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Today's News

  • Bustling Benford Brewing

    Benford Brewing Co., Lancaster's own craft brewery, has grown from a backyard hobby to a supplier of beer from the Carolinas coast to Nashville.

    The brewery is on a farm located at 2271 Boxcar Road, just off Riverside Road in western Lancaster County. Bryan O'Neal, 42, runs the one-man operation, which continues to grow due to hard work, creative marketing, the farm appeal, and the natural spring water that flows from three springs.

  • Column: We just can’t seem to avoid S.C. cronyism

    The state’s Judicial Merit Selection Committee screens and nominates judicial candidates. Its members are picked by the House speaker and the Senate president pro tem. State law requires that four of the 10 members be “selected from the general public,” while the other six must be sitting legislators.
    That takes us to former Sen. Wes Hayes of Rock Hill. It’s not our intent to denigrate him in any way – for all we know, he may be an ideal JMSC member. But there are two things wrong with his recent appointment.

  • Weekend Recap: June 19, 2017

    Last weekend’s annual Ag+Art Tour across Lancaster County featured a huge variety of attractions, from honeybees, hens, and truffle hunts to gardens bursting with geraniums and lilies, from displays of antiques and artifacts to visits with authors and artists.

  • Column: Trump right to abandon Paris accord

    I am frustrated after reading Phil Noble’s June 11 column, which criticized President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris “climate” accord.
    Based on what he wrote, I suspect that Mr. Noble has not read and does not understand the agreement.
    It is not a climate treaty or an environmental treaty. It is an economic treaty. And it would be a disaster for America. The agreement helps the economies of all other nations at the expense of the U.S. economy.  
    Consider the following:

  • Column: A cure in a pouch packs a punch

    Editor’s note: Kershaw resident Wilma Faile enthralled us last year with tales of the skunk army in her crawlspace. To our delight, Wilma is back.

    A few weeks ago, I got out of bed and my mouth felt funny. I looked into the mirror. I was cotton-mouthed.
    My tongue was coated. I used everything – salt water, mouthwash, cleaned with a toothbrush. Next day, I had blisters on it.

  • P-31 edges Chester for sweep

    Lancaster Post 31 notched a diamond sweep of Chester Post 27 at Eggleton Field on Thursday night, but it was a hard-earned win.

    Lancaster, in week three play of the Legion baseball League V mini-series, edged Post 27, 3-2 to push its record to 3-5.

    P-31 opened the week with an 0-5 mark, but reeled off three straight wins over Chester.

    Lancaster rolled in the first two games, winning 17-6 at home Monday night and 18-5 at Chester on Tuesday.

  • Flynn to lead BHS baseball

    BUFORD – Gavin Flynn, a fixture with the Buford High School baseball program as a player and coach, is now heading the Jackets’ program.

    Flynn, 26, has been named the BHS baseball coach, replacing Eric Funderburk, who is yielding his coaching duties to be the Jackets athletics director replacing retiring Mike Wells.

  • Column: To be Frank, my dad’s notable teaching moment

    The moment, though years ago in my teens, is one I’ll never forget.

    My father, the late Jim Howey, and I were watching the evening sports in our Sherwood Circle home.

    Among the sports news that night was the Philadelphia Phillies’ firing of journeyman manager Frank Lucchesi, not your household name among big league skippers.

    What caught my attention as the story aired in July of 1972, an emotional Lucchesi, an Italian American, teared up with news of his ouster.

    I chuckled seeing a grown man cry.

  • Former ILHS hoops star Felder to play on USA East Coast team

    COLUMBIA – University of South Carolina rising sophomore guard Rakym Felder will head overseas later this summer to Madrid, Spain, with USA East Coast, a group of college all-stars who will be led by Hall of Fame head coach Larry Brown.

    Felder played his freshman season of basketball at Indian Land High School during the 2012-13 season.

    The 5-10, 210-pounder was a key performer in the Warriors’ 23-3 season that year, averaging 21 points a game for coach Nate Smith’s team.

  • Breakers down Piranhas in weather-shortened meet

    The Lancaster County swim team dropped its first Metrolina League loss, falling to the Tega Cay Breakers, 433-238 Thursday at the Lancaster County pool.

    The LC Piranhas are 2-1 in Metrolina League meets, 2-2 overall.

    The meet was halted after 50 events due to lightning in the area.

    The LCST was led by Olivia Thorpe, Bristol Glenn and Fletcher Armbrust who posted three wins each.

    Double winners included Ryder Lucas, Isabella Thorpe, Tamra Tipton and Mallory McDow.

    Lancaster, in the meet with TCST, won two of four relay events.