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Today's News

  • Column: Should S.C. consider not repaving all rural roads?

    South Carolina, like every other state, is in the business of building roads. It’s a big business: Four of the top 10 vendors for the state last year were roads contractors, accounting for $175 million in spending alone.
    And that doesn’t reckon the opportunity cost – all of the things that don’t get funded because roads do. I may say conservation, you may say law enforcement, but either way, there’s a magnified cost.

  • Column: Graham: Vet’s killing demands policy shift on Palestinian aid

    Editor’s note:  Sen. Graham spoke Wednesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. It is considering the Taylor Force Act, a bill he introduced that would cut off U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority if it does not end its practice of paying monetary rewards to the families of terrorists who kill Americans and Israeli citizens. Taylor Force’s father, Stuart, of Kiawah Island, was at the hearing. Here are excerpts of Graham’s remarks.

  • Pierre musters fading strength, dogs get their bash

    Pierre Cunningham was all smiles as he celebrated the birthdays of both of his “boys,” Malcolm and Scooter, perhaps for the last time.
    Malcolm turned 1 in January and Scooter will be 6 in October. The dogs live with Cunningham at the historic Edwards Scott House in Lancaster, which was decorated from floor to ceiling Saturday in a Paw Patrol theme. Puppies and children ran through the halls.
    “They had a grand time,” Cunningham said.

  • $5 charge for Panthers fan fest

    CHARLOTTE – The Carolina Panthers will charge fans $5 to reserve a seat at the annual preseason fan fest practice and fireworks show, which is 7:30-9:20 p.m. Aug. 4 at Bank of America Stadium.  

    According to NBC Sports, all proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to the team’s charitable division.

    “Due to increased demand and precautions for fan safety, all patrons must have a ticket to attend the event,” said Steven Drummond, Panthers director of communications.

  • LSS sweetens purses with bonus bucks

    For The Lancaster News

    Lancaster Super Speedway will pay bonus money in several divisions on Saturday night, as well as a $200 bonus for a new winner.

    With one area track idle this week, an increased car count is expected at the half-mile dirt track, just as on July 8.  

    Divisions racing at the track this week include Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Pure Stock V8, Vintage and Extreme 4. Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman and Renegade.

  • Cold bats doom Angels in state play

    DILLON – After scoring 25 runs in its first two games of state tournament play, struggles at the plate on Tuesday, bounced the Dixie Softball Angels 10U stars from contention.

    The girls lost to Florence 3-0 and then fell to Dillon by a 7-3 score in extra innings.

    “It happens,” said Angels coach Matt Harris. “It’s a bittersweet pill, but our girls played hard the entire time.”

    The Angels played two games Tuesday in the double elimination after rain washed out Monday action. 

  • Dixie Boys charge to state

    RICHBURG – Lancaster 14U Dixie Boys All Stars defeated Kershaw County 18-6 on Tuesday to win the 2017 S.C. Dixie Boys District 10 championship.

    With the 12-run win, the all-stars advance to state play on July 22 at Timken Park in Union. They will face District 3 champion Edgefield at 4 p.m. that day. 

  • Peeping tom, caught in the act, roars at victim, then runs away

    A Lancaster woman and her children got a rude surprise early July 4 when she caught a man peeping through her bedroom window.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said a deputy responded to the woman’s home in the 1500 block of Fleetwood Drive about 2:29 a.m.
    The 33-year-old mother of two told the deputy she heard a noise outside her window and pulled back the curtains to find a man crouched down below her window. He was touching himself sexually.

  • $200M plant with 145 jobs picks Chester

    Landmark News Service

    Chester County got a big economic boost this week, as Roseburg Forest Products announced plans for a $200 million manufacturing plant that will employ 145 people.
    The company, based in Springfield, Ore., will build the 450,000-square-foot facility on S.C. 9 about 6 miles east of Chester.
    The deal was announced Tuesday at Gateway Conference Center in Richburg, followed by a celebratory luncheon that drew a large crowd of public officials and business leaders.

  • Motorcyclist hurt in collision with pickup

    A motorcyclist was severely injured Wednesday afternoon when his motorcycle was struck nearly head-on by a pickup truck on Rocky River Road.
    Injured in the accident was 26-year-old Shane Mathias Moseley of Lancaster.
    Emergency crews said Moseley was flown from the nearby Rich Hill fire station to an area hospital. His condition remained unknown as of deadline Thursday.
    The accident happened about 4:50 p.m. at the intersection of Rocky River and Daisy Couch roads.