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Today's News

  • Long-awaited 521 BBQ opening

    Restaurateur and barbecue pit master Mike Dial no longer has to say “soon” when someone asked when the new location of 521 BBQ is opening in downtown Lancaster.

    Those who ride down South Main Street this week will know it’s time when they roll down their car windows and deeply breathe in the aroma of barbecue pork pit-cooked for 14 hours.

    “I’ve been asked that question thousands of times,” Dial said. “The time was right to do something.” 

  • Jim Seidel resigns at ILHS volleyball coach

    First-year Indian Land High School volleyball coach Jim Seidel has resigned as the school’s varsity volleyball coach.

    Seidel’s resignation came before the Lady Warriors played a match on the 2017 regular season.

    “Mr. Jim Seidel has informed us that he has stepped down as the varsity girls' volleyball coach,” ILHS principal David Shamble said in a statement.

  • Warriors go undefeated in Bear Hug Brawl

    BUFORD – Indian Land went unbeaten in the sixth annual Bear Hug Brawl, the junior varsity football jamboree, at Buford High School, on Saturday.

    The Junior Warriors posted a win and battled to a tie in their action at the event held in memory of Seth Muennich, the Buford High junior varsity football player who was killed in an auto accident near BHS in 2011.

    Indian Land battled Andrew Jackson to a tie and the ILHS jayvees took a win over Lancaster.

  • Mangum wins in SECA Crate Late Model race

    Timbo Mangun captured his fifth win in the first of two SECA Crate Late Model races at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night.

    Mangum took the win in dominating fashion in the 12-car field.

    In the second SECA Crate Late Model race Saturday night, Kelly Fegter, a Mount Ulla, N.C., driver in his first visit to LSS, took the checkers. Dillon Brown protested Fegter on tires. Fegter is a frabricator with Joe Gibbs Racing.

    With the protest results on tire samples, the winner will be determined later this week.

  • Column: Postal Service needs a leg up from Congress

    Most people get mail every day except Sunday. But what happens when the mail comes later than we expect?  
    We found out a few years ago, when the U.S. postmaster general had to take away overnight first-class and periodicals mail from most of the nation. That caused a problem for a lot of consumers and businesses. Now, we may be facing a new slowdown, if something isn’t done by Congress very soon.

  • Column: USCL marks 2 anniversaries this year

    In the coming school year, USC Lancaster’s 59th year, we will celebrate two significant anniversaries.
    This year we will mark five years of access to four-year degrees through Palmetto College, and on Oct. 5 our Native American Studies Center on Main Street in Lancaster turns five. These milestones present significant opportunities for current and future educators.

    Palmetto College

  • Evans wins Junior Azalea tournament

    Baylee Evans saved her best for last to capture a prestigious junior golf tournament.

    Evans, playing in her final junior tournament this summer, captured the Beth Daniel Junior Azalea golf tournament for the girls 13-18 age division at the Country Club of Charleston last week.

    Beth Daniel, a Charleston native, played on the LPGA Tour and won 33 events, including one major championship. She is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

    Evans, an all-state golfer who also plays for the Lancaster High School boys team, is a LHS senior.

  • McMurray set for Football Coaches Hall of Fame induction

    Lancaster native Bennie McMurray, a recent inductee into the S.C. Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, is headed to another prep sports hall of fame.

    McMurray, who coached football at Buford, Lewisville and Lancaster high schools in South Carolina and E.E Waddell High School in Charlotte is slated to be enshrined in the S.C. Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Dec. 8 in Myrtle Beach.

  • Michael Lewis signs with USCU Bantams

    The Buford to the University of South Carolina Union baseball chain has added another strong diamond link.

    Michael Lewis, who played for the BHS Yellow Jackets, is moving to the next level to play for the USCU Bantams.

    “It’s an honor and a privilege to be given this opportunity to play at the next level,” Lewis said. “I want to thank all the people who supported me along the way in my career at Buford High School.

  • Rays shine in summer season

    The Lancaster Rays, a team of Lancaster area swimmers, shined in the 2017 season.

    The Rays, coached by USC Lancaster Aquatics Director Anne H. Small, is a satellite program of the UPYMCA in Rock Hill, a year-round YMCA/USA swim team.

    The 26-member team was led by Lancaster High School swimmer Samuel Page, who qualified for the YMCA Nationals in Greensboro, N.C. Page, who swam in nine events, is the first Lancaster swimmer to compete in the YMCA Nationals.