Today's News

  • Two Carolinas tracks set to hold racing events

    A pair of Carolinas tracks are slated to host racing events this weekend.
    Sumter Speedway will hold championship night Saturday along with a full racing program.
    Sumter Speedway is honoring its division champions.
    Divisions racing Saturday night will be Crate Late Models, Super Street, Street Stock, Stock V8, Stock 4 and Extreme 4.
    Admission prices are $20 for the pits and $10 for the grandstands. Gates open at 5 p.m.
    Sumter Speedway is located on 3150 Wedgefield Road in Sumter.

  • Rec football stars to open play

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission youth all-star football teams – 9-10 small fry and 11-12 mite stars – will open the Central District playoffs Nov. 19 at Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill.
    The 9-10 small fry all-stars will play Lugoff-Elgin at 10 a.m., with the 11-12 mite all-stars to play the Rock Hill YMCA at 1 p.m.
    The winners will advance to second-round play in Chester on Nov. 29.
    The small fry stars will play at 6 p.m., with the mite stars game at 7.

  • Column: We can agree on goals, but policy approaches differ

    I am a conservative because I believe in the limited role of government, so I would like to comment on Keith Grey’s Nov. 2 article defending “progressive left” principles. 

  • Column: Guardian ad Litem Program needs you

    You may not know it, but right now there are many abused and neglected children living in our community. According to Kids Count data, more than 250,000 children nationwide are placed in foster care each year.

  • IL woman charged in man’s death from drugs

    An Indian Land woman was charged with second-degree murder  Wednesday in the methadone-overdose death of a Waxhaw man earlier this year.
    Angela Rose McCorkle, 40, of 488 Silver Run Road, also was charged with felony selling and delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance. The charges resulted from the Feb. 17 death of 28-year-old Clay Thomas Scott.

  • Exhibit honors Vietnam KIAs

    Eleven men from Lancaster County died in the Vietnam War.
    They will be honored Sunday when plaques saluting their military service go on permanent display at the Historic Lancaster County Courthouse. The public is invited to join more than 50 of their relatives at a reception for the display’s unveiling.

  • Green Beret moved to tears

    Editor's note: On this Veterans Day, we offer you this personal tribute from Liz James, an assistant principal at South Middle School in Lancaster.

    Liz James
    For The Lancaster News

  • Lancaster County voter turnout 66%

    With 39,099 ballots cast, Lancaster County had a 66 percent voter turnout in Tuesday’s general election, down a bit from 2012’s turnout but with a  record number of absentee ballots in the mix.
    More than 2 million ballots were cast by South Carolinians, according to the S.C. Election Commission. Statewide turnout was similar to Lancaster’s at 67 percent. Georgetown County had the highest at 75 percent.
    Lancaster County set an all-time high with 10,454 absentee ballots cast in this year’s election.

  • You said it: Election 2016

    We hit the streets Wednesday and Thursday to ask Lancaster County residents what they think of Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton. Here’s some of what we heard.

    Duane Dawley of Lancaster said Trump was his choice from the beginning and confessed he was pleasantly surprised by his win, since all he’d been hearing from the media was that Clinton was ahead.

  • Column: Patriotism runs deep in this local family

    The picture of six men in military uniforms titled “Griffin Brothers Return from War” posted on social media caught my attention. Three of the faces were familiar.
    Two of them, Carl and Raymond, lived nearby and I had known them for most of my life. Everette was quite often a visitor to a local grill, where, at times, he played his guitar and sang. He was extraordinarily talented in other ways as well. I was curious about the others and also wanted to know as much detail as was possible about each one.