Today's News

  • 280,000 flee S.C. coast ahead of Matthew

    More than a quarter million people had evacuated the S.C. coast by late Thursday, and Lancaster County began providing shelter for some of those fleeing the path of Hurricane Matthew.
    President Obama declared a state of emergency in Florida Thursday afternoon ahead of the storm, which regained its category 4 strength during the day. The death toll has topped 100 across the Caribbean.
    Gov. Nikki Haley ordered more than 20 counties to evacuate in phases throughout the week, including Horry, Georgetown, Charleston and Beaufort along the coastline.

  • Track’s championship night highlights LSS’s 2016 finale

    LSS honored the track’s 2016 points champions Saturday night.
    The SECA Crate Late Models titlist is Benji Knight, and the Montgomery Towing Super Stock winner is Johnny Starkey. The Deal 1 Auto Sales SECA Crate Sportsman top spot went to “Wild Bill” Knight. The Cauthen Motors Renegade winner was “Burn ’Em Down” Steve Hinson, The Vintage champ was Ron Geehring, and the M&M Garage Extreme 4 winner was Chris Hinson.

  • Coaches honor Warriors duo

    FORT MILL –  Two Indian Land High School football players were honored during the week six meeting at the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.
    Indian Land High School sophomore linebacker Robbie Csuhta and sophomore kicker Brandon Dickerson led the Lancaster County honorees.
    Csuhta was named the Class AAA-AA-A Defensive Player of the Week, while Dickerson was tabbed as the AAA-AA-A Special Teams Player of the Week.
    Csuhta had a solid effort in the IL Warriors’ road loss to Chester.

  • LHS swimmers dominate region meet

    Lancaster High dominated the Region III-AAAA swim meet, with the LHS boys posting 130 points and the LHS girls taking 110 at the Rock Hill Aquatics Center on Saturday.
    South Pointe’s girls had 65 points and the SPHS boys had 30. Richland Northeast girls had 12 and RNE boys had three.
    York boys had 19 and the York girls eight. Ridge View’s boys had eight points and the RVHS girls had three.

  • Thursday tilts key slate

    In a limited week seven schedule, the Lancaster County football schedule has only two games, both set for Thursday.
    Lancaster, continuing Region III-AAAA play, has another trip to the Midlands, but this game is Thursday night.
    Lancaster, 4-2, 1-0, ventures to Pontiac to face Richland Northeast on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
    RNE shares the facility, Harry Parone Stadium, with Spring Valley High School, which also has a home game Friday.

  • Lancaster game canceled

    Lancaster High School's road football game with Richland Northeast, slated to be played Thursday, has been canceled.

    A make-up date has not been set.

    Schools in Richland and Lexington counties will be closed today (Wednesday), Thursday and Friday, so no after-school activities – games or practices – are allowed. The closing of the schools come in response to the impact of Hurricane Matthew.

    Stay tuned for more reports related to the rescheduling of games and school-related activities.


  • Column: My take on guns, God and Trump

    After reading the guest column and a letter to the editor in the Sept. 28 edition of The Lancaster News, I feel compelled to make some random observations.
    First, I must address John Baker’s column, in which he states that Hillary Clinton is lying when she says that we have too many military-style weapons on the street. The common AR-15 is very similar in style to the M-4 or the M-16, two military rifles. The key word is “style.”

  • Column: Tip of the hat to Lancaster’s ‘Mr. Tar Heel’

    When I think of the University of North Carolina, guess who comes to mind?
    Michael Jordan? Good guess, but no. Dean Smith? He’s right up there, but not first.
    For me, No. 1 is Don Scott.
    He was “Mr. Tar Heel” in Lancaster. The Red Rose City has its share of folks who bleed Carolina blue, but Mr. Scott led the way.
    The popular community and civic leader and businessman died Sept. 24, two days after his 90th birthday, fittingly a Saturday when he enjoyed many a UNC victory.

  • Rhodora Wind Quintet: The French Connection

    When the Rhodora Wind Quintet performs this Sunday, concert-goers will learn the answers to some interesting questions.
    For instance, where does the group’s name come from? (Hint: Ralph Waldo Emerson provided the inspiration). And what is the French connection to each musical selection that gives the program its title?
    The concert is unusual for two reasons. It will be the first woodwind quintet performance in the Vivian Major Robinson concert series at the Cultural Arts Center. And composers like Lee Hoiby are generally not household names.

  • Freeman faces DUI, weapon charges

    Staff reports