Today's News

  • I'll just let ol' Tiger sleep it off

    Lancaster folks were a bit antsy the last week of October 1940.

    All of this war stuff was taking a toll. 

    James Williams of Route 4 and Henry Flynn of Elm Street were among the first soldiers whose draft numbers were drawn from a fish bowl in Washington, D.C., that week.

    It had been a tough week. Friday night’s weather had messed up the football game between Lancaster and Fort Mill. The game ended in a 7-7 tie. Some didn’t go ’cause of the rain and the ones who went were mad about the outcome.

  • Lancaster County's real 'House of Horrors'

    These days, translating “de mortuis nihil nisi bonum” from Latin is easy. Just Google it. It means “of the dead (say) nothing but good.”

    But those around Lancaster County didn’t heed that advice 155 years ago when mysterious innkeeper Milt Chaney swung from a scaffold outside the Lancaster County Jail on Gay Street.

  • Vikings ignite early, down Bruins, 28-14



    The 2011 Lancaster High School homecoming football game wasn’t a happy occasion as Spartanburg went home happy Friday night.

  • A crack in the concrete

    Christopher Sardelli


    The mood changed from outrage and confusion to joy and delight as a small group of Indian Land residents watched Lancaster County Council vote to appeal a recent ruling by the county’s Board of Zoning Appeals on Monday night.

    Council voted 5-2 to appeal the BZA’s Oct. 11 vote, which had overturned the county’s decision on the nonconforming-use status of Thomas Concrete. Councilmen Cotton Cole and Jack Estridge dissented.

  • Vets monument gets final touch-ups

    HEATH SPRINGS – The sandblaster was Walter Gaulden’s best friend Tuesday afternoon as he put final touches on a special structure in Heath Springs. 

    He and others with Gaulden Monuments in Rock Hill have been engraving the more than 300 names featured on the Heath Springs Area Veterans Monument, which will be dedicated 2 p.m. Nov. 12. 

  • AJ’s Denkins, IL’s Truesdale are honored by Tri-County Coaches



    Two Lancaster County athletes earned accolades at the weekly meeting of the Founders Federal Credit Union Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg.

  • VW ghost hunter seeks spooks

    When most people hear about hauntings, they either scoff or steer clear. Not Van Wyck resident Ben Webber.

    When Webber hears talk of ghosts, ghouls and demons, he wants to check it out. He’s got his flashlights, cameras, compass and voice recorder packed and ready to roll.

    Webber, 22, is a ghost hunter, or rather, a paranormal investigator, a hobby at which he’s still relatively new, but eager to explore more. 

  • Warriors hold off Jackets

    NDIAN LAND – Lancaster County’s oldest high school football rivalry ended much the same way many others have in the past – down to the wire.

    Indian Land High School’s Michael Rodriguez recovered a Buford onside kick to help the Warriors edge old foe Buford, 23-21 at IL’s Reservation on Friday night.

  • Vols’ rally corrals Stallions, 31-26



    KERSHAW –  Opportunistic Andrew Jackson forced six Lee Central turnovers en route to a 31-26 Conference IV-AA football victory over the visiting Stallions on Friday night at AJ.

  • Two banks close their Indian Land branches

    Ongoing growth and a presence in the most densely populated part of the county isn't enough to keep two Indian Land banks from closing shop, at least for now.

    South Carolina Bank and Trust in Suite 100 of the Shoppes at 521 at 9789 Charlotte Highway is closing Nov. 21. 

    First Citizens Bank of South Carolina will close its branch in SouthEnd Plaza at 7580 Charlotte Highway on Dec. 23.

    Officials with both banks said a lack of customer traffic at the branches played a role in their decisions to close.