Today's News

  • Lancaster drivers preparing for KOC

    Lancaster Super Speedway drivers are  preparing this week for this weekend’s King Of The Carolinas race held at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C.
    Some of the LSS drivers who will be competing in the events will be Timbo Mangum, Brandy Baker, Andrew Baker, Benji Knight, Bill Knight, Pebo Johnson, Hank Taylor, Travis Mosley, Brent Hodges, Andy Hodges, Kyle Norwood and Rocky Phillips.

  • Run with the Bruins set Saturday

    The seventh annual Run with the Bruins 5K road race and quarter-mile fun run is Saturday at Lancaster Memorial Stadium.
    The kids’ fun run, open to youngsters age 10-under, begins at 8:15 a.m. The 5K run and walk, which also features a 5K team relay, begins at 9:15 a.m.
    The 5K team relay features a three-runner relay, with each runner to participate for a mile. All 5K participants will receive a T-shirt and bib race number. All ages and running abilities are welcome to compete.

  • Teams set to return to play

    Lancaster County prep football returns to play in full force Friday with key region games.
    Lancaster is home to face top-rated South Pointe in a key Region III-AAAA clash.
    Buford, off a solid road with over Chesterfield High School, goes on the road to face North Central.
    Andrew Jackson, looking to rebound off an open week, hosts Chesterfield to cap its regular-season home schedule.
    Indian Land, seeking to halt a five-game slide, hopes for a happy homecoming as the Warriors face Columbia High School off an open week.

  • Tri-County coaches honor Jackets

    FORT MILL – Buford High’s stellar play in the Jackets’ Region IV-AA road win over Chesterfield High School earned BHS its share of honors at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday afternoon at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.
    A trio of Jackets’ players were saluted for their outstanding play in Buford’s 35-25 road win over the Chesterfield Rams.

  • Sign up to fill holiday wish list of an abused or neglected child

    The Lancaster County Outreach Project is launching its eighth-annual Holiday Giving Campaign, an effort to help local abused and neglected children and other families in need at the holidays.
    Last year, the LCOP, a year-round effort of the S.C. Department of Social Services, raised $7,551 in tax-deductible contributions for the Holiday Giving Campaign and helped 419 children and adults. This year, the goal is to help 550.

  • Column: Real enemy of blacks is the progressive left

    If the black community is fighting for black lives, as Malik Mackey writes in your Sept. 23 edition, then where are the mass protests in Chicago, where so many black lives are being taken? I don’t see any regular protests there.
    Instead, the protests are taking place where black men are getting shot by police. What percentage of black homicides are committed by police? Not anywhere close to the 90 to 95 percent of homicides committed by other black men.
    Any unjust shooting by police is unwarranted, but this has been blown way out of proportion.

  • Column: South Carolina faces 3 huge economic changes

    This the second of a three-part series on how demographic, economic and political trends are rapidly changing South Carolina.
    I’m convinced that a New South Carolina is being born, very different from our traditional past. It holds great promise for us and our children for generations to come, if we’re smart enough and bold enough to seize this opportunity. And that’s a big if.

  • Column: I’m disgusted by the choice we must make

    Iam just as disgusted as most Americans when I consider our choices for president.
    Hillary Clinton promises more of the same. If elected, she will continue the same liberal agenda as President Obama. She will continue to grow the national debt. She will continue to murder innocent unborns. She will appoint far-left Supreme Court justices. She will expand the entitlement society. She will undermine the family by legitimizing same-sex marriage.

  • Why is that peach tree full of paper bags? It’s organic

    Scott Miller
    Clemson University

    CLEMSON – More Southeastern peaches will be grown organically thanks to a $1 million federal grant awarded to Clemson University.
    Clemson pomologist Juan Carlos Melgar and pathologist Guido Schnabel are tying paper bags on peaches as they grow on trees, an unconventional method of protecting them from insects and disease while reducing reliance on pesticides. The peaches are bagged when the fruits are young and small.

  • Hospital launches telemedicine program

    Springs Memorial Hospital went live Tuesday with a telemedicine program for its intensive and critical care units that gives patients access to doctors through a television screen 24/7.
    With the push of a button, a patient or hospital staffers can have a two-way conversation with a doctor within 60 seconds.
    Springs Memorial has 10 ICU rooms and 10 CCU rooms, which are now all equipped with a television screen and ceiling camera.