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Today's News

  • Armed robber strikes convenience store

    Grainy footage from a security camera shows an armed robber stealing money from a Lancaster convenience store Saturday morning. 

    Lancaster police officers are searching for the man who stole an unknown amount of money from the Westgate Exxon convenience store, 1101 W. Meeting St., on April 9. 

    According to a Lancaster Police Department press release, the man entered the store at 11:18 a.m. The store clerk was away from the counter, cleaning, so the robber waited at the counter until the clerk returned, the release said. 

  • IL man dies in wreck

    An Indian Land man died Friday night after his motorcycle struck a utility pole in his neighborhood. 

    Marcel Muller, 69, died from blunt force injuries due to the motorcycle accident, said Investigator Bryant with the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner’s office. 

    The accident happened April 8 about 7:05 p.m. as the man was traveling north on Sun City Boulevard, said Trooper Billy Elder with the S.C. Highway Patrol. 

  • Hail of a Storm

    A series of thunderstorms Saturday evening dropped golf ball-sized hail and larger in parts of Lancaster County and produced lightning that killed a family pet.

    The storm came less than a week after another spring storm April 5 wreaked havoc on Lancaster County with heavy rains and wind damage. 

    News that Saturday’s storm was going to be a rough one came about 4:30 p.m. when the National Weather Service issued a tornado watch and severe thunderstorm watch for several counties along the state line, including Lancaster County. 

  • Lancers net first Region X tennis crown

     

       

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster men’s tennis team captured its first Region X championship with a 6-3 win over Spartanburg Methodist College.

  • Jackets sting Eagles, 8-2

     

       

    The Buford Yellow Jackets took a major step toward the Region IV-AA championship with an 8-2 win over Central of Pageland on Monday at Buford Park.

  • AJ Middle team's 48 tops Rucker Relay golf tourney

    Good golf for a good cause were the highlights in the third annual A.R. Rucker Middle School BAC (Buddies Against Cancer) captain’s choice golf tournament on Saturday afternoon at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The event was originally set for March 26, but was postponed due to a rainout.

  • USCL softball notches sweep of USCS Indians

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers softball team notched a pair of home wins over USC-Salkehatchie on Saturday.

    The Lancers captured the opener in dramatic fashion, posting a 7-5 win and then took a 5-0 win in the nightcap.

  • Commission: Crimminger legal resident of Lancaster

    For years, Rick Crimminger has guided the group that determines whether a resident is a legal voter in Lancaster County. 

    But this week, the tables were turned. 

    Crimminger, chairman of the Lancaster County Voter Registration and Election Commission, appeared at a formal hearing Tuesday afternoon in which the commission discussed his residency status. 

    It unanimously ruled that he “meets the legal requirements to be a qualified elector in Lancaster County.” 

  • UW to host bike show

    You’re invited to come show off your bike at an event that will raise money for several local charities.
    United Way of Lancaster County is revving up for its first-ever Ride United Motorcycle Show, which will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 30 at the Lancaster County Fairgrounds.
    Proceeds will go toward its 2010-11 campaign goal of $400,000. About 88 percent has been raised so far.

  • Commission: Crimminger legal resident of Lancaster

    For years, Rick Crimminger has guided the group that determines whether a resident is a legal voter in Lancaster County.
    But this week, the tables were turned.
    Crimminger, chairman of the Lancaster County Voter Registration and Election Commission, appeared at a formal hearing Tuesday afternoon in which the commission discussed his residency status.
    It unanimously ruled that he “meets the legal requirements to be a qualified elector (voter) in Lancaster County.”