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Today's News

  • Warriors start strong in region

    McBEE A year ago an early-season Conference III-A basketball clash with McBee included a fight which led to probation and a ban on the Warriors’ hopes for a playoff bid.

    On Saturday, the Warriors, their probation behind them, took another step to enhance their postseason hoops hopes in a 57-50 win over McBee at the MHS gym.

    Indian Land’s seven point win gave the Warriors a sweep of the league twin bill.

    The Lady Warriors, in quest of  a second straight region title,  rolled to a 69-40 over the Lady Panthers’ in the opener.

  • Stewart's hoop lifts LHS

    Lancaster High School boys basketball coach Ricardo Priester has often stressed this season the importance of each player’s role being vital in the Bruins’ 12-3 season.

    Priester’s concept was never truer Monday night when LHS 6-3 senior center Nehemiah Stewart nailed a 10-foot baseline jumper to lift the 10th-ranked Bruins to a 56-54 road win over South Pointe in the LHS region opener.

    The Bruins’ two-point win gave LHS a split after the Lady Bruins dropped a 68-48 loss in the varsity opener.

  • Report: Man, 21, shoots his father in dispute

    HEATH SPRINGS – A Heath Springs man is charged with shooting his father after an argument at their Hoke Road home late Thursday night.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has charged Michael Andrew Cairnes, 21, of 3750 Hoke Road, with assault and battery with intent to kill.

    According to an incident report, deputies responding to the home found Cairnes and his mother, Teresa, on the front porch. Cairnes told deputies that he has shot his father, the report said.

  • Balanced attack boosts Bruins in split at York

    Lancaster High School capped non-region basketball play with a split with York in a make-up twin bill  Saturday afternoon in the Cougars’ gym.

    The LHS boys notched a 68-55 win, but the Lady Bruins dropped a 66-51 setback in the varsity opener.

    The games were slated for Dec. 18, but hazardous road conditions that night moved the twin bill to Saturday.

    The LHS boys, fresh off a third straight overtime win the night prior in the Bruins’ gym where they topped Nation Ford, used a balanced attack to notch the 13-point win.

  • Sutton's solid junior golf play nets player of the year trophy

    Anthony “T” Sutton capped a stellar year in junior golf with his third Player of the Year trophy in 2009.

    Sutton was first in the U.S. Kids summer tour in Pinehurst N.C., for boys 8 as well as U.S. Kids Western N.C. fall tour boys 8.

    Sutton also played in the National Junior Golf North Carolina Tour this fall, finishing first overall in the boys 8-9 age division.

  • Soup's On

    This week, the mercury in the thermometer is bottoming out.

    Meteorologists aren’t predicting a daily high temperature of more than 40 degrees in this portion of the Piedmont.

    And during Carolina cold snaps like this one, nothing beats a pair of thick wool socks and a piping hot bowl of soup.

    Homemade soups not only soothe the soul, they also ease the pocketbook.

    Recent studies show that one of the way American consumers have responded to hard economic times is by altering their eating habits, which includes eating at home more.

  • Good fire versus bad fire

    Soon, smoke will be in the air as South Carolina’s foresters, farmers and other land managers begin a very busy part of their year.

    Traditional controlled burning season is fast approaching and is the time when the ancient tool of controlled fire (good fire) is put to use for the benefit of all South Carolinians. Controlled burning (igniting forest fires under controlled conditions) has many benefits including reducing the risk of wildfire (bad fire), preparing land for planting, controlling diseases and undesirable plants and enhancing wildlife habitat.

  • Look Good...Feel Better workshop is beauty therapy for cancer patients

    A woman battling the emotional and physical side effects of chemotherapy or radiation treatment always needs a special touch.

    That’s where Look Good...Feel Better comes in.

    Described by the American Cancer Society as a “makeover for the spirit,” the program helps women fighting cancer boost their confidence and self-esteem.

    Done quarterly in Lancaster County, the next Look Good...Feel Better class is 2 p.m. Monday at Springs Memorial Hospital.

  • Forfeits plague Indian Land in two home wrestling losses

    Indian Land, ranked second in the latest Class A state wrestling poll, dropped two home matches to open the 2010 portion of its 2009-10 wrestling prep schedule.

    The Warriors fell to Class AAA Chester, 38-32 and dropped a 42-27 loss to Class AAAA foe Fort Mill.

    In the Chester match, a pin at the end gave the Cyclones the narrow win.

    Fort Mill used a 15-3 run to close the match to take the 42-27 victory.

  • Lady Jackets down Lions in region win

    Buford girls basketball coach T.J. Armbrust said the Lady Jackets are an improving team.

    The BHS girls picked the right time to produce as they prevailed for a Region III-A hoops split with host Lewisville on Friday night in Richburg.

    The Lady Jackets notched a 50-42 win in the varsity opener at the Lions’ gym. The Lewisville boys denied the hardwood sweep, taking a 67-58 win over the Jackets.

    Buford, which downed Lewisville in overtime in a holiday tournament at York last week, made it two straight over the Lady Lions.