Today's News

  • Get into the game for your sports fans

    Whether your gift recipient plays, watches or both, there are several local businesses that make sports shopping a win-win.
    Gameday Sports and Awards, located at 953 N. Main St., Lancaster, offers sports uniforms, equipment and gifts, with a big selection of University of South Carolina Gamecock and Clemson University Tiger merchandise. Popular items include T-shirts, coolers and wallets, which are $25. Car tags are $20 and up. Team knit hats start at $12.

  • Give experiences, rather than stuff

    For that person in your life who does not need any more stuff, try an experiential gift this year.
    Ranging from tickets to a show or sporting event to a trip to the spa or a weekend away, experience gifts usually rate high on the happiness scale because they create good memories.
    Paula Thames, 75, treated her husband at Christmas to 12 rounds of golf at Carolina Lakes Golf Club in Indian Land before the golf-loving couple moved to Sun City  Carolina Lakes and became members.

  • One-stop shop at Artisans Holiday Market on Dec. 5 shop

    Cherry Doster
    Avant Garde Center for the Arts

    If you are searching for unique gifts for those on your shopping list, the Artisans Holiday Market on Dec. 5 is your one-stop shopping destination.

  • Great guns and gifts for outdoorsmen (and women)

    If you are on-target, a gun could be the No. 1 gift for the outdoor-lover in your life.
    A hot spot at the holidays is Van Wyck Sporting Goods, located at 5219 Old Hickory Road in Van Wyck. The store carries a large selection of rifles and handguns as well as the Uncle Henry line of knives.
    “A lot of people want to upgrade their guns and scopes, and it makes for a great Christmas gift,” said Tommy Foster, who manages the store with his brother, Roger.

  • Jolly Old St. Nicholas, lean your ear this way...

    Toys from the movies “Star Wars,” “Frozen,” “Minions” and “Jurassic World” are covering the shelves at local stores and are projected favorites for kids this year.
    It’s the most wonderful time of year for retailers as holiday spending is expected to reach a new average high of $805.65 per person on food items, decorations, gifts and more, up from $802.45 in 2014, according to a National Retail Federation survey.

  • Shop locally for the holidays

    Shopping is a big part of the holiday season, when families and friends gather to reconnect and exchange gifts. The benefits of shopping locally go beyond convenience and the chance to reduce your carbon footprint. Shopping locally this holiday season can directly benefit your community and the people who call it home.

  • Baby tests positive for marijuana

    A 1-year-old child of a Lancaster couple under investigation for child abuse tested positive for marijuana during a recent drug test, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said.
    The Nov. 20 report said the S.C. Department of Social Services in Lancaster requested drug testing of the couple and their four children, ages 1 to 14, earlier this month as part of an ongoing child abuse investigation.
    The report said the 45-year-old father, 38-year-old mother and the couple’s youngest child all tested positive for marijuana.

  • McClancy request back on the table

    A rezoning request that may lead to some type of expansion at McClancy Seasoning is back on the table, or at least, talking about it is.
    After voting 4-3 earlier this month to deny the rezoning request, on Nov. 23, members of Lancaster County Council passed two motions on the matter.

  • School bus driver cited after crash

    A school bus driver was cited Nov. 23 after he pulled into traffic in the Buford community and hit a woman’s oncoming car, sending it into a head-on collision with a pickup truck.
    The woman and five of the 21 Buford High School and Buford Middle School students on the bus were transported to Springs Memorial Hospital. No one was seriously hurt. The woman was treated and released, a hospital spokeswoman said Nov. 24.

  • World-class guitarist coming to Lancaster

    This Saturday night, after days of stuffing yourself, shopping to excess, and watching Tigers and Panthers pursue perfection, you can do something truly mesmerizing.
    Sit on the benches between the 153-year-old walls of Lancaster’s Cultural Arts Center and hear a world-class musician perform for free.
    You probably never heard of British guitarist Adrian Legg. But listen to some experts: