Today's News

  • Aquatics opens today



    The area receation swim league season caps its 2011 campaign with its annual two-day meet.

    The annual Aquatics Championships open at the Lancaster County pool today.

  • Juniors play in Gaffney tonight at 7



    The Lancaster Post 31 junior Legion baseball team is slated to head to Gaffney tonight for the second game in its best-of-three opening round series with Gaffney Post 109, weather permitting. The series opened Tuesday night at Lancaster’s Eggleton Field.

  • Log truck collides with car on S.C. 5

    Christopher Sardelli
    A driver was flown to a Charlotte hospital minutes after being involved in a crash with a logging truck along S.C. 5 Tuesday afternoon.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Billy Elder said a 1993 Honda collided with an empty logging truck along the two-lane road at about 2:10 p.m. The crash happened on the Lancaster County side of the road, about two miles before the York County line.

  • Correction: Waxhaw Independence Day events Monday, July 4

    Waxhaw will hold its Independence Day parade, party and fireworks Monday, July 4. The parade starts at 10 a.m. in downtown Waxhaw. There will be a family-friendly music festival at 5 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at Jackson Station beside CVS. Visit www.waxhaw.com or call (704) 843-3195 for details.

  • Be safe, have fun on Fourth of July

    The United States of America will celebrate its 235th birthday on the Fourth of July. And since Independence Day falls on a Monday this year, most of us will have a long weekend to enjoy the federal holiday.
    The midsummer holiday commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring America’s independence from Great Britain.
    It is a day of celebration, from the backyard to the pool, river or beach. Popular forms of celebration and observance include picnics, parades, cookouts, concerts, baseball games and family reunions.

  • Are we losing our place in the world?

    Do you feel the massive earthquake that is shaking up the Middle East? According to the Washington Post, the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia is at an all-time low.
    There is an increasing friction with the Obama administration and the Saudi government feels that America has proven to be an incompetent ally, incapable of conducting a coherent foreign policy.
    Did Obama make a mistake in driving Mubarak out of Egypt? Now Egypt is headed down a path to an Islamic fundamentalist takeover.

  • Officials disappointed with budget

    Although disappointed, several local officials say they understand Lancaster County Council's decision Monday to approve a bare-bones budget for the next fiscal year.

    But those same officials are keeping hope alive that their various projects and agencies will receive the funding they need. 

  • United Way donations still rising

    The stagnant economy took its toll on charitable giving to United Way of Lancaster County again this year, though the organization still surpassed last year’s pledges by nearly $36,000.

    The report came during Monday night’s wrap-up event for the organization’s 2010-2011 Community Campaign held at the historic Lancaster County Courthouse.

    Campaign board chairman Dr. Gene Moore said with the county’s high unemployment rate and other economic factors, the organization knew every contribution would count regardless of size.

  • Gearing up for the 4th

    When it comes to patriotic celebrations, its hard to imagine anyone doing it much better than South Carolinians.

    From red, white and blue patriotic parades to do-it-yourself neighborhood fireworks shows, you won’t have to look far to find an Independence Day celebration in Lancaster County this July 4.


    First up with the municipal celebrations this Fourth of July is Charlesboro with its 33rd annual Independence Day parade starting at 10:30 a.m.

  • Edenmoor process raises questions

    Reece Murphy


    The Lancaster County Forfeited Land Commission met Wednesday, June 29, to seek legal advice from counsel on the Edenmoor development in Indian Land.

    The meeting, which lasted about an hour in closed session, came a little over a month after the commission signed a purchase contract May 27 with Charlotte-based developer Eden Ventures and produced just about as much information –little or nothing.