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Today's News

  • Warriors, Jackets sweep in mat openers

    Indian Land posted two wins to launch its wrestling season Tuesday night at the Indian Land Middle School gym.

    The Warriors downed Butler of Charlotte 48-31 and Nation Ford of Fort Mill 42-39.

    Indian Land double winners included Marc Morris, Jared Smith, Jonathan Rowe, Reco Hayden Dakota Landrie Trevor Jones and Mark Gunter.

    “It was good to open the season with two wins, but we still have work to do,” IL coach Mike Kersey said. “Conditioning is an area we will continue to focus. We have some wrestlers who need to be in better condition.”

  • Do you love a parade?

    Lancaster County residents have three Christmas parades they may attend Saturday in different parts of the county.

    In northern Lancaster County, Van Wyck will spread holiday cheer by holding its first ever Christmas parade at noon.

    The parade will start at the Van Wyck Post Office on Old Hickory Road and end at the Van Wyck Community Center.

  • Warriors third in Invitational

    Indian Land High placed third in the ninth annual Warrior Invitational on Saturday in the Warriors’ gym.

    The 16-team tournament featured defending Class AAAA state champion Rock Hill High School, which won the tourney with 291.5 points. The Bearcats placed 10 wrestlers in the finals and captured seven individual crowns.

    South Mecklenburg High of Charlotte finished second with 171 points, followed by Indian Land with 167, Chester with 153 and Broome with 142.

    The field also included Buford High School, which placed sixth with 135 points.

  • Mites capture state title

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission mites all-stars (ages 11-12) produced a Lowcountry highlight.

    The Lancaster County mites captured the state championship, sweeping to a pair of wins on Saturday at James Island in the Charleston area.

    The mites of coach Johnny Dukes opened play with a 2-0 win over Conway and then captured the crown with a 3-2 victory over Beaufort.

    In the title match, Lancaster County broke to a 2-0 lead as Corey Lucas connected on a 20-yard shot over the Beaufort goalie.

  • Gamecocks give meaning to 'New Carolina'

    An overriding theme to the 2009 University of South Carolina football season has been about the “New Carolina.”

    Prior to the Gamecocks’ annual clash with state rival Clemson on Saturday afternoon in Columbia, it might have been a tough stretch to strongly grasp the billing.

    It appeared the Gamecocks, much like recent seasons, were on a similar slide. USC, 6-2 at one point this fall, was mired in a three-game skein and seemingly reeling. For USC fans, it was like, don’t look now, but it’s the “same old Carolina.”

  • South small fry stars fall in Upper State title contest

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission small fry South football all-stars experienced one of those days Sunday.

    It was one of those days you would just soon as forget.

    The South stars were on the short end of a 38-0 loss to host Mauldin in the Upper State championship football game.

    “We kind of came out flat and Mauldin smacked us in the mouth,” South all-star coach Kris Self said.

    Mauldin held a 24-0 halftime lead and cruised to the win.

  • Sunday afternoon delight

    In 1942, Winston Churchill said that tea was more important than ammunition in strengthening the moral of British troops.

    Tea didn’t hurt Uncle Sam’s war efforts, either, said Betty Broome.

    Broome, who was a youngster during World War II, still recalls how women in Van Wyck would hold afternoon teas to raise money.

  • Deputies seize cocaine, money after police chase

    A Lancaster man could face federal drug charges after his latest drug arrest on Thursday.

    Drico Antwan Curry, 30, 1013 Darlene Blvd., has been charged by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office with trafficking cocaine and resisting arrest.

    According to an incident report, the sheriff’s office drug task force and federal Drug Enforcement Agency conducted surveillance on Curry’s home and had two warrants for his arrest on crack cocaine trafficking charges.

    The report said task force officers watched Curry’s home on Thursday morning.

  • City Council holds on appointing landmark commission members

    Lancaster City Council has put off appointing new members to the City Landmark Commission until more names are recommended for the panel.

    Rick Bowers, the city’s building official, had submitted three names – Thomasina Tyler, Odessa Funderburk and Brenda McGriff – to fill the three vacant seats on the five-member commission, which advises council on the designation of landmarks and conservation areas.

  • McGriff sworn in as council member

    Reciting a few quick words with her family by her side, Charlene McGriff became Lancaster County Council’s newest member Monday night.

    Standing with her daughter, Michelle, and her 6-year-old granddaughter, Caiyla, in council chambers, McGriff took the oath of office before council’s regular meeting Monday night.  Clerk of Court Jeff Hammond administered the oath.