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Today's News

  • Area drivers shine at Friendship

    Lancaster drivers braved a cold and windy night at Friendship Motor Speedway in Elkin, N.C., to produce a strong showing in their divisions Saturday night.
    In the Extreme 4/U-Car Division, Brad McManus won his heat race.
    David Laney finished near the rear after fighting an ill-handling car and Tommy McManus finished near the front in his heat race.
    In the main event, McManus took the early lead, while his brother Tommy pulled in the pits with a broke axle.

  • Ricks commits to S.C. State

    Lancaster High School senior linebacker Desmond Ricks has given S.C. State University a commitment to sign with the Bulldogs.
    The NCAA national signing day for football is Feb. 1, 2017. Verbal pledges are non-binding to the school.
    Ricks, a three-year member of the LHS varsity, was a two-year starter for the Bruins.
    Ricks, for the Bruins’ 5-6 season under third-year head coach Bobby Collins, notched 88 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, three sacks, two forced fumbles, two blocked passes, a fumble recovery and blocked extra point.

  • Bruins go 3-0, win BHS preseason hoops tourney

    The Lancaster Bruins completed a stellar run to the championship in the annual Buford High Preseason basketball tournament with a 62-46 win over Fairfield Central High on Monday night.
    LHS senior Nehemiah McGriff, the recent Limestone College signee, paced the Bruins with 26, 18 in the first half.
    Lancaster, which went 3-0 in the three-day tourney, built a 40-19 lead at the break and cruised to the 16-point win over the Griffins.
    LHS held a 51-31 edge after three periods.
    McGriff, in three tourney games, had 75 points to lead the LHS cause.

  • 4 new businesses coming to IL’s Cross Creek center

    Indian Land’s Cross Creek shopping center has grown steadily since Publix opened there in late 2012, and now four new businesses are set to open at the center in the coming months.

    Under construction on three outparcels at the front of the shopping center are an NTB auto-care shop, an Arby’s restaurant and a Doctors Care medical offices, said York Development Group owner Doug Baumgartner. 

  • Column: Start your cyber-security scorecard

    Cyber security is like exercise. It is not a destination. It’s a way of life.

    In this column, I want to exercise your cyber-security awareness and pinpoint ways to identify, protect, detect and respond to potential threats you face in your daily activities and device interaction with the internet.

  • Column: Who among us decides ‘common good’ for all?

    In the Nov. 2 paper, Keith Grey writes that “the purpose of government is to advance the common good,” and “to help create a high quality of life and community well-being.”
    Orwellian garbage! None of that is the job of the government. Who gets to say what “common good,” or “well-being” are? That double-talk leads to government infringement of the masses.

  • Column: Leatherman rules if Trump picks Haley, McMaster

    What happens if Gov. Nikki Haley leaves office before the end of her term? What if Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster also does? Who would be governor then?
    Those questions have been raised over the past few days along with speculation about posts in the Trump administration – and some insiders are getting them wrong.

  • Column: Booing, lecturing VP-elect Pence was rude, vain and sanctimonious

    I have said that I cherish free speech, but I also cherish civility and was disturbed by what happened to Vice President-elect Mike Pence when he went to the theater Friday night.
    Mr. Pence went to see the Broadway musical “Hamilton” and was greeted with boos and then subjected to comments from one of the actors. Some have said the actor was very polite as he called out Mr. Pence in a public setting, but I felt his comments were sanctimonious, delivered in a tone of condescending sarcasm.

  • Wild hogs 'ecological zombies,' cause $115M damage across S.C.

    Scott Miller
    Clemson University

  • Editor's Column: My 1st encounter with Linda Blackmon

    Let me start by making this clear: I have no opinion about the truthfulness of Jackie Harris’ voter-fraud allegations against Linda Blackmon after the Nov. 8 Lancaster City Council election. There aren’t enough facts on the table yet.
    With that out of the way, let me tell you a peculiar story.
    If you were driving past The Lancaster News parking lot on White Street late Wednesday afternoon, that was me in the white button-down shirt with my arms crossed, listening and looking perplexed.