Today's News

  • For the holidays – let’s pay it forward

    Phil and Mary Sue are generous hosts. Thanksgiving is their special time with family, but they regularly invite orphans – people like my wife and me, who have no other place to go.

    This year, we looked forward to joining Phil and Mary Sue’s family and friends at their home. They were expecting 17 guests. No Indians on the guest list this year, but Phil says he will let the occasional Australian stand in for them.

  • Development company donates 7 acres to Pleasant Ridge church

     Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church has been donated several acres of land on which its pastor foresees plans for positive church growth and help to the local community.

    Founded in 1885, Pleasant Ridge will celebrate its 130th anniversary in 2015, said Sandra Jones-Izzard, elder clerk of session at the church.

    She said the Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church family has been at its Clinton Avenue location since 1985. 

  • Jolly old elf visits Van Wyck early

    VAN WYCK – Occasional showers early Saturday, Dec. 20, did not dampen the Christmas spirit in Van Wyck. Volunteers and firefighters gathered at the community center at 11 a.m. to load and distribute gifts they had prepared for angel tree children and fruit baskets for area seniors. Santa (aka Dennis Straight) arrived in time to help load the gifts and then they were off, with firefighter Chris Madden at the wheel and Santa riding “shotgun.”

  • Chesterfield GOP leaders allege code violations by former House member Denny Neilson

    For 28 years, Denny Neilson served in the S.C. House, losing her seat in 2012 after her old legislative district was redrawn following the 2010 U.S. Census.

  • Lady Jackets rally to down Great Falls


    Buford High’s Lady Jackets were coming off a motivating victory over North Central Thursday night. The Jackets were looking to continue their roll against Class A Great Falls at home Friday night, Dec. 19, in front of an excited home crowd.

  • Impact players bolster all-county defense


    Impact players head The Lancaster News’  2014 all-county defensive team.

  • Star players lead all-county offense


    A trio of the state’s top players highlight The Lancaster News’ 2014 all-county offense.

    Lancaster High School senior wide receiver Jay Hood, Andrew Jackson High record-breaking senior quarterback Kolby Whitley and Indian Land High School senior kicker Shea Rodgers lead the elite squad.

  • Bruins’ duo reaps honors


    The story of the 2014 Lancaster County high school football season was the Lancaster Bruins.

    Two key reasons were first-year Lancaster High School coach Bobby Collins and Bruins’ senior defensive back Will Jackson. Their effort was a vital reason for the LHS success.

  • Missing a few winks yields good feeling



    The thought of being some place at 9:30 a.m. Thanksgiving Day didn’t actually have me doing back flips, but I agreed and me and my wife, Anne, headed for our church, First Presbyterian, that holiday morning when you can likely get a few extra winks.

  • BBB urges parents to monitor Santa trackers

    CHARLOTTE – Thanks to advances in technology, Santa can be tracked online as he travels around the world on Christmas Eve. If your children want to follow his route, you can find many websites that will track his trek across the globe.