Today's News

  • Man found hurt in parking lot; another man faces charges

    A Lancaster man was arrested on several charges after deputies found an injured man in the parking lot of the Wash Tub on Great Falls Highway early Wednesday.

    James Blake Rivers, of 2511 Charlotte Highway, was charged with assault and battery with intent to kill, resisting arrest, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana within proximity of a school.

  • AmeriCorps members to help with lunch at MLK Jr. event

    HEATH SPRINGS – As the nation pauses to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Lancaster County School District BEST AmeriCorps members will answer  King’s call to community service.

    AmeriCorps members will help make and serve lunch at Mount Carmel AME Zion Church in Heath Springs.

     Volunteers will report to the church at 11 a.m. The church will have an MLK Day program starting at noon. Lunch will be served following the program.

  • Warriors start strong in region

    McBEE A year ago an early-season Conference III-A basketball clash with McBee included a fight which led to probation and a ban on the Warriors’ hopes for a playoff bid.

    On Saturday, the Warriors, their probation behind them, took another step to enhance their postseason hoops hopes in a 57-50 win over McBee at the MHS gym.

    Indian Land’s seven point win gave the Warriors a sweep of the league twin bill.

    The Lady Warriors, in quest of  a second straight region title,  rolled to a 69-40 over the Lady Panthers’ in the opener.

  • Stewart's hoop lifts LHS

    Lancaster High School boys basketball coach Ricardo Priester has often stressed this season the importance of each player’s role being vital in the Bruins’ 12-3 season.

    Priester’s concept was never truer Monday night when LHS 6-3 senior center Nehemiah Stewart nailed a 10-foot baseline jumper to lift the 10th-ranked Bruins to a 56-54 road win over South Pointe in the LHS region opener.

    The Bruins’ two-point win gave LHS a split after the Lady Bruins dropped a 68-48 loss in the varsity opener.

  • Report: Man, 21, shoots his father in dispute

    HEATH SPRINGS – A Heath Springs man is charged with shooting his father after an argument at their Hoke Road home late Thursday night.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has charged Michael Andrew Cairnes, 21, of 3750 Hoke Road, with assault and battery with intent to kill.

    According to an incident report, deputies responding to the home found Cairnes and his mother, Teresa, on the front porch. Cairnes told deputies that he has shot his father, the report said.

  • Balanced attack boosts Bruins in split at York

    Lancaster High School capped non-region basketball play with a split with York in a make-up twin bill  Saturday afternoon in the Cougars’ gym.

    The LHS boys notched a 68-55 win, but the Lady Bruins dropped a 66-51 setback in the varsity opener.

    The games were slated for Dec. 18, but hazardous road conditions that night moved the twin bill to Saturday.

    The LHS boys, fresh off a third straight overtime win the night prior in the Bruins’ gym where they topped Nation Ford, used a balanced attack to notch the 13-point win.

  • Sutton's solid junior golf play nets player of the year trophy

    Anthony “T” Sutton capped a stellar year in junior golf with his third Player of the Year trophy in 2009.

    Sutton was first in the U.S. Kids summer tour in Pinehurst N.C., for boys 8 as well as U.S. Kids Western N.C. fall tour boys 8.

    Sutton also played in the National Junior Golf North Carolina Tour this fall, finishing first overall in the boys 8-9 age division.

  • Soup's On

    This week, the mercury in the thermometer is bottoming out.

    Meteorologists aren’t predicting a daily high temperature of more than 40 degrees in this portion of the Piedmont.

    And during Carolina cold snaps like this one, nothing beats a pair of thick wool socks and a piping hot bowl of soup.

    Homemade soups not only soothe the soul, they also ease the pocketbook.

    Recent studies show that one of the way American consumers have responded to hard economic times is by altering their eating habits, which includes eating at home more.

  • Good fire versus bad fire

    Soon, smoke will be in the air as South Carolina’s foresters, farmers and other land managers begin a very busy part of their year.

    Traditional controlled burning season is fast approaching and is the time when the ancient tool of controlled fire (good fire) is put to use for the benefit of all South Carolinians. Controlled burning (igniting forest fires under controlled conditions) has many benefits including reducing the risk of wildfire (bad fire), preparing land for planting, controlling diseases and undesirable plants and enhancing wildlife habitat.

  • Look Good...Feel Better workshop is beauty therapy for cancer patients

    A woman battling the emotional and physical side effects of chemotherapy or radiation treatment always needs a special touch.

    That’s where Look Good...Feel Better comes in.

    Described by the American Cancer Society as a “makeover for the spirit,” the program helps women fighting cancer boost their confidence and self-esteem.

    Done quarterly in Lancaster County, the next Look Good...Feel Better class is 2 p.m. Monday at Springs Memorial Hospital.