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Today's News

  • Are we headed for nuclear abyss or human survival?

    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his quest for Iran to get nuclear weapons remains a news worthy item. What does that mean for America and Israel? It can only come down to one thing – eventual war.
    Since the recent collapse of the Egyptian government, radical Islam on both ends now controls the Suez Canal. Iranian warships are passing through the canal into the Mediterranean Sea next to Israel’s coast.
    Egypt, now under military control, is permanently opened to the Gaza Strip. This is a major security breach with Israel.

  • Tigers top Makos for first pool win

     

       

    The Tigers downed the Makos, 267-255 at the Lancaster County pool on Thursday.

  • Trio with area links set to join prep coaches hall of fame

     

       

    Eight coaches, including three with Lancaster County connections, will be inducted into the S.C. Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame at the SCACA’s 19th annual awards banquet on July 24 at the Carolina First Center in Greenville.

  • Juniors seek to rebound

    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 junior baseball team will seek to rebound as it swings back into action Wednesday night against Rock Hill.

    The juniors saw their League V win streak halted at seven Thursday night in Union where Post 22 topped the Lancaster team, 3-2.

  • Kenny Helms Memorial race set June 18

     

       

    Lancaster Motor Speedway hosts the Kenny Helms Memorial race on Saturday night at the half-mile dirt oval. The winner earns a $2,000 check.

  • More tax hikes on table

    Concerns from various county groups about funding cuts have Lancaster County Council reconsidering its proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year, even though that could mean potential tax hikes for local residents. 

  • Backwoods farming

    In the late 1700s, there were no neighborhood grocery stores for food or seasonings or pharmacies for medicines in the Waxhaws.

    Self-sufficiency was a critical element of survival for the Scots-Irish settlers who were carving a way of life out of the wilderness.

    That meant most families had a kitchen garden close to the house, where vegetables, fruit and herbs were grown. 

  • Partisanship not a behavioral issue – it is a structural one

    Pew Research Center released a survey last month which was encouragingly called “Beyond Red vs. Blue.”  Encouraging, that is, for the growing number of Americans eager to find a way out of the partisanship that has come to dominate public policy-making at nearly every level of government.

  • Arrest made in Plyler’s death

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    CONWAY – Billy Ray Plyler has mixed emotions about the bond hearing he watched last Friday.
    Sitting in a small room at a Horry County courthouse, Plyler and his wife, Linda, watched on a monitor as a judge issued a $75,000 bond for Don Leget Marsh, 58, of Hartsville.

  • Child dies after heart surgery

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Elementary School family is mourning the loss of one of its own.
    Blair Blacknall, who recently completed the fifth grade at ILES, died Tuesday following complications from surgery the day before.
    He was 11.
    Blair’s heart surgery Monday was related to his premature birth. Unfortunately, the operation took a turn for the worse, said ILES Principal Beth Blum.
    His funeral is Saturday in Charlotte.