Today's News

  • 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.

  • Report: Woman assaulted with a brick

    A Lancaster woman was hit in the head with a brick during an altercation with another woman late last week.
    The victim, a 32-year-old Pageland Highway resident, told police that she got into an argument with a woman Friday morning at a Pleasant Hill Street home.
    The accused attacked, Rachel Stewart, 47, told police that she punched the woman in the back of the head after the two argued, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    Stewart, of 1900 Springdale Road, Lancaster, was charged Friday with aggravated assault and battery.

  • Christmas drives face great needs in 2010

    American essayist Hamilton Wright Mabie once said of Christmas, “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”
    With the Christmas season upon us, there are several such conspiracies afoot in Lancaster County, all of them aimed at bringing joy to struggling families.
    And this year, there’s a lot of people struggling, organizers say – more than any time in their recent memory.

  • Fire destroys body shop, cabinet shop

    Eric Montgomery spent most of Tuesday cleaning up the remnants of a building he owned on Great Falls Highway.
    Sifting through the rubble, Montgomery stopped to pick out shards of window glass and pieces of steel from the frame. He said the auto body shop building at 1981 Great Falls Highway was a complete loss after a fire burned it down on Monday. He had rented it to two tenants.
    “Shoot, it’s flat on the ground,” Montgomery said. “We’re just out here today (Tuesday) cleaning it all up.”