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Today's News

  • NASC celebrates 5th anniversary

    USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center celebrated its fifth anniversary Thursday with Catawba pottery-making demonstrations and traditional music echoing throughout the exhibit halls.
    “It’s amazing to see what was started when people believed in the dream,” Mayor John Howard told the crowd. “It’s amazing to see what has happened to downtown Lancaster in just five years, and just imagine what will define it five years from now.”

  • 11-year-old injured in hit-and-run

    An 11-year-old boy was injured Thursday night in a hit-and-run accident just south of Lancaster, and the Highway Patrol is seeking the public’s help in locating the vehicle involved.
    The boy, whose identity has not been released, was flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after he was found lying next to the road at 8:25 p.m. His condition was unknown at press time.
    According to Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller, the incident happened on Evans Drive, near Barnett Street off McIlwain Road.

  • $7.2 million worth of fire trucks

    A $7.2 million photo was taken Sept. 30 in the county administration parking lot.
    It’s a group shot of the 18 new fire trucks now in station houses across Lancaster County.
    “It’s an awesome thing to stand there and see all that apparatus side by side like that,” said Darren Player, Lancaster County Fire Rescue director. “You realize a huge cooperative effort made the photo possible. From our elected leaders to volunteers who do the lion’s share of the work and a career staff…. That’s quite a coalition at work.”

  • After saving a barred owl, Pegrams get to free one

    After nearly two months recovering at the Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville, N.C., barred owl Luna’s release back into the wild was expected to take place in front of the Pegram household where she was rescued.  
    But after some wires were crossed with her paperwork, she was released during a festival in Gaston County, N.C.
    Nine-year-old Madalyn Pegram was surprised when mom Stacy told her she wouldn’t get to see her owl released. “She was disappointed but ultimately happy Luna was able to be released,” Pegram said.

  • Page leads LHS swimmers in solid state meet showing

    Lancaster High School junior swimmer Samuel Page paced the Bruins’ effort in the Class AAAA state swim meet at the University of South Carolina Natatorium on Saturday.

    Page earned two medals, highlighted with a silver medal in the 100 backstroke and a bronze in the 50 freestyle. Page swam for the silver in 53.73 and the bronze in 22.40.

    Page also swam on the 200 medley relay which finished seventh and included Andres Cuellar, Nathan Reid and Luis Bravo.

  • Buford holds off Knights for Senior Night win

    BUFORD – Buford held off a hard-charging North Central Knights team that took the Yellow Jackets to the wire Friday night at Buford Stadium.

    Buford recovered a clutch onside kick with 1:14 left to seal the 41-36 win for the Jackets’ sixth victory of the season on BHS Senior Night.

    The Knights outscored 11th-ranked Buford 24-13 in the second half behind the passing of quarterback Bubba Williamson. Williamson threw four TD passes in the final half, but ran out of time.

  • Talented Stallions dash by Bruins with 45-10 win

    ROCK HILL – The Lancaster Battlin’ Bruins, living up to their nickname as much as anytime on the 2017 football season, gave it a good shot, but top-rated South Pointe had too much firepower in a 45-10 win on Friday night.

    The Stallions, ranked No. 5 nationally with an 8-0, 3-0 mark, celebrated their homecoming win later than expected due to the Bruins’ game effort.

    SPHS, up 31-10 and in control, sealed the game with two quick touchdowns in the final period.

  • Rams charge by Vols for 47-15 win

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    CHESTERFIELD – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers’ running game came directly into the passing game of the Chesterfield Rams, and the Vols came up short in a 47-15 road loss.

    The fast-starting Rams, ranked 10th in the latest Class AA state football poll, grabbed the lead early and never yielded on the way to the 32-point Region IV-AA win. The game was closest at the end of the first quarter when the Vols trailed 9-8.

  • NGA Red Rose Classic on Saturday

    The third annual NGA Red Rose City Classic Natural Body Building competition is Saturday at the Bundy Auditorium on the University of South Carolina Lancaster campus.

    The pro qualifier meet, hosted by Lancaster native Kennett Washington, will feature divisions for men, women, college students and children.

    “This is my hometown and I want to give back, which is the main reason I brought this event to Lancaster two years ago,” said Washingon, a pro bodybuilder who has competed in bodybuilding for more than 20 years.

  • County trio launches volleyball title hopes

    Three Lancaster County high school volleyball teams will launch their state championship hopes today.

    Region IV-AA champion Buford, fresh off a league title tie-breaker win over North Central High at Andrew Jackson High School last Thursday, will open the Class AA Upper State volleyball playoffs with a home match with Eau Claire of Columbia at 6 p.m. today.

    Andrew Jackson, which finished third in the region behind champion BHS and North Central, will visit Fox Creek today in a first-round match at 6 p.m.

    North Central hosts Keenan High of Columbia.