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Today's News

  • Meet, greet candidates at two upcoming forums

    Got a question for a candidate running for office this year? If you do, you may want to ask a question and submit it for one of two upcoming political forums.

    Candidates will be asked questions from voters at the Before You Vote 2008 Candidate Forum this Tuesday at the Indian Land Middle School gym. They will also face voters’ questions at a second forum slated for Oct. 21 at Bundy Auditorium at the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

  • Time to change outsider' perception of Southerners

    I would like to respond to L.R. McGuire’s letter “Don’t use birthplace against a candidate,” in the Oct. 1 edition of The Lancaster News. My input has to do more with how some people moving into our area feel about us and our schools.

  • Carlton's versatile for IL

    INDIAN LAND - Indian Land High School's Chad Carlton, true to his "Hooch" nickname, just keeps on rolling.

    Carlton, a senior two-way starter for the Warriors, received his moniker from his father, Bryan, who took it from the 1993 Alan Jackson country hit, "Way Down Yonder On The Chattahoochee," an ever flowing river which means so much to the singer.

    "For us, "Hooch" just has a way of delivering no matter what the situation calls for in practice, or a game," Indian Land head football coach Mike Mayer said.

  • Civil rights not afforded to true victims

    I am writing regarding the article “Group wants to ensure teen gets fair shake” in the Oct. 3 edition of The Lancaster News.

    I’m glad I was sitting down when I read about this organization that will start a support group, find a lawyer and conduct a civil rights investigation.

    Well, bless his burn-down-the-courthouse, point-a-gun-in-a-few-people’s-faces, assault, kidnap and leave-an-elderly-lady-in-the-trunk-of-a-car heart.

  • SAC honors former Warriors' ace

    ROCK HILL - Former Indian Land High School football standout Kamaal McIlwain has been honored by the South Atlantic Conference.

    McIlwain, a 5-10, 175-pound sophomore, blocked two extra points in Newberry's 33-14 win over No. 20 Catawba. One of McIlwain's blocks was returned for a defensive extra point, giving NC two points on the play.

    For his play, McIlwain was named the SAC Special Team Player of the Week.

    McIlwain had a solid game for Newberry as he tallied three tackles and broke up two passes in NC's second straight victory over a nationally-ranked opponent.

  • Lots of boogers to scare you at Haunted Forest

    A Lancaster Halloween tradition will kick off this weekend.

    The Lancaster County Rescue Squad's 24th annual Haunted Forest opens tonight for those who love the thrills and chills of Halloween behind its building at Great Falls Highway and 10th Street Extension.

    The forest will also be open Saturday, as well as Oct. 17-18, Oct. 24-25 and Oct. 31-Nov. 2.

    Hours are from dark "until people quit coming," said squad member Mary Rouse.

  • Chicken gravy works wonders

  • Water meeting on tap for Wednesday

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Action Council is holding a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday so officials can discuss water quality. The meeting is at the Indian Land Elementary School media center.

    The Lancaster County Water and Sewer District has worked to lower the level of a contaminant in the water it treats from the Catawba River in the past year.

  • Revitalize Main Street, but don't forget ghosts

    It’s been said that I concentrate too much on the past and not enough toward the revitalization of Main Street. In my youth, this Main Street was the hub, the main drag, the centralized business district of Lancaster and its rural communities.

  • Reggie Mathis strives to deliver

    Reggie Mathis went to work this morning just like he always does. And if he did his job right, nobody noticed, which is just the way he likes it.Mathis, 40, has been delivering copies of The Lancaster News to more than 250 homes along Grace Avenue and throughout portions of Erwin Farm for 20 years.He is one of the 44 independent carriers who combined to work more than 100 hours this morning and drove more that 2,150 miles to make sure you’re reading what you’re reading right now.He hit the road about 2 a.m.