Today's News

  • Thanks to the Internet, long-lost sisters connect

    INDIAN LAND – Two very excited sisters were reunited over the weekend after 60 years.  

    Barbara Carter welcomed her sister, (Barri) Lynn Reeves Gonsolves to her home in Sun City Carolina Lakes on Friday.

    They were separated shortly after Lynn’s birth more than 60 years ago. They had never been in touch since that time – until last month after Barbara’s daughter, Vicki Graham, found her mother’s sister.

    The sisters have been e-mailing and calling ever since.

  • For Timothy Smith, the organ is a lifelong passion


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  • Marion tops Beaufort twice, wins Legion baseball junior state title

    Marion swept a twin bill to capture the American Legion Baseball state junior tournament title at Eggleton Field on Tuesday night.

    Marion, in the finals, needed two wins over then-unbeaten Beaufort to take the crown and responded, 7-0 and 1-0.

    In the first game, Chris Washington led the offense with three hits, three runs batted in and scored three runs. Quinton Smith supplied two hits in the victory. Devante Gilbert, the tournament MVP, added a hit.

    Jamie Callahan was the winner in seven innings of work.

  • Felder shares ancestor's true story in "All For Liberty"

    As a veteran stage and screen actor, Clarence Felder is serious about every part he plays. In movies, Felder is often called on to play the heavy, tough guy.

    His roles include Herman Goering in the stage performance of “Goering at Nurememberg” and Auschwitiz prison camp Commandant Josef Kramer in the movie, “Playing for Time.”

  • Pancho and Joan Velez' garden is truly a sight to behold


  • Council votes down request to modify building code

    Will strict construction codes keep national chains from setting up shop in the county?

    That was the question County Council considered last week after reviewing a proposed amendment from the county planning department.

    A developer at Indian Land’s new Walmart shopping center who wanted to use exterior building materials now prohibited by building codes prompted the requested ordinance amendment.

  • Hood, Howard file for re-election

    John Howard will run for another term on Lancaster City Council.

    Howard, who represents District 5 on City Council, filed to run for re-election Tuesday afternoon.

    He has been on council since 1982 and said he wants to still serve during what he calls the city’s most challenging time. Decisions made now will shape the city for many years to come, he said.

    “If it is the will of the people, I would like to continue to be a part of the process,” he said.

  • Kershaw Eagles football teams saluted

    KERSHAW – Some 41 years ago, Kershaw High School closed its doors for the final time as the Class AA school yielded to consolidation and  became part of Andrew Jackson High School.

    The Eagles’ final football season ended with a 9-3 finish.

    Still, the memories remain, many more like yesterday than yesteryear.

    Kershaw High’s final football seasons, all under the guidance of legendary coach Bill Few, featured some of the state’s top football squads.

  • Funderburk-Woodward win member-member tourney

    Former club champion Gene Funderburk and Tim Woodward teamed to capture the annual member-member golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club last Sunday.

    Funderburk and Woodward won a card playoff with a birdie on the first hole to capture the win.

    Woodward and Funderburk were tied with University of South Carolina at Lancaster golfer Taylor Banks and Larry Snyder at 136 after 36 holes of play in the 24-team field.

    Woodward-Funderburk shot a 70-66, while Banks and Snyder carded a 69-67.

  • County awarded $60,000 to plan local greenway

    CHARLOTTE – The Carolina Thread Trail Governing Board has awarded $60,000 to Lancaster County, pushing community grant awards for trail development over $1 million.

    Planning and implementation grants awarded by the Carolina Thread Trail (The Thread) provide catalytic funding to support communities in the 15-county region as they develop trails for their citizens to use and enjoy.