Today's News

  • LHS trio set for North/South game



    Lancaster High School head football coach Bennie McMurray will have his share of familiar company at the 63rd annual North-South all-star football game in Myrtle Beach next month.

  • Bruins solid in state cross country meet



  • Moriah youth basketball league slated to open play on Nov. 22

    The 2010 Moriah youth basketball season is slated to begin play Nov. 22.

    “We are gearing up for another exciting year of basketball,” said Sammy Macy, who coordinates the league. “We are looking forward to a lot of fun and fellowship.”

  • Rucker caps 6-2 season with win

    The A.R. Rucker Rams capped their middle school football season with an 8-6 win over Fairfield Middle School last Wednesday at Memorial Stadium.

  • Buford Maroon wins county rec youth league volleyball crown

    The Buford Maroon went 3-0 to capture the first girls youth volleyball title in the league sponsored by the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission this season.

    Following are the tournament results:

  • Lantern tour steps back in time

    Spend an evening in the 18th-century. Come see for yourself what life was like for early settlers living in the Waxhaws.
    See how the American Revolution affected this region.
    Experience life in this area during Andrew Jackson’s time and watch the events that shaped the community as you step back in time.
    Watch as costumed volunteers bring the events to life and demonstrate the skills it took to survive in this backcountry settlement.
    Join the Friends of Andrew Jackson State Park on Saturday for its annual Life in the Waxhaws Lantern Tour.

  • Griffin to discuss "Silent Heroes" on Thursday

    Dr. John Griffin, distinguished professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina, has written on a variety of topics ranging from college football rivalries to World War II heroes and presidents.
    He even found time to pen a murder mystery.
    But Griffin considers his latest book, which will be released at Lancaster County Library on Thursday, among the most important to date.
    The title is a dead giveaway as why Griffin chose Veterans Day to unveil the work.

  • Election makes history in S.C.

    A week ago, the ground moved.  Not literally, of course. But the Nov. 2 election was obviously a huge one for the Republican Party.
    Nationwide, the GOP made impressive gains, most notably in the U.S. Congress, where Republicans gained control of the House and reduced the Democratic majority in the Senate.
    Republicans also made impressive gains in state legislature races across the country – something that will give the party an edge when redistricting is done based on the 2010 Census numbers.

  • Veterans Day tribute to 'Ol' Harry' Slagle

    It isn’t often that someone would purposely pay tribute to a man most thought of as “just an alcoholic.” But that is precisely what I have chosen to do.
    Harry Slagle lived in a non-pretentious place called Slagle’s Happy Acres, identified by a small wooden sign hung nearby. It was little more than an old, pale green, single-room, cinder-block building, which sat off the gravel road a couple hundred yards or so from the old wooden Doby’s Bridge.

  • Van Wyck loses a great voice

    Van Wyck – Wilkie Manuel Witherspoon died the same way he lived – peacefully.
    A man known by his friends and family as a peacemaker, Witherspoon, 74, went to bed on Oct. 29, and just didn’t wake up, said his daughter, Daphne McCullough.
    “He just peacefully went,” McCullough said.
    But that’s the way he would have wanted it, said Joseph Potts, who had been Witherspoon’s friend for more than 50 years.