Today's News

  • Bringing history to life

    Taylor Burr learned a great deal about the Declaration of Independence through a recent interactive project.

    Over the past several weeks, he and all the other fourth-graders at Erwin Elementary School worked on group assignments called “Bringing History to Life With Claymation.”

    The students studied the key people and events surrounding the 18th century document in which the United States declared independence from Great Britain.

    The assignment, though, stretched far beyond reading the text book.

  • How about a career in pharmacy?

    Anik Vartanian’s parents have always chosen herbal treatment over medicine. Because of that preference, she’s long wanted to learn more about the effects of pills and other medications.

    Vartanian, a sophomore at the University of South at Lancaster, wants to become a pharmacist. She believes lectures like the one she attended Thursday are helping prepare her for that career.

    Ron Honeycutt, a pharmacist with Barnett-Honeycutt Pharmacy in Lancaster, was the latest guest to speak as part of a lecture series sponsored by USCL’s Chemistry Club.

  • Piedmont captures IL tournament

    Piedmont High School of Union County, N.C., went 5-0 to capture the title in the eighth annual Indian Land Border Duals at Indian Land High School on Saturday.

    The Panthers, 23-0 entering the one-day tournament, defeated South Pointe High School of Rock Hill 41-32 to cap its 5-0 run.

    PHS defeated Sun Valley 43-29, Marvin Ridge 59-18, East Meck, 75-0 and Ardrey Kell 57-21 before posting the nine-point win over the Stallions in the title match.

  • New Junior Lancers Club Diamond Day Saturday

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster and the Matt Blackwell Foundation are  offering Lancaster County students a new way to get involved in the community and Lancer athletics.

    The Junior Lancer Club will allow children, from kindergarten to grade 5, to participate in college athletic events.

    The members will be involved at various levels throughout the athletic seasons. USC-Lancaster offers men’s and women’s tennis, women’s soccer, men’s baseball, men’s golf, with women’s softball coming in the fall of 2010.

  • Bruins blitz Blazers 86-70

    Lancaster vaulted two spots in the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association state poll, then garnered a little more statewide recognition with an impressive 86-70 win over Ridge View.

    The Blazers, the preseason pick to win the Region IV-AAAA crown, were blitzed by the Bruins on Tuesday night at LHS.

    LHS, 14-3, 3-0, held a 47-21 lead at the break and cruised to the 16-point win.

    The Bruins held a 20-point or more lead for the majority of the game before RV sliced it in the end when the outcome was not in doubt.

  • Rucker, South notch sweeps in middle school hoops play

    A.R. Rucker swept a middle school hoops twin bill from North Central on Thursday.

    The Rucker girls notched a 21-17 behind the play of Tilandra Staton who scored 13 points in the four-point win. Ayanah Massey netted four. Tra’shiana Stevenson and Amy Williams added two points each.

    Stephanie Robinson grabbed 10 rebounds in the Lady Rams win.

    In the boys’ game, Rucker prevailed 36-23 for the sweep.

    Duece Dunlap paced the Rams with nine and E.J. Patterson scored eight. Q Johnson followed with six in Rucker’s balanced attack.

  • Water tower leak + freezing temps = ICE HOUSE

    HEATH SPRINGS – When Josh Gates went to sleep Saturday night, he lived in a brick house.

    When his brother, Justin, woke him up about 7:30 a.m. Sunday, he found that his house had been transformed into an igloo of sorts.

    Gates, 24, said on more than one occasion, water has come out of the top of the water tower next to the house.

    “It’s like a big waterfall shooting over the house,” Gates said.

    When it happened some time early Sunday morning, the water cascaded over the house and then froze.

  • Long may face GOP challenger

    State Rep. Deborah Long may have a competitor this year, as fellow Republican Paul Lindemann has expressed interest in the state House District 45 seat.

    Lindemann, a member of York County Council and Fort Mill resident, said he is considering running for the seat this year, though he won’t make a formal announcement either way for at least another few weeks.

    “I’m really interested in the seat, and I’ve said I’d like to do it, but we’re going to put some feelers out first,” Lindemann said.

  • Should animal control offices be armed?

    After a recent incident in which an animal control officer was chased on top of a truck by a charging dog, Joel Hinson is hoping to find better ways to protect his employees.

    Hinson, director of the county’s Animal Control office, said while there have only been about six attacks in his 15 years with the department, he still worries what could happen to his officers if an animal catches them off guard. The department has four officers, including Hinson.

  • Many people seeking help to keep their houses warm

    Some Lancaster County residents are running their ovens with the door open in an attempt to stay warm inside their home.

    Elaine Adkins, director of HOPE in Lancaster, said a number of residents who’ve come to the agency for assistance are doing that, among other measures, to try to keep warm during this cold snap - the most prolonged cold snap this area has seen since 1981.

    HOPE - which provides food and assistance with rent, mortgage and utilities to locals - has seen an influx of people visit its office this week, many of whom were seeking heating assistance.