Today's News

  • Candidate forums Oct. 20 and 24

    Candidates in the Nov. 8 general election will be attending two upcoming forums in Lancaster County to give voters the opportunity to ask questions and hear their responses.
    Carolina Gateway newspaper and the Indian Land Action Council are sponsoring the Before You Vote 2016 Candidates Forum, 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at CrossRidge, 3000 WorldReach Drive, Indian Land.

  • Mail delays could affect absentee votes, officials warn

    If you’re planning to use the mail to vote absentee in the Nov. 8 general election, do it as soon as possible, Lancaster County elections officials said Thursday.
    Hurricane Matthew and the U.S. Postal Service being closed Monday for Columbus Day have caused mail delays. As of Thursday, the county’s Voter Registration and Elections Office  had not received any completed absentee ballots by mail.

  • 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.