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Today's News

  • Piranhas fall to Dolphins Monday on night

    The Lancaster County Piranhas fell to 2-2 on the season, dropping a 317-271 loss to the host Rock Hill Country Club Dolphins on Monday night.

    The LCST was led by Alex Trimnal, Fletcher Armbrust, Taylor Teague and Tamra Tipton who had three firsts each.

    Ryder Lucas, Bristol Glenn and Makenzy Mills each had two wins.

    The Piranhas close their season Saturday with the Metrolina Championship/Invitational meet at the Rock Hill Aquatics Center.

    The championship meet begins at 8:30 a.m. with only qualified swimmers.

  • CPTC solid in district qualifier

    The Columbus Parker Youth Track Club produced a solid effort in the AAU Region 8 District qualifier at Broome High School in Spartanburg.

    The CPTC racked up their share of honors with 51 athletes placing in one of more events to move forward to the regionals June 29-July 2 in Taylors.

    The number represents the largest number of athletes to make the regionals in the last five years.

    The CPTC, out of 24 teams, placed seventh overall in the district qualifier.

    Nygel Moore, 14, and Demyius Blair, 9, were the top individual scorers for the CPTC.

  • 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.

  • Column: Rejecting simple, easy, wrong answers

    “For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong.”  – H.L. Mencken
    The S.C. legislature seems to live by this. We have some very big and complex problems in this state, and our lawmakers are masters at coming up with clear, simple, wrong answers. Three stories in the news last week are a perfect illustration of this.
    Many would argue that the two most basic core functions of our state government are to educate our children and to keep us safe. Figuring out how to pay for these things is the challenge.

  • 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.