Today's News

  • Police reports - Feb. 14, 2010

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:

    • A Lancaster man was charged with drug possession after a deputy stopped the car he was riding in because the car had a poorly secured couch on top.

    Sean L. Green, 28, 1596 Springdale Road, was charged with simple possession of marijuana.

    The report said Green was riding in a Cadillac with a couch secured to top of the car by an extension cord. The couch was unsteady on top of the car, the report said, and the deputy stopped him.

  • County trio picking Colts' win tonight

    A trio of Lancaster County prep football coaches predict an Indianapolis Colts’ win tonight in Super Bowl XLIV in Miami.

    Buford’s Mike Wells, The Lancaster News’ Coach of the Year for the 2009 high school football season, is calling for a Colts’ win along with Lancaster High School coach Bennie McMurray and Mike Mayer, the Indian Land head football coach.

    AJ’s Elmer Bench is forecasting a Saints’ upset in New Orleans’ first-ever visit to the Super Bowl.

  • Ridge View snaps LHS win streak at 10

    Ridge View snapped Lancaster’s 10-game winning streak, taking an 81-64 win over the visiting Bruins on Friday night.

    The Blazers’ 17-point win gave RVHS a sweep of the Region IV-AAAA twin bill.

    The loss also evened the region boys race with each team sporting a 6-1 record in league play.

    The Blazers, 12-10, were paced by Jamie Portee’s 17 points. Mike Green followed with 16. Jared Johnson hit 14 and Jamar Gillespie netted 13.

    Lancaster was paced by Garrett Thompson’s 18. Ron Trapps tallied 15. Sindarius Thornwell tallied 13.

  • For some, snow meant a morning of rare fun

    Some Lancaster County residents got their wish overnight Friday as a winter storm blanketed the county with snow.

    From Indian Land to Kershaw, 3 to 4 inches of snow fell.

    It didn’t take long for children and adults to get out in the snow and play.

    For some, golf carts and four-wheelers made the perfect vehicles for maneuvering in the white stuff.

  • Signature sound

    Having the Glenn Miller Orchestra return here Saturday at 7:30 p.m. as part of the See Lancaster SC Performing Arts Series was a foregone conclusion.

    In January 2007, the talented big-band musicians played to a sold-out crowd on the Bundy Auditorium stage inside the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    The warm welcome they were shown three years ago, along with some down home hospitality, is reason enough to come back, said band leader Larry O’Brien.

  • South Middle teams win two over Great Falls

    The South Middle School Lady Mustangs stayed unbeaten on the basketball season with a road win over Great Falls on Jan. 28.

    The Lady Mustangs forged a 22-15 halftime lead on the way to the 37-30 win.

    Phoebe Johnson led the Lady Mustangs with 15. Aliyah Davis netted eight and Shareese Ross added seven points. Kenyatta Robertson finished with five.

    Kaela Robinson added two points.

    The South boys completed the sweep with a 41-33 win over the Devils.

  • USCL Lancers set to open second season

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster launches its second season of baseball Saturday with a twin bill at the LHS baseball field.

    The Lancers host New River Community College at 1 p.m., with game two set for 3 p.m. The Lancers host two games Sunday, with the opener set for noon. USCL continues play Monday when it travels to Gaffney to face the Limestone junior varsity in a twin bill which opens at 2 p.m.

    USCL, 16-32 last spring, is led by second-year head coach Steve Williams.

  • In some ways, the old ways are still better

    Plasma televisions, Charlie Duke walking on the moon, computers, Bluetooth cell phones and iPods are proof that the world is a more technical place now than it was when I was a boy.

    Yes sir, folks are smarter.

    But at the same time, we’re a lot dumber, too.

    By today’s standards, it appears that we might not have enough sense to come in out of the rain.

    But I’ll bet anybody a marble sack full of Indian head brownies that our early life – even with its shortcomings – was better than modern folks give us credit.

  • Bulls sign Robinson

    The rainy weather aside, Friday was a beautiful day in the eyes of Lancaster High School football star Darius Robinson.

    Robinson sported a familiar wide smile as he entered the Lancaster High School conference room where his mother, Debora Robinson, and grandmother, Rosie, were waiting with equally big grins Friday morning.

    Robinson’s happy day was highlighted with a special moment, signing to play college football at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte.

  • Perdue selects Cathy Smith Bowers as poet laureate for North Carolina

    It’s been said that Cathy Smith Bowers’ poems read like miniature short stories.

    If that’s the case, those stories will be heard a lot in the next 24 months.

    The Lancaster native, who now makes her home along the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in Tryon, N.C., has been named North Carolina’s new state poet laureate.

    A prolific poet, writer and college professor, Bowers will be installed during a ceremony Wednesday at the N.C. State Capitol in Raleigh.