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Today's News

  • Thieves take Red Cross mobile trailer

    Someone has stolen a trailer full of supplies used to assist people in times of crisis.

    Gina Amato, director of the local Red Cross, said the organization’s mobile trailer was stolen between 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday.

    The trailer, which is normally parked beside the Red Cross’ Woodland Drive office, holds sleeping cots, tables, chairs and other items needed when responding to fires and other emergencies.

    It also contains a generator to provide power in case victims don’t have electricity.

  • Tour will examine sites where Cornwallis marched

    Residents and historians alike will have a chance to explore the history of the Waxhaws at an all-day event Saturday.

    The event, “Waxhaws Revealed: A Backcountry Community as Andrew Jackson Knew It; 1750-1785,” will begin with a conference at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster about the people of the Waxhaws.

    It will then be followed by a tour of area locations where Lord Charles Cornwallis stopped at as British forces invaded the Carolinas in 1780.

  • Middle school faculty begins physical fitness challenge

    After long days of class discussions, lessons plans and meetings, a number of local educators are making time to exercise.

    Middle school teachers and other faculty in the Lancaster County School District are taking part in a fitness challenge based on the “Biggest Loser” television show.

  • 2 men shot in county in separate incidents

    Two Lancaster men were injured in separate shootings over the weekend.

    Jonathan Davis Rivera, 17, of 2099 Pinta Drive, has been charged by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office with assault and battery with intent to kill.

    According to a sheriff’s office incident report, an 18-year-old man was shot at Time Outs pool room on Memorial Park Road about 8:30 p.m. Friday.

    Deputies were called to the business and found the victim on the ground with a gunshot wound to his left hip.

  • Lady Bruins post first soccer tourney title

    CHESTER Under wet conditions, the Lancaster High School girls soccer team brought sunshine to its program in the Chester High School preseason soccer tournament with a championship trophy on Saturday.

    History was made in the Cyclone Cup tournament as the Lady Bruins captured their first-ever tournament title.

    The three-day event was played Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

  • LHS Bruins sweep Cyclones at home

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins’ soccer team stretched its shutout string to five matches, highlighting a LHS booters’ sweep with a 5-0 win over Chester on Wednesday night at Lancaster Memorial Stadium.

    The LHS girls, who won the preseason Cyclone Cup championship, have outscored five foes 34-0.

    The LHS boys, 3-1, capped the sweep with a 3-0 win over Chester.

    In the LHS girls’ win, Anna Funderburk scored two goals. Sidney Teague, Rebecca Sizemore and Lena Pringle each added a single goal for the Lady Bruins.

  • Creed has tough finish in all-star tourney

    Indian Land High School senior 145-pound wrestler Dillon Creed’s mat career ended in an elite setting, but not the way he wanted.

    Creed dropped both his matches in the North-South All-Star Classic at North Myrtle Beach High School over the weekend.

    Creed, a Class A-AA state runner-up, lost to Mark Patterson of Bluffton on a pin in his first match.

    He then fell to Ryan Sparks of Hilton Head, losing by a decision. Sparks was the Class AAA 140-pound state runner-up.

  • Vols seek to defend title in 2nd Red Rose Classic

    The second annual Lancaster County Red Rose Classic is set for Friday and Saturday at Andrew Jackson High School’s Volunteer Stadium.

    The Vols earned the right to host the tournament, which features all four Lancaster County boys soccer teams, by winning the inaugural tournament last season at Lancaster Memorial Stadium.

    The Vols defeated 2008 host Lancaster High School 2-1 to capture the title in the first tournament.

    The Volunteers’ win capped a 3-0 run in the two-day tournament.

  • Lady Jackets spark Pitch-Off play with 2-1 win over Cheraw

    The Buford Lady Jackets’ softball team ventured to soggy Freedom Florence to play in the annual Pee Dee Pitch-Off preseason tournament over the weekend.

    The BHS girls’ highlight in the rain-shortened event was an exciting 2-1 win over Class AA foe Cheraw.

    Buford used solid defense and clutch pitching to post the win over the highly-touted Lady Braves.

    Carley Bailey, who had a hit, scored twice. She scored her first run when Lyndsey Pressley delivered a clutch triple to tally Bailey and tie the game.

  • Lancers sweep Limestone JVs

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster notched its second doubleheader sweep of the baseball season, taking two from the Limestone College junior varsity, 6-3 and 10-4 on Thursday.

    The host Lancers, 5-1, opened play with a 6-3 win, with Ben Pinckney belting a three-run homer  in the bottom of the sixth to lift USCL to victory.

    Corey Wines, who went 1.1 innings and allowed a walk, was the winner.