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Today's News

  • S.C. voter-law oddity allows undocumented address change

    If you want to open a bureaucratic can of worms, start asking questions about South Carolina’s voting laws. Even the people who administer them for a living give head-scratching answers.

    For example, can you change the address on your voter registration without any documentation that you’ve actually moved? Could you, in this way, switch to another voting district and vote for a candidate without really living in that district?

  • Black Friday: Manageable crowds snap up bargains

    Stores loaded up on sale merchandise for Friday’s traditional Black Friday crush, and customers reported smooth shopping with manageable lines through much of the day, compared to previous Thanksgiving weekends.

    At Lancaster’s Walmart, the checkout lines were relatively short through the morning, but the electronics department had a lot of traffic, and plenty of televisions left from the big sale that started the night before.

  • Editor's Column: How we deliver your newspaper changes Friday

    We have been delivering news and advertising to this community for 164 years.

     Long ago, an army of kids on bikes threw papers onto porches and carports after school. I was one of those kids. Delivering The Lancaster News was my first job, in 1968. 

    The paper switched to morning delivery 25 years ago, and since then its carriers have mostly been adults with motor routes, supplementing their income from other work.

  • 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.