Today's News

  • Obama gets an F in economics

    I would like to respond to Arlene Harris’ letter, “Face it: We have a black president.” First of all, I don’t quite understand the statement “your president.” Does that mean the white people’s president or because he was a Republican or both? Let’s face it Ms. Harris, President Bush was our president. Mr. Bush made some mistakes, but he also kept this country safe from foreign terrorists attacks after 9/11.

  • Coach displayed true sportsmanship

    At a recent soccer game we won 4 to nothing against the other team. Our coach (Michael) Lundy cheered on both teams. We could have lost if it wasn’t for his sportsmanship. Several times they lost more and more players and winded up with four players which made me angry. Because of it, Coach Lundy did right, but something was not right with me. I was the missing sportsman. I should have been more like Coach Lundy.  Shouldn’t we all?

    Luke Faulkenberry, age 7



  • Woman grateful for help after fire

    I would like to thank all who helped me during the loss of my home on Feb. 26, including McDonald Green and Gooches volunteer fire departments.

    These are very special men who volunteer their time and risk their lives for our communities. They need your support and prayers at all times. Thank you deputy Branham and investigator Marshall for their time in a caring, polite and professional manner.

    Thanks to all who called and offered to help and let me know they cared. Thanks to the Red Cross for their help. Thank you Allen Laneou for calling to let me know.  

  • Writer recommends the movie 'Fireproof'

    “Fireproof” is a movie worth watching. It is a very good film for everyone. It is about time someone came out with a film that the entire family can watch. It has a good lesson for helping struggling marriages. It comes at a time in history where the divorce rate is out the roof. I thank the people who did this film. A job well done.

    J.R. Everette

    Fort Mill


  • We must treat each other with respect

    Job Development Credits (JDCs) and corporate income tax are factors in business recruitment not only in Lancaster County, but the entire state of                South Carolina. Both have support and opposition.

  • Positive economic indicators do exist

    Got the blues about the economy? You’re not alone. A lot of folks are feeling stressed, anxious and, yes, depressed about the recession.

    But please don’t shoot spitballs at us because we’re messengers of bad news. We want the economy to get out of this rut, because we’re affected by tough times, too. Unfortunately, in the past week or so, there has been more bad economic news to report.

  • USCL hosting Native American Studies Week

    Catawba Indian music, dance and pottery are all on the bill for  the fourth annual Native American Studies Week at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    A number of demonstrations, lectures and discussion panels are slated to offer a closer look at Native American history and customs and how they have made an impact today.

    Scholars, Catawba Indians and archaeologists will be among those participating.

    All events are free, open to the public and will be held on USCL’s campus.

  • Continental Tire opens $11M facility

    INDIAN LAND – Business owners and county officials were on hand Thursday morning for the opening of Continental Tire’s new Indian Land headquarters.

    More than 75 guests gathered at Continental’s new 75,000-square foot building as Matthias Schoenberg, Continental Tire North America’s chief executive officer, dedicated the facility. Located inside MacMillan Business Park, the facility will house Continental’s passenger and light truck tire group and its commercial tire group.

  • Students compete in science fair

    If you’re looking to grow the greenest grass or strengthen your cell phone reception, there are a few local students who may help you out.

    Zachary Bean, a fifth-grader at Discovery School, did his science project this year on drought-resistant grass.

    He tested different types of grasses to see which one could stand straight the longest without receiving water.  

    The Pensacola Bahaia proved to be the best in his experiment.

    Nick Retter, an eighth-grader at Indian Land Middle School, explored cell phone reception for his project.

  • Last blast of winter may be on the way

    After several days of spring weather, cold temperatures are expected to return to Lancaster County at the beginning of the week.

    According to the National Weather Service, temperatures will drop early Monday as rain showers sweep across the area. Monday night’s low will be about  32 degrees.

    Tuesday’s high is forecast at 55 degrees. It will be partly cloudy and cold Tuesday night, with a low of 30.