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Today's News

  • Editor's Column: Come join the jousting match of ideas

    I encounter angry people often in this job, and that’s OK.
    Usually it’s because of something we published, like a recent story about a young man charged with several violent crimes. His mother called to scream at me that we had no right to drag him through the mud this way, that we should wait to see if he’s convicted. I listened for a while, but when she started repeating herself, I told her I understood why she was angry and said goodbye.

  • USCL honors OSPy winners

    The TRiO program at USCL honored its past and its finest at the annual OSPy (Opportunity Scholars Program) awards ceremony on Wednesday. Former TRiO Director Thelathia “Thee” Bailey was honored for her years of service, and top honors for Best All-Around Student went to Kera Stroner.   
    Students and staff filled the special events room in the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building, which was decorated with a Mardi Gras theme. Smooth jazz filled the air, adding a feeling of celebration.    

  • Clemson launches effort to tell its full history, slavery included

    Cathy Sams
    Clemson University

  • So far, no filers for District 5 seat

    So far, no candidates have filed to run for the vacant District 5 seat on Lancaster City Council.
    “Nobody has even called to ask about it,” said Rick Crimminger, chairman of the Lancaster County Election Commission. “I’m surprised that some folks in one of the neighborhoods of the district haven’t come together about who they want to represent them on city council.”
    The filing period ends at noon Friday.

  • IL group: VW incorporation wouldn’t derail our proposal

    A spokesman for a group pursuing incorporation for Indian Land says recent progress on a similar effort in Van Wyck will not change the group’s plan regarding the size of the proposed town limits.
    Voters for a Town of Indian Land has proposed an incorporation area that would include nearly the entire Lancaster County Panhandle.
    The proposal prompted an outcry from residents of rural Van Wyck, who almost unanimously oppose becoming part of an incorporated Indian Land.

  • Panthers visit Broncos to open 2016 season

    CHARLOTTE – The 2016 NFL season will begin with the same matchup that capped the 2015 season – in historically unique fashion.

    The Carolina Panthers will visit the Denver Broncos on Sept. 8 to kick off the season.

  • LHS girls win track meet

    The Lancaster High girls prevailed in a seven-team meet, topping the field with 159 points at Buford High School on April 5.

    The Lady Bruins were followed by host Buford and Cheraw, who tied for second with 89 points each.

    Metrolina Christian Academy was third with 87 points. Central, with 54.5 points, was fifth and followed by McBee (32.5) and Great Falls (18).

    In the boys meet, Central led the way with 127 points and was followed by Lancaster with 124.

  • Cauthen’s homer lifts AJ Volunteers

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers captured a non-region baseball win in dramatic fashion on Tuesday night at AJ.

    The Vols’ John Cauthen opened the AJ seventh inning, smashing a first-pitch home run to lift AJ to a 6-5 win over Class A Lewisville High School.

    Lewisville entered the game as the sixth-ranked team in Class A baseball.

  • Running for Ryan is Saturday

    A highlight of the Lancaster County high school track season – the annual Running for Ryan – is Saturday at the Lancaster High School track.

    The 2016 Running for Ryan, in its 10th year, includes a county track meet featuring all four county high schools at 10 a.m.

  • Downtown fixture in flux

    Step into Craig Mathis’ store on Lancaster’s Main Street, and you’ll see a business shedding its old skin and becoming new again. 

    A shrinking clearance corner with stilettos and sequined gowns is being overtaken by a larger selection of tuxedos and a growing assortment of computers, cell phones and tablets awaiting repair.