Today's News

  • Lady Warriors, Devils earn elite preseason state ratings

    Two Lancaster area teams are listed among the top 10 in preseason high school basketball polls.

    Indian Land is No. 2 in the girls Class A poll, while Great Falls is listed third in the boys Class A state poll.

    Indian Land, 19-6 last season, captured the Conference III-A title with a 12-0 mark. The Lady Warriors were eliminated in the second round of the Class A Upper State playoffs.

    Great Falls, the Class A state runner-up to Calhoun County last March, is led by veteran coach John Smith, a Lancaster native and former Blue Hurricanes basketball standout.

  • Van Wyck to spread holiday joy with parade

    VAN WYCK – Van Wyck will spread holiday cheer by holding its first Christmas parade with special guest Santa Claus at noon Dec. 12.

    The parade will start at the Van Wyck Post Office at the corner of Old Hickory Road and Steele Hill Road, and follow Old Hickory Road to the Van Wyck Community Center, organizers said.

  • Twilight train ride

    In a 38-year professional music career, Ricky Skaggs has pretty much seen it all. Now he’s seen just a little more.

    Arm in arm with his daughter, Molly, and his son, Luke, the Skaggs were afforded a special treat Saturday, courtesy of L&C Railway and See Lancaster.

    The Skaggs family, and their respective bands, Kentucky Thunder and Songs of Water, enjoyed a L&C luxury train ride excursion to the Catawba River and back before performing at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster on Saturday night.

  • Rev. Robinson instrumental in starting Springdell Baptist Church

    As the family of the Rev. S.F. Robinson, we read with interest the article in the Nov. 6 edition of The Lancaster News about the 70th anniversary celebration of Springdell Baptist Church.

     The article was well written. But as Rev. Robinson’s grandchildren, we would like to let it be known that our grandfather conceived the idea of Springdell Baptist Church.

  • Every day an opportunity to thank military veterans

    I was recently honored to be asked to participate in a parade held in honor of the men and women who served our country in the armed forces.

    For some, Veterans Day means a day off work, perhaps to relax, do errands or spend time with friends, in other words, to simply enjoy the freedoms for which so many fought and died.

  • Maurice has proven ‘Staying’ power

     Maurice Williams recently celebrated a milestone – 50 years in show business. 

  • Roddey did not remove herself fully from voting


  • Just a thank you will be fine

    Veterans come in all shapes, sizes, ages and genders. They may be a nurse, doctor, postman, teacher, cab driver, policeman or perhaps the old guy bagging your groceries. One thing is for sure, they were all proud soldiers, sailors, airman and Marines.  All doing a job for you, the American citizen.

  • Writer asks to open Animal Control on Saturdays

    Nov. 7 was truly a special day at Lancaster County Animal Control. The Humane Society of Lancaster County held an open house to dedicate the new sign it has provided to help folks find the shelter. Lots of families came. As a result, puppies, dogs and cats were adopted to go to good, loving homes instead of being euthanized. Isn’t this the way it is supposed to be?

  • Boeing announcement is god news for our state

    The S.C. Legislature went back to Columbia for an “emergency” session recently. The reason that legislators were given for returning – and indeed something we dealt with while we were there – was a fix to our state’s employment security laws.

    And while that fix was crucial (I hope to write more about that in my next column), it pales in the long term to the other matter that dropped on our desks.