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Today's News

  • IL 4th grader wins top title in Little Miss S.C. Pageant

    David Kellen
    For The Lancaster News

    Lily Grace Patterson, a 9-year-old rising 4th-grader at Harrisburg Elementary in Indian Land, won the Little Miss South Carolina Overall Queen title last Saturday at the annual pageant in Hartsville.
     “I was in shock,” Lily said after the contest. “I did not know that was going to happen. They then called me back to the stage, and they said it was me. Oh, my goodness! It felt so amazing.”

  • Construction accelerating at RedStone, open in Feb.

    Indian Land’s much-delayed RedStone commercial project has a new expected opening date – February 2018.
    Michael Bilodeau, development manager for MPV Properties, talked about the project Thursday. He said the anchor tenant, the 14-screen cineplex RedStone 14, has topped out at the site, and work on 11 of the 13 other announced businesses is under way.
    Bilodeau said he feels very confident of the new opening date now that construction has started.

  • Damage closes bridge

    A structural support beneath a bridge that carries 5,800 cars a day has shattered, closing Woodland Drive adjacent to Lancaster High School until the entire bridge can be replaced.

    The indefinite shutdown will limit access to LHS and eliminate a major cut-through route across the northwest quadrant of the city. Woodland Drive connects West Meeting Street with North Main and S.C. 9 Bypass East.

  • Sprint Cars at LSS on Saturday night

    The ever-popular USCS Sprint Cars will headline the show at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night.
    Seems each time the USCS Sprint Cars invade the big half-mile of LSS, the crowd is record breaking.
    A big crowd is expected this week after the track had its third rainout in the last four weeks.
    The USCS Sprint Cars will carry speeds close to 150 miles per hour down the long LSS straightaways into the turns.
    The fan favorite is Mr. Lancaster Super Speedway, Eric Lee Riggins Jr.

  • A league stars capture district crown

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball A-League (6U) Machine Pitch All-Stars recently won the District 2 tournament in dominating fashion at Rodman Park in Chester.
    The A-League teams use a motorized wheel pitching machine that pitches the ball at 35 miles per hour.
    The Lancaster stars outscored their opponents in three games by a score of 57-2.  In game one, the Lancaster team was matched up against the Jefferson stars. The Lancaster All Stars scored early and often on their way to a convincing 15-0 win.

  • Junior golfers blaze in return to links

    CHESTER – The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association matched the weather with a blazing return to the links at the Chester Golf Club on July 10.
    The juniors, despite some sweltering playing conditions, posted some stellar scores in their first tournament coming off the chapter’s annual two-week break.
    Buford High School star golfer Caleb Henson captured the win in the boys 15-18 age group, shooting an even 72 (35-37) to take a two-shot win over Nick Mangano, who finished with a 74, 37-37, over 18 holes.

  • Thornwell makes Clippers cut

    Sin’s glittering “Sin City” showing has played a key role in Lancaster native Sindarius Thornwell officially making the Los Angeles Clippers.
    Thornwell, known as “Sin,” was officially introduced as a member of the Clippers during a Tuesday team press conference in Los Angeles.
    “It’s great, really great,” Thornwell said of making the NBA Western Conference  Pacific Division team.

  • Gunfire in the street, caught on video

    A woman suffered nonfatal injuries during a dramatic shooting in Lancaster Wednesday evening that was caught on video and posted to Facebook.
    The shooting happened about 7 p.m. at 139 Melton Park Circle, just off West Meeting Street across the road from the old Joslyn Clark Controls building, according to Lancaster County sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield.
    The woman, who was shot twice, was the only victim in an incident that began as a fight and ended with at least 30 shots fired at a fleeing vehicle.

  • Another rainout at Lancaster Speedway

    Late evening showers continue to hamper local dirt racing at the half-mile Lancaster Super Speedway.
    On Saturday, the track experienced its sixth rainout of the 2017. There was one in March, two in May, one in June and so far, racing action has been canceled twice in July.
    At least one local driver – Travis Steele – raced elsewhere.
    Steele took the roof off his late model and competed in the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models field at the half-mile Antioch Speedway in Morganton, N.C.

  • New state rules for upcoming deer season

    S.C. hunters will see two big changes in regulations for the upcoming deer season.
    State game laws now require every deer harvested to be tagged at the point of kill with tags issued by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, according to Charles Ruth of the department’s Big Game Projects staff. In the past, some kills did not require tags.
    The other change is where you can get tags. You’ll no longer be able to get them from retail stores that sell hunting licenses. You will have to get them directly from DNR.