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Today's News

  • Antioch track hosts Thanksgiving Thunder

    The Antioch Speedway, located in Morganton, N.C., is hosting Thanksgiving Thunder today and Saturday.

    The race track is located at 2850 Race Track Street in Morganton, N.C., 28655.

    The Antioch track is running the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models, paying $1,200 to win and $125 to start.

    The Phillip Knight Memorial, for Vintage cars, is paying $400 to win and $50 to start.

    The Super Stock 4 has $500 to win and $50 to start. The Renegades will have $500 to win and $50 to start.

  • Buford cheerleaders fifth in state field

    The Buford High School cheerleaders continued their tradition of outstanding competition with a third straight top five finish in the state field.
    The Jackets, fourth in Class AA the last two seasons, had a challenge for the 2016 season when they competed in Class AAA.
    BHS, led by coach Julie Thompson, answered the challenge with a fifth overall finish in the Class AAA field at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia on Saturday.
    The Jackets scored 245 points, improving their state qualifying score 11 points.

  • Vols facing tough foe

    Andrew Jackson High second-year head coach C.J. Frye said the Volunteers will need a top effort to keep their season alive Friday night when they face Saluda in Class AA Upper State second-round football playoffs.
    AJ, 8-2, earned its shot at the 10-1 Saluda Tigers with a 42-21 win over Ninety Six on Friday night at home.
    AJ trailed 21-20 at the half, but roared back for the 21-point victory to keep its Class AA state title hopes alive.

  • Small fry stars post playoff win

    Staff Reports

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation small fry football all-stars, ages 9-10, rallied to take a 14-8 comeback win over Kershaw County-Lugoff at Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill on Saturday.

    The small fry stars trailed 8-6 at the half, as KCL took the two-point lead at the break with a pick six.

    The Lancaster County small fry stars took the lead on Trey Thompson’s touchdown run and Ladarius Cloud’s two-point conversion.

  • Doyle to play for NC Wolves

    Indian Land High School softball standout Gabbie Doyle made her decision to attend Newberry College and play for the Wolves on Nov. 18, but it’s been pretty clear for a while.

    Doyle, entering her fourth season with the IL Lady Warriors’ softball team, said Newberry has been on her list for a good stretch.

  • T-Day’s over, but still some turkeys here

    Staff Reports

    You would think since Thanksgiving is behind us, we wouldn’t be talking turkey.

    Yet here it is and you – the reader – have a roost of turkey’s before you.

    For another “notable” week, The News’ picks panel didn’t actually soar with the eagles, Philadelphia, Boston College or even Central Pageland. By the way, all three noble birds lost.

  • AJ’s Sowell, IL’s Pressley ranked among state’s top senior players

    Two Lancaster County senior girls hoops stars and a county team are among the hardwood elite with the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association preseason state rankings recently released.

    Andrew Jackson High School senior center Alexxus Sowell along with Indian Land senior Nia Pressley were honored among the top five senior players in their respective classifications.

    Sowell, with a stellar junior season, is rated among the top five senior girls in Class AA play.

  • AJ’s Poston takes pride in play

    KERSHAW – The 2016 Andrew Jackson Volunteers, at 8-2 on the season, are regarded as one of the state’s most improved football teams this season.

    AJ senior offensive lineman Joseph Poston is elated with the Vols’ season, a marked improvement over last fall’s 3-7 record and no playoffs, but he’s not surprised.

  • Column: Judges get awfully cozy with legislators in S.C.

    The Judicial Merit Selection Commission began meeting last week to vet judges for seats around South Carolina, marking the bi-annual migration of judicial candidates to the State House. That’s where the problem lies: would-be judges are kowtowing to lawmakers again.
    On the road to a state judgeship, the first stop is a vetting at the JMSC, a panel composed of six legislators and four other citizens appointed by legislators. It’s the same commission where former House Speaker Bobby Harrell placed his brother.

  • Column: Upstanding motorcyclist objects to ‘marauding’

    I would like to address your Nov. 20 article “No marauding motorcyclists at Christmas parade.”
    Please indulge me as I would like to begin this letter to the editor by telling you a little about who I am and what I stand for.
    I am a devout Christian and a committed husband of nearly 18 years. I am a father of three who leads his family by example, not just in word. I am a U.S. Army combat veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom Phase I.