Today's News

  • Dissecting politics in Buford class

    Buford High School seniors register to vote in their government classes, but not before teacher Wes James educates them on the issues.
    About a third of his 71 students will be eligible to vote in their first election Nov. 8. If the presidential race was decided by them alone, Donald Trump would win with more than 70 percent of the vote. The blue tally marks on the dry-erase board show Trump with 51 votes, Hillary Clinton with 9 and 11 for neither.

  • Hurricane Matthew’s aftermath: 90% of power restored

    Utility crews in the past 72 hours have restored power to 90 percent of the South Carolinians left in the dark by Hurricane Matthew, but there are several places in the Pee Dee region where flooding might prolong outages for weeks.
    S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley said Thursday afternoon there are about 72,300 customers across the state without power, down from more than 850,000 who lost service at the height of the storm.

  • The killing continues, 4 shootings this week

    A 32-year-old Lancaster man died Tuesday night after he was shot multiple times outside a home in the Southside community. It was the city’s second murder and fourth shooting this week.
    Lancaster County Deputy Glen Crawford identified the victim as Yusuf Abdus-Salaam of 2652 Downey Drive. Abdus-Salaam died from his wounds at Springs Memorial Hospital.
    As of 3 p.m. Thursday, the coroner’s office was still awaiting preliminary autopsy results.

  • Buford game reset

    Buford High School's football game with North Central High School has been reset for Nov. 11 at the Knights' field.

    The game was scheduled to be played Friday, Oct. 14, at North Central.

    "North Central officials contacted us and said the school had extensive damage as a result of Hurricane Matthew last week, and asked to move the game. The coaches said they had not been able to practice much this week," BHS coach Tripp Watts said.



  • 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.