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Today's News

  • Missing IL man found safe

    An Indian Land man who went missing Wednesday evening was found safe Thursday night nearly 100 miles away. 

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Maj. Matt Shaw said Friday that Robert Nelson Rawdon, 70, was safe at home after employees at a store in Union called Rawdon’s wife to let her know where he was. 

  • Buds of Promise donates school supplies

    The Buds of Promise completed its second annual outreach program this week by donating school supplies to the Lancaster County First Steps program.
    Buds of Promise works in collaboration with the Lancaster District of the AME Zion Church.
    Superintendents from AME Zion churches across the Lancaster District donated supplies through Buds of Promise in a district-wide effort to ensure the county’s youngest children have the materials they need to be successful.

  • 50 years of family

    This is the story of two Kershaw families joined at the hip for half a century. It’s a complicated tale, so you’ll have to pay attention, but it ends in a happy place.

    Fifty years ago, two brothers walked down the aisle of Thorn Hill Baptist Church in Kershaw, each escorting a sister to give away to two brothers standing at the altar. 

  • Little Free Library comes to town

    The Little Free Library initiative has made its way to Lancaster County with hopes to increase literacy. 

    In 2009, LFL was created by Todd Bol in Hudson, Wisc., in honor of his mother, a teacher. The initiative expanded and is now a nonprofit organization. 

    The free libraries look like birdhouses with a front door and books inside. They function as a book exchange, requiring individuals to replace a book with another. 

  • Column: What Brexit upheaval means to us in S.C.

    Brexit was the vote last week by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. While this one sentence is true, it’s a little like saying “the South lost the Civil War” – true, but there is a whole lot more to the story.

  • Piranhas girls place second in title meet

    The Lancaster Piranhas capped their Metrolina summer swim league schedule competing in the season-ending meet, which involved all six teams June 26.

    The Lancaster girls posted 254 points to place second overall, while the Piranhas boys were fourth with 90.5 points.

    The Piranhas, 2-2 for the regular season, had a combined total of 344.5 to place third overall.

  • Thompson works with Bruins

    The Lancaster High School football team’s summer workout Thursday at the Rice Athletic Complex had a new, but familiar face.

    Former University of South Carolina quarterback Dylan Thompson spent a part of the morning workout working with LHS senior quarterback Jamias “Truck” Shropshire and the Bruins’ receivers.

    Thompson, now with the Los Angeles Rams, was in Lancaster on a visit to his wife’s hometown. Thompson married the former Melanie Helm in June 2015.

  • Coastal grads riding wave of diamond success

    As the Coastal Chanticleers soared to the top of college baseball, CCU alum Rocky Hudson said he jumped for joy.

    “It might not have been real high, but it’s the highest I’ve jumped in a while,” said Hudson, a 1986 Coastal graduate. “I think it’s the biggest thing that’s ever happened to Coastal.”

    Hudson and other Lancaster area CCU graduates are savoring the Conway school’s first-ever national crown.

  • P-31 splits with York to cap regular-season home play

    Lancaster Post 31 capped its regular-season home baseball schedule with a split with York Post 66 on Thursday night.

    Lancaster, which dropped an 11-0 loss in opener, rebounded to take a 9-7 comeback win over P-66 at Eggleton Field.

    “We really needed that win in game two and we bounced back to get it against a scrappy York team,” said Lancaster P-31 coach Paul Caskey. “We were coming off a loss in game one, but I felt we refocused and earned a tough win.

  • IL swimmer Julia Menkhaus shines at U.S. Olympic trials

    Julia Menkhaus of Indian Land swam her fastest races ever this week at the U.S. Olympic trials, calling it the “best meet of my life.”

    Menkhaus, 16, finished 56th among 134 competitors in the 100-meter butterfly with a personal-best time of 1:00.83, and 53rd among 155 in the 100-meter backstroke at a personal best 1:02.67.