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Today's News

  • Lancaster splits in opener

    Ernie Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    The Lancaster Bruins protected their unbeaten mark with a 57-49 win over Blythewood in the LHS regular-season home opener Tuesday night.

    Lancaster, 4-0, was coming off the championship in the fourth annual Jackets Invitational at Buford High School last week.

    The Bruins’ eight-point win gave Lancaster a split of the non-region twin bill.

    In the opener, the Lady Bruins dropped a 57-48 loss in overtime to the Lady Bengals.

  • Lady Jackets open with solid win

    Buford High Lady Jackets’ coach T.J. Armbrust is confident about his BHS girls and the team’s opening night play reflected that solid maroon and gold hope.

    The Lady Jackets used a fast start to take control early on the way to a 53-38 win over Lewisville High in Richburg on Wednesday night.

    The Buford girls’ win in the BHS regular-season opener gave the Jackets a split.

    Lewisville captured the nightcap with a last-second 48-45 win.

  • First Mike Kersey Memorial wrestling tourney Saturday at Indian Land High

    Staff Reports

    The first Mike Kersey Memorial Invitational will be held Saturday at Indian Land High School.

    The high school wrestling tournament, formerly known as the Warrior Invitational, is named in honor of the late Warriors’ wrestling coach.

    Kersey, who also taught physical education at Indian Land Elementary School, started the tournament which annually is held the first Saturday in December.

    He died this fall from injuries in an ATV accident.

  • Roscoe leads Northern Guilford in quest for second straight state crown

    Staff Reports

    The Northern Guilford Nighthawks will face a familiar foe when they play for the NCHSAA Class 3-AA state championship tonight at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C.

    Northern Guilford, led by former Lancaster High School head football coach Johnny Roscoe, will battle Crest High School for the state title.

    A year ago in Raleigh, Northern Guilford edged Crest, 21-20 for the Nighthawks’ first state title.

  • North small fry stars face Spartanburg

    Staff Reports

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission North small fry football all-stars will play in the SCAP state semifinals Saturday afternoon at Spartanburg High School.

    Lancaster County will face Spartanburg in a 2 p.m. kickoff at Spartanburg High.

    The winner advances to the state title game at Abbeville on Dec. 10.

  • Troopers chase car through Lancaster

    Troopers chase car through Lancaster

    Reece Murphy 

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

     

  • Thanksgiving turkey wars, politics, and the main thing

    Many years ago as a small boy sitting at a crowded and noisy Thanksgiving dinner, I learned a valuable lesson about turkey, politics and priorities. It is a lesson that our national and state politicians have yet to learn – and it’s hurting all of us.

  • Jobless rate falls for October

    Jesef Williams 

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com 

    Lancaster County’s unemployment rate fell considerably last month, according to recent figures from the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce. 

    The county posted an unemployment clip of 13.7 percent for October, compared to the 14.9 percent for September. That places the county at 13th in the state. The rate a year ago in Lancaster County was 14.6. 

  • Two die in separate Lancaster accidents

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Two people died in separate vehicle crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday. 

    The first accident involved a Great Falls man, who died after he was thrown from his motorcycle after hitting a car on Thanksgiving Day. 

    The crash happened at 7 p.m., about 1.3 miles north of Great Falls along S.C. 97, according to  S.C. Highway Patrol reports. 

  • The Hinson Girls strumming for fame

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    Up on stage, the members of The Hinson Girls bluegrass band out of Van Wyck seem like naturals with an at-ease performing style that’s the hallmark of seasoned musicians.

    Maybe that’s why it comes as such a surprise to learn the girls – Katelyn, 12, on mandolin and lead vocals, Kristin, 16, on guitar and fiddle, and 14-year-old twins Allison and Melissa on banjo and bass – played their first formal show in February.