Today's News

  • 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.

  • Forfeits plague Indian Land in two home wrestling losses

    Indian Land, ranked second in the latest Class A state wrestling poll, dropped two home matches to open the 2010 portion of its 2009-10 wrestling prep schedule.

    The Warriors fell to Class AAA Chester, 38-32 and dropped a 42-27 loss to Class AAAA foe Fort Mill.

    In the Chester match, a pin at the end gave the Cyclones the narrow win.

    Fort Mill used a 15-3 run to close the match to take the 42-27 victory.

  • Lady Jackets down Lions in region win

    Buford girls basketball coach T.J. Armbrust said the Lady Jackets are an improving team.

    The BHS girls picked the right time to produce as they prevailed for a Region III-A hoops split with host Lewisville on Friday night in Richburg.

    The Lady Jackets notched a 50-42 win in the varsity opener at the Lions’ gym. The Lewisville boys denied the hardwood sweep, taking a 67-58 win over the Jackets.

    Buford, which downed Lewisville in overtime in a holiday tournament at York last week, made it two straight over the Lady Lions.

  • OT effort nets LHS win

    Lancaster Bruins’ basketball fans are getting the most of the admission price.

    That’s at least in the last three games – all overtime decisions with the Bruins prevailing in each game of bonus basketball.

    Lancaster, in its first home game to tip off the 2010 portion of its 2009-10 hoops slate, capped a non-region sweep of Nation Ford of Fort Mill with a 74-70 overtime win Friday.

    The LHS boys’ four-point win gave Lancaster the sweep after the Lady Bruins notched a 37-30 win in the varsity opener.

  • Two convenience stores robbed

    The Lancaster Police Department and Lancaster County Sheriff's Office are each investigating convenience store robberies.

    According to the police department, three men went into Midway Grocery on West Meeting Street and stole money at gunpoint about 8 p.m. Monday.

    The clerk told police that she gave the men money from the register, according to an incident report. She said she saw the men at the counter and then one of them knocked on the office door. Another employee came out of the office and the men ran out of the store.

  • New year, new baby

    When Tornita Adams went into labor about 5:30 p.m. Friday, she was hoping for a New Year’s Day baby.

    But Zantwan Marqual Adams had something else in mind. He decided to wait until the next day. And this time, he got his way.

    Zantwan, the newborn son of Adams and Charles Mobley 

    made his grand entrance at 1:28 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, at Springs Memorial Hospital. Tornita was due Jan. 12.

    Zantwan is not only Lancaster County’s first baby of 2010, he is also the first county birth in a new decade.