Today's News

  • Community opens its arms to those fleeing hurricane

    With 310,000 people from the S.C. Lowcountry heading inland this week to escape Hurricane Matthew, it was inevitable at least a few of them would end up in Lancaster.
    Some came because of their connections to the area, while others arrived as part of a planned evacuation. For one family, the stay in Lancaster came as a matter of fate, a safe haven from the storm during a long, uncertain journey.
    The largest single group of evacuees was the 49 residents of White Oak Manor in Charleston who sheltered at the White Oak Manor here.

  • Matthew blasts past

    Hurricane Matthew made landfall north of Charleston at 11 a.m. Saturday as a category 1 storm, cutting power to nearly a half million coastal residents and causing much flooding, but there were no early indications of casualties.
    Lancaster County escaped with a night of heavy rain and moderate winds. As of 11 a.m. Saturday, an estimated 1,200 homes in Lancaster County were without power.
    Darren Player, director of Lancaster County Emergency Management and Fire Rescue said the outages were scattered across the county, caused by trees falling across power lines.

  • Brooke Bauer, PhD, comes home to preserve her Catawba culture

    Brooke Bauer grew up listening to the voices of native women sitting in the shade of a huge oak tree in front of her grandmother’s mobile home on the Catawba Indian Reservation.
    The older women, led by her Granny Evelyn George, breathed life into Catawba clay, shaping it into useful cooking vessels and art as they shared stories of struggle and celebration.  

  • Lancaster drivers gearing up for KOC race

    Lancaster Super Speedway drivers are preparing their cars for the fourth annual King Of The Carolinas race at Carolina Speedway in Gastiona, N.C.
    Lancaster drivers have held their own throughout the years at the KOC races and will be seeking to do the same this year. The Carolinas’ best dirt track drives will come to the track known as “The Action Track,” Oct. 13-15.

  • AJ keeps pace in region volleyball

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers improved to 9-1 in Region IV-AA volleyball play with a 3-0 win over Chesterfield on Tuesday.
    The Lay Vols prevailed over the Lady Rams, 25-16, 25-13 and 25-20.
    AJ coach John Verdugo saluted a host of AJ players for their effort in the seep win.
    Verdugo said AJ had big performances offensively from Kinsley Adams, Cassidy McKittrick and Makaylen Crosby who combined for 25 kills.
    He also lauded the defensive effort from Ansley Lucas, Kaitlyn Holden, and Raegen Brewer with 27 good digs.

  • IL’s Teeter taking charge

    INDIAN LAND – To say Indian Land High School senior football player Logan Teeter has come full circle might qualify as the understatement of the season.
    In a nutshell, Teeter, a three-year starter for the Warriors, has gone from the team’s top tackler last season to the starter at quarterback.
    Two seasons ago, Teeter, officially listed on the 2016 ILHS roster as a linebacker/running back, was the Warriors’ signal-caller.
    Since then, he’s played fullback, linebacker, defensive end and now is back at quarterback.

  • Dizzy bat race decides McMackin golf tourney victor

    The deciding dizzy bat race was the difference in the 12th annual Neil McMackin Memorial golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Sept. 10.
    The gross score title ended in a tie, and as the tournament rules came into play was decided by the dizzy bat race.
    The dizzy bat race includes a member of the teams, which were tied at the end of regulation.
    The members each circle a bat and then race a certain distance and the first to cross the finish line is the winner.

  • Buford Middle rolls to win over Lewisville

    The Buford Middle School Jackets rallied from an early 8-0 deficit to post their first win of the season with a 20-8 comeback victory over Chesterfield-Ruby Middle School on Wednesday.
    Buford, down 8-0, rallied to slice the lead to 8-6 on Tyler Vespe’s 50-yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion try failed.
    Buford came back to take the lead for good as quarterback Evan Teague tallied on a three-yard run. Teague’s scoring run was set up when he hit Dalton “Bubba” Catoe on a 25-yard pass.

  • Column: Just 1 God in the Bible, essential to our future

    Is the God of the Old Testament different from the God of the New Testament? This seems to be a premise of William St. Louis’ Oct. 5 column, “My take on God, guns and Trump.”

  • Column: Gladys Cox, a teen at the piano, enthralled me in grammar school

    Mandy Catoe’s Sept. 30 feature story “Gladys Cox steps aside after 65 years as organist at Unity ARP” was delightful.
    Such a heartwarming story of a remarkable “musical and religiously faithful family” is so welcomed amid the often destructive and discouraging news we receive in today’s world.