Today's News

  • Jackets charge by Rams

    CHESTERFIELD – A happy Buford High School head football coach Tripp Watts sounded somewhat prophetic as he addressed his elated Jackets on Thursday night after BHS decked the host Chesterfield Rams, 35-25.
    “How many points did I say we needed to score to win this game?” said Watts. “We said 35 and that’s what we did.

  • FAFSA application date moved up

    From release
    Raleigh, N.C. – For students heading or returning to college in fall 2017, the start date for applying for federal and state financial aid has moved up to Oct. 1, 2016. In previous years, students were unable to file for financial aid until the first of the year.

  • Main Street scarecrows vandalized

    Police are looking for the vandal or vandals who damaged 11 scarecrows displayed downtown this week for Crows on Main, an annual Halloween scarecrow competition.
    Joe Timmons, events and promotions manager for the city of Lancaster, said the vandalism happened Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.
    “We think it was somebody trying to be funny, but it’s not very funny,” Timmons said. “I think this is the first time it’s ever been this bad.”

  • Traffic citations fall 43% in a year

    The vacancy-plagued Lancaster Police Department has issued just 753 traffic citations in the first three months of its fiscal year, down 43 percent from a year earlier.
    The department has six unfilled positions on its staff of 39 sworn officers. Despite the city’s moves in the past year to raise police salaries and award signing bonuses, the problem persists. The department hasn’t hired a single certified officer in 2016.

  • Community opens its arms to those fleeing hurricane

    With 310,000 people from the S.C. Lowcountry heading inland this week to escape Hurricane Matthew, it was inevitable at least a few of them would end up in Lancaster.
    Some came because of their connections to the area, while others arrived as part of a planned evacuation. For one family, the stay in Lancaster came as a matter of fate, a safe haven from the storm during a long, uncertain journey.
    The largest single group of evacuees was the 49 residents of White Oak Manor in Charleston who sheltered at the White Oak Manor here.

  • Matthew blasts past

    Hurricane Matthew made landfall north of Charleston at 11 a.m. Saturday as a category 1 storm, cutting power to nearly a half million coastal residents and causing much flooding, but there were no early indications of casualties.
    Lancaster County escaped with a night of heavy rain and moderate winds. As of 11 a.m. Saturday, an estimated 1,200 homes in Lancaster County were without power.
    Darren Player, director of Lancaster County Emergency Management and Fire Rescue said the outages were scattered across the county, caused by trees falling across power lines.

  • Brooke Bauer, PhD, comes home to preserve her Catawba culture

    Brooke Bauer grew up listening to the voices of native women sitting in the shade of a huge oak tree in front of her grandmother’s mobile home on the Catawba Indian Reservation.
    The older women, led by her Granny Evelyn George, breathed life into Catawba clay, shaping it into useful cooking vessels and art as they shared stories of struggle and celebration.  

  • Lancaster drivers gearing up for KOC race

    Lancaster Super Speedway drivers are preparing their cars for the fourth annual King Of The Carolinas race at Carolina Speedway in Gastiona, N.C.
    Lancaster drivers have held their own throughout the years at the KOC races and will be seeking to do the same this year. The Carolinas’ best dirt track drives will come to the track known as “The Action Track,” Oct. 13-15.

  • AJ keeps pace in region volleyball

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers improved to 9-1 in Region IV-AA volleyball play with a 3-0 win over Chesterfield on Tuesday.
    The Lay Vols prevailed over the Lady Rams, 25-16, 25-13 and 25-20.
    AJ coach John Verdugo saluted a host of AJ players for their effort in the seep win.
    Verdugo said AJ had big performances offensively from Kinsley Adams, Cassidy McKittrick and Makaylen Crosby who combined for 25 kills.
    He also lauded the defensive effort from Ansley Lucas, Kaitlyn Holden, and Raegen Brewer with 27 good digs.

  • IL’s Teeter taking charge

    INDIAN LAND – To say Indian Land High School senior football player Logan Teeter has come full circle might qualify as the understatement of the season.
    In a nutshell, Teeter, a three-year starter for the Warriors, has gone from the team’s top tackler last season to the starter at quarterback.
    Two seasons ago, Teeter, officially listed on the 2016 ILHS roster as a linebacker/running back, was the Warriors’ signal-caller.
    Since then, he’s played fullback, linebacker, defensive end and now is back at quarterback.