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  • Pepper X: The latest way to set your mouth on fire

    It is the food equivalent of eating a firecracker. 

    First there is an explosion of taste. Then your eyes water, your throat closes, your nose runs, and your ears ring. 

    For some, the endomorphins kick in and it is, they say, an incredible natural high.

    For others, pain and cramps follow, bringing you to your knees. Some end up lying on the ground. 

    The food is the world’s hottest chili pepper – grow by the thousands in South Carolina. 

  • White hot from the white tees

    Lancaster golfer Scott Roberts, the five-time Lancaster Golf Club champion, continues his links assault on the LGC records.
    Two weeks ago, Roberts shot a sizzling 56 (29-27) from the silver tees at the Lancaster Golf Club for a new mark. LGC pro Phil Small said Roberts’ 56 was the first time in his memory a golfer had broken 60 in a round.
    Then on Tuesday, the former Buford High School golf standout, a 1989 BHS graduate and Lancaster High School golf coach, notched another milestone, shooting a 60 from the white tees, playing 6,100 yards over 18 holes.

  • LDB Ozone stars win district crown

    Lancaster Dixie Youth Baseball Ozone League All-Stars competed in the District 2 Championship Tournament in Lewisville June 23 – 30.
    Lancaster, with a 3-2 win over Fort Mill, captured the tournament title to secure a state championship tournament bid.
    The Lancaster Ozone stars open play in the state tournament in Union at the Timken Complex on Saturday at noon when they face Greer. Opening ceremonies are today.
    Lancaster opened play June 23 when it beat Lewisville, 13-4.

  • Cheraw man dies in fireworks accident

    Vanessa Brewer-Tyson

    Landmark News Service

    A 24-year-old Cheraw man was killed Wednesday while shooting off Independence Day fireworks at Dizzy Gillespie Apartments in Cheraw.

    M.C. Gallion III and some friends were apparently holding the mortar-shell launch tubes in their hands and shooting them off when a shell hit him in the chest, according to a statement from the Cheraw Police Department.

  • Bruins salute golf standouts

    The Class AAAA state champion Lancaster High School golf team honored a host of golfers at the team’s awards night Friday.
    Senior golfer Brady Hinkle, who has signed to play at Coastal Carolina University, was presented the team’s Leadership Award.
    Hinkle, the Bruins captain, was a five-time all-region golfer.
    Senior Nick Mangano received the team’s Most Congenial Award for his sportsmanship and positive approach among opponents. Mangano has signed to play golf at Belmont-Abbey University.

  • Death penalty sought in 2015 Pageland murders

    South Carolina will seek the death penalty when Rayshawn Montez Little goes on trial for the 2015 Pageland murders of Tyvonn Terrell Threatt and Shannon Rasheal Little.

    Fourth Circuit Solicitor Will Rogers announced the state’s intentions Wednesday at a hearing in Darlington.

    The South Carolina Court Administration will assign a judge to preside over all further proceedings in the case. No trial date has been set at this time.

  • Woman snatches money from Crenco cash register

    Lancaster Police Department is seeking information on a woman who robbed one convenience store late Tuesday night and attempted to rob another early Wednesday morning.
    According to a statement from the police department, the woman was wearing a gray pullover jacket, black ball cap, black shorts and flip-flops when she went into Crenco on S.C. 9 Bypass. She took money from the register and an unknown number of lottery tickets. The clerk attempted to follow her out of the store, and the woman told the clerk her husband was waiting outside with a gun.

  • McMaster, Wilson win GOP primaries

    Lancaster County Republicans stuck with the two incumbents in Tuesday’s party runoffs for governor and state attorney general, both of whom won their respective races across the state.
    In the governor’s race, Henry McMaster received 3,522 votes (76 percent) to John Warren’s 1,139 votes (24 percent) in Lancaster County.
    In the AG race, Alan Wilson received 2,544 votes (59 percent) to challenger Todd Atwater’s 1,753 votes (41 percent) here.

  • Follow state Republican runoff results tonight

    Voters can follow the local results of the S.C. Republican Party primary runoff for governor and state attorney general Tuesday night on Twitter @GregSummersTLN. We will be posting the results and updates as the votes are tallied at the elections office inside the Lancaster County Administration Building.
    Once all the statewide results are available late Tuesday, we will post them at www.thelancasternews.com.  
    Incumbent Gov. Henry McMaster faces Greenville businessman John Warren in the GOP nomination for governor.

  • Severe thunderstorm warning issued for southwestern Lancaster County

    The National Weather Service has issued severe thunderstorm warning for southwestern Lancaster County effective until 4:30 p.m. Monday.
    Just before 4 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located over the town of Great Falls and moving east at 10 mph. 
    Wind gusts up to 60 mph and quarter size hail are forecasted, according to the NWS.
    Hail damage to vehicles and wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees is possible.