Today's News

  • Turn lanes being built at S.C. 903 and Potter Road

    Construction barrels line the sides of S.C. 903 at Potter Road for a project that should be finished by next spring.

    Ken Wilson, an engineer with the S.C. Department of Transportation, said turn lanes north and south of Potter Road will be constructed on S.C. 903.

    “It’s considered a safety project,” Wilson said.

  • Group recently rescued 11 neglected horses

    VAN WYCK, Nestled among tree-lined creeks is a safe place where abused horses find healing.

    Healing Horses, a nonprofit organization affiliated with Project Halo in Charlotte, recently took in 11 neglected horses from a Lancaster County farm and took them to the organization’s 11-acre sanctuary in Van Wyck.

    Some of the horses were tied to trees, left to stand in their own waste, with very little to eat.

    But what shocked Healing Horses director Katie Holme the most recently was finding a stallion nailed into his stall. He was knee-deep in manure and muck.

  • Bengals claw Bruins in 23-13 win

    Lancaster High School football coach Bennie McMurray said the Bruins’ 23-13 homecoming loss to Blythewood was a night of missed opportunities.

    No doubt the biggest came midway the final period when the Bruins, down 23-13, were unable to produce after Shaq Elder’s 45-yard punt return to the Bengals’ nine with 8:28 to play.

    Four straight Zed Truesdale rushes were close, but not enough as BHS held Lancaster at the one.

    “That was big for us,” Blythewood coach Geremy Saitz said. “We played our hearts off.”

  • City of Light reps: It’s all still coming

    INDIAN LAND – All eyes were on Dale Ardizzone as he answered questions about Inspiration Ministries’ 90-acre City of Light campus Sept. 21.

    Ardizzone, general counsel for the City of Light, attended an Indian Land Action Council meeting, hoping to allay concerns about the ongoing project. He was joined by developers Bryan and Skip Tuttle. The three spoke to a full house in the meeting room of Del Webb Library.

  • Region golf tourney reset for Monday

    The Region IV-AAAA golf tournament, slated for Wednesday, has been postponed to Monday at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The 18-hole tournament features five teams, with play beginning at 10:30 a.m.

    The LHS girls golf team recently improved its record to 6-1 with a 12-shot home victory over Nation Ford High School of Fort Mill.

    LHS had a total score of 195 to Nation Ford’s 207.

    Haley Heath was low medalist with a nine-hole score of 41.

  • Jackets boot Panthers 3-0

    McBEE Buford was on the road this week, as the Jackets headed to McBee to take on the unbeaten Panthers. The trip home was happy after the upset-minded Jackets knocked off the fifth-rated Panthers, 3-0 in a thrilling win.

    If you were looking for a shootout in this contest, then you went to the wrong stadium.

    The Conference III-A match-up was a stalemate up until the fourth quarter.

    Both defenses came to play, to say the very least.

  • No one stung in sting

    A recent alcohol enforcement sting by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office turned out not to be a sting at all because no one got stung.

    Sheriff’s deputies conducted an operation on Sept. 21 to see whether local convenience stores were checking the identification of people trying to buy alcohol. A person underage working undercover with the sheriff’s office attempted to buy alcohol at stores in the county.

  • Lions foil Warriors' senior night with win

    INDIAN LAND The Lewisville Lions played the spoiler Friday night, putting a damper on Indian Land High School’s senior football night.

    The Lions posted a 22-15 win over the Warriors.

    IL’s troubles began early as the Lions recovered a Warriors’ fumble on the opening kickoff to trigger the Lions’ first points.

    Turnovers and penalties stifled the Warriors’ hopes as three turnovers led to nine Lions’ points.

  • H1N1 vaccine will be available soon

    Julie Graham can tell you about the nasty effects of H1N1, or swine flu.

    The Van Wyck resident was diagnosed with the virus right after her two young children came down with it.

    Her daughter, Rachel, 2, and 7-month-old son, Stuart, both experienced fatigue and high fever. Graham herself suffered from a high fever and a headache like she never felt before.

    “It felt like I got hit by a brick wall,” Graham said. “My head hurt horribly.”

  • Rub of the Green reset for Thursday

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Rub of the Green” golf tournament and the fall Business After Hours was postponed earlier this week and reset for Thursday at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The tournament has a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Space is limited to 88 golfers.

    Any registrants unable to play on the new date are asked to contact the chamber office to request a refund of the entry fees paid.

    The 2009 tournament, presented by Founders Federal Credit Union, has a host of new features and plenty of fun for participants.