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Today's News

  • Officials keep close eye on winter storm

    Local officials are keeping a close eye on the movements of a winter storm heading toward the state.

    Lancaster County is under a winter weather advisory from 7 p.m. tonight to 11 a.m. Thursday.

    Wintry precipitation is forecast to develop across the region by late tonight, according to the National Weather Service. Light snow will develop and mix with sleet and rain. There may be a period of light snow after midnight. The weather service said light accumulation is possible, but will be less than an inch.

  • S.C. in primary spotlight

    It's our turn. Every four years since 1980, South Carolina has had its time in the national spotlight during the presidential primary season.

    For most of those 28 years, South Carolina's Republican presidential primary has enjoyed that glaring light. And it's become the barometer state for GOP candidates hoping to get to the White House.

  • Lady Rams hand IL first league loss

    Chesterfield handed the Indian Land girls their first Conference III-AA basketball loss, edging the Lady Warriors 54-50 on Tuesday night in the opener.

    Chesterfield took a 37-30 lead into the final period and was able to hold on against the scrappy Lady Warriors, who dipped to 5-6, 2-1.

    In the nightcap, the CHS boys posted a 54-41 win.

    Indian Land was down by as many as 10 in the final period, but the Lady Warriors battled back.

    Shelby McConnell, who scored 10 points, netted a bucket with 2:20 to play to close the gap to 48-46.

  • First day at new ILMS like second Christmas

    INDIAN LAND – There were sticky notes on the lockers that told each student which one was theirs.

    Even though some had trouble mastering their combinations, they were glad that the lockers were considerably larger than the ones they had been using at their former school.

    Tuesday was the first day of class for Indian Land Middle School students in the recently renovated building that used to serve as the high school.

    Aside from having new lockers, the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders appeared happy to have a building to call their own.

  • Veteran officer retires – sort of

    Tim Witherspoon has been involved with law enforcement since he was 9.

    Back then, he was part of the Lancaster Police Department's youth patrol and later became a police cadet, in which he was able to ride around with officers to get a first-hand look at police life.

    He knew then that law enforcement was his calling.

    Nearly 30 years later and a full cop career behind him, Witherspoon has decided to retire. His last day was Jan. 3.

  • Laid-off Springs' workers not bitter in NPR interviews

    National Public Radio "Morning Edition" host Steve Inskeep was surprised to hear that a Springs Industries job was much more than, well, a factory job to many former Springs workers.

    On Monday and Tuesday, Inskeep was in Lancaster with NPR producer Emily Ochsenschlager and production assistant Nicole Beemsterboer to talk with former Springs workers about the plight of textiles and how they've coped since they lost their jobs.

  • Vols, Jackets battle for split

    BUFORD - Solid fourth-quarter play keyed Buford and county rival Andrew Jackson to wins in a Conference VIII-AA basketball split Tuesday night in the BHS gym.

    The BHS Lady Jackets used a 14-6 charge in the final eight minutes to notch a 42-32 win over the AJ girls.

    The nightcap saw the Vols finish strong on a 12-6 run to gain the 57-44 win over the Jackets.

    The Vols, in the boys' game, took a 45-38 lead into the final period and gained control behind the inside tandem of Ryan Miller and Jonathan Belk, who teamed for 43 of AJ's points in the victory.

  • Spratt talks about national debt, presidential race Democrat Club

    The mounting national debt, congressional progress and the presidential race were front-burner topics for U.S. Rep. John Spratt, D-5th District, when he spoke Jan. 8 in Indian Land.

    Spratt met with about 125 people at an event sponsored by the Democrat Club of Sun City Carolina Lakes at The Lake House.

  • Former FrontDoor CEO files suit

    A Charlotte businessman has opened the door to a court case in Lancaster County.

    Robert M. Davis Jr., former chief executive officer of the failed FrontDoor Communications, has filed a lawsuit against Carroll Edwards and Dean Harrell.

    Harrell asked County Council last year to authorize $300 million in bonds for development at Catawba Ridge, which is in western Lancaster County along the Catawba River.

    Davis is suing Harrell and Edwards, Harrell's business partner, for breach of contract.

  • 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.