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Today's News

  • Gloves, heads-up play fuel World Series run for Darlings

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Dixie Softball Darlings All-Stars have been perfect this postseason and hope to continue on that diamond path as they open Dixie Softball World Series play in Sumter this weekend.
    The 11-0 Lancaster County Darlings stars will launch their series quest against Texas at 10 a.m. Saturday.
    “Defense has been the hallmark of this team,” said stars coach Gene Knight.

  • Football wait is over

    Lancaster County prep football teams begin preseason practice today with all four schools set for workouts and conditioning.
    Lancaster High opened drills this morning, while three other county teams will hit the field this evening.
    Teams can’t practice in full gear until Aug. 2.
    The opening of the 2017 football season features two new head coaches, Horatio “HB” Blades at Indian Land High School and Todd Shigley at Andrew Jackson School.

  • USC’s Harris continues to shine in U19 World Cup hoops play

    CIVIDALE DEL FRIULI, Italy – Gamecocks guard Tyasha Harris is making the most of her time on the floor in FIBA U19 World Cup play.
    Harris, a member of the National Champion women’s basketball team at the University of South Carolina dished out 10 assists in 21 minutes, as the United States topped Puerto Rico 104-46 Thursday in the quarter-final round.
    An in doing so, the Indiana native and rising USC sophomore set a new USA U19 single-game assist record.

  • NTACT Band to play at Finally Friday

    See Lancaster

    See Lancaster continues its free concert series, Finally Friday, tonight with a performance by the NTACT Band, part of the series’ “Decades of Summer” theme.

    Celebrate the 1970s with the NTACT Band & Show from 6 to 9 p.m. today, with a mix of R&B, soul, pop, rock, disco, funk and country. 

    The nine-member group includes Charlie Brown, a former member of The Drifters. 

    The Hot Dog King of Lancaster and The Craft Stand will be on hand selling food and beverages. 

  • Rock Hill man faces drug and traffic charges

    A Rock Hill man was arrested Wednesday night on multiple charges, including drug trafficking, after running from police.

    The Lancaster Police Department charged Heyward Wurdemann, 24, with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute heroin, trafficking methamphetamine (86.4 grams), possession of drug paraphernalia, third offense driving under suspension, habitual offender, improper turn, alighting from a moving vehicle and hit and run with property damage.

  • 4 suspects sought in Tuesday night shooting

    Lancaster police are looking for four suspects in connection with a shooting and armed robbery that left two men injured Tuesday night.
    “We’ve been working it hard, but at this point we aren’t getting very far with it,” Lancaster Police Chief Scott Grant said Thursday.
    Police responded to a call from the 800 block of Woodland Drive about 8:52 p.m. Tuesday. Officers found two men there, both with apparent gunshot wounds, according to a Lancaster Police Department release.
    Grant said the victims are brothers, ages 47 and 49.

  • Edwards, Honeycutt finish strong

    The duo of Dan Edwards and Larry Honeycutt topped a 16-team field to win the annual member-member golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Saturday afternoon.
    The senior twosome combined for a 59 to notch a close win in the 18-hole tournament, which was played under sweltering conditions.
    Honeycutt and Edwards had a solid start, going five under par for the opening nine holes.
    “We hit a little snag starting the back nine, but rebounded and had a good finish,” Honey-cutt said. “We closed strong.”

  • Cochran first win at Lancaster Speedway a long time coming

    Saturday night was a long time coming for local dirt racer Eric Cochran.
    Cochran saw his long hours in the shop and struggles on the racetrack finally pay off at the pay window as he nabbed his first win at Lancaster Super Speedway.
    Cochran topped the field to take the checkers in Pure Stock V-8 Division feature at the half-mile dirt track.
    James Bennett finished second, followed by Joseph Cook, Wally Cook and James Thompson.
    Steve “Burn ’em Down” Hinson grabbed the Saturday night checkers in the Renegade Division main event.

  • Tigers’ Wilkins, Lawrence named to Walter Camp list

    CLEMSON – Clemson University defensive tackles Christian Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence have both been named to the 2017 Walter Camp National Player of the Year watch list.   
    Both were also named to the watch list for the Outland Trophy, which recognizes the top interior lineman in college football.
    Only nine defensive players were named to the Camp watch list and Clemson is the only school with two defensive players on it.
    Wilkins and Lawrence form one of the top defensive tackle combinations in college football.

  • Column: Where Dems are in charge, everything is falling apart

    Dimple Ajmera, a Charlotte City Council member, said last week that any Republican who supports President Donald Trump has no place on the city council or in the Charlotte mayor’s race. 
    Her liberal Democrat self-satisfaction is off the chart. She and her party consider themselves the epitome of compassion, empathy, goodness and light, while believing that conservative Republicans are full of greed and hate.