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Today's News

  • Mailcarrier injured in Fork Hill wreck

  • Lady Jackets finish fifth in Winborn tourney

    Buford rallied from an opening round loss to post two wins and finish fifth in the annual Y.C. Winborn girls basketball tournament at Rock Hill High School on Saturday.
    The Lady Jackets, after a first-round 60-26 loss to host Rock Hill High, rebounded to down two Class AAAA schools, Lugoff-Elgin High School and Airport High School of Columbia.
    BHS wrapped up fifth place with a 34-30 win over the Airport Lady Eagles.
    Buford, up 14-13 at the half, used a 9-4 third-period surge to take a 23-17 lead going into the final eight minutes.

  • Rec soccer teams win state crowns

    From LCPRC release

  • Column: Tax reform: A Christmas gift to the people

    My story is no secret. I grew up in a single-parent household in North Charleston. My mom worked 16-hour days as a nurse’s aide to provide for my brother and me. At times, we had to use the oven to heat the house. There were also times when we couldn’t afford Christmas presents.

  • Column: VTIL: Much of town’s budget would be taxes we already pay

    A huge portion of our town’s budget will come from tax money we already pay today.
    Every time money is spent in Indian Land, customers are charged a Local Option Sales Tax. That money is distributed between Lancaster County and the cities of Lancaster, Heath Springs, Kershaw and Van Wyck.
    Today, we do not have a claim on our own tax dollars. However, that changes when we become a town.
    What is the Local Option Sales Tax?

  • Wintry weather later this week?

    Some areas of Lancaster County could see a wintry mix of precipitation Thursday night into early Friday morning.
    According to the National Weather Service, there is a 20 percent chance of ice pellets and freezing rain moving in Thursday night. Models have the precipitation currently staying well east of Lancaster, and the Charlotte metropolitan area.
    If any ice pellets or freezing rain were to fall here, it would happen late Thursday night into early Friday morning (about 2 or 4 a.m.), with freezing ran lasting only around an hour.

  • Contest to cut coyote population

    The S.C. Department of Natural Resources, for the second year, is releasing 16 tagged coyotes into each of the state’s four game zones as part of its coyote-harvest incentive program.
    Anyone who kills one of the tagged coyotes will receive a lifetime hunting license in the state. Hunters must retain the carcass and contact S.C. DNR to claim the reward. Whoever wins a license may keep it or designate someone else to receive it.

  • A year’s worth of stories I never predicted

    I sit in the newsroom and reflect on the 200-something stories I’ve written this year.
    Christmas songs play on the radio, which only picks up one station.
    I hear the clicks on keyboards from reporters typing holiday stories about recycled Christmas decorations, a food drive, a Santa truck, embroidered ornaments.

  • Brass ensemble rings out the old, rings in the new

    Lancaster can get an early start on “Ringing out the Old and Ringing in the New” this New Year’s Eve.
    The Tom Burge Brass Ensemble will perform a variety of classical and contemporary music in a free concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, at the Cultural Arts Center in the historic Old Presbyterian Church building at 307 W. Gay St., Lancaster.
    Burge, a trombonist with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and low brass instructor at Wingate University believes the program will appeal to people of all ages and musical tastes.

  • Making Christmas merry for Panhandle kids

    Santa came early for less fortunate families in the Lancaster County Panhandle, thanks to long-running Christmas projects in Indian Land and Van Wyck, supported by local churches, businesses and individuals.

    Indian Land
    Now in its 25th year, Pleasant Valley and Indian Land volunteer fire departments’ joined forces Saturday, Dec. 23, to deliver Christmas joy, with Santa riding shotgun in a gleaming red firetruck.