Today's News

  • Baseball supporter wants safer fields

    In the wake of a shooting that injured a man near the Wylie Park ballfields last month, Larry Small is hoping the incident serves as a wake-up call about the need for a new, safer sports complex in the county.

  • County schools celebrate excellence

    Lancaster County School District has a lot to celebrate and earlier this week, it was all about the people during the 18th annual Celebration of Excellence banquets Monday, May 11, and Tuesday, May 12.

  • FMS team wins first AAU championship

    FMS, an acronym for “Follow My Stats,” is a nonprofit that began in 2013 as a way to keep game statistics on middle and high school athletes to show them what they needed to do to improve in the sports of choice, said director Glenn Watkins.

  • IL’s Williams signs to play volleyball at Ferrum College

    Indian Land High School volleyball coach Tal Horton looks for Warriors' senior volleyball player Hayley Williams to make an impact at the next level.
    “She will be missed at ILHS, but we know she will make a name for herself at Ferrum,” Horton said.
    Williams, a three-year member of the IL volleyball team, is headed to the next level after signing with Ferrum College (Ferrum, Va.) in the IL media center on Thursday, April 30.

  • Wingate University honors Johnny Hammond

    The late Johnny Hammond, a Lancaster native, was recently honored at Wingate University.
    The mezzanine at the Wingate University football stadium has been named in memory of Hammond.
    The dedication ceremony was held on May 5, 2015 at Irwin Belk Stadium where a plaque was unveiled in Hammond's memory.
    An anonymous donor made a contribution to Wingate to honor Hammond who came to Wingate on a football scholarship after a stellar football career at Lancaster High School.

  • Lady Bruins rebound, face Union County

    Lancaster rebounded to earn a diamond rematch with defending Class AAA state softball champion Union County High School on Monday, May 18.
    Host Lancaster built an early lead and held on for an 8-6 win over Wren in a Class AAA Upper State championship series elimination game Friday, May 15.
    The Lady Bruins, with the two-run victory, will travel to Union to face the Lady Yellow Jackets for the Class AAA Upper State softball crown.

  • Lady Vols Upstate champs

    Andrew Jackson punched its ticket to the Class AA state championship softball series in resounding fashion Friday, May 15 at the Lady Volunteers’ softball field.
    AJ, 26-6, drilled 11 hits on the way to an impressive 9-2 win over Crescent High School of Iva for the Class AA Upper State softball championship.
    The Lady Vols’ solid seven-run win advances AJ to the best-of-three Class AA state title series Monday, May 18 when coach Steve Middleton’s team faces Class AA Lower State champion Aynor High School.

  • Academic Magnet tops Indian Land 4-1 for Class AA soccer title

    Academic Magnet scored three unanswered goals in the second half to snap a 1-1 deadlock on the way to a 4-1 win over the Indian Land High School Warriors in the Class AA state championship soccer match Saturday, May 16, at River Bluff High School in Lexington.

    Raptors senior Reece Moore tallied three goals, two after the half to lift AM to its second straight state soccer title, the third in four years.

    Moore scored the Raptors first goal at the 33-minute mark, but IL tied the match on Jaordn Szustwal's goal about a minute later.

  • Noble column: S.C. kids doing worse (Part 1)

    I have written this column before. In fact, I’ve written this same basic column about this time every year for the past several years.
    And I’ll write it again next year, and every year for as long as I do this column because it’s so important. It’s about how well the children of South Carolina are doing. The answer in a word is – worse.

  • State arts honors Red Rose City

    COLUMBIA – From the top of York, as far west as Pickens, as far east as Horry and as far south as Beaufort, county leaders from across the Palmetto State gathered at the statehouse Wednesday, May 13, to be honored by the S.C. Arts Commission Council.