Today's News

  • Determination helped us survive 9/11

    Memories of 9/11 take me back to the summer of 2001, a couple months prior to that tragic September day in our nation’s history.
    The week of July Fourth our family vacation took us to New York City.
    In the years before, we had opted for the annual family beach trip, but that summer we took a train north.
    Turns out it was a good decision because a tornado hit the Grand Strand that week. We were stunned with the news that most likely we would have been in the storm’s path.

  • Unbeaten Warriors rout Wolverines, 48-6

    WHITMIRE – Indian Land’s high-scoring attack hit the road for the second time in three weeks and rolled to the Warriors’ third straight win.

    Indian Land, rated No. 9 in the latest Class AA state football poll, ignited for a 41-6 halftime lead on the way to a 48-6 victory over winless Whitmire.

  • Vols thump Knights in 42-14 victory





  • Bruins ignite, zap Jackets



    The Lancaster Bruins, much like an aroused bear, came to life in a hurry to score 20 points on the way to a 40-6 win over Buford at Memorial Stadium on Friday night.

  • Playoffs decide top finishers in Rotary golf tournament

    The winning team needed sudden death to win the annual  Rotary Club golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Thursday afternoon.

    The foursome of Buck Tucker, Bryan Forbis, Andy Caudill and Josh Tucker used a birdie on No. 13 to win in a card playoff.

  • 9/11 – Ten Years Later

    Cole Wadell is a Lancaster resident who was living in New York City during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.


    Y2K is history,

    Sparing us the predicted 

    interruptions and chaos.

    Tuesday has surprised us,

    Making our darkest notions of the Apocalypse appear all too real.


  • How do you explain 9/11 tragedy to our children?

    Marquis Crawford and Kate Pettit mark a milestone of sorts in the history of 9/11.

    Though only 13 years old, the A.R. Rucker Middle School eighth-graders stand on the cusp of a national memory as they are among the youngest Americans with first-hand memories of Sept. 11, 2001. 

    The last of a generation, in many ways.

    Though enveloped in the innocence of youth, that they and others their age have any memories of the tragedy at all is amazing.

  • Could happen anywhere

    The new headquarters for Founders Federal Credit Union provides cozy confines for its employees while catching the eye of customers and others who happen to pass the spacious campus off Gillsbrook Road in Lancaster. 

    Some nighttime passersby are so drawn to the building that they try to walk up to it and take pictures. Sightseeing may be fine, but if you get too close, a security guard will be right there to ask about your intentions. 

  • Council to discuss airport park

    Lancaster County Council will discuss details for the management of an undeveloped airport business park project at its Monday meeting.  

    The park, which is planned for an area near the Lancaster County Airport, would be similar in infrastructure to industrial parks in Heath Springs and Kershaw, though on a much larger scale, said County Administrator Steve Willis in a memo to council. Willis said there is a need for a project manager due to the size of the project and the need to coordinate with private landowners. 

  • Man charged with attempted murder

     An apparent dispute about a car battery has landed a Lancaster man in jail on felony charges.

    Dontae Lavar Thompson, 33, 936 16th St., was charged last week with attempted murder and discharging a firearm into a dwelling.

    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies came to 950 15th St. shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday in response to a call about a shooting there.