Today's News

  • Man says he, 2 friends robbed, maybe by kin

    A Lancaster man reported he and his friends were robbed at his home Jan. 15 by two armed men, one of whom may have been a family member.
    The man said he and two friends were watching football in a shed behind his home on Rope Lane when two men wearing black hoodies and masks walked up and drew guns on them.
    The man said the robbers ordered them to the ground and took their money, about $500 in all, then made the victims give them their cell phones, which the robbers broke.

  • Reports reveal details in child’s death

    Dylan Lemieux, the Indian Land 10-year-old who died of asphyxia Jan. 11, was found unconscious in his home with a shoestring around his neck, according to sheriff’s reports obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
    First responders tried to revive the Harrisburg Elementary fourth grader, but he was pronounced dead at Carolinas Medical Center in Pineville.

  • Senators grill Mulvaney on nanny taxes, budget spats

    Rep. Mick Mulvaney testified for three hours Tuesday at a Senate confirmation hearing, addressing his failure to pay taxes on a household employee and saying he would give President Trump his honest assessment of cutbacks needed to salvage Social Security and Medicare.

  • Harris back on council

    The dispute over the Lancaster City Council election took a surprising turn Tuesday, with city officials restoring Jackie Harris to her District 3 seat while her voter-fraud allegations against Linda Blackmon proceed to General Sessions Court on Feb. 2.   
    Early this month, city officials declared the seat vacant after learning that state law barred Blackmon, who beat incumbent Harris in the Nov. 8 election, from being sworn in until Harris’ appeal of the election outcome was resolved in court.

  • Senate confirms Haley as Trump's U.N. ambassador
  • 700 more jobs at Movement Mortgage

    Movement Mortgage will create 700 more jobs at its Indian Land headquarters over the next five years, doubling the size of its operation on S.C. 160, Gov. Nikki Haley's office announced Tuesday.
    The $18 million investment includes the construction of an additional 91,000-square-foot building at Bailes Ridge Corporate Park. Hiring will begin in the first quarter of this year.
    The expansion follows the news six weeks ago that Texas-based Compucom Systems will move its headquarters to the same business park, creating 1,500 jobs with a $41 million investment.

  • Winthrop to play Davidson at Knights’ BB&T Park


    CHARLOTTE – On Wednesday, May 10, college baseball will return to BB&T Ballpark as the Davidson College Wildcats host the Winthrop University Eagles in a 6:05 p.m. game.

    Gates will open at 5 p.m. and field box tickets will be $10 for fans. Students from each university will be offered a discounted field box ticket of $8 by showing a school ID.

  • Panthers’ Turner in Pro Bowl


    CHARLOTTE – Guard Trai Turner has been named to the 2017 Pro Bowl, taking the place of Washington guard Brandon Scherff, who is unable to participate due to injury.

    Turner, who was named to his first Pro Bowl last year, will join tight end Greg Olsen, linebacker Thomas Davis and fullback Mike Tolbert for the game on Jan. 29 in Orlando.

    Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly was also selected, but he will not attend.

  • 5 former Tigers in all-star games


    Clemson – Five former Clemson football players will compete in postseason all-star games over the next two weekends.

    Artavis Scott, Clemson’s career leader in receptions with 244, Carlos Watkins, who set a Clemson season record for sacks by a defensive tackle in 2016, and Ben Boulware, an All-American linebacker who led the Tigers in tackles this year, all will play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl.

  • Jackets wrestlers making strides

    The Buford High Yellow Jackets wrestling team stands at 6-9-1 on the season, but BHS second-year wrestling coach Garrett Plyler is encouraged with his team’s showing in the last week.

    The Jackets, in a Region IV-AA home match with Cheraw and Chesterfield on Wednesday night, posted a split.

    The Jackets rolled to a 66-12 win over Chesterfield, and dropped a 48-21 loss to Cheraw.