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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Trojans hold off Jackets, 30-27

    BEAUFORT – Buford’s last-ditch drive to deliver a stirring comeback win fell short at Whale Branch on Friday night.

    The Jackets, who held an early 21-3 lead, came up short in a tough 30-27 loss to the host WBHS Trojans in the opening round of the Class AA playoffs in Beaufort.

    BHS, down three, mounted a game-ending drive which ended at the Trojans’ 24 as senior quarterback Ryan Moore’s pass to the end zone fell incomplete on the game’s final play.

  • Lady Warriors 4th in AAA field

    Staff Reports

    The Indian Land High School girls cross country team placed fourth in the Class AAA cross country meet at the Clemson Sandhills Research Center in Columbia.

    The Lady Warriors, led by sophomore runner Hannah Sawyer, scored 141 points.

    Sawyer, in the individual race, placed runner-up in the Class AAA girls race with a time of 19:49, the highest finish ever for a girl in school history for cross country.

    Sawyer also earned all-state finishing in the top 15 overall.

  • Column: Another mass killing tests our faith

    The news feeds continue to report the evil actions of individuals and groups who are bent on wreaking havoc against unsuspecting targets.
    Today, we are hearing about the mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, where 26 people are dead and more than a dozen others wounded. The reports of such incidents seem to be growing with each passing week.

  • Column: How it feels to receive a quilt of valor

    When I received an email from The Lancaster News asking me to write about how it felt to receive a quilt of valor from Douglas Presbyterian Church, I debated declining.
    Although the quilt was presented in front of many, it felt like a private moment. A treasured moment. It was my pleasure spending time with the church honoring veterans. But as the quilts of valor – and those who award them – are worthy of recognition, I decided to accept the offer and share my thoughts.     

  • Duke Energy puts up $3B to bolster S.C. power grid

    From release

    GREENVILLE – Duke Energy is investing $3 billion over the next decade in South Carolina to strengthen the energy grid against storm damage and cyberattacks.
    The program – Power/Forward Carolinas – will consist of upgrades that will harden the system against storms and outages, further protect it against computer hackers and physical threats, help expand renewable energy, generate jobs and stimulate economic growth. It will also give 740,000 customers in the Palmetto State more information to manage their energy use.

  • Shoppers gather pre-dawn for Aldi reopening

    Eager shoppers lined up before dawn to be the first in the newly remodeled Lancaster Aldi store. The line of people stretched to the far end of the store wall and over into the parking lot.
    By 8:15 a.m., all the parking spaces were filled at the 1201 Old Charlotte Road location, just north of S.C. 9 Bypass. People started parking in neighboring lots and walking over to the store, just to get in line. Others parked on the grass, out of the way of traffic.

  • Jim Wilson, longtime finance official, dies at 67

    Jim Wilson had a knack for numbers and was downright persnickety about them, Mayor John Howard recalled Tuesday.
    “He’d be checking and double-checking everything to the nth to make sure it was right,” Howard said. “Numbers were his forte. Jim could sit down with a spreadsheet or a project and would be right at home.”
    Wilson, who served as finance director for both the city of Lancaster and Lancaster County, died Friday at his home in Lancaster after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 67.

  • 12 charged in Kershaw drug roundup

    A dozen people were arrested in the Kershaw area last week on drug and other charges, most arising from an earlier undercover investigation, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    Between noon Thursday and late Saturday, drug task force agents, criminal investigators and patrol deputies rounded up 10 of 11 suspects wanted on drug-distribution charges, sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield said in a release issued Tuesday.

  • Incumbent Coates tops Norville for Kershaw council

    Incumbent Eddie Coates beat newcomer Wesley Norville by a 3-to-1 margin Tuesday in the race for an at-large Kershaw Town Council seat.
    Coates won 75 percent of the vote, with 132 votes to Norville’s 44. Only one absentee vote was cast.
    While he’s glad the election is over, Coates said, “I’m ready to continue working until my next four years are up.”
    “The turnout really floored me,” he said. “I was not expecting even 100 people to show up.”