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Today's News

  • Creating native regalia

    From release

    Dr. Will Goins, artist and cultural anthropologist, will appear at USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center as artist-in-residence this fall, demonstrating and discussing his work in regalia design, beadwork and painting.
    CEO of the Eastern Cherokee, Southern Iroquois and United Tribes, Goins will be at the NASC on three Thursdays, Nov. 16 and Dec. 7 and 14, to demonstrate and discuss his work.

  • Gardner’s 3rd book recounts local ‘murder and mayhem’

    Miles Gardner has pulled more skeletons out of the closet with “The Claret Book of Murder and Mayhem in Lancaster, Kershaw and Chesterfield Counties,” the third installment of his “Murder and Mayhem” trilogy.
    The Lancaster Historical Commission is sponsoring a book signing at the Historic Courthouse on Main Street from 2:30-5 p.m. this Sunday.
    Gardner wrote the first book in the nonfiction series in 2004, the second in ’06. The stories come from a lifetime of research.

  • Longtime BHS coach Sam Page dies at 75

    Sam Page, a former Buford High School head football coach who remained a big part of the school’s athletic family for three decades, died Thursday. He was 75.
    Page, whose health had declined in recent years, died in his sleep at his home in the Buford community.
    “For 30 years, Coach Page had his hands in the Buford sports programs in some way,” said Buford Athletics Director Eric Funderburk. “When I got the news, it hit me hard. I had Coach Page as a driver’s ed teacher, and he coached me in football.

  • Time to elect folks to run Van Wyck

    When Van Wyck voters went to the poll in August, they chose to become a town and set up its governmental structure.
    Next week, residents of the state’s newest municipality will decide who will run it.
    Van Wyck’s inaugural election to seat its first town council and mayor is Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Van Wyck Community Center, 5036 Old Hickory Road. The poll is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Jail time in road rage death

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Charles Levi Small was convicted of reckless homicide Wednesday in a 2013 road-rage accident on Camp Creek Road that killed 26-year-old Jeffrey Whitener.
    Small, 28, will spend eight months behind bars and three years on probation. He entered an Alford plea, not admitting guilt but acknowledging that there was enough evidence to convict him. An Alford plea is a type of conviction.

  • Column: Don’t take shortcut of blaming mass killings on mental illness

    After the latest mass shooting on American soil, those looking for reasons why this happened (and in some cases trying to cover for what many people think is the real problem) are trotting out the old standby boogieman – mental illness.
    In some cases, it’s easier for them to wrap their mind around why this sort of thing keeps happening in this country if they can quickly and easily place blame on a cause such as mental illness.

  • Column: A young boy stops to thank WWII veteran

    Last week, I was having breakfast downtown with an old friend. Usually six of us meet for breakfast on Friday morning, but four were scattered from South America to doctor’s offices, so the two of us carried on.
    While we had coffee and waited for our eggs and bacon, we covered a number of topics – one was about World War II.

  • Armed man barricades himself in house

    An armed man barricaded himself in his Ruth Street home late Thursday and was in a standoff with county authorities who were trying to talk him into surrendering.
    “Obviously, it’s a very dangerous situation when you have someone armed,” said Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Doug Barfield. “He has expressed intent to harm himself or others.”
    Ruth Street runs between Great Falls Highway and Springdale Road and is a block away from the junction of Airport and Memorial Park roads.

  • Sumter track to host Turkey Day race

    Sumter Speedway, located on 3150 Wedgefield Road, will be hosting its annual Turkey Day race on Saturday.

    The Turkey Day race card will have the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models, Sharp Mini Late Models, Super Street, Stock 4, Stock V8, and Extreme 4.

    Any division with over 15 cars will be racing for $1,000 to win, but if the division has less than 15 cars it will be racing for $500 to win.

  • Vikings rush by Warriors, 48-23

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    GREENWOOD – Coaches have often said that the way to win games is to run the ball and stop the run. It was mission accomplished for the Emerald Vikings on Friday night as they held Indian Land to -12 yards net rushing, had 49-484 rushing themselves, and between their two best backs, Keshawn Settles and Treshawn Chamberlain, averaged 12.4 yards a carry, and had six touchdowns.