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Today's News

  • Weddington wins Battle of Border

    Weddington High School made it three straight titles in the annual Battle of the Border duals wrestling tournament Saturday at Indian Land High School.

    The Weddington Warriors, of Union County, N.C., defeated Tar Heel State foe Ardrey Kell, 48-31, to capture the tournament championship.

  • Think outside the oatmeal box

    While oatmeal is one of the healthiest breakfast foods around, it's looked on with disdain by many.

    A co-worker recently told me "the best thing you can do with oatmeal is to give it to someone else," commenting on her dislike of it.

    "I can't stand the texture of it," she said. "It's just yucky."

    Her hatred of oatmeal doesn't diminish its body-boosting properties. A half-cup of rolled oats has more than a high fiber content, says weight loss expert Elaine Magee.

  • Duke Energy
  • Recent rainfall helps with drought, but water-use restrictions continue

    Late December rainfall has likely delayed Stage 4 drought restrictions a bit longer, officials say.

    While he expects an official update from Duke Energy on Catawba River and lake water levels early next week, Lancaster County Water and Sewer District Manager Mark Knight said his hunch is that recent rain has brought another delay to Stage 4 restrictions, which would require at least a 30 percent reduction in water use from all customers.

  • 4 planning commission members resign

    The Carolina heelsplitter flexed its muscle again, leading to the resignation of four Lancaster County Planning Commission members on Thursday night.

    Chairman Frankie Faile, who represents District 5, Val Marz of District 1, Tim Hinson of District 7 and Bobby Hegler of District 3 all resigned during the commission's monthly work session.

    "Needless to say, we were a little shocked," said county Planning Director Chris Karres.

  • Eagles solid in sweep of Jackets

    BUFORD - Buford had a tough night on the hardwood as visiting Central High School of Pageland posted a pair of Conference VIII-AA wins over the Jackets on Friday night.

    The Lady Eagles opened the night, taking a 67-35 win and the Eagles capped the sweep with a 61-39 victory.

    In the nightcap, the contest was tight to the third period when the Eagles began to take control on the way to the 22-point win.

    The Eagles, up 21-19 at the break, used a 21-12 third-period run to forge a 40-33 lead.

  • Veteran patrolman to oversee state telecommunications unit

    A veteran Highway Patrolman has been promoted to oversee the state's 175 telecommunications officers.

    Lancaster native Michael Oliver has been promoted from lieutenant to captain to serve as the commander of the Highway Patrol telecommunications unit, which includes the command center in Blythewood and five other centers statewide. The telecommunications centers serve as a vital link between the motoring public and the troopers.

  • Bruins wing Falcons twice

    Lancaster High School basketball teams used stellar second-half play to post a Region III-AAAA sweep of Nation Ford on Friday night. The Lady Bruins picked up their play in the third period to take control on the way to a 45-39 win over the Lady Falcons.

    In the nightcap, the Bruins turned up their defense and downed NFHS 50-37 in a solid league win. The third period proved crucial for each team in its win. The Bruins, 7-5, 2-4, were relentless in their defensive effort on the way to the 13-point win.

  • Firm breaks ground for $13.5M plant

    State, county and city of Lancaster officials stood united in their welcoming of Metso Power Corp. to the county at a groundbreaking ceremony Friday in the Lancaster Business Park.

    Players involved in the $13.5 million investment gathered under a big white tent on the 21.5-acre site for the ceremony. Metso is expected to bring at least 50 new jobs that will pay between $15 and $30 an hour. Keith Corp. of Charlotte is developing the site.

  • Lady Warriors hold off Red Devils

    GREAT FALLS - The Indian Land Lady Warriors might be young, but at this point in the Conference III-A basketball season, they're just as stunning.

    The IL girls improved to 2-0 in conference play, topping Great Falls in a split with the host Red Devils on Friday night.

    The Lady Warriors, who opened the conference season with a 48-46 road win over McBee High School on Tuesday night, downed the Lady Red Devils 48-45.