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Today's News

  • Jackets swarm Bruins in 11-1 victory

    Buford, in impressive fashion, completed a season’s sweep of host Lancaster with an 11-1 win over the Bruins at LHS’s Doomsday Corner on Monday night.
    The 14-10 Jackets, who topped Lancaster, 8-7 on April 11, struck early, taking a 6-0 lead on the strength of the long ball.
    Eric Miles belted a first-inning grand slam and Druw Rollings smashed a second-inning two-run shot to spark the Jackets’ early surge.

  • Bruins capture KLS meet

    Host Lancaster High School captured top honors in the 10th annual Running for Ryan KLS county track meet held at the LHS track on Saturday.
    The annual meet, held in memory of Ryan McKinney, a former Bruins’ track athlete who graduated at LHS in 2004, featured all four county teams. McKinney died in 2006 and since that time, his mother, Donna White-Bailey, has been on a mission to raise awareness for Kleine Levin Syndrome (KLS).
    Lancaster led the way with 194 points, followed by Indian Land with 127, Andrew Jackson with 73 and Buford 69.

  • News Briefs

    Van Wyck town meeting

    The Committee to Incorporate Van Wyck will host a town meeting for residents of the Van Wyck incorporation area at 4 p.m. today in the Van Wyck Community Center, 5036 Old Hickory Road.

  • Column: Simple steps to enhance education in South Carolina

    We all want our children to do better in school, so education reform is a predictable hobbyhorse. And yet, few offer ideas beyond throwing money at the problem or reducing classroom sizes.
    As the son of an educator dad and literacy-coach mom, I offer simple steps to enhance education in South Carolina’s Fifth District, five vital skills required for 21st century success.

  • Column: If bands can make moral choices, why can’t everyone act on beliefs?

    Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam and others have the right to cancel their concerts in North Carolina just because they believe that the state’s HB2 law is discriminatory.
    I also believe people and businesses have the right not to do business with people of different beliefs.

  • Remember When: ‘Papa, act your age’ – Don’t want to quite yet

    Like a thief in the night, he came and messed stuff up.
    I began to notice little things, shortness of breath when bending down, but that didn’t last long after taking a short break. The breaks became more frequent, and walks around the yard became fewer.
    My doctor said my heart was good for a man of my age. I could have figured that one out all by myself.  Getting up real quick sometimes made me a might dizzy. Shucks, that happened bunches of times.

  • Harris takes foot care to Nigeria

    Dr. William Harris IV is a beloved husband, father, son and a podiatrist with Carolina Podiatry Group in Lancaster and Indian Land. Behind the persona of the soft-spoken bow-tie-wearing doctor beats the warm heart of a man of international good will.
    Only after being prompted by several of his patients did Dr. Harris agree to talk with me about his trip last year to Lagos, Nigeria, to train local health-care professionals.

  • Column: Join letter carriers to Stamp Out Hunger!

    The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its Stamp Out Hunger food drive May 14. Lancaster postal employees will again participate in this national effort, with your help.
    Now in its 24th year, Stamp Out Hunger! is the nation’s largest single-day food drive. Last year, letter carriers collected 70.6 million pounds of food from postal customers across the country, bringing the total donations to more than 1.4 billion pounds of food collected along postal routes since the drive began.

  • Column: Business owners suffering unfairly in LGBT disputes

    It just keeps getting more and more interesting and perplexing. I am just not quite sure what to make of it all.
    The list continues to grow of businesses across the country that have been sued or threatened with lawsuits because they refused to provide services for individuals/couples who are openly gay. Some businesses have closed because of this, at least temporarily.

  • High school soccer roundup

    The Buford High School Lady Jackets evened their record at 9-9 on the season, taking a 3-1 home win over county rival Andrew Jackson in Region IV-AA play.

    The Lady Jackets’ Victoria Hinson scored three goals to lead BHS to the win. Hinson has a school record 31 goals on the season, 47 career goals.

    Emma Larson had an assist for the BHS girls. BHS keeper Tory Knight posted three saves.