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Today's News

  • Sanford speaks on impeachment, Jenny

    Just hours before a state House panel decided not to impeach him, Gov. Mark Sanford apologized once again to the people of Lancaster County.

  • Lighting of the Way is Sunday in Van Wyck

    VAN WYCK – Van Wyck will celebrate the Advent season with its annual Lighting of the Way candle-lighting and worship event at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13.

    The faith-based event will start at the Van Wyck post office at the corner of Old Hickory and Steele Hill roads and lead participants through four churches – Van Wyck Presbyterian, Van Wyck United Methodist, Trinity Presbyterian and White Oak AME Zion.

  • LHS moving to Region III

    Lancaster High School is moving to Region III-AAAA with the start of the 2010-11 school term.

    The S.C. High School League, the governing body of interscholastic competition in state public schools, denied LHS’s appeal to stay in Midlands Region IV-AAAA.

    The League’s executive committee, which hears appeals, voted 11-0 to deny the Bruins’ appeal to move from Region III-AAAA to Region IV-AAAA on Wednesday at the League office in Columbia.

  • Late run lifts LHS wrestlers

    The Lancaster Bruins used a late run to post their first wrestling win of the season Wednesday night in the LHS gym.

    The Bruins, locked in a 30-all draw with Blythewood, outscored the Bengals 9-6 in the final three weight classes for the 39-36 comeback win.

    Ben Ghent had a decision at 189 to give LHS a 33-30 edge and Marshawn Rhoney followed with a decisive pin at 215 to seal the LHS win.

    BHS’s Joey Starnes had a pin to make it close, but LHS took the win to up its mark to 1-3.

  • Forecast says it will likely rain on county's parades

    Will it rain on Lancaster County’s various Christmas parades on Saturday?

    The answer is most likely.

    Will it cancel the parades?

    No, as of late Thursday.

    According to the National Weather Service forecast for Saturday, there is a 50 percent chance of rain and sleet from 9 to 11 a.m., turning to all rain in the afternoon. Saturday night, there is an 80 percent chance of rain, with up to half an inch of rain possible.

    It will be cold, with a high on Saturday of 42 degrees, and a low of 35, according to the weather service.

  • Bruins rally for split with Falcons

    The Lancaster Bruins split in a non-region road trip to Class AAAA foe Nation Ford on Tuesday night.

    The Bruins, 5-1, used a 19-9 final quarter surge to post a 60-50 win over the Falcons.

    The 10-point win came after the Lady Bruins dropped a 62-52 loss to the Lady Falcons.

    In the nightcap, the Bruins used a late flurry to seal the victory.

    Ron Trapps, who led LHS with 21, scored seven in the final period to boost the Bruins.

    Lancaster, tied at 33-all at the break, was in a 41-all deadlock after three, but used its 19-9 charge to seal the win.

  • Breaking News High winds result in some power outages

    The lights went out for some Lancaster County residents Wednesday morning as high winds swept through the area.

    Duke Energy spokesman Rick Jiran said heavy rains Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning saturated the ground, and trees and limbs fell more easily across power lines.

    “These were wind-related outages,” Jiran said.

    Power has been restored for Lancaster County residents, Jiran said.

    Jiran said power company officials continued to watch the weather Wednesday afternoon. Winds are expected to remain gusty until about 7 p.m. Wednesday.

  • 'Nuncrackers' will crack you up

    ‘Nuncrackers’ will crack you up

    Looking for some seasonal entertainment that will give you a good laugh?

    Then head into Fort Mill this week to see “Nuncrackers,” produced and directed by Elaine Roberts of Sun City Carolina Lakes.

    The musical comedy, which opened Dec. 3, is playing at the Fort Mill Community Playhouse theater, 615 Banks St., Fort Mill.

    Remaining show times are 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, 12, 18 and 19 and 3 p.m. Dec. 13.

  • 'Big E' wins again in Pigskin Picks

    The “Big E” is still king and we’re not talking Elvis here. It’s Ernie as in Ernie “Big E” Rowell.

    Rowell repeated as The Lancaster News Pigskin Picks champ, going 203-77 for the 14-week season.

    The News’ Pigskin Picks, an annual feature in the sports section, appears each Friday from the start of the high school football season. The Picks continue as long as we have an area team in the high school football playoffs. If not, then it ends the weekend of the Carolina-Clemson game.

  • Incinerator gets final OK from Chester County

    CHESTER – Chester County Council on Monday night voted to give final approval to a zoning change to allow Covanta Energy to build a waste-to-energy incinerator on S.C. 9 between Fort Lawn and Richburg.

    Council members says the vote turns the issue over to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, which has the expertise to make decisions on environmental matters. DHEC will decide whether to issue the plant a permit to operate or not.