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Today's News

  • A new destination for Gonzie’s bikes

    It’s the start of Christmas season, so you know what Gonzie Mackey is doing – packing his little shop on Great Falls Highway with bicycles destined to be presents.
    That’s what Mackey has been doing for the past eight years with his charity – Gonzie’s Miracle Bikes for Kids. Bikes line the floors, walls and ceiling of his workshop, with lots of shiny chrome and glistening new paint jobs.
    But this year is different, because all the bikes he has collected so far are going to Texas hurricane victims.

  • Keye-Stewart Engagement

    Donna and Jeff Moree of Heath Springs and Mikey Keye of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Autumn Elizabeth Keye, to Daniel Dale Stewart, both of Lancaster.

    The wedding is planned for 4:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in Waxhaw, N.C.

  • Lalla-Tinsley Engagement

    Dr. and Mrs. Sunil Vishin Lalla of Pawleys Island are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Grace Lalla, to Robert Morgan Tinsley, both of Cambridge, Mass.

    The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. April 14, 2018 at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church, with a reception at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club.

  • Warlick-Witherspoon Engagement

     Ms. Jennifer Long Warlick of Chapin and Mr. Van Warlick of Murrells Inlet announce the engagement of their daughter, Candice Brooke Warlick, to Gavin Donnom Witherspoon Jr., both of Charlotte.

  • Bruins sweep Vols

    The Lancaster Bruins opened their 2017-18 home basketball schedule, taking two wins over county rival Andrew Jackson.

    The Lady Bruins posted a 63-38 win and the LHS boys topped the Vols, 72-62.

    The teams meet for a rematch at AJ on Friday when the girls play at 6 p.m. and the boys tip off at 7:30.

    In other action, Buford dropped two games at home, falling to Parkwood of Union County, N.C.

    The Lady Jackets fell to the Lady Rebels, 60-29 and BHS boys dropped a 66-55 setback.

  • Column: Lawmakers need to deal with nuclear plant debacle

    The General Assembly will be back in session starting in January, and although this year’s session covered a lot of ground, the next one likely will bring big challenges.
    Today, I’ll explain one of those issues – the abandonment of the V.C. Summer nuclear plant project in Fairfield County. Part two of my legislative preview Sunday will deal with pension reform and the opioid crisis.

  • Column: Income distribution shows clout of the rich in setting U.S. policy

    In the Nov. 24 Lancaster News, Rudy Schmidt responded to my Nov. 15 column about how Democratic policies help the middle class.
    I appreciate the cordial nature of Mr. Schmidt’s comments. In his article he asked me to give the basis for my statements. I will try succinctly to do just that.
    The Gini Coefficient, a measure of income distribution, has been increasing in the United States since 1980. (That means the middle class has been shrinking and the few very rich have been getting richer. Also, real wages have been decreasing.)

  • Choo-choo Christmas

    Joe Silien
    For The Lancaster News

    The annual holiday railroad display at Sun City Carolina Lakes is getting a huge makeover this year – a new layout more than twice as big as the one visitors have enjoyed for the past eight years.
    The track gangs have been busy setting up the new railroad in the lobby of The Lake House. Gone is the 8- by 10-foot train board and the tightly packed O-27 gauge track layout. In its place is phase one of a much larger display.

  • Jackets split pair with Lions

    Lorie Sellers

    For The Lancaster News

    Buford’s girls opened regular-season play, posting a 60-36 road win over Lewisville High School of Richburg on Tuesday night.

    The Lady Jackets, 3-1, opened an early lead and cruised to the 24-point win over the Lady Lions.

    The Buford girls’ win gave BHS a split with Lewisville as the BHS boys dropped a 54-35 loss to the Lions.

    BHS senior Payton Howell netted a game-high 28 points, 17 in the first half. She drilled two treys.

  • Mandy’s dandy as Picks champ

    During the course of the 2017 Pigskin Picks season, dandy has been used to describe second-year panelist Mandy Catoe.

    The tag fits to a “T” today since Mandy is in the dandy spot of The Lancaster News’ Pigskin Picks champion.

    Mandy said early on she felt it was her year. An avid Kansas City Chiefs fan, Mandy said she felt KC and she were on their way to the top.

    The Chiefs, at 6-5, have a ways to go, but Mandy is at the top with a 217-82 record for the season.