Today's News

  • Buford High mourns loss of ‘Coach Mo’

    Jeff Moyer, Buford High School’s beloved “Coach Mo,” died before dawn Tuesday, less than a month after learning he had brain cancer. He was 65.
    Moyer played many roles on the school’s athletic staff, including head basketball coach and assistant football coach. He could be gruff and demanding, but players knew he loved them.
    “He was so good with kids. He knew what he was doing,” said former BHS football coach Mike Wells, who retired as the Jackets’ athletics director last year.

  • Howard still improving, lung tumor shrinks 50%

    After seven weeks in the hospital, Lancaster Mayor John Howard continues to gain strength, and the tumor in his lung has shrunk significantly after his first chemo treatment.
    “From an oncology perspective, the care team is very pleased,” Shelley Robinson, Howard’s daughter, posted on a website set up to keep the public informed. “With his first round of chemo, the tumor in his chest has reduced in size by 50 percent or more.”

  • AJMS staffers get marching orders as fire recovery starts

    Teachers from fire-damaged Andrew Jackson Middle School filled every seat and lined the walls at the nearby high school library Thursday, as Superintendent Jonathan Phipps and district staff pledged support to the faculty and laid out plans for the weeks-long recovery.
    “To the Andrew Jackson Middle School family, we are sorry that this happened,” said Sheri Watson, principal of Heath Springs Elementary, one of the campuses where the AJMS students will attend classes during the cleanup from Thursday night’s fire.

  • Austin Steele ‘never met a stranger’

    Austin Steele was a loving, generous young man who worked part-time jobs and liked to take off on his moped for solo excursions to the beach, says Peggy Rape, his caretaker for several years.
    He was mildly autistic but was able to function independently most of the time, according to Rape. He was studying for his GED.
    She says she would always ask him, “How far do I love you?” And he would respond, “To the moon and back.”

  • Column: After much study, we’ll vote yes on IL town

    We recently moved to Sun City Carolina Lakes. We were surprised to learn that the “Indian Land” we heard about so often was not a town, but a name used to describe the area of Lancaster County where our home was located.
    We were surprised that such a large developed area was not a town – like Fort Mill, Rock Hill or even Waxhaw. Instead, it is governed by the Lancaster County government.

  • Mat ministry reaches far

    “Love is not a spectator sport” is screen-printed on the back of Sherri Wilkes’ T-shirt.
    Last Tuesday night, she led about a dozen people into the back room of the Lancaster County Library carrying plastic bags stuffed with plastic bags. They ranged in age from just under 6 years old to just over 70. They didn’t come to study. They came to serve.

    For the next two hours, they transformed trash into treasure by cutting and crocheting the bags into sleeping mats for homeless people.

  • Sticky-note inspiration

    From release

    Sticky-notes were the medium for inspirational messages at Lancaster High School on Feb. 13.

    Students decorated 1,000 notes with messages of love and hope for the “Share the Love” project, arranging them to spell “Love” on a wall at the school. Other students could then take a note off the wall and pass it along to another person to inspire or comfort them. 

  • Speedway sets two-day show to open season

    The Lancaster Motor Speedway’s new management has come out with a bang, announcing the opening night race of the 2018 season will be a two-day show.

    LMS has not opened with a two-day show since the last Carolina Crown.

    Race details emerged on social media over the week.

    On Friday night, March 16, divisions running include SECA Crate Late Models paying $1,000 to win, Pure Stock V8 $400, Extreme 4 $400 and Super Stock.

  • NASCAR pit-guns cause pit road problems

    Much of the discussion in racing circles this week hasn’t surrounded Kevin Harvick’s dominating performance during the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 on Feb. 25. 

    It’s been on the failure of the new standard NASCAR-issued pit-guns that caused headaches up and down pit road at the 1.5-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway. 

    The faulty pit-guns, made by Paoli, posed problems for at least four race teams Sunday in Atlanta, including Harvick and defending cup champion Martin Truex.

  • Warriors sweep BC Bearcats

    The host Indian Land Warriors soccer teams scored a pair of wins over Brookland-Cayce in prep soccer play at the ILHS Reservation on Wednesday night.

    The ILHS Lady Warriors, in a rematch of the Class AAA girls state title match last season, rolled to a 6-1 win over the Lady Bearcats.

    The Indian Land girls, who downed BC 2-1 – (5-3 in penalty kicks) last spring at Irmo High School, blitzed the Lady Bearcats on Wednesday.

    The Lady Warriors had three goals from Kailee Erwin, two from Brianna Bishop and a goal from Emily Gerdes in the rout.