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Today's News

  • Fast start fuels Lady Jackets’ win

    Staff Reports

    For The Lancaster News

    The unbeaten Buford High girls pushed their basketball record to 2-0 with a 59-23 win over North Central to give the Jackets a split of their 2011-12 home opener Friday night.

    North Central avoided the sweep with a 46-45 win in the nightcap.

    The Buford girls, who rolled to a 53-38 road win over Lewisville in their opener on Wednesday, came out strong against the Lady Knights to notch the 36-point win.

  • Wright earns first Vols’ victory

    By Kevin Sims

    For The Lancaster News 

    McBEE – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers used a team effort to present first-year AJ boys basketball coach Danny Wright his first win in a 55-50 victory over McBee on Thursday night.

    The five-point AJ win gave the Vols a split of the non-region twin bill.

    In the opener, McBee notched a 51-43 win over the AJ girls.

    Wright, named AJ’s boys coach earlier this fall, saw his team lead from start to finish for the road win.

  • LHS drops wrestling opener at Chester

    Staff Reports

    Chester shot to a 30-6 lead and stayed in control for a 53-27 win over Lancaster on Thursday night in the CHS gym.

    The Bruins rallied to slice the gap to 29-18, but Chester, the No. 2 team in Class AAA, posted four wins in the final six matches to gain the 26-point win.

    “I saw a lot of good things in this match,” LHS coach Leon Boulware said. “We were facing the No. 2 team in Class AAA and it shows where we are.

  • Northern Guilford repeats as state champion

    Staff Reports

    This time it didn’t come down to a crucial extra point.

    Northern Guilford, which defeated Crest High of Shelby 21-20 in the waning seconds of the Class 3-AA state championship game last season in Raleigh, didn’t have the same excitement.

    The 2011 Northern Guilford team, which is coached by former Lancaster High coach Johnny Roscoe, rolled to a resounding 31-7 win over Crest High School at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan Stadium.

  • Card playoff decides winner in annual PCC golf tourney

    Staff Reports

    A card playoff decided the winner in the sixth annual Pregnancy Care Center golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club earlier this fall.

    The team of Larry Wolfe, Tim Beckham, Ronnie Funderburk and Max Clyburn teamed for a 17-under 55 to tie two other teams to force a playoff.

    The winning foursome was decided on the card with a birdie on No. 12, a par four.

  • Rams net sweep of rival Mustangs

    Eric Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    Rucker Middle School swept a basketball twin bill from rival South Middle at the Lancaster High School gym on Thursday night.

    The Lady Rams, in an impressive start, posted a 48-4 win over the Lady Mustangs

    The Rucker boys, in a much tighter game, completed the sweep with a 35-33 overtime victory over the Mustangs.

    The Rams' Ty Foster hit a clutch jumper to give the Rams a 35-33 lead and Rucker held on for the narrow win.

  • Troopers chase car through Lancaster

    A man led S.C. Highway Patrol troopers in a high-speed chase through Lancaster Thursday afternoon with a child in the car.

    As of press time, details were still sparse in the incident.

    Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said the chase began at 1:57 p.m. when a trooper tried to stop a car on U.S. 521 for speeding.

    According to law enforcement radio transmissions, the driver of a white new-model Volkswagen Jetta led troopers down Gay Street at speeds exceeding 100 mph before turning right on West Arch Street.

  • The restoration is under way

    It’s amazing the difference a month can make.

    That’s the general sentiment expressed by residents of Indian Land’s Edenmoor residential development concerning the changes they’ve seen since new owners Edenmoor Land Acquisition (ELA) took over the property Oct. 28.

  • Christmas Basket Fund kicks off 52nd year

    HOPE in Lancaster is ready to kick off this year's annual Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket Fund and it is asking for your help in meeting an ever-increasing need. 

    Now in its 52nd year, Christmas Basket's goal is the same now as it was back when the late commander of American Legion Post No. 31 and other members started it – to help feed local families in need during the holidays.

  • Scams still on the rise

    Ask questions, do your research and protect your personal information.

    Those are just some words of advice from Lancaster County Sheriff’s Deputy Sam Funderburk to protect Lancaster County residents from becoming victims of scams. A member of the sheriff’s office Crime Prevention Unit, Funderburk has seen a rise in all types of scams during the last few months, including through mail or e-mail or by phone.