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Today's News

  • Needed: 45 more voting machines

    Lancaster County is short 45 voting machines of the required number required by state law, and there’s not much the county can do about it.
    “The election commission is an unfunded mandate,” said Rick Crimminger, Lancaster County Election Commission chairman. “The state says we got to have it, but doesn’t fund it. When you have this kind of growth, you got to deal with it.
    “It used to be 35,000 registered voters in the county and now it’s up to 58,000,” he said.

  • Town rallies around Talf

    CHARLOTTE – Talf Wrenn, 23, has been a fighter since he was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at just three-years-old. The disorder generally affects the voluntary muscles in early childhood, which ultimately placed him in a wheelchair.
    On March 27, Wrenn began what his family – parents Will and Meg and siblings Caroline and Hammond – feared would be his last fight. He went to a local doctor for what was treated as a cold, but later that night he stopped breathing. His heart had stopped.

  • Determined Warriors look to continue soccer success

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land High School soccer team missed a state championship match for the first time in five years last spring, but the Warriors are bidding to make it back into the fray for state gold.

  • Lady Vols focused on soccer run

    Nathan Lowery

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson High girls’ soccer team has four seniors, a seasoned coach and solid hope for the season.

    “We have a great group of girls on this team,” said AJ girls soccer coach Lee Hanna. “We have a very versatile group of players.”

    So far, the Lady Vols are 4-7 this spring, including a 2-0 mark in Region IV-AA play.

  • Super Stock Shootout set for Saturday night at LMS

    Lancaster Motor Speedway returns to racing action Saturday with the Faith Funderburke Realty Super Stock Shootout headlining track action.

    Action last week was rained out, but the forecast calls for good weather this week at the half-mile dirt track.

    The Funderburke shootout will pay $1,500 to the winner, $650 for second place, $325 for third place, $200 for fourth place and $150 for fifth place, with $50 to start the main event.

  • Vols split in beach play

    MYRTLE BEACH – Andrew Jackson High School split a pair of baseball games at the Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach on Tuesday and Wednesday.

    The Volunteers, 10-6, 6-4, defeated Millburn (N.J.) High School, 4-3 on Tuesday, but dropped an 11-4 loss to the Millers on Wednesday.

    Millburn High is the defending Class AAAA state baseball champion in New Jersey and ranked 10th in Class AAAA for the 2018 season.

    In the Vols’ one-run win over Millburn, AJ scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to take the comeback win.

  • Raynor signs to play for USCL volleyball

    INDIAN LAND – The University of South Carolina Lancaster volleyball program is adding another key link from the Indian Land High School volleyball team.

    Kailey Raynor will join Lady Warriors’ teammate Olivia Falk, an ace middle blocker/hitter, on the Lancers volleyball team next fall.

    Falk signed with USCL two weeks ago. Raynor joined the Lancers volleyball team April 5, signing a scholarship offer in the ILHS media center.

  • African pro-life activist to speak

    Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church

    Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, the Women’s Enrichment Center and the Fatherhood Project are partnering to host the internationally acclaimed pro-life speaker and strategist Obianuju “Uju” Ekeocha next week.

  • What’s next for Van Wyck?

    With the rejection of the proposed Indian Land incorporation, the pressure on the town of Van Wyck to aggressively annex has finally subsided.
    But local officials say there is no plan for the town to stop its continuing annexation push.
    “It definitely has relieved the pressure,” said Town Administrator Linda Vaughan. “But we still have people interested in annexing, and as long as we have anyone to petition to annex, we’ll do that.”
    Councilman Xavier Kee agrees.

  • Native American Studies Center gets $10,000 donation

    USC Lancaster

    USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center has received a $10,000 donation from OceanaGold/Haile Operation, which will sponsor four speakers for the monthly Lunch and Learn programs, held the third Friday of each month in the center’s galleries.  
    The four Lunch and Learn programs include:
    April 20: Dr. Katherine Osburn, Arizona State University, “The ‘Identified Full-Bloods’ in Mississippi: Race and Choctaw Identity, 1898-1918.”