Today's News

  • Election day is just right around the corner

    This is our story of why we decided to retire in Lancaster and why we will vote “yes” to re-elect Mayor Joe Shaw, the only real choice in this mayoral race.

    We are Carole and Charlie Seng, both Lancaster residents. We took a long and unusual journey before we finally settled here permanently. We were raised in Fort Wayne, Ind., and lived there for many years.

  • Make your voice your vote

    The November elections are fast approaching and if the working class people want to be heard, then they need to vote. There are only six weeks left to register to be able to vote in November. Please register and vote this November so we can remove the idiots from office.


    Francis Ghent



  • Speedway sports exciting racing

    The Lancaster Motor Speedway featured an exciting night at the track on Saturday.

    The Limited Late Models front row featured Chad Paxton and Daniel Tucker. When the green flag flew the first time, Paxton was slow on the start. On the restart, Paxton and Tucker went into turn one side by side for the lead.

    Coming out of turn two, it was Paxton with the lead over Tucker. Paxton pulled away from Tucker as the laps would tick off. Late in the race, Tucker ran down Paxton, but ran out of laps before he could catch Paxton.

  • Family seeks nurse to thank her for help

    On Aug. 19, I thought my life had changed forever and, in many ways, it did. By change, I mean I thought I was losing my dad to a sudden attack while he was shopping in Kmart. One minute, he was shopping for a bike, and the next minute, he blacked out and was lying on the floor, due to a dangerously low heart rate. There were no warning signs. In the blink of an eye, he could have been gone. There was a nurse in the store shopping. When she realized my dad wasn’t OK, she helped him and stayed with him until the paramedics arrived.

  • IL shoppers welcome new ALDI, Walmart

    The shopping choices in Indian Land have mushroomed in the last two weeks, especially for food shoppers. Two new additions to the Panhandle’s retail landscape – ALDI Food Market and Walmart – have doubled the number of area grocery stores.

    ALDI, a discount grocer, opened at the intersection of Marvin Road and U.S. 521 on Aug. 12.

    Walmart opened its doors at 10048 Charlotte Highway (near Elmsbrook Drive) a week later on Aug. 18.

  • Clutch stand lifts Buford to victory

    The Buford defense delivered a clutch stand to lift the Jackets to a 24-21 win over McBee on Friday night in the BHS home opener.

    The Buford’s defense stopped McBee with a goal-line stand with 3:33 left.

    With BHS up, 24-21, McBee started a 22-play drive with 30 seconds left in the third quarter that kept Buford’s offense on the sideline until the dramatic stand.

    A swarm of Jackets, led by Josh Kennington and DeMarcus Brown, stopped Panthers’ workhorse running back Greg McDonald a yard shy of the end zone to preserve the victory.

  • Don't confuse accent with articulation

    The Lancaster News headline, “Red Ventures not hiring locals?” summarizes the reason why so many job-starved Lancaster residents are not getting the prized call center jobs at Red Ventures. It’s because of our Southern accents.

    That amounts to blatant discrimination. If a standardized American dialect was a prerequisite for employment, then why on Earth are so many of our customer service calls answered in India or some other foreign country?

  • Our schools are full of Mr. Leapharts

    I click onto the funeral home’s guest book, curious to see how many of Mr. Winnie Leaphart’s former students have logged in.

    And as soon as the guest book comes up, I see I’m not the only former student who believes Mr. Leaphart touched their lives in powerful ways when he taught at Indian Land High School.

    The very first entry is from a former student who writes “Your dad… was always a role model for me, and I am in education now because of him…”

  • Quinn to lead NCAC swimmers

    Lancaster native Sean Quinn, a former Lancaster High School swimming standout, has been named the head coach of the N.C. Aquatic Club in Chapel Hill.

    Quinn, a star swimmer during his swimming career at the University of North Carolina, has served as the primary coach for the NCAC Senior II group, co-coach for the NCAC Masters, and a volunteer assistant for the UNC varsity swim team where he works with the breaststrokers and middle-distance swimmers.

    Quinn has coached for NCAC since graduating from the UNC in 2003.

  • Unselfish act allows others to live on

    A recent tragedy has resulted into a silver lining through organ donation.

    Last spring, Jaylen Jackson, 3, was killed in the crossfire in an apparent gunfight.

    Jaylen was shot while sitting in the backseat of  a car that fateful day.

    The following morning, doctors informed her parents she wasn’t going to survive. Their suggestion was organ donation.

    Jaylen lives on through the  giving of at least two organs.