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Today's News

  • IL woman Ms. South Carolina

    An Indian Land woman will represent the Carolinas in the upcoming Ms. America Pageant.
    Cheryl McDermott, 46, was awarded the Ms. South Carolina 2018 title on Oct. 28, 2017, by the Ms. America Pageant.
    “Cheryl McDermott really left a positive impression on our judges and we are thrilled to have her representing the Carolinas as Ms. South Carolina at the 2018 Ms. America Pageant finals this March,” said Susan Jeske, pageant CEO.
    McDermott, who has lived in Walnut Creek for three years, is a registered nurse.

  • Dancing with the Stars

    Seven couples hit the stage at the sold-out Dancing With the Stars competition Saturday night, raising $14,500 for Andrew Jackson Middle School’s Art Focus program.
    The event was a big financial success, topping the fundraising total at last year’s inaugural Dancing With the Stars by more than 60 percent.
    Taking home the technical-skills championship trophy was David Platts, science and arts instructional specialist for Lancaster County School District, and Katrina Bernsdorff, AJ High drama teacher.

  • Rick Wade gets U.S. chamber job

    From release

    WASHINGTON – Lancaster native Rick Wade has been named vice president of strategic alliances and outreach at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

    “Rick’s wealth of knowledge enables him to give a megaphone to the voice of business across the country and to share the positive impacts of the free enterprise system,” said Suzanne Clark, senior executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber. 

    “We’re excited to welcome him to our talented team.”

  • Honors for Food Lion manager

    Adam Threatt, manager of the Food Lion on North Main Street in Lancaster, is one of four finalists for the 1,100-store corporation’s manager of the year award. 

    Threatt, 35, has already been named regional manager of the year out of the 24 stores in his region and division manager of the year, representing nine regions.

    On Thursday, he will be at the company’s Salisbury, N.C., headquarters, competing against three others for the Ralph W. Ketner Store Manager Award, which honors a manager for commitment to customers, employees and the community.

  • County fire rating improves

    Commercial property owners in the county can look forward to an upcoming reduction in their property insurance premiums, thanks to improvements in the county’s firefighting systems.

    Officials learned Jan. 22 that the countywide ISO (Insurance Services Office) Public Protection Classification, commonly called the “ISO rating,” has been improved from Class 6 to Class 4. 

  • Bruins drop two to Red Hawks

    The Lancaster Bruins had a tough night getting shots to fall in dropping two games in Region III-AAAA hoops play at Westwood High School on Friday night.

    The host Lady Red Hawks opened with a 78-47 win and the WHS boys followed with a 77-34 win over the Bruins.

    In the girls game, the Westwood girls opened an early lead and stayed on top for the 31-point win.

    WHS, up 18-8 after one quarter, held a 34-15 lead at the half.

    The Lady Red Hawks were on top 54-27 lead after three periods on the way to the victory.

  • Warriors rally for road split

    The Indian Land Warriors stormed back in the second half to take a 64-61 win over host Columbia to give ILHS a Region IV-AAA basketball split on Friday night.

    Columbia won the girls game, taking a 44-23 win, but the Warriors rallied in the nightcap to notch the three-point victory.

    Columbia, down 19-15 after one period, came back for a 38-28 lead at the half.

    The Warriors erased the edge with a strong defensive effort to outscore the Caps, 24-9 for a 52-47 lead going into the final period.

  • Lady Jackets win in senior night split

    Lorie Sellers

    For The Lancaster News

    BUFORD – Buford had mixed results for the Jackets’ annual senior night basketball games Friday.

    The Lady Jackets notched a 50-45 win over the North Central Lady Knights, while the BHS boys dropped a tough two-point loss.

    In the varsity opener, Buford built a 16-7 lead in the first period and used a 15-11 surge in the second quarter to gain a 31-18 edge at the half.

  • Vols capture two wins over Rams

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    CHESTERFIELD – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers swept the Chesterfield Rams in their Region IV-AA road basketball twin bill on Friday night.

    The AJ boys broke their losing streak with a 68-63 win, and the Lady Vols continued their march to the Class AA Upper State playoffs with a 70-37 win over the Lady Rams.

    The Lady Vols dominated scoring in all four quarters of their game. AJ, with a 14-point lead at the end of the first quarter, held a 22-8 lead.

  • AJ to tangle with Liberty

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers wrestling team is continuing its school-record run.

    The Region IV-AA champion Volunteers are headed to the Class A-AA Upper State championship match after posting two wins Saturday afternoon in the opening three rounds of the tournament at AJ.

    The Vols received a first-round bye before facing Ninety Six and Cheraw, the defending Class A-AA state champion.