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Today's News

  • Silvia pleased with LHS soccer progress

    Lancaster High School soccer coach Bo Sylvia is wearing two hats this spring, but he feels he has the situation covered.

    Silvia is leading both the Bruins’ soccer teams in his second year at LHS. A year ago, he guided the boys team, but has since added the girls’ squad to his coaching duties.

    Sylvia, who has enlisted a host of support, said the work has produced results.

    The Lady Bruins, who won their first-ever tournament title last month when they took the Cyclone Cup at Chester, are unbeaten in six matches and have outscored their foes 42-0.

  • Face it: We have a black president

    I am writing in response to Bobbie Faile’s letter, “Republicans not down and out,” in the March 4 edition of The Lancaster News. It’s people like you who let’s us know that  racism still exists.

    No one asked whether you were a Democrat or Republican. I’m so sick and tired of people like you downing Barack Obama. He’s been in the chair two months and you are trashing his name. It’s not the fact that he is the president. Your problem is that he’s black. Face it, we have a black president.

  • Open doors of government

    Do you want to know what your government is up to? What it’s doing with your tax dollars? When it will propose a new health care policy? Where it’s sending young men and women to fight? How it’s regulating banks and bailing out the financial industry? Why children in our public schools aren’t performing as well as their counterparts in other countries?

    Of course you do. It’s your right to know these things. Dozens of state and federal laws say so.

  • Grocery store tours help diabetics understand nutrition

    Grocery store aisles can be recipes for disasters.

    Stacked with endless choices and bright labels, they can lead to all sorts of confusion for shoppers. When you throw in a medical condition, such as diabetes, the confusions quickly becomes frustration.

    It’s a never ending battle in trying to figure out what to eat, said Sherry Steele of Lancaster, who was diagnosed with diabetes about four weeks ago.

  • Sanford is naive about USCL

    It’s no surprise that Gov. Mark Sanford’s proposal in his latest budget to close the University of South Carolina at Lancaster hasn’t picked up much support here. It’s probably not much of a surprise that the proposal hasn’t picked up much steam in the Legislature, either.

    Sanford argued several years ago that the state had too many state-supported colleges and some of them needed to close. But his argument failed to gain traction in the Legislature then and it hasn’t gained much there now, even with the economy in its worst shape in decades.

  • Volunteers rout Shamrocks 16-1

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers rolled to a 16-1 win over Eau Claire to open Conference IV-AA baseball play on Tuesday.

    Tripp Rollings, an eighth-grader, was the winning hurler to even his mark at 2-2. Rollings fanned 13 and tossed a two-hitter. He allowed two walks.

    Bobby Delly, Adam Eubanks, Daniel Pardue, Chad DiCola, Ryan Phillips and Rollings each banged two hits to pace the Volunteers.

    Cory Ingram, Tyler Rodgers and Tyler Bradley each had a hit.

    AJ visits Keenan today in region play.

    Bruins win over Stallions

  • Early surge triggers Lancers in 9-2 win

    An un-springlike day didn’t put a damper on a University of South Carolina at Lancaster baseball matinee on Friday.

    The Lancers improved to 9-4, downing the Oaks of Salem College (N.J.) 9-2.

    USCL forged an early 3-0 lead with a three-run second and added four runs in the seventh inning and a pair more in the eighth to take the win.

    The Lancers were unfazed by the misty, overcast conditions.

  • Lancers split with Dolphins, host Fire Ants this weekend

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers will be at home for a pair of weekend baseball doubleheaders as they host USC-Sumter on Saturday and Sunday at the Lancaster High School baseball field.

    Games each day begin at 1 p.m.

    “The weather forecast is favorable and we look to have a good turnout,” USCL coach Steve Williams said. “Sumter will bring fans because there’s of interest in their program.

  • Speedway ready to roll

    The 55th season of racing is slated to roll Saturday night at Lancaster Motor Speedway.

    The legendary dirt-racing facility opened in 1954 and has maintained a rich stock of drivers and fans, linking multiple generations of families and friends to this American pastime.  

    The Carolina Clash Super Late Model 2009 season begins with a doubleheader, racing tonight at the Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., and then at Lancaster on Saturday. Each race pays $5,000 to win. The crate late model division pays $1,000 to win.

  • Organizers grateful for benefit support

    Thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of the benefit gospel singing for Jody Miles on March 14 at New Hope Baptist Church. First and foremost to God whose power is made perfect in our weakness.

    We thank Rick Jackson and Norman Gooch, who organized this event and Julian Saverance, Dexter Faile, April Faulkenberry, Gospel Ray and the Faithful Sons and Standfast for bringing the word of God to us through your music.