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Today's News

  • Van Wyck welcomes Olympic champ

    VAN WYCK – A Congressman, a councilman and a coach were just a few of the more than 150 people who gathered Saturday to honor two-time Olympian Shawn Crawford.

    The Van Wyck community came out to celebrate Crawford's homecoming following his silver medal in the 200-meter race at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games in August.

    A similar event was held in 2004 after he won a gold medal in the 200-meter and silver medal in the 100-meter relay at the Athens Summer Olympic Games.

  • Defending champs repeat victory

    The defending champions repeated the feat in the third annual Pregnancy Care Center golf tournament on Saturday at the Lancaster Golf Club.The team of Jeff Reynolds, the two-time club champion, along with former seniors club champion Danny Reynolds, Brian Turner and Douglas Pate teamed for a 14-under 58 over 18 holes to take the title for the second straight year.“The event went great,” said Rev. Steve Anglin, who coordinated the event. “We had over 40 hole sponsors.

  • Bruins seek to rebound

    Lancaster High School head football coach Bennie McMurray is hoping for a little deja vu as he looks to Friday night.McMurray, recalling the Bruins’ response to their first loss this season, is hoping for a similar answer following LHS’s second setback this fall.Lancaster, after falling to Northwestern 27-7 for its first defeat this season, rebounded to throttle Nation Ford 30-0 at home.“This time, it’s different,” McMurray said. “We’re on the road and we face a team which is playing pretty good football.

  • Indian Land's Miller, Carlton earn honors

    RICHBURG – Indian Land High School senior football standouts Chad Carlton and Keyadd Miller were the lone Lancaster County football players to earn accolades at the week seven meeting of the Founders Federal Tri-County Football Coaches Association.Miller had a banner night in leading the Warriors to a 14-6 Conference III-A road win over McBee.Miller, selected the Division II defensive lineman of the week, racked up 12 tackles and a tackle for loss in the eight-point win over the Panthers.Carlton, named the Division II defensive player of the week,

  • Clemson fans not stunned by Bowden's departure

    Lancaster area Clemson University football fans said they weren’t stunned with the resignation of Tigers’ head football coach Tommy Bowden.Bowden, the Tigers’ head coach for the last 10 seasons, resigned Monday following meetings with Clemson athletic director Terry Don Phillips.“I really thought something was coming down,” said Kevin Sowell, a 1994 Clemson graduate and a 13-year member of IPTAY, Clemson’s athletic booster organization.

  • Modify shopping habits to cope with higher food costs

    With three teenagers at home, Laura Joyner is always looking for ways to save money.These days, she constantly reminds the two oldest (ages 16 and 18) to watch their spending habits by coming home for meals.“We’ve cut out eating out and are eating at home a lot more,” she said.Not only that, but her husband, Chuck, is opting to come home for lunch.“I fix him a plate and put in in the refrigerator,” she said.

  • Vote for statesmen, not partisans

    After reading the article,“Dems Push for Change at the Fish Bash,” I surely hope for the sake of public schools in our state that what Superintendent of Education Jim Rex told the crowd is not true and that he becomes an unborn-again “born-again partisan.”

    This new partisan approach would be bad for our schools and our state. You see, there are some of us Republicans and Democrats who are committed to working together to improve public education in this state and we need statesmen, not partisans, if we are going to have any luck.

  • Mandy Powers Norrell 'true Proverbs 31 woman'

    In my more than three decades of music and senior adult ministry at Lancaster First Baptist, I have avoided getting entangled in politics, but I am writing to you today to encourage you to support Mandy Powers Norrell for the S.C. Senate.

    This is not a casual endorsement. I have known Mandy and her family since Mandy was a little girl.

    I was there when Mandy was baptized at Lancaster First Baptist Church in 1981 and since then I have watched her grow as a Christian woman.

  • ILHS band stepping 'Outside the Box'

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land High School marching band is trying to step 'Outside the Box' this year.

    Instead of playing songs from a movie soundtrack or a popular rock hit, the band has brought concert-style music to the field. And by the sounds of things, the members seem to buy into the idea.

    The Warriors' 2008 show is titled "Outside the Box" and features the songs "Legends in the Mist," "Explorations" and "Prelude and Primal Dance."

    Director Mathew Willis wanted the band to try something different this year.

  • Downtown making serious comeback

    Downtown is stirring some interest, which shouts of exciting news.

    A recent healthy exchange of letters to the editor of The Lancaster News offering readers’ varying views on what’s happening on Main Street shows us downtown is making a comeback attempt.

    Will it be the way it was in its heyday? Never say never, and there are dedicated folks willing to try.

    Recent downtown projects with the work of See Lancaster have the area looking good. There’s more work to be done, but optimistic folks are determined and offer encouragement.