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Today's News

  • Mulvaney supporters cheer results

    Hundreds of anxious Mick Mulvaney supporters waited for news about the 5th Congressional District race Tuesday night at the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.
    Soon after polls closed at 7 p.m., they were huddled around flat-screen televisions scattered around the room. Cheers, sighs or gasps would occasionally burst from the crowd as votes poured in and the news channels reported the tallies.

  • Shaw worked hard to win votes

    Joe Shaw said he worked harder this election than in any of his other campaigns for office.
    Shaw, who’s been Lancaster’s mayor for 28 years, won re-election to his eighth term in office on Tuesday. He said he looks forward to another four years of providing leadership and service to the city’s residents.
    The mayor received 1,419 of the votes (54 percent) Tuesday.
    City Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace finished second with 924 votes (35 percent). Mary Helen Yarborough got 192 votes (7 percent) and Donnie Birchfield got 107 votes (4 percent).

  • Lancaster County vote totals – uncertified results

    Following are the uncertified Lancaster County vote totals. A * in front of the name indicates the winner of the race. Some changes in vote totals may occur when the votes are certified Friday morning, but they are not expected to change the outcome in any races:
    U.S. Congress, 5th District
    * Mick Mulvaney, R – 13,059
    John Spratt, D (i) – 9,058
    U.S. Senate
    *  Jim DeMint, R (i)– 14,285
    Alvin Greene, D – 6,148
    Tom Clements, Green Party –1,189

  • Veterans deserve gratitude

    Nov. 11 is the day set aside to give much-deserved recognition to those who gave their lives in service for our country.
    Veterans Day was established for that very purpose in 1918. That date coincides with the ending of World War I, also known as the Armistice, which was signed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
    Celebrations across the nation include laying of wreaths at memorials throughout Washington, D.C., and festivities and parades in towns across America. Veterans of all wars will also be recognized for their service.

  • Crawford shows true kindness, generosity

    Betty Broome’s article about Shawn Crawford being honored by Clemson University was very interesting. Crawford deserved his recognition as a great athlete and a kind, caring, down-to-earth individual.
    Especially since he is a resident from Lancaster County’s Van Wyck community. Very few residents from Lancaster County have ever had this honor bestowed upon them.

  • Two nights of gospel music come to Lancaster

    Blessed to be a blessing is the philosophy two Lancaster groups synonymous with gospel music firmly believe in.
    Now, thanks to the local support they’ve received, they are giving back.  
    Free gospel music concerts, featuring some of the area’s best vocalists, are on tap for tonight and Saturday.
    At 7 p.m. tonight, GlennMark Promotions will host its annual fan appreciation Southern gospel concert at Second Baptist Church, featuring King’s Cause, The Heritage Quartet and the Good News Quartet.

  • Quilters win national contest

    The Magic Needle Quilt Guild won national recognition in the Hopes and Dreams Quilt Challenge for the most quilts donated by one group.
    In July, nine members of the Magic Needle Quilt Guild traveled to Virginia Beach, Va., with 246 quilts packed in a truck and a van to donate to the Hopes and Dreams Quilt Challenge.
    The members who took the quilts to Washington were Terri Harich, Brenda Marshall, Janet Nelson and her husband, Ron, Judy Phillips, Emma Thompson, Pat Ussery, Marjorie Vincent and Christine Williams.

  • School board incumbents win re-election

    All of the Lancaster County school board members on the ballot Tuesday won re-election.
    Don McCorkle, who represents District 1, bested two challengers – political newcomers Leland Hughes and Kevin Sexton.
    McCorkle got 2,137 votes (47 percent). Sexton garnered 1,529 votes (34 percent) and Hughes got 860 votes (percent).
    All of the figures are unofficial. The county's Election Commission will certify the results Friday.
    McCorkle said he had to get out and campaign a lot more than he did in 2006. He believes his message resonated with voters.

  • Long keeps S.C. House seat

    Republican incumbent Deborah A. Long won the S.C. House District 45 seat over Democrat Mary L. Bernsdorff in Tuesday's general election.
    According to unofficial results from the Lancaster and York County Election Commissions, Long won 65 percent of the vote, which was 10,272 votes. Bernsdorff trailed at 35 percent with 5,522 votes.
    In Lancaster County, Long received 6,974 votes or 61 percent of the vote, compared to Bernsdorff's 4,518 votes, or 39 percent of the vote.

  • ILHS band 10th in state here

    INDIAN LAND – Band director Mathew Willis said he’s proud of how well the Indian Land High School marching band performed this season, its first year in Class 2A.
    Indian Land finished 10th Saturday at the 2A state finals at Spring Valley High School in Columbia.
    Pendleton High School of Anderson County captured the championship.
    Thirteen bands competed in the Class 2A state finals Saturday – seven from Lower State and six from Upper State.