon legacy to college football has added another strong link.
    Indian Land High standout running back-defensive end Austin Gordon is headed to Newberry College to play for the Wolves.
    He’s following in the football footsteps as his father, IL assistant coach Bryan Gordon, who played at Gardner-Webb in Boiling Springs, N.C.
    “It’s been a dream of mine to play college football,” Gordon said. “When I signed, it was somewhat of a relief off my shoulders.

  • Jim Duncan’s due a golden football for SB V play

    Lancaster is due a golden football.
    To be more specific, the late Jim “Butch” Duncan, a former Barr Street High School great and Lancaster Athletic Hall of Famer, is due one of those golden footballs, which in the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl, is given to a coach or player who played in a past Super Bowl.