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Today's News

  • County schools on 2-hour delay Monday

    All Lancaster County public schools will operate Monday, Jan. 9, on a 2-hour delay as a safety precaution due to road conditions. For more information, go to www.lancastercsd.com

  • Column: The fallacy of the ‘Charleston loophole’

    There has been extensive discussion of the so-called “Charleston loophole” by which Dylann Roof was allegedly permitted to purchase the handgun used in the nine murders at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Zion Church on June 17, 2015.
    At a Chicago rally last Feb. 17, Hillary Clinton said the following: “All we want is common sense. We want comprehensive background checks that close the gun-show loophole and online loophole. We want to close what is called the Charleston loophole.

  • Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models scheduled to race at Speedway

    Michael Knight

    For The Lancaster News

    Doug McManus, owner of Lancaster Super Speedway, and Jason Smoot, founder of the growing and ever-popular Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model Series, have come to an agreement.

    The agreement is to have the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models run at the half-mile Lancaster Super Speedway once a month during the upcoming season.

  • Weather freezes prep play

    The forecast of a winter storm this weekend caused Lancaster County high schools to alter their winter sports schedule.

    Prep basketball games involving Lancaster and Indian Land high schools were moved ahead a day.

    Lancaster and Indian Land were slated to play home games Friday night, but the games were reset and played Thursday night.

    Buford was scheduled to play varsity basketball games Friday and Saturday, but the games were canceled.

  • Warriors’ rally falls short as NFHS Falcons net sweep

    INDIAN LAND – Host Indian Land capped non-region basketball play, dropping a pair of losses to Nation Ford of Fort Mill on Thursday night.

    The games were originally set to be played Friday, but moved ahead with the forecast of a winter storm.

    The ILHS boys made a hard charge, but fell to the visiting Falcons, 73-67.

  • Bruins split with York in region opener Thursday

    Lancaster High launched Region III-AAAA basketball play with York and came away with mixed hardwood results Thursday night.

    The league twin bill was originally set for Friday night, but moved ahead a day with the forecast of a winter storm.

    The Lady Bruins, snapping a four-game slide, opened the varsity twin bill with a 53-39 win.

  • Brice says Tigers will be ready

    Jaquarius Brice, the Lancaster walk-on player on the Clemson University football team, is living the dream of dreams.

    Monday night could be the ultimate dream.

    Any walk-on player with aspirations of making a college football team has to dream big.

  • State of emergency declared

    Under cold, grey skies with forecasters still calling for significant snowfall, Gov. Nikki Haley declared a state of emergency late Friday to cope with the approaching winter storm, and Lancaster County residents jammed stores buying up ice melt and last-minute groceries.
    As the day progressed, snow predictions increased slightly, and a fine, cold mist was falling.
    “The most recent forecast is calling for 3 to 6 inches of snow, with very little ice,” said Darren Player, the county’s emergency management director.

  • Warriors drop home pair to Parkwood High Rebels

    Indian Land tipped off the 2017 part of its 2016-17 varsity basketball schedule and fell twice on the hardwood at the ILHS gym on Wednesday night.
    Visiting Parkwood of Union County, N.C. notched the hoops sweep of the Warriors.
    The Lady Warriors, in the varsity opener, dropped a 52-36 loss and the Warriors lost in the nightcap, 72-51.
    In both games, the ILHS teams started strong only to fall to the Rebels teams.

  • IL wrestlers sweep in region opener

    Indian Land opened its Region IV-AAA wrestling schedule, posting a pair of home wins over Camden and Columbia on Tuesday night.
    The Warriors, 15-5, 2-0, blitzed Columbia, 63-6 and downed Camden, 44-33.
    Indian Land, seventh in the latest Class AAA state wrestling poll, notched the 11-point win over sixth-rated Camden to highlight the region sweep.