Today's News

  • Baker prevails as King of the Carolinas Street Stock winner

    GASTONIA, N.C. – “The Gambler” is King of the Carolinas in racing.
    Sage driver Brandy Baker, “The Gambler,” is finally King of the Carolinas after capturing an exciting Street Stock win at Carolina Speedway.
    Baker was on the front row for the Street Stock main with Tyler Hyatt. When the green flag dropped to start the race, Baker, Hyatt, Ronnie Mosley and Andy Blackwood battled for the lead entering turn one.

  • Humble Abode empowers women

    The Women’s Enrichment Center held the grand opening Monday for its new Humble Abode retail store and sewing room, which is designed to be self-sustaining and to teach women a trade that’s becoming a rarity.

    WEC Humble Abode, at 311A N. Main St. in Lancaster, works with local businesses and individuals who request custom-made products. 

  • Column: ‘Free’ tuition: Clinton buying your vote with your own cash

    Four points to address in Hillary Clinton’s debt-free education plan.
    Before I state anything I would like to point out that this debt-free plan appears to only cover tuition costs. Here are direct quotes from her plan found at Hillary.com, followed by my own translation of her comments.
    1. “She will make a major investment in HBCUs, Minority-Serving Institutions and other low-cost, modest-endowment private schools so that these deserving students also benefit from the lower cost of college.”

  • Column: The New S.C. will be more moderate

    This is the third column on The New South Carolina – about the demographic, economic and political changes that are transforming our state.
    In sports, the Gamecocks wear garnet and black. Clemson wears orange and purple. In politics, South Carolina is red and deep red.
    These are known as “self-evident truths.” Things that just are.
    While the garnet and orange will probably last until the Second Coming, the red in South Carolina politics is changing – and changing faster than most folks think.

  • Stallions dash to win over Bruins

    Any Lancaster High football fans’ doubts about two-time defending state champion South Pointe’s lofty perch in Class AAAA football likely dissipated in the cool mid-October evening Friday at Memorial Stadium.

    The No. 1 Stallions were on their game from the start on the way to a 36-14 win over the Lancaster Bruins.

    SPHS, 6-1, 2-0, scored on its first two possessions to take control on the way to a 26-7 halftime lead.

  • Lady Vols keep pace in region play with tough 3-2 win over Buford

    Staff Reports

    The host Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers celebrated AJ volleyball senior night with a tough win over rival Buford High School in the AJ gym on Tuesday night.

    AJ seniors recognized included Kinsley Adams, Ansley Lucas, Cassidy McKittrick, Haley Vincent and Kaitlyn Holden. Adams, Lucas, McKittrick, and Holden were all members of the 2013 Upper State Championship team.

  • Warriors snap skid with 13-6 win over Caps

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – It was homecoming for the Indian Land Warriors after a much-needed bye week for the team.

    ILHS senior running back Lee Massey and the Warriors’ defense in particular looked rejuvenated in their 13-6 win, which helped the Warriors snap a five-game losing streak, over the Columbia Capitals on Friday night.

  • Vols charge, top Rams

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers found the winning edge again in their final regular-season home game of the 2016 football season, taking a 21-14 comeback win over Chesterfield High School on Friday night.

  • Sims Foundation awards $940,000

    The J. Marion Sims Foundation has awarded nearly $940,000 in grants to 18 local organizations.

    Hope in Lancaster Inc., a crisis-relief organization, received $255,501, the largest grant, and plans to use the money for its new Bounce Back program and the Fresh and Healthy Food Initiative. 

    “We are extremely grateful that J. Marion Sims continues to believe in us and support us,” said Bekah Clawson, executive director of Hope in Lancaster. 

  • ‘The killing has to stop’

    Reece Murphy


    Hannah L. Strong


    It has been an alarming week in Lancaster, with four men shot and two of them dying, all within a mile-wide stretch on the south end of the city.