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Today's News

  • Bill Evans, storyteller and friend, dies at 83

    My friend Bill Evans, even at 83, saw the world through the eyes of a 10-year-old boy.               
    Though he was a proud husband for 65 years, a dad, grandfather and great-grandpa, he never grew up. And gosh, I’m so glad he didn’t.

  • SECA Crate Late Models to return Saturday night

    Lancaster Super Speedway racing will be highlighted by the return of the SECA Crate Late Models on Saturday night at the half-mile dirt oval.
    The SECA Crate Late Models are running a new racing format, starting with one-lap qualifying.
    After qualifying, the driver must report to the scales. Immediately after qualifying is finished, the top six cars will return to the track and line up for a five-lap dash for cash- $100 to win to determine the first six starting slots for the feature.

  • Dixie Boys 14U all-stars open district tourney play

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball 14U Dixie Boys all-stars open play in the South Carolina District 10 tournament Saturday at 6 p.m. at the York Recreation Complex on White Rose Lane in York.
    The Lancaster team will face the Kershaw County American League all-star team to open play.
    Host York will meet Kershaw County National at 8 p.m. Saturday. Round two is Sunday, with games at 6 p.m. and 8.

  • Warriors’ star Gerdes to make ILHS soccer history in Clash match Saturday

    Indian Land High School senior midfielder Garrett Gerdes will make Warriors’ soccer history Saturday afternoon.
    Gerdes, a four-year player for ILHS boys soccer team, will play in the 10th annual Clash of the Carolinas all-star soccer match at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh.
    Gerdes’ selection marks the first time an Indian Land High soccer player has played in the elite match.
    The 2016 match, which kicks off at 2 p.m., also marks the first time the contest has been played in North Carolina.

  • Column: FBI’s Comey: Move along folks, nothing to see here

    What were my feelings about the FBI findings on Hillary Clinton? First, I must say that I didn’t expect an indictment because she is a Clinton.

    If she had been before a grand jury and lied to them the way she did to the American people, she would have been in the same trouble Bill was in, but Bill was only impeached, disbarred and forced to pay an $850,000 settlement to Paula Jones. That would be a lot to some, but there was no jail time.

  • Column: Why is black man/white child a matter for police intervention?

    You hear of things happening all the time and you are concerned, but when it happens to your family member it really takes a different tone.

    After so much publicity about the veteran woman in North Carolina who received the note on her vehicle telling her she should be ashamed to park in a designated parking area for vets, we would think people would learn to be a little slower to assume.

  • Sister’s murder leads to ministry

    Tabernacle United Methodist Church will have special guest Dawn Smith Jordan leading worship at 11 a.m. this Sunday. 

    Jordan, who was Miss South Carolina in 1986, travels the country spreading her faith. She is a Christian singer, songwriter, author and speaker. 

    Jordan also shares what she learned from the tragedy of her sister’s murder.

  • North Corner Grocery suspect shopped for cars before holdup

    A man who robbed North Corner Grocery Tuesday afternoon spent several minutes before the robbery at a nearby car lot, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said Wednesday.
    The item was among the new information about the 12:30 p.m. robbery at 3647 Charlotte Highway released Wednesday by sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield.
    According to Barfield, video surveillance from the store showed the suspect approach the store in a mid- to late-1990s Ford Expedition from West North Corner Road sometime around 12:20.

  • Scorching weekend

    Whew! It is hot.
    According to the National Weather Service, Lancaster County and the surrounding area are in the midst of an unseasonably warm heat wave.
    How much heat, you ask?
    Since June 20, Lancaster County has had 17 straight days of temperatures above 90 degrees, more than half above 95 degrees.
    This month alone, the area has seen five straight days between July 2 and Wednesday where temperatures topped 99 degrees or higher – including July 3 when temperatures in some parts of the area reached a mind-melting 104.

  • Bombarding county with requests for information

    Indian Land activist Gary Holland has become a burr under the saddle of Lancaster County officials, who have singled him out for special handling by the county attorney because of his “countless” requests for information on Panhandle development projects.
    The Lancaster county website, www.mylancastersc.org, informs citizens on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for information procedure. “Please email the Clerk to Council at dhardin@lancastercountysc.net or mail your request to County of Lancaster: Attention: Clerk to Council.