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Today's News

  • Bulldogs' quest is Southern champions

    ROCK HILL – The Citadel’s mission is a Southern Conference championship.That was the message as the annual Citadel Club’s tour made its recent stop in Rock Hill.The Rock Hill Area Citadel Club includes alumni in Lancaster, Chester and York counties.Bob Fello, the Bulldogs’ assistant head football coach, said the team is determined to make its mark in the competitive Southern Conference, which includes defending national champion Appalachian State.“We’re working to win a championship,” said Fello who a

  • Ready or not, 2008 Hurricane season is here

    Ready or not, the 2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season has begun.And until Nov. 30, weather forecasters will keep a close eye on tropical systems along the Eastern Seaboard.June 1 is the start date for activity.In April, a team of Colorado State University forecasters predicted that at least 15 named storms will form in the Atlantic basin, with eight growing into hurricane status.

  • Humane Society grateful for Belk support

    Humane Society grateful for Belk support

    The Humane Society of Lancaster County Inc. would like to thank Belk Department stores for inviting us to be a part of its recent Charity Day event.

    Tom Lester was really great in helping to promote this event, making sure we had a covered place to put the dogs and cats up for adoption that was out of the weather. He stopped by our booth numerous times during the day to make sure we had everything we needed and he genuinely cares about the abused and neglected animals in our county.

  • Warriors to host Classic

    The fifth annual Founders Federal Kickoff Classic will have a historic twist for the annual high school football jamboree.Indian Land High School will host its first-ever prep football jamboree with the event which is slated for Aug. 22 at IL’s Warrior Stadium.“We’re excited about this chance to host and have our campus and football program in the spotlight,” IL athletic director and head football coach Mike Mayer said. “It’s been well-received and the response from the area schools has been positive.

  • June 6 is full of meaning

    We old folks are still in awe at just how quick the years fly by. It’s remarkable that the memories made of certain days – like June 6, 1944 – can remain so vivid in our minds.Only 11 years old, I was rushing through the upstairs hallway on a warm summer morning when my attention was drawn to the announcements on the radio.This was a day we all knew was coming.Normal broadcasts were interupted as war correspondents reported that thousands of men, thousands of ships, hundreds of airplanes had launched a massive invasion

  • Kersey, Sistare seek Democratic nod in District 7 race

    Incumbent Wayne Kersey, a Democrat, is seeking re-election for the District 7 County Council seat against Kathy Sistare in Tuesday's primary. Sistare is seeking political office for the first time.

    That race will likely decide the winner, as nobody is running as a Republican. District 7 covers parts of Heath Springs, Elgin, Rich Hill and Lancaster near S.C. 9 Bypass. The district spans about 30 miles north to south.

    Wayne Kersey

    Kersey came on council in 2004 and is wrapping up his first term. He cites several major accomplishments he's proud to have been a part of.

  • Man dies in cycle crash in York County

    There were no balloons and cakes to celebrate Kandace Funderburk's birthday on Tuesday.

    Instead, she and other family members were busy making arrangements for her husband's funeral. Funderburk's husband died Sunday while riding a motorcycle.

    James "Mickey" Funderburk, 46, was riding his 1988 Harley Davidson on Interstate 77 in Rock Hill when the motorcycle drove off the road and overturned, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

  • All candidates should go the extra mile

    In his May 30 column “Candidates should go extra mile for their constituents,” Bruce Miller made reference to he and Donald Huffman being the only House District 45 candidates who showed up at a special meeting sponsored by Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. (LCEDC).

    The last time I checked there were five candidates in the race for House District 45. LCEDC sponsored a special meeting for the sole purpose of educating all candidates for the upcoming primary.

  • Hot enough for you? Heat wave is on

    You'll likely feel the warmest you have all year this week, as a heat wave continues in the area.

    After a cooler than normal early spring, it will feel like mid-summer the rest of the week with steamy temperatures hitting the 90s.

    Today's high will reach 93 degrees, according to the National Weather Service, and it will be even warmer on Thursday, with highs in the mid 90s.

    Friday through Sunday, the highs each day are forecast to be in the low 90s.

  • Humid night has plenty of cautions

    It was a big night for the young and talented Andrew Blackwood in the young guns division main event at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.The humid evening featured plenty of cautions.As soon as the green flag dropped, it was Blackwood taking the lead with a few challenges from Cayce McGuire.Blackwood held his strong lead and grabbed another win for his crew.