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Today's News

  • Love story started in POW camp

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News

    Lonnie Catoe and Allen Walters were awarded the S.C. POW Medal at American Legion Post 31 in Lancaster Monday night.
    Catoe accepted his award, and Walters’ medal was given posthumously to his wife, Nancy.
    Catoe’s son Mike shared a remarkable love story with the large crowd in attendance, which included many relatives of Catoe and Walters.

  • Column: Tech sector exploding in Charleston

    The headline on this column is not a wish or an aspiration – it’s a statement of fact.
    For years now, economic development people and politicians have talked about building the technology sector like it was the Holy Grail, and the Holy Land was Silicon Valley. With the help of some clever marketers who came up with cute names – there is now a Silicon Something sprouting up almost everywhere you look – Silicon Alley (New York City),  Silicon Shore (Santa Barbara), Silicon Hills (Austin), Silicon Mountain (Denver), Silicon Forrest (Portland), etc.

  • Indian Land may face trash fees

    Work still hasn’t started on Indian Land’s convenience center, and now Foxhole Recycling Center in Mecklenburg County, which Panhandle residents have used for free since 2013, plans to start charging them fees July 1.
    Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis said it’s uncertain whether the long-awaited Indian Land trash-disposal site will open by July 1.
    He said county officials were meeting with the project’s sole bidder Friday in the hopes of moving forward with the contract.

  • Asbestos in burned-out buildings

    KERSHAW – For the second time in six months, asbestos removal has become an issue for the town of Kershaw.
    Asbestos has been found in the flooring of the charred remains of the two burned-out buildings on East Marion Street. The buildings burned March 1, 2015.
    The cleanup contract was originally bid in February, but was rebid in mid-April because of the asbestos. Those new bids were due Thursday.
    Lancaster County Building and Zoning has been assisting with the bid process, since Kershaw has no building standards department.

  • Barr Street campus to get historic designation?

    In theory, getting the old Barr Street High School campus on East Meeting Street placed on the National Register of Historic Places is a fitting gesture, considering its place in Lancaster County education.
    Members of Lancaster City Council think so and unanimously approved a $3,000 request at their April 26 meeting to fund 120 hours of extensive research required for the application process.

  • ‘My mom saved my life, more than once’

    Most of us who are still blessed to have our mothers will likely buy a card this weekend and maybe take our moms to lunch.
    Bobbie Johnston can't do that and hasn't been able to since Mother's Day 2008. This year she put pen to paper, wrote a letter and tucked it in the door of The Lancaster News. She wanted to share her mom's story with someone.

  • Boone boosts Buford to 1-0 win in AA Upstate title series opener

    Heads-up Hannah Boone scored the winning run as Buford notched a tough 1-0 win over Chesnee High School in the Class AA Upper State championship softball series.

    Boone, in the Lady Jackets’ eighth, reached on an error by the CHS shortstop on her grounder.

    A throwing error allowed Boone to reach and she dashed to second on the throwing error.

    The Lady Eagles’ first baseman, in hopes of getting Boone, threw wildly to the CHS second baseman and the ball got by the Chesnee outfielders and an alert Boone dashed home with the winning run.

  • Lady Bruins win district for Upstate title series berth

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins softball team bounced back to keep alive their Class AAA playoff hopes.

    Lancaster, unbeaten in the double-elimination Class AAA Upper State District II softball playoffs, needed one win to advance to the Class AAA Upstate title series on Friday when the LHS girls faced Wren High of Piedmont at home.

    Wren denied the Lady Bruins with a 6-2 win, but the resilient Lady Bruins responded with a 5-1 victory over the Lady Hurricanes.

  • Coker signs Warriors’ Faulkner

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School senior track standout Kace Faulkner is throwing his future to Coker College.
    Faulkner, a two-time Region IV-AA shot put and discus champion for the Warriors, is going to the Hartsville school to continue his education and track career.
    Faulkner made his choice official last Friday when he signed with the Cobras in the ILHS media center.

  • LSS hosts Extreme 4 Double Duels race

    Lancaster Super Speedway hosts the  M&M Garage Extreme 4 Double Duels Showdown on Saturday night.
    The M&M Garage Extreme 4 Division is regarded as one of the top LSS divisions in racing and car count.
    The division has nearly 18-20 cars each week. The race was rained out last week, but the field drew some new drivers before the rain came.
    One lucky driver will have a chance to double down on the night to claim two wins, with both main events paying full purses.