Today's News

  • Eagles hold on, edge Jackets

    Eric Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    BUFORD – A strong second-half effort by the Buford Yellow Jackets wasn’t enough to secure a homecoming victory as the visiting Central Eagles held on for a 27-25 Region IV-AA football win Friday night at BHS.

    The Eagles, which held a commanding 21-6 halftime lead, saw their premature victory slowly slip away in the second half. 

  • Big plays boost York over LHS

    A pivotal bang-bang sequence just before the half shot a big hole in Lancaster’s hopes for a happy homecoming Friday night at Memorial Stadium.

    Lancaster, on the way to a 35-24 loss to the surging York Cougars, trailed all night, but just before half, in lightning-bolt fashion, the Bruins ignited for 10 points to seemingly get back in the game.

    Lancaster, down 21-7 at one point, was able to pull close as Jacob Cato drilled a 29-yard field goal with 35.6 seconds to play in the half.

  • Vols corral Stallions, 35-12

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    BISHOPVILLE – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers kept their winning streak going as they defeated the then-undefeated Lee Central High School Stallions at Bishopville on Friday night.

    AJ senior Dalton Haven was the standout player accumulating 209 yards of offense on 29 carries.

  • Column: Left created the culture that Trump takes part in

    This election certainly feels like a joke, but it isn’t.
    Our liberal/progressive media has created a smoke screen to obscure the real issues. The media allows people like Hillary Clinton to point their fingers at us and pretend they didn’t create and celebrate the culture that Donald Trump merely takes part in. The terrible things he said when he was a Democrat were OK then. The real issues are being ignored.

  • Column: A positive break amid the nastiness

    Let’s take a break from the political mud-slinging and negative rhetoric and give thanks for some of the people and organizations that we are fortunate to have here in Lancaster:
    ◆ Lindsay Pettus – Not enough room here to cover all the great things Lindsay has done for the community. Love his work with the Katawba Valley Land Trust, which preserves our precious natural resources and allows all citizens to enjoy them.

  • Baker prevails as King of the Carolinas Street Stock winner

    GASTONIA, N.C. – “The Gambler” is King of the Carolinas in racing.
    Sage driver Brandy Baker, “The Gambler,” is finally King of the Carolinas after capturing an exciting Street Stock win at Carolina Speedway.
    Baker was on the front row for the Street Stock main with Tyler Hyatt. When the green flag dropped to start the race, Baker, Hyatt, Ronnie Mosley and Andy Blackwood battled for the lead entering turn one.

  • Humble Abode empowers women

    The Women’s Enrichment Center held the grand opening Monday for its new Humble Abode retail store and sewing room, which is designed to be self-sustaining and to teach women a trade that’s becoming a rarity.

    WEC Humble Abode, at 311A N. Main St. in Lancaster, works with local businesses and individuals who request custom-made products. 

  • Column: ‘Free’ tuition: Clinton buying your vote with your own cash

    Four points to address in Hillary Clinton’s debt-free education plan.
    Before I state anything I would like to point out that this debt-free plan appears to only cover tuition costs. Here are direct quotes from her plan found at Hillary.com, followed by my own translation of her comments.
    1. “She will make a major investment in HBCUs, Minority-Serving Institutions and other low-cost, modest-endowment private schools so that these deserving students also benefit from the lower cost of college.”

  • Column: The New S.C. will be more moderate

    This is the third column on The New South Carolina – about the demographic, economic and political changes that are transforming our state.
    In sports, the Gamecocks wear garnet and black. Clemson wears orange and purple. In politics, South Carolina is red and deep red.
    These are known as “self-evident truths.” Things that just are.
    While the garnet and orange will probably last until the Second Coming, the red in South Carolina politics is changing – and changing faster than most folks think.

  • Stallions dash to win over Bruins

    Any Lancaster High football fans’ doubts about two-time defending state champion South Pointe’s lofty perch in Class AAAA football likely dissipated in the cool mid-October evening Friday at Memorial Stadium.

    The No. 1 Stallions were on their game from the start on the way to a 36-14 win over the Lancaster Bruins.

    SPHS, 6-1, 2-0, scored on its first two possessions to take control on the way to a 26-7 halftime lead.