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Today's News

  • Baker wins Funderburke Realty Super Stock Race

    Veteran driver Brandy Baker captured the Faith Funderburke Realty Super Stock win to highlight racing action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    Going into the race, which paid $1,500 to win as the track’s top race Saturday, discussion had Baker, known as “The Gambler,” and Timbo Mangum as the favorites.

    The two ace drivers have quite a history between them over nearly two decades of racing against each other and building one of the biggest rivalries in all of Carolinas dirt track racing.

  • Vols looking to finish strong

    Nathan Lowery

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – So far, the Andrew Jackson High School boys’ soccer team is 13-2 on the year, undefeated in conference play, and making a push for a region crown, as well as the Class AA soccer playoffs.

    It’s night and day from last year’s nightmarish 2-16 campaign.

     “Last year was tough. We were playing hard, but still losing.” said Vols soccer coach Alex Tarque, who is in his third year guiding the AJ booters.

  • Martin: Thornwell is still vital to USC hoops

    FORT LAWN – Former Lancaster High School basketball star Sindarius Thornwell is a year removed from his college days at the University of South Carolina, but Gamecock hoops coach Frank Martin still holds him close to his program.

    Thornwell, the SEC Player of the Year in 2016-17 when the Gamecocks made their first-ever Final Four run, just completed his rookie season with the Los Angeles Clippers.

  • Martin: Thornwell is still vital to USC hoops

    FORT LAWN – Former Lancaster High School basketball star Sindarius Thornwell is a year removed from his college days at the University of South Carolina, but Gamecock hoops coach Frank Martin still holds him close to his program.

    Thornwell, the SEC Player of the Year in 2016-17 when the Gamecocks made their first-ever Final Four run, just completed his rookie season with the Los Angeles Clippers.

  • Power outages, damage follow severe thunderstorm

    Over 4,000 homes and businesses are without power following a severe thunderstorm that blew through Lancaster County around 3 p.m. Sunday.
    As of 6:30 p.m. Sunday, outages included 3,541 with Duke Energy, 552 with Lynches River and 65 with York Electric Co-op.
    According to Darren Player, director of Lancaster County Fire Rescue, there seems to be no tornado damage although a tornado warning was issued for the county until 3:15 p.m. Sunday.

  • Power outages, damage follow severe thunderstorm

    Over 4,000 homes and businesses are without power following a severe thunderstorm that blew through Lancaster County around 3 p.m. Sunday.
    As of 6:30 p.m. Sunday, outages included 3,541 with Duke Energy, 552 with Lynches River and 65 with York Electric Co-op.
    According to Darren Player, director of Lancaster County Fire Rescue, there seems to be no tornado damage although a tornado warning was issued for the county until 3:15 p.m. Sunday.

  • Column: Expanding our healthy community focus at Sims

    The J. Marion Sims Foundation was created from the sale of Springs Memorial Hospital in 1995, with a goal of reinvesting those assets into the community to increase the health and wellness of our region. Today, as in those early days, we continue to focus on the goal of creating and sustaining a healthy community for all people. We believe that building a healthy community is a goal shared by many, so we asked for your input.

    In 2016, we asked you to tell us what a healthy community looks like to you.

  • Wylie Street pool opens on May 26

    From release

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation’s Wylie Street Swimming Pool, 106 South Wylie St., will open May 26 for the 2018 season.

    Pool hours are 3-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, and 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

    The swimming fees are a single-day fee of $3 per person (all ages), single-month pass, $20 per person (all ages), single-season pass, $50 per person (all ages), family month pass, $50 (no more than a family of five) and a family season pass, $100, (no more than a family of five).

  • Lancers split with Limestone jayvees

    GAFFNEY – The USC Lancaster baseball team split a doubleheader with the Limestone College junior varsity squad Wednesday.

    The 18-17 Lancers took the first game, 14-2, but lost the second contest, 11-8.

    The Saints plated four runs off two critical errors in the bottom of the fourth inning of the nightcap to get the lead.

    It was an about face from February. The Lancers outscored Limestone 29-2 when the Saints visited two months ago.

  • Carolina Cubs open season on Sunday

    The Carolina Cubs open their Carolina Community All-Star Baseball League (CABL) home season Sunday with a 4 p.m. game with the Chapin BlueJays.

    The Cubs, which include former area prep players, play all of their home games at Republic Field, 500 Dearborn St., in Great Falls.

    Led by coach Kelvin Whitener, the Cubs finished last season with an 18-2 record, losing in the semifinal round of the league playoffs.

    They play all their home games at 4 p.m. 

     

    Carolina Cubs home schedule