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Today's News

  • Blindness doesn’t hold LHS grad back

    Lancaster High School senior Michael Duffell-Hoffman doesn’t let his blindness keep him from walking half a mile to school with his younger brother, who is also blind.

    He doesn’t need to use a long white cane to navigate on routes he frequents. He can see colors and shapes.

    Duffell-Hoffman’s latest diagnosis for his eye condition is ABCA4 retinopathy. He was also diagnosed with autism at about 10 years old.

  • Tornado warning issued for county until 4:30 p.m.

    The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings for Lancaster County until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
    According to the NWS, at 3:48 p.m., doppler radar indicated that a severe thunderstorm producing wind gusts in excess of 60 mph and quarter sized hall was located near Fishing Creek Reservoir or 8 miles south-southwest of Lancaster, moving northeast at 40 mph.
    Hail damage is expected to vehicles, roofs, siding and trees.

  • Shiver me putter!

    Family-friendly fun is about to get a huge boost in Indian Land with a new miniature golf course scheduled to open by the end of June.

    High Seas Miniature Golf is an 18-hole pirate-themed course now under construction at 10001 Charlotte Highway near Southern Spirits and Phantom Fireworks. 

  • Column: To chase the American dream, immigrants must learn English

    Our world has seen the most dramatic changes in the past 100 years. We have gone from the horse and buggy to a vehicle wandering the surface of Mars.
    I would also add social advancements to the long list of technological ones, but we still have certain areas where improvement must happen.
    Specifically, I refer to language.

  • Stingers halt Lancers’ run

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster’s best baseball season ended with a loss in the National Junior College Athletic Association Eastern District tournament championship game at Sparrow Field on the Francis Marion University campus in Florence on Saturday.

  • Sports Talk: Buford fell, but Lady Jackets are in the elite

     If ever a photo told the story, The News’ May 19 front page picture of Buford High School senior softball stars Sydney Sullivan and Morgan Deese said it all.

    Their long faces and sad eyes, likely tear-filled soon after the final out of the Lady Jackets’ 8-1 loss to Latta in the Class AA softball state championship game, spoke volumes of their expected disappointment.

    The image was dejection personified on the mid-May evening in the Pee Dee.

  • IL’s Krest signs with Converse

    INDIAN LAND – The 2018 softball season will be the third for the Converse College Valkyries’ program and include an Indian Land High School standout among the newcomers.

    Lady Warriors’ softball ace hurler Makayla Krest, an all-region player for the Region IV-AAA champion ILHS team, has signed with Converse, a Conference Carolinas member in Spartanburg.

  • Lancaster Super Speedway returns to racing action Saturday night

    Lancaster Super Speedway returns to racing action Saturday night at the big half-mile dirt track.

    Headlining the night will be two drivers on winning streaks.

    In the Renegade Division, the driver to beat this season is Andrew Baker. Baker is currently on a four-race win streak and he seems to be unbeatable as he came from the rear of the field to take the win during the last race at LSS on May 13.

  • York tops Lancaster

    Lancaster Post 31 opened its 2017 American Legion baseball League V season, dropping a 10-0 road loss to York Post 66 on Monday night.

    Lancaster pitcher Koby Huff worked 5.1 innings, allowing an earned run with eight strikeouts, no hits and six walks.

  • Truesdale dashes to Rotary Club win

    Area runner Marc Truesdale posted his best time-ever – 18:12 – to capture the win in the sixth annual Lancaster Rotary Club 5K Race for Charity at Lancaster High School on Saturday morning.

    Truesdale, an Andrew Jackson High School social studies teacher and avid runner, said second-place finisher E.J. Threatt played a key role in his winning effort.