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Today's News

  • Running for Ryan is Saturday

    A highlight of the Lancaster County high school track season – the annual Running for Ryan – is Saturday at the Lancaster High School track.

    The 2016 Running for Ryan, in its 10th year, includes a county track meet featuring all four county high schools at 10 a.m.

  • Downtown fixture in flux

    Step into Craig Mathis’ store on Lancaster’s Main Street, and you’ll see a business shedding its old skin and becoming new again. 

    A shrinking clearance corner with stilettos and sequined gowns is being overtaken by a larger selection of tuxedos and a growing assortment of computers, cell phones and tablets awaiting repair.

  • McCoy plan plagiarizes N.C. report

    Nearly all of the “Strategic Operations Plan Proposal” on Lancaster County sheriff candidate William McCoy’s Facebook page was lifted directly from a document published by a North Carolina police department.

  • Lady Warriors soccer going strong

    The Indian Land Warriors have forged a reputation as an elite team in Class AA girls soccer and the 2016 season is following in a successful path on the pitch.
    The third-ranked IL girls of veteran soccer coach Mark Bonda are 14-1 to date, with their lone loss a 1-0 setback at the hands of Class AAAA defending state champion J.L. Mann of Greenville in a Columbia tournament.

  • Lady Jackets continue soccer progress

    The Buford High Lady Jackets are in their second season of varsity soccer and the BHS booters continue to make solid strides.
    BHS, which earned a playoff bid and postseason win in its first season of soccer last spring, is 8-7 on the 2016 campaign, which includes a 2-1 mark in Region IV-AA play.

  • Warriors honor mat stars

    The Indian Land Warriors saluted a host of standout wrestlers at the annual ILHS and middle school wrestling awards April 5.
    The ILHS Warriors finished 18-11 and ranked ninth in the final Class AA-A state wrestling poll.
    Senior Will Van Hoose, who posted a 42-3 record and finished third in the Class A-AA state field at 195, was honored as ILHS varsity’s Most Outstanding Wrestler. He was also selected to the North-South All-Star wrestling Classic as one of the top senior grapplers in the state.

  • Destructive blight found on tomatoes in Beaufort

    Clemson University

    Late blight disease, the most destructive and infectious disease affecting tomatoes and Irish potatoes, has been reported this week on tomatoes in a home garden in Beaufort County.
    The diseased plants have been destroyed, but further spread of late blight to other areas of South Carolina is likely if the fungal-like pathogen arrived via spores blown up from Florida. To make matters worse, the cool, cloudy and wet weather in large parts of the state created ideal conditions for escalation.

  • Column: S.C. House bill confirms party caucuses are public

    This editorial ran in thenerve.org, an online publication of the S.C. Policy Council, an independent, nonprofit research group promoting free-market policies and government transparency.

    Exactly one year ago, The Nerve’s Rick Brundrett published a story on how legislative caucuses – the General Assembly’s partisan strategizing organizations – somehow get to avoid being designated as public entities. This despite the fact that they meet, rent-free, in public office space and by definition deal with public business.

  • Column: Jettisoning pervasive negativity

    A few news items, two from South Carolina and two national:
    Item one: S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson called David Pascoe (the special prosecutor that Wilson appointed) a “liar” over his handling of a public corruption case.
    It began with a barrage of harsh words from Wilson delivered with great heat and passion and ended with a flurry of papers filed in court. Gov. Nikki Haley called the whole thing “an embarrassing mess.”  There’s no reason to think it won’t continue for a while.

  • County rezones 45 acres near HGM

    The Lancaster County Council met Monday night and passed a Haile Gold Mine rezoning ordinance that changes 45 acres from rural residential/intense agriculture district to mining district. The three vacant parcels are on Gold Mind Highway, Snowy Owl Road and Haile Gold Mine Road.
    The land is surrounded by properties already zoned for mining and was needed for a bridge to be built over Highway 601. “Those huge dump trucks tear up the highway. This bridge will keep them off the highway,” County Administrator Steve Willis said.