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Today's News

  • Nutramax wins big S.C. industry honor

    Nutramax Laboratories’ financial and philanthropic contributions to the community have earned it a top award from the S.C. Commerce Department.
    Nutramax was named the 2017 South Carolina Large Industry Impact Winner among the state’s 13 Tier Three counties. The Commerce Department honored the company May 11 in Columbia as part of the agency’s 26th-annual Industry Appreciation Event.
    Nutramax was selected because of its capital investment, job creation, community engagement, and commitment to the environment.  

  • Wrecked scrap-metal hauler blocks bypass lanes 6 hours

    The two eastbound lanes of S.C. 9 Bypass at the North Main Street overpass were shut down for more than six hours Monday after a trailer loaded with scrap metal overturned.
    Sgt. Tim Witherspoon of the Lancaster Police Department identified the driver as Brian Dean Stamey of Dallas, N.C.
    The truck cab did not flip over, and Stamey was not hurt. He was walking around talking with police after the accident.
    Witherspoon said the wreck happened about 9:37 a.m. Monday. Stamey works for Kern’s Trucking of Kings Mountain, N.C.

  • HOPE offers 2 new ways to get help

    HOPE in Lancaster has added two new programs – the Senior Food Program, designed to immediately help the elderly poor, and the Bounce Back Program, for anyone going through a financial struggle.

  • Time for summer camps

    Our 2017 Arts and Sciences Camps are organized and ready to go for this summer.
    Thanks in large part to grants from the J. Marion Sims Foundation, the Duke Energy Foundation, the John T. Stevens Foundation and Wells Fargo, our camps focus on keeping children engaged in creative learning through courses they choose in the arts and sciences as well as providing a popular, fun summer arts experience.   
    Our goals are to:
    ◆ Offer an exceptional experience for each camper.

  • News Briefs

     City, county offices closed Memorial Day

    Lancaster city and county offices will be closed May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. Emergency services such as fire and police will operate as usual.

    County planning commission meets

    The Lancaster County Planning Commission meeting is 5 p.m. June 1 at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St. 

  • Coming Events

     Week Ahead

    Classic JOURNEY Live concert

    Classic JOURNEY Live will perform May 27 in USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium, 476 Hubbard Drive. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $20. For details or to purchase tickets, visit ClassicJOURNEYLive.com.

    Memorial Day Program May 28

  • Church News

     Week Ahead

    Free hot dog plate giveaway

    Union Ezell AME Zion, 5510 Main St., Fort Lawn, will give away free hot dog plates from noon-2 p.m. May 27. The event is sponsored by the church’s Evangelism department. Plates include hot dogs, baked beans, chips, dessert and a drink.

    Church anniversary

  • Brown signs with USC Union

    The University of South Carolina Union baseball program is stepping up to the plate, with a Lancaster High School connection in the Bantams’ diamond fold.

    C.J. Brown, a LHS Bruins baseball veteran, signed with USCU in the LHS conference room on Wednesday afternoon.

    Brown, a first baseman in the Bruins program, served as a LHS captain this spring when Lancaster High made the playoffs for the second consecutive season.

  • Watts pleased with BHS spring drills

    Buford High School head football coach Tripp Watts, entering is fourth season guiding the Yellow Jackets, said he’s happy with the BHS spring drills.

    Buford, looking to improve on a 3-8 record last season, capped its spring drills with the annual Jackets spring football game on Monday.

    The White team posted an 18-16 win over the Maroon squad in the final athletic event to be held on the natural turf at Jackets Stadium.

  • Hardin honored as LHS baseball MVP

    Lancaster High School senior player Evan Hardin led the Bruins baseball honorees at the team’s awards cookout at the LHS field, Doomsday Corner, on May 18.

    Hardin, one of four LHS players selected to the All-Region III-AAAA team, is the Bruins MVP for the 2017 season.

    Hardin, a pitcher and infielder, hit .382 and had the lowest earned run average on the LHS staff as well as the most innings pitched this spring.