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Today's News

  • Lady Bruins win for split at Northwestern High School

    The Lancaster Bruins opened their regular-season basketball schedule, posting a split with host Northwestern of Rock Hill on Wednesday night.

    The Lady Bruins, 1-2, took a 53-43 win in the opener, but the Bruins dropped a 72-61 loss to the Trojans in the nightcap.

    The LHS girls, who dropped a pair of losses in a preseason tournament at Marvin Ridge High School in Union County, N.C., last week, rebounded to take the 10-point win over the Lady Trojans.

    Lancaster, up 6-5 after one period, pushed its lead to 23-16 at the half.

  • LMS points awards Saturday

    Michael Knight

    For The Lancaster News

    The Lancaster Motor Speedway points banquet is Saturday at La Chalupa Mexican Restaurant, 775 Lancaster Bypass 9 East.

    The banquet begins at 6 p.m.

    Cost is $10 person for an all-you-can-eat buffet.

    The LMS 2017 season awards will be presented to the top five drivers in each division and the rookie of the year award. LMS co-promoters Shannon Munn and Eric Caskey will attend the banquet to answer questions about the 2018 racing season.

  • Warriors split with Rebels

    Indian Land had mixed results in its 2017-28 home hoops opener Tuesday night.

    The host Warriors split a varsity twin bill with the Parkwood Rebels of Union County, N.C.

    The Lady Warriors dropped a 68-20 loss in the opener, but the ILHS boys rallied to rebound for the hardwood split with a 65-59 win.

    The Warriors, down 13 at the half – 36-23, rallied in the pivotal third period, outscoring the Rebels, 21-5 to take a 44-41 lead.

  • Jackets open wrestling season with mat wins over Bruins, Spartans

    BUFORD – Buford opened its wrestling season, taking a pair of convincing mat wins Wednesday night in the Jackets gym.

    BHS opened with a 63-12 win over Camden Military and then downed county rival Lancaster, 63-18.

    The Jackets swarmed the Bruins, taking 11 wins – four pins, a decision and six forfeits.

    BHS pin winners included Devin Jenkins (113), Blake Bailey (145), Kenneth Barrett (152) and Avery Mahaffey (220). Webber Moore, at 170, posted a decision.

  • Giving Tuesday benefits local Outreach Project

    The Lancaster County Outreach Project participated in the Giving Tuesday campaign for the first time this year, with a goal to raise $5,000 for protective services and children in foster care.
    “This is an opportunity for Lancaster to come together to donate to a cause that’s dear to many people’s hearts,” said Lauren Kornegay, LCOP coordinator. “I am very excited because this is our very first Giving Tuesday campaign, but it won’t be the last.”

  • LHS basketball game will use metal detectors tonight

    The Lancaster County School District, in an effort to send a message that schools are safe after school hours, will have metal detectors set up for the first time at a basketball game during Lancaster High’s home game tonight.
    This effort is the start of random metal-detector checks at school activities.
    LCSD Superintendent Jonathan Phipps said the district has had no threats about after-school activities or for this particular game against Andrew Jackson High.

  • Bus driver protects kids, takes bite from a pit bull

    A Lancaster County school bus driver was bitten by a pit bull Wednesday morning on J.B. Denton Road after the dog slipped through the closing bus doors.
    The driver was able to finish her route, which picks up Lancaster High students, and was later taken to urgent care to be checked.
    “She’s going to be OK,” said Bryan Vaughn, Lancaster County School District safety and transportation director. “She did a good job of keeping that dog away from other kids…. That was her primary goal and responsibility.”

  • County: 9 IL subdivisions may have to repair their own streets

    County officials have given the developers of nine Indian Land subdivisions a Dec. 31 deadline to file required letters of credit that would allow the county to take their streets into the county system.
    If they don’t, the subdivisions’ homeowners associations will take on permanent responsibility for all road maintenance.
    “The HOAs are gonna get ’em, which will irritate a lot of homeowners,” said County Attorney John Weaver. “They bought into these subdivisions believing the roads would be taken in the county.”  

  • Clippers go silent after half century on Grace Avenue

    Francis Faile opened his one-chair barbershop on Lancaster’s Grace Avenue in 1967, and he was still cutting hair there up until nine weeks ago.
    A small-business institution in the Erwin Farm community, Faile died Tuesday, two months after what he thought were kidney stones turned out to be inoperable cancer. He was 92.
    “He was content and never lost his great smile,” said his son, Frankie Faile. “Daddy would greet you with a smile and leave you with a smile.”
    Faile said his father never once grumbled about his diagnosis.

  • 2nd horse shot dead at Panhandle ranch

    For the second time in six years, Robbie and Julie Dunn have found one of their horses shot dead at their Panhandle ranch.
    The Dunns said someone shot their 28-year-old gelding Boss in the side of the head with a small-caliber weapon the morning of Nov. 18. The bullet did not kill the horse for hours, and its suffering and collapse were captured on surveillance video.
    Julie Dunn said she found Boss lying on his side dead near the barn at their ranch on Old Church Road when she went to feed him and his five stablemates that afternoon.