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Today's News

  • Happy Birthday, Mr. President!

    There was no electricity or assembly line available to help with the process. 

    Rather, he used a vice called a shaving horse to shape wood into eating utensils, furniture and other items found around the house.

    It took patience and a steady hand to make a spoon or a jug from a piece of stock wood in Colonial America. But the shaving horse was the best option for American settlers in the 1700s. 

  • Beach a ball for county stars

     

       

    MYRTLE BEACH – In the twilight of his high school basketball career, Lancaster High School star Ron Trapps had a final shining moment.

  • IL's Jacobus, Williams aid North stars in win

     

       

    LITTLE RIVER – The North stars shined brightest Saturday afternoon in the annual North-South girls all-star game and a pair of Indian Land High representatives had plenty to do with the glowing moment.

  • Bruins sweep to soccer wins over Volunteers

     

       

    The Lancaster High School soccer teams notched a pair of tough wins over county foe Andrew Jackson on Monday night at Memorial Stadium.

  • Jones siblings garner 11 medals at AAU Southern Indoor meet

    The Jones’ siblings capped the indoor track season, gaining national honors with a combined effort reaping 11 medals as they competed as unattached athletes at AAU Southern Indoor National Championship hosted by East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn., on March 4-5.

  • 1991 Bruins baseball team to be honored

     

       

    The 1991 state champion Lancaster High School baseball team will be saluted Friday night prior to the Bruins’ Region III-AAAA home game with Rock Hill High School at 7 p.m.

  • Hundreds of customers lose power

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A piece of bamboo left hundreds of Lancaster County homes and businesses without power for a few hours Monday afternoon.
    At about 12:30 p.m., a power surge cut service to 366 customers in the Lancaster area, said Duke Energy telephone representative Amanda Burris.

  • Plyler served Lancaster County well

    A fixture in Lancaster County government is now in a well-deserved retirement.
    Irene Plyler, Lancaster County Council’s first clerk, has retired after 33 years at the job assisting council and the county administrator.
    Plyler recently was honored with a retirement party which drew family, friends and co-workers.
    Plyler, during her time as council’s clerk, served under three different administrators, including Carroll Huffman, Chap Hurst and Steve Willis.

  • Chamber breakfast is Friday

    Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce

    It’s a new year for the U.S. Congress and the S.C. Legislature and both have begun considering significant statewide and national issues that will impact the Lancaster County business community in both the short- and long-term future. 

  • January county jobless rate is 14.6 percent

    Lancaster County’s unemployment rate dropped in January, a trend that mirrors job growth statewide.

    According to the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, unemployment in Lancaster County fell to 14.6 percent in January, a 1 percent drop from December’s rate of 15.6 percent. 

    Lancaster County had the state’s 12th highest unemployment rate in January. 

    The newest reported rate is 3 percent less than January 2010’s unemployment rate of 17.6 percent.