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Today's News

  • Column: The cutting edge of today’s education? Computer code

    All the way from the boardrooms of tech executives in Silicon Valley to the kindergarten class at Voyager Charter School in Charleston, the coding movement is sweeping the country.
    So, who is behind the coding movement?

  • 150 local kids learn sports skills, exercise their faith at VSO camps

    Kelly Morrissette

    For The Lancaster News

    More than 30 volunteers from local churches came together this week for Victory Sports Outreach, a summer sports camp and ministry that included 150 local children.

    It’s the program’s third successful year, spreading the messages of devotion to God and healthy living. 

  • Faltering Clippers fall to Miami Heat, 91-84

    LAS VEGAS – The one constant for the Los Angeles Clippers in their 91-84 loss to the Miami Heat on Thursday was Lancaster native Sindarius Thornwell’s presence on the floor.

    The SEC basketball player of the year scored nine points in the contest, but led his team in minutes played (29), as Clippers summer league coach Sam Cassell opted to get everyone on the three-deep roster playing time.

    The only Clippers player who did not make it on the court was point guard Davis Michineau, who strained a hamstring on Monday night.

  • Almirola back on track after fiery crash

    Aric Almirola no longer takes his job for granted.

    Two months after injuring his back, Almirola is back behind the wheel of the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) Ford Fusion this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

    NASCAR cleared the 33-year-old driver to race again Tuesday after a private test session at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In a release from RPM, Almirola said it felt great to be back behind the wheel. 

  • Dixie ponytails finish second in state play

    DILLON – Lancaster Ponytails all-star coach Jerome Miller knew going in that his team faced an uphill battle against the Dillon 12U team.

    They were pretty much facing a loaded team with players that won both the Dixie Softball Angels and Ponytails World Series titles in 2016.

    “They’re a solid team from a solid program, so you aren’t going to get very many chances,” Miller said. “We’ve been preaching that you can’t make any mistakes against them ’cause they’ll make you pay.”

  • A pair of aces

    Local golfer Rodney Thomas shot his second-ever hole-in-one at the Lancaster Golf Course on Tuesday.

    Thomas aced the 155-yard, Par-3, 13th hole using a 5 iron.

    Ray Ackerman, Mark Logan and Ronnie Funderburk witnessed the shot.

    “I didn’t even see it,” Thomas said laughing. “My eyesight isn’t real good.

  • 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.