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Today's News

  • ‘Why not go win it all?’

    Sindarius Thornwell beamed for the cameras and got rowdy with his teammates Sunday afternoon, the net around his neck and a big trophy in his arms.
    The Lancaster native had just led his  Gamecocks to a 77-70 win over Florida to take the NCAA Tournament East Regional title, earning USC’s first-ever bid to the Final Four.
    Thornwell, the regional’s Most Outstanding Player, scored 50 points in the weekend’s two wins at New York’s Madison Square Garden, including 26 points and seven rebounds in the victory over Florida.

  • McClancy rezoning gets final OK

    BridgeMill residents filed out of Lancaster County Council chambers in grim silence Monday night following council’s final 5-2 vote to grant McClancy Seasoning’s rezoning request.
    In contrast to a Feb. 27 meeting when their anger boiled over enough to stop the meeting after a similar vote, residents of the Indian neighborhood Monday night instead huddled and simmered in the lobby and discussed taking the county to court.
    “We have to follow through with a lawsuit to make them listen,” said BridgeMill resident Dan Shoemaker.

  • Kershaw Cemetery flower spat sparks new town rules

    KERSHAW – A graveyard is supposed to be a quiet place of reflection, but Kershaw town leaders have been struggling to keep it that way for the past few months.
    Facing emotional complaints and even one police report, town officials have revamped the rules at the Kershaw City Cemetery to end confusion about flower removal.
    “It normally happens around every holiday season,” said Kershaw Mayor Mark Dorman, noting that flowers and arrangements placed on graves can be a sensitive, close-to the-heart subject for grieving families.

  • 3-vehicle wreck injures 2 outside Buford High

    Kayla Vaughn
    The Lancaster News

    A three-car accident injured two drivers Monday during the  morning traffic rush outside Buford High School.
    The wreck happened at 8:10 at the stoplight at North Rocky River and Tabernacle roads, according to Lance Cpl. Gary Miller of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

  • Warming center kept 32 out of the cold

    Kayla Vaughn
    The Lancaster News

    The Lancaster Warming Center kept a total of 32 people out of the cold this winter, up from 19 in its first season a year ago.
    The center on Trestle Lane was open from Jan. 2 through March 15, funded by the Lancaster Area Coalition for the Homeless and donations from the community.

  • 2 Lancaster High students arrested after fight on bus

    Two Lancaster High students were arrested after an altercation on a school bus last week, leaving one student who wasn’t involved with a minor injury.
    According to a Lancaster Police Department report, police responded to a school bus on the side of the road across from LHS around 3:30 p.m. March 21.
    Bailey Jacks and James Miller, both 16, were arrested and charged with third-degree assault and battery.

  • Van Wyck author releases 5th book

    The quaint town setting of Park Place is shaken by its first murder in “The Sweet Tea Quilting Bee,” the latest book by author Glenda Manus.
    The Van Wyck author has published five Christian fiction novels since January 2014, with her latest inspired by a quilt display sponsored by her own Van Wyck Presbyterian Church as part of last summer’s Lancaster County Ag+Art Tour.

  • Pacesetting growth in Panhandle

    Lancaster was the state’s fastest-growing county last year, propelled by the continuing influx of residents to the Panhandle, according to new census data.

    The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the county had a population of 89,594 last July – a 4.15 percent increase from a year earlier and a 17 percent percent jump from the 76,652 residents counted in the 2010 census.
    Lancaster is now the 16th most populous among the state’s 46 counties.

  • Lots more money needed for Panhandle firefighting

    The Indian Land and Pleasant Valley fire protection district boards are considering asking Lancaster County Council for an increase in fire protection fees on homes and businesses as one way to help meet the increasing coverage needs of the growing Panhandle.
    The discussions come as the Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department looks to pay for two substations and a new aerial platform truck and eventually, like Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department, add more on-duty personnel.

  • Educator Noblitt dies at 80

    Martha “Mot” Noblitt, who spent more than three decades as a teacher, coach and administrator in the Lancaster County School District, died Thursday. She was 80.
    Noblitt was born and raised in Shelby, N.C., She began her career at Lancaster High School in the mid-’60s as a physical education and science teacher and coached girl’s basketball. She became an LHS assistant principal and later principal of McDonald Green Elementary.