Today's News

  • Mat ministry reaches far

    “Love is not a spectator sport” is screen-printed on the back of Sherri Wilkes’ T-shirt.
    Last Tuesday night, she led about a dozen people into the back room of the Lancaster County Library carrying plastic bags stuffed with plastic bags. They ranged in age from just under 6 years old to just over 70. They didn’t come to study. They came to serve.

    For the next two hours, they transformed trash into treasure by cutting and crocheting the bags into sleeping mats for homeless people.

  • Sticky-note inspiration

    From release

    Sticky-notes were the medium for inspirational messages at Lancaster High School on Feb. 13.

    Students decorated 1,000 notes with messages of love and hope for the “Share the Love” project, arranging them to spell “Love” on a wall at the school. Other students could then take a note off the wall and pass it along to another person to inspire or comfort them. 

  • Speedway sets two-day show to open season

    The Lancaster Motor Speedway’s new management has come out with a bang, announcing the opening night race of the 2018 season will be a two-day show.

    LMS has not opened with a two-day show since the last Carolina Crown.

    Race details emerged on social media over the week.

    On Friday night, March 16, divisions running include SECA Crate Late Models paying $1,000 to win, Pure Stock V8 $400, Extreme 4 $400 and Super Stock.

  • NASCAR pit-guns cause pit road problems

    Much of the discussion in racing circles this week hasn’t surrounded Kevin Harvick’s dominating performance during the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 on Feb. 25. 

    It’s been on the failure of the new standard NASCAR-issued pit-guns that caused headaches up and down pit road at the 1.5-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway. 

    The faulty pit-guns, made by Paoli, posed problems for at least four race teams Sunday in Atlanta, including Harvick and defending cup champion Martin Truex.

  • Warriors sweep BC Bearcats

    The host Indian Land Warriors soccer teams scored a pair of wins over Brookland-Cayce in prep soccer play at the ILHS Reservation on Wednesday night.

    The ILHS Lady Warriors, in a rematch of the Class AAA girls state title match last season, rolled to a 6-1 win over the Lady Bearcats.

    The Indian Land girls, who downed BC 2-1 – (5-3 in penalty kicks) last spring at Irmo High School, blitzed the Lady Bearcats on Wednesday.

    The Lady Warriors had three goals from Kailee Erwin, two from Brianna Bishop and a goal from Emily Gerdes in the rout.

  • Bruins banking on veterans

    The 2018 Lancaster High School baseball team sports a new look up top, but the Bruins have their share of returnees for the 2018 season.

    Trevor Hammond, a former Bruins player who served as an assistant coach, is now guiding the LHS baseball program.

    Hammond can count on a host of veteran players to boost the program this season.

    Hammond also has his share of talented newcomers on the Bruins’ squad.

  • How could IL incorporation affect schools and traffic?

    Scattered throughout Indian Land, the signs are hard to miss since their messages – “Stop school overcrowding” and “Tired of Traffic?” – play on two of the community’s most pressing issues.
    Placed by incorporation organizers Voters for a Town of Indian Land (VTIL), the signs offer their own solution printed at the bottom in big bold letters – “Vote Yes.”
    Organizers of the No Town of Indian Land (No TOIL) camp disagree, and have their own “Vote No” signs to show it.

  • County joining opioid lawsuit

    Lancaster County will join a nationwide legal effort against pharmaceutical companies in hopes of recovering some of the money it has spent combatting the opioid epidemic, which killed 25 people here last year.
    “We’re at the place where we have to do something,” said Lancaster County Council member Brian Carnes. “Unfortunately, this is one of those things that just isn’t going away.”

  • Barnes signs at Fort Valley State

    Lancaster High School senior offensive lineman Keavius Barnes has a dream to play in the National Football League.

    His vision to possibly reach pro football took a key step Wednesday morning in the LHS media center.

    Barnes, a 6-2, 320-pounder, signed a scholarship to play at Fort Valley State University (Ga.) as family, teammates and coaches witnessed.

    “Since I was about 9 years old, I’ve had a dream to play college football,” Barnes said. “This feels good and I’m very excited about it.

  • 2 charged in horrific killing

    Seasoned law officers and crime-scene technicians were mortified Thursday by what they discovered during a day-long search at a residence off S.C. 200 south of Lancaster.
    A teenager’s torso, with no head or limbs, was buried in the yard at 1838 High Point Circle. A head was found behind a building underneath several bags. A barrel contained burnt body parts. Human bones were strewn across the property and in a box stashed under a mobile home.