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Today's News

  • Column: Congressional hopefuls need to detail plans for Medicare

    With 15 candidates competing for votes, things are heating up in the special election to fill Mick Mulvaney’s seat in the 5th Congressional District.
    On behalf of our 81,000 members in the 5th District, AARP South Carolina wants to know where these candidates stand on protecting Medicare for the future and their specific position on “premium support” (a.k.a. Medicare vouchers).
    So what are Medicare vouchers?

  • Column: Today we celebrate most amazing event in history

    As we look around the world this Easter Sunday, we see the realities of violence, disease and famine, of graphic horrors in places like Syria and Egypt.
    With all this suffering, it is a fitting moment to ask a well-worn question: Why do bad things happen to good people?
    My attempt at an answer would be to examine the word “good.” It’s an extremely relative term. I can look around and find persons with whom I can compare myself, and I can reach the conclusion that compared to them, I am pretty good.

  • Crazy Critters

    A not-so-long-lasting silence fell across the room April 7 as Discovery School students waited to see which animals were in the covered cages.

    Students gasped at the legless lizard. They giggled when a cockatoo started swaying. And their eyes widened when a coati climbed up Conservation Educator Khoreen Vetter’s leg.

  • Jayvee softball teams capture tourney titles

    Lorie Sellers

    For The Lancaster News

    CAMDEN – Buford and Indian Land junior varsity softball teams captured tournament titles played at the Larry Doby Fields in Camden earlier this month.

    The fields, part of the Kershaw County Recreation Department, are named in honor of Larry Doby, the Camden native who was the first black player in the American League.

  • Sanchez-Gelpke to lead LCPRC youth swim team

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Piranhas swim team will have a new coach for the upcoming summer season.

    The team will be led by Daniela Sanchez-Gelpke, who came to Lancaster from Huntersville, N.C., with her husband, Ray, and son, Devan. 

    Coach Sanchez-Gelpke has more than 20 years of coaching experience in competitive swimming and has coached summer league swim teams in Huntersville and Cumming, Ga.

  • Vols golfers win two, up record to 5-4

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers upped their record to 5-4 on the golf season, topping a tri-match at the White Plains Country Club in Pageland on Thursday.

    The Vols shot a 176 to 189 for McBee and 237 for the Central Eagles.

    Emily Cox and Mason Sowell each shot a 40, followed by Dakota Roberts' 42 and Andrew Bowers' 54.

    Raegen Brewer carded a 57, her lowest round of the season.

  • Prep baseball roundup: Jackets down Tigers in tourney

    The Buford High School baseball team capped play in the Founders Federal Credit Union Spring Break Classic at Cheraw High School with an 11-5 win over Wilson High School of Florence on Tuesday afternoon.

    The six-run Jackets win gave BHS a third-place finish in the two-day tournament field with a 1-3-1 record.

    Buford went 0-2-1 on opening day Monday at Cheraw High, falling to Central, Cheraw and finishing in a 0-0 tie with Wilson of Florence due to the tournament time limit.

  • Column – Norman: Why I am running for Congress

    Editor’s note: We have offered the 5th District congressional candidates one column apiece to make the case for why they’re the best choice.

    I believe in America because I believe in South Carolina’s 5th District.
    Over the past two months, I have traveled this district. While the individuals I met each had different perspectives, different experiences, different challenges and different hopes, they were all bound by an unabashed optimism. They see, as I do, the incredible potential of our state and country.

  • Column – Crenco owner: Raising gas tax a terrible idea

    I don’t know about you, but I am getting tired of our roads not getting fixed every year.

  • LSS idle for Easter weekend

    Lancaster Super Speedway is taking this weekend off for Easter to give the drivers, fans and staff members some time off to spend Easter with their family and friends.

    Some of the Lancaster Super Speedway drivers will be racing elsewhere this weekend.

    David Laney is traveling to East Lincoln Speedway located on Mariposa Road, Stanley, N.C., 28164.

    Laney will be taking his Extreme 4 car to ELS for the first time. The divisions running at ELS will be Lighting Late Models, Renegade, Thunder Bombers, Stock 4, Pro Stock 4, Extreme 4/Front Wheel Drive.