Today's News

  • For some, snow meant a morning of rare fun

    Some Lancaster County residents got their wish overnight Friday as a winter storm blanketed the county with snow.

    From Indian Land to Kershaw, 3 to 4 inches of snow fell.

    It didn’t take long for children and adults to get out in the snow and play.

    For some, golf carts and four-wheelers made the perfect vehicles for maneuvering in the white stuff.

  • Signature sound

    Having the Glenn Miller Orchestra return here Saturday at 7:30 p.m. as part of the See Lancaster SC Performing Arts Series was a foregone conclusion.

    In January 2007, the talented big-band musicians played to a sold-out crowd on the Bundy Auditorium stage inside the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    The warm welcome they were shown three years ago, along with some down home hospitality, is reason enough to come back, said band leader Larry O’Brien.

  • South Middle teams win two over Great Falls

    The South Middle School Lady Mustangs stayed unbeaten on the basketball season with a road win over Great Falls on Jan. 28.

    The Lady Mustangs forged a 22-15 halftime lead on the way to the 37-30 win.

    Phoebe Johnson led the Lady Mustangs with 15. Aliyah Davis netted eight and Shareese Ross added seven points. Kenyatta Robertson finished with five.

    Kaela Robinson added two points.

    The South boys completed the sweep with a 41-33 win over the Devils.

  • USCL Lancers set to open second season

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster launches its second season of baseball Saturday with a twin bill at the LHS baseball field.

    The Lancers host New River Community College at 1 p.m., with game two set for 3 p.m. The Lancers host two games Sunday, with the opener set for noon. USCL continues play Monday when it travels to Gaffney to face the Limestone junior varsity in a twin bill which opens at 2 p.m.

    USCL, 16-32 last spring, is led by second-year head coach Steve Williams.

  • In some ways, the old ways are still better

    Plasma televisions, Charlie Duke walking on the moon, computers, Bluetooth cell phones and iPods are proof that the world is a more technical place now than it was when I was a boy.

    Yes sir, folks are smarter.

    But at the same time, we’re a lot dumber, too.

    By today’s standards, it appears that we might not have enough sense to come in out of the rain.

    But I’ll bet anybody a marble sack full of Indian head brownies that our early life – even with its shortcomings – was better than modern folks give us credit.

  • Bulls sign Robinson

    The rainy weather aside, Friday was a beautiful day in the eyes of Lancaster High School football star Darius Robinson.

    Robinson sported a familiar wide smile as he entered the Lancaster High School conference room where his mother, Debora Robinson, and grandmother, Rosie, were waiting with equally big grins Friday morning.

    Robinson’s happy day was highlighted with a special moment, signing to play college football at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte.

  • Perdue selects Cathy Smith Bowers as poet laureate for North Carolina

    It’s been said that Cathy Smith Bowers’ poems read like miniature short stories.

    If that’s the case, those stories will be heard a lot in the next 24 months.

    The Lancaster native, who now makes her home along the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in Tryon, N.C., has been named North Carolina’s new state poet laureate.

    A prolific poet, writer and college professor, Bowers will be installed during a ceremony Wednesday at the N.C. State Capitol in Raleigh.

  • Remembering Matt Blackwell

    Four area students will be honored for academic excellence while everyone in attendance will be treated to an inspirational message at the annual Matt Blackwell Foundation Scholarship Dinner.

    This year’s event will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lancaster Golf Course Fairway Room.

    Each year, four Lancaster County high school seniors are selected to receive a scholarship, which is named after the Lancaster teen who died in 2001 following an auto accident.

    Dawn Smith Jordan will be the guest speaker Tuesday.

  • Fire guts house on Greenbriar Drive

    Firefighters responded twice to a house fire on Greenbriar Drive on Thursday.

    Several volunteer fire stations were first called to the blaze about 11 a.m., said Darren Player, deputy director of Lancaster County Emergency Management and Fire Service.

    Antioch, Elgin and Camp Creek fire departments responded with trucks and equipment, while Buford Volunteer Fire Department assisted with man power.

    When firefighters arrived, they found the home engulfed in flames, Player said. Part of the roof collapsed in the blaze.

  • Breaking News Possible snow today in Lancaster

    Looks like snow could fall over Lancaster County beginning this afternoon.

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the county effective until 6 a.m. Saturday and is predicting 1 to 3 inches of snow.

    The snow could move into the area after 4 p.m. today, falling as a mix with rain, the weather service said. Snow will continue during the night, before ending about 3 a.m. Saturday morning.

    S.C. Department of Transportation crews will be out today pre-treating roads with a salt-brine mixture in preparation for the storm.