Today's News

  • Catawba pottery in the spotlight

    South Carolina is home to many wonderful cultural traditions, though you’d be hard pressed to find one as long-lived as the pottery tradition of the Catawba Indian Nation.
    For thousands of years, the Catawba, or Iswa as they call themselves, have lived along the basin of the river that bears their name today.
    Generation after generation, the Catawba have passed down their pottery-making skills, adhering to strict rules concerning materials and techniques, but allowing artisans the leeway to change with the times and needs of the market.

  • Lancaster native’s new job has him in Persian Gulf

    Lancaster native Gregory Kramer was recently appointed as the new editorial manager of the Oxford Business Group (OBG), the global publishing, research and consulting firm, in Bahrain.
    Bahrain is an island country in the Persian Gulf. It’s neighbor to the west is Saudi Arabia.
    In his new role, Kramer will coordinate the work carried out by OBG’s research and editorial team for the group’s forthcoming publication on the kingdom’s economy, “The Report: Bahrain 2011.”

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  • Jackets drop hoops pair to Weddington Warriors

    Buford had a tough night on the hardwood in a road trip to Weddington, N.C., High School on Monday night.

    The host Warriors took two from the Jackets.

  • Don't let mishaps ruin your holidays

    There is nothing like the glow of Christmas tree lights or a flickering candle to put you in the holiday spirit. But if you’re not careful, that glow could turn destructive – even deadly.
    We don’t mean to put a damper on this joyous season. However, fire officials say this time of the year is one of the most dangerous times for fires caused by holiday decorating.

  • Two Andrew Jackson High students die in wreck

    KERSHAW – Justin Brewer and Derrick Peach always had smiles on their faces.
    That’s how Alex Dabney, assistant principal at Andrew Jackson High School, remembers the two juniors, who both died after a car accident Monday afternoon less than two miles from the school.
    “I knew them very well. If you go back and remember them in school, those young men seemed to have a good day every day. They were fun-loving kids,” Dabney said. “There was always a smile on their face and a zeal for life.”

  • Bruins, Vols trade wins

    KERSHAW – In the rematch, the Lancaster boys repeated, but the Andrew Jackson girls gained revenge in a county basketball split in the Vols’ gym Friday night.

  • Buford sweeps NC; Warriors earn split

    Staff Reports

    The Buford Yellow Jackets posted the repeat feat on the hardwood on Friday night.

    A week after sweeping North Central in Boonetown, the Jackets notched a pair of varsity basketball wins over the visiting Knights in the BHS gym.

  • Jonathan Cook, a true hero

    “A true American hero.” That’s how Jim Moreland describes Jonathan Cook, a longtime Kershaw resident who is immensely respected and endeared by people who know him. Some people might describe Cook as a disabled Vietnam veteran. It’s an accurate description in the sense that Cook didn’t come back from Vietnam as the man he was when he got there in the mid-1960s.

  • Jackets sting Knights, stay unbeaten

    Staff Reports

    Buford upped its prep wrestling mark to 3-0 with a 64-18 win over Class A foe North Central on Thursday night in the Jackets’ gym.