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Today's News

  • Westwood foils Bruins in sweep

    Westwood played the spoiler on Lancaster High School Senior Night, taking two wins over the host Bruins on Friday night.
    The Lady Red Hawks opened with a 53-38 win and the WHS boys followed with a tough 59-51 victory for the region sweep.
    The nightcap was a battle, with the Red Hawks rallying for the eight-point win over the Bruins.
    Westwood led for the better part of the game, but the determined Bruins stayed close to make it a game to the final whistle.
    WHS, up 25-23 at the half, owned a 40-34 lead after three periods, but Lancaster charged.

  • AJ Vols top Rams twice

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers captured both Region IV-AA home games with the Chesterfield Rams on Friday night.
    The AJ boys, ranked sixth in Class AA, posted a 68-45 win.
    The Lady Vols won a nail-biting game, 54-44.
    The sixth-ranked AJ girls fought hard against the Rams throughout the game.
    The lead exchanged back and forth throughout the first three quarters.
    Each team answered points for points. The Lady Vols pulled ahead in the fourth and held on for the tough victory.

  • Pressley nets milestone in IL win

    The Indian Land High girls continued their stellar play, rolling to a 72-45 win over Camden on Warriors Senior Night on Friday.
    The ILHS girls’ 27-point win gave them a Region III-AAA split after the Warriors dropped a 71-58 loss to the Bulldogs.  The Lady Warriors, with their seventh straight win, are 10-7, 6-1 in region play atop the league standings.
    The Lady Warriors, up 12-10 after one period, ignited in the second quarter with a 20-9 surge to take a 32-19 halftime lead.

  • Column: How did state’s pension system end up broken?

    Last month, a state House and Senate panel offered its solutions to fix South Carolina’s pension system, which is anywhere from $20 billion to $74 billion in debt, depending on whom you ask. What isn’t being discussed much now is how the pension system got this bad, likely because a lot of legislative leaders have overseen its decline.
    There are a lot of reasons for this fiasco. Two of the biggest are poor investments and an unreasonably high assumed rate of return.

  • Column: Trump maligned, misrepresented

    I have been accused of defending Donald Trump, and I suppose I do, because the president is trying to accomplish certain goals with which I agree.
    The idea of making this country greater, safer and stronger does appeal to me. His methods of achieving that goal have been largely maligned and misrepresented in the press and by those who hate Trump on a personal level.
    Trump has been called xenophobic for his so-called ban on Muslim immigrants. This is not a Muslim or a religious ban.

  • RedStone signs 3 more restaurants

    The developers of Indian Land’s RedStone retail development said they have signed three more restaurants to the project’s growing list of businesses. 

    Charlotte’s MPV Properties announced last week that it had recently signed leases for Tropical Smoothie Café and Jackson’s Java, and sold a 1-acre outparcel fronting Charlotte Highway to Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers.

  • Column: Studying the fine print on Social Security

    Social Security plays a vital role in most people’s retirement plans. It replaces around 40 percent of income for average wage earners when they retire. The fact that people are living longer really emphasizes its importance.  

  • Howland returns with Chopin for Valentine’s

    Those who attended last year’s Valentine’s concert know that Pamela Howland is a talented, versatile pianist who also excels at entertaining her audience.
    This year, Lancaster will once again get a musical Valentine’s treat with her performance “Remembering Frederic,” part of the Vivian Major Robinson concert series.
    Combining drama with the romantic music of Frederic Chopin, the program is a musical conversation between Chopin and George Sand.

  • Clemson artist’s work on melting glaciers draws national attention

    Clinton Colmenares
    Clemson University

    CLEMSON — Todd Anderson, an assistant professor of art at Clemson University, is a printmaker, skilled at transferring beauty and wonder from landscapes onto paper to share his experiences with the public.
    His latest project is gaining national attention.

  • Man charged in Kershaw robbery

    A Kershaw man was arrested Friday in the Jan. 31 robbery of Flat Creek Quick Stop on Gold Mine Highway, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    Eric Dwight Napper, 24, of 5980 Foxhunter Road, is charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.
    Sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield said investigators developed Napper as a suspect after receiving a tip from someone who saw surveillance photographs of the robber published by area news outlets.