Today's News

  • Haley orders coastal evacuation

    With Hurricane Matthew targeting the Carolinas, Gov. Nikki Haley on Tuesday ordered 1.1 million coastal residents to evacuate beginning at 3 p.m. today and alerted Lancaster County officials that their assistance might be needed.
    The county held a joint meeting late Tuesday involving public safety, public works, the school district, and parks and recreation to determine the local response, said County Administrator Steve Willis.

  • State champ John Elliott has big ring on his finger

    John Elliott’s heart was racing as he pushed hard through the finish line of the 100-meter wheelchair race at the 2016 state track championship this past spring.
    The crowd was cheering him on. He had just made history.
    The 2015-16 academic year was the first time S.C. students in wheelchairs could compete against each other at regular high school track meets.

  • Duke Energy funding class projects

    Teachers are receiving a boost from Duke Energy for classroom supplies that will assist with literacy and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) projects.
    Duke has partnered with DonorsChoose.org to match dollar-for-dollar eligible supplies up to $250.
    Teachers can create a project online by entering a list of eligible materials they need up to $500. Each online page gives a teacher’s description of his or her students and project as well as a breakdown of what items the funds will supply.

  • Column: The New South Carolina emerges around us

    This is the first of a three-part series on how new demographic, economic and political trends are changing South Carolina.

    A New South Carolina is being born.
    You can see evidence of it in a recent Time Magazine special issue featuring the 100 Most Influential. There are four South Carolinians in the magazine – two were chosen among the 100 Most Influential and two were chosen to write short profiles. Who they are and what they wrote says a lot about our state and who we are becoming – the New South Carolina.

  • Golf course generating more traffic after repairs

    KERSHAW – If play is an indicator, recent improvements at the Kershaw Golf Course are paying off.
    In July, 973 rounds of golf were played at the town-owned course. In August 1,185 rounds were played there. Through last Sunday, 787 golfers had played at the 18-hole course in September.
    And with an average of a little more than 40 playing each day, Kershaw Mayor Mark Dorman hopes the final number for September pushes 1,000.
    By comparison, the monthly average of golf rounds played in March, April and May was 934.

  • No holding back 4 Buford buddies with ambition

    Four businessmen are making moves to get tastier ice cream at Buford Elementary School, and those entrepreneurs happen to be fourth graders with firm handshakes and a trusty partnership.
    Robbie Johnson, Riley Deese, Isaac Prakin and Wyatt Ghent scheduled a business meeting this month with BES administrative assistant Gayle Caskey, who is the purchaser for the school’s canteen. Robbie is 10. The others are 9.
    The four decided to write a letter to request ice cream sandwiched between two cookies. But they had to decide who had the best handwriting first.

  • Howard: Financial perfect storm

    The honeymoon is over for Lancaster Mayor John Howard.
    After eight months as mayor, and 32 years in city government, Howard says Lancaster faces a perfect storm of financial problems, and he sees no easy way out.
    The city must find as much as $12 million more to comply with federal orders to fix its aging sewer system. Its largest taxpayer – Duracell – is leaving town. And it has chronic staffing problems that all boil down to money.

  • Lancaster’s Stewart named DNR officer of year – again

    From release

  • Archaeologist to talk about his research on S.C. coast

    From release

  • Clemson installing monitors to help farms conserve water

    Scott Miller
    Clemson University