Today's News

  • Jackets honor fall sports standouts



    The maroon and gold spotlight was on a host of athletes who shined in fall sports at  Buford High School this season.

  • Jackets open with sweep



    The Buford Yellow Jackets wrestling team opened its season with a sweep of Hartsville and Camden Military at Hartsville on Tuesday night.

  • Shoppers should Think Lancaster First this holiday season

    With Christmas lights up and a bevy of area holiday parades this weekend, it’s definitely starting to look and even feel, with the recent dip in temperatures, like Christmas here in Lancaster County.
    Now that the holiday shopping season is in full swing, we’d like to remind shoppers to Think Lancaster First.
    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s shop local initiative is also in full swing, with 44 local businesses taking part in the Think Lancaster First effort.

  • What kind of IL fire department do you want?

    This column is in response to J.R. Wilt’s recent comments on the Indian Land Fire Protection District.
    I take issue with Mr. Wilt’s assertion that firefighting is a part-time occupation. With the amount of training and time required to maintain certifications and the difficulty of recruiting volunteers, firefighting is becoming a full-time paid occupation.

  • A big band for a big God

    What Denver Bierman stands for is not as important as the rock he stands on.
    A diehard Hoosier who now makes his home in Hendersonville, Tenn., Bierman doesn’t keep his light under a basket. He and his merry band of musicians let it shine for everyone to see.
    The 33-year-old trumpet player/singer/band leader of the Denver and the Mile High Orchestra (DMHO) will fill the Bundy Auditorium at the University of South Carolina on Friday with a high-energy holiday big band sound that is timeless, cutting edge and spiritual.

  • Soccer stars net two titles



    Lancaster County Recreation Commission youth soccer all-star teams captured two of three possible state championships at the Manchester Meadows Complex in Rock Hill on Saturday.

  • Chester wins Indian Land mat tourney

    Class AAA Chester captured five weight classes to notch the title in the annual Warrior Invitational tournament at Indian Land High School on Saturday afternoon.

    The Cyclones’ K.J. Dixon, Chester’s ace 171-pounder, earned the Most Outstanding Wrestler for his effort in the tournament which opened Saturday morning.

  • Nighthawks to play for state title



    The Northern Guilford Nighthawks, led by former Lancaster High School head football coach Johnny Roscoe, will be shooting for the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-AA state championship Saturday night at 7 in N.C. State’s Carter-Finley Stadium.

  • Bruins split in varsity twin bill



    Lancaster opened a busy week of basketball in a split with visiting South Pointe High School of Rock Hill on Monday night.

  • Firefighter dies after training exercise

    Chief Craig Roof of the Charlotte Road/Van Wyck Volunteer Fire Department remembers Dillon Denton as a man who was always willing to help.
    Denton, a volunteer fire lieutenant with the department, died Tuesday morning after suffering a brain aneurysm. He was 64.
    Roof knew Denton for more than three years, and served as his chief for the last year. He said Denton was someone he could count on when he needed a hand.