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Today's News

  • 6,000 years of culture

    It’s the season of fall festivals, and the one last weekend had familiar sights, sounds and smells – tables full of art and crafts, the aroma of sweet potato pie and hot stew, a full parking lot on a sunny Saturday afternoon.
    But upon entering the glass doors of the long house on the Catawba Indian Reservation, it was clear that something was different here.

  • 4 new businesses coming to IL’s Cross Creek center

    Indian Land’s Cross Creek shopping center has grown steadily since Publix opened there in late 2012, and now four new businesses are set to open at the center in the coming months.

    Under construction on three outparcels at the front of the shopping center are an NTB auto-care shop, an Arby’s restaurant and a Doctors Care medical offices, said York Development Group owner Doug Baumgartner. 

  • Column: Start your cyber-security scorecard

    Cyber security is like exercise. It is not a destination. It’s a way of life.

    In this column, I want to exercise your cyber-security awareness and pinpoint ways to identify, protect, detect and respond to potential threats you face in your daily activities and device interaction with the internet.

  • Column: Who among us decides ‘common good’ for all?

    In the Nov. 2 paper, Keith Grey writes that “the purpose of government is to advance the common good,” and “to help create a high quality of life and community well-being.”
    Orwellian garbage! None of that is the job of the government. Who gets to say what “common good,” or “well-being” are? That double-talk leads to government infringement of the masses.

  • Column: Leatherman rules if Trump picks Haley, McMaster

    What happens if Gov. Nikki Haley leaves office before the end of her term? What if Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster also does? Who would be governor then?
    Those questions have been raised over the past few days along with speculation about posts in the Trump administration – and some insiders are getting them wrong.

  • Column: Booing, lecturing VP-elect Pence was rude, vain and sanctimonious

    I have said that I cherish free speech, but I also cherish civility and was disturbed by what happened to Vice President-elect Mike Pence when he went to the theater Friday night.
    Mr. Pence went to see the Broadway musical “Hamilton” and was greeted with boos and then subjected to comments from one of the actors. Some have said the actor was very polite as he called out Mr. Pence in a public setting, but I felt his comments were sanctimonious, delivered in a tone of condescending sarcasm.

  • Wild hogs 'ecological zombies,' cause $115M damage across S.C.

    Scott Miller
    Clemson University

  • Lancaster man tweeted child porn, charges say

    A Lancaster man has been charged with using Twitter to distribute child pornography and faces a potential 20-year prison term.
    Richard Allen Kampen, 56, of 604 N. Woodland Drive, was arrested Nov. 18 following an investigation by the S.C. attorney general’s office and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Offices as part of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC).  
    Kampen is charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a felony offense punishable by up to 10 years in prison on each count.

  • Town that loves trees is in for a shock

    KERSHAW – If the removal of a handful of 100-year-old oaks on North Matson and East Marion streets caused a near revolt earlier this year, Kershaw best get ready for all-out war.
    Mayor Mark Dorman told members of Kershaw Town Council on Monday night that soon scores of trees will be coming down. And just as with the other two incidents, it can’t be helped.
    Dorman said trees along Church Street must be cut down to run a 12-inch water line that will link Haile Gold Mine to the town’s water system.

  • Editor's Column: My 1st encounter with Linda Blackmon

    Let me start by making this clear: I have no opinion about the truthfulness of Jackie Harris’ voter-fraud allegations against Linda Blackmon after the Nov. 8 Lancaster City Council election. There aren’t enough facts on the table yet.
    With that out of the way, let me tell you a peculiar story.
    If you were driving past The Lancaster News parking lot on White Street late Wednesday afternoon, that was me in the white button-down shirt with my arms crossed, listening and looking perplexed.