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Today's News

  • Jackets swarm Bruins in mat rout

    Buford, as it did in its first match with Lancaster, didn’t need a late pin to post a win over the host Bruins.
    The Jackets bolted to a 51-6 lead on the way to a 57-18 win over rival Lancaster in the LHS gym on Tuesday night to sweep the season mat series at 2-0.
    “We’re making strides, getting better, but we’re still young,” BHS coach Garrett Plyler said. “Overall, we wrestled well. We’ve made progress since our last match.”

  • Bruins fall to Falcons, Bearcats

    The Lancaster Bruins had a quick turnaround on the hardwood, but couldn’t reverse the results.
    A night after dropping two at Rock Hill, the Bruins fell twice at home to Nation Ford of Fort Mill in the final home games of the 2016 portion of the LHS hoops schedule.
    The Lady Bruins, who dipped to 2-5, lost to the Lady Falcons, 46-27 and the NFHS boys held on for a 56-47 win.
    The boys game was tied at the break, 19-all, but the Falcons rallied in the third period to take a 39-31 lead.

  • Column: Luke’s gospel records 2 songs of Christmas

    Luke's account of Jesus' birth records two songs spoken by two different women at their meeting in the hill country of Judea.

    The first song was spoken by Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist. When Mary, the mother of Jesus, visited Zacharias and Elizabeth at their home, John leaped for joy in his mother's womb at Mary's words of greeting.

  • Column: Did anybody even read the constitutional amendment?

    The constitutional conundrum that South Carolina will face if Nikki Haley is confirmed as United Nations ambassador is evidence of at least one thing: Our legislators take a casual approach to the rule of law.
    How did we get to this point? The  amendment to the state constitution that voters approved in 2012 specified that it would take effect in 2018. But when the bill to ratify the amendment was filed in the Senate in 2013, it left out a key portion – which changed the effective date. Here is what happened:

  • Column: Van Wyck needs to firm up incorporation budget details

    The Van Wyck incorporation proposal has been set for a hearing by the Joint Legislative Committee on Municipal Incorporations on Jan. 12.

  • Woman robbed getting out of car, with 10-year-old daughter inside

    A woman getting out her car while her 10-year-old daughter sat inside it was robbed at gunpoint just before 6 p.m. Monday at Rutledge Park Apartments.
    The victim, who was visibly upset, told authorities she had just parked her car in the front of the 300 building when a man came from the opposite direction and pointed a small pistol at her and demanded her purse, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Man charged with 5 felonies in domestic-abuse incident

    A Lancaster man has been charged with kidnapping and other felonies after a domestic violence incident last month during which he was accused of shooting his girlfriend and abducting her child.
    Antonio Demarcus Cunningham, 29, of 1148 Woodland Drive is charged with kidnapping, aggravated domestic violence, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and two counts of child neglect by a legal guardian.

  • A Kershaw institution: After 58 years in business, Paul Connell packing it in

    KERSHAW – Now that he’s 80 years old and closing up shop after nearly six decades, Quality Appliance owner Paul Connell says he’s not really much of a salesman.
    That’s sort of like saying you’re not much of a runner when you just finished the Boston Marathon.
    Connell has always gauged business success not by his bank account, but by the friends he made along the way. This week a lot of those friends are stopping in to say goodbye.

  • Stroble targets Brooks vacancy

    The Lancaster County school board met Tuesday night for the first time since James Brooks’ arrest and resignation, and it worked out the logistics for filling his District 1 seat.
    Melvin Stroble, who lost to Brooks in the 2014 District 1 election, has announced plans to file for the seat, and so far he is the only person to do so.
    “I’m really excited about an opportunity to continue to work with the school board, potentially as a member of the board of trustees,” said Stroble, who attended the meeting and spoke afterward.

  • Mission Accomplished

    Gonzie Mackey’s shop, packed with 135 bicycles by a generous community after he was cleaned out by thieves a few months ago, is empty again.
    He gave them all away to eager parents and grandparents this week. His “Miracle Bikes” will appear beside Christmas trees all across Lancaster County nine mornings from now, as they have for several years.
    Mackey gets choked up talking about it.
    “This don’t have nothing to do with bicycles,” he said this week. “God is using it to tell the story he wants told.”