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Today's News

  • Editor's column: Mayors don’t get to control which stories reporters write

    Eddie Moore, who until recently had always struck me as an even-keeled sort of guy, asked a TLN reporter to step outside before the Heath Springs Town Council meeting March 14.
    “I don’t want to have any more negative press about Heath Springs in The Lancaster News,” he told her calmly. “Mayor Taylor didn’t like that, and I don’t either.”

  • Bruin netters trip Trojans

    The Lancaster High School Bruins tennis team topped Northwestern High School of Rock Hill, 4-2 in a non-region match.
    Singles
    Isaac Thomas (L) defeated Patrick Gibson (NW), 6-1, 6-0. Brevon McKinney (L) defeated George Barbery (NW), 6-0, 6-0. Connor Parman (L) defeated Justin Jackson (NW), 6-0, 6-4. Jakob Sapp (L) defeated  Nathan Moore (NW), 6-0, 6-0. Phoenix Skipper (NW) defeated Alex Barton (L), 6-1, 6-4.
    Doubles

  • LMS hosts regular racing card Saturday

    Lancaster Motor Speedway action will host a regular night of racing Saturday night.
    The opening two weeks of the track’s 2019 schedule featured the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series followed by the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model Series.
    The March 30 card will feature the SECA Crate Late Models, Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Pure Stock V8, Extreme 4, Vintage and Thunder Bomber.
    Area racing fans, who might have missed one of the two early-season races, can purchase a DVD from Jackie Sims in the pits on race nights at the track.

  • Bearcats rally, down Bruins

    Host Rock Hill completed a season’s sweep of the Lancaster Bruins, taking a 12-6 win over LHS on Thursday in Rock Hill.
    Rock Hill downed the Bruins, 8-4 in Lancaster on March 7.
    Lancaster, which dipped to 2-7, built an early 2-0 edge on the Class AAAAA Bearcats, but RHHS responded with a nine-run third inning to take control in the six-run win.
    Logan Phillips led the Bruins with two hits and two RBIs.
    Buddy Howard supplied two hits, a walk, scored twice and had two stolen bases in the game.

  • Signature Waste to purchase ILHS Warriors state title rings

    INDIAN LAND – Signature Waste and owner Joe Swinford weren’t going to let this opportunity to honor an Indian Land High School sports landmark athletic achievement be tossed aside.
    Swinford, who played college football at Clemson University, has stepped up to be heard and honor the 2019 Class AAA state wrestling champion Indian Land High School Warriors.
    “It’s ring season,” said Swinford as a big smile broke across his face.

  • Sports Talk: Allen’s crew made a great N.C. hoops run

    Hitting a few high notes here as we close on the final day of the first weekend of March Madness 2019.
    County hoops fans know the Andrew Jackson High School Volunteers made a strong run in their charge for the Class AA state boys basketball crown earlier this month.
    Well, last weekend another familiar name in Lancaster High School hoops made a strong hardwood bid only to fall short in the N.C. Class AAA girls state finals at the Dean Dome on the UNC campus in Chapel Hill.

  • Column: More details from House’s budget plan

    As a follow-up to my March 8 column on the state budget, I’d like to share other noteworthy previsions in the House budget. These go along with the largest teacher pay raise since 1984, taking S.C. schoolteachers above the Southeastern average, and delivering a tax rebate to give the state’s taxpayers some of their money back from the budget surplus.
    One of the core responsibilities of the House of Representatives is to pass a state budget, which is exactly what was done this past week as the state’s budget moved through the House.

  • Column: AmeriCorps program helping our students with ‘near-peer’ advisers

    Let me tell you about an exciting initiative that I’m privileged to be a part of at my alma mater, Lancaster High School.
    It’s an AmeriCorps program. Created as part of the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993, AmeriCorps helps individuals give back to their communities in service positions across the United States.

  • Jackets swarm Stallions twice

    The Buford Yellow Jackets, on a diamond roll, blitzed the Lee Central Stallions in a Region IV-AA doubleheader, 13-0 and 21-1 on Wednesday in Bishopville.
    The Jackets, who opened the week with a 7-2 win over Lancaster, improved to 5-3 overall, 4-2 in region play.
    Brayden Phillips, in the opener, drilled two hits, scored a run and had a stolen base. Phillips also worked two frames and struck out five.
    Josh Lilly ripped a hit, drove in two runs and scored a run. Caleb Payne tallied twice and had two stolen bases.

  • ILHS girls net road soccer win

    The Indian Land High School girls soccer team improved to 2-6 on the season with a 3-0 road win over the Governor’s School on Monday night.
    Carleigh Werner tallied three goals for the Lady Warriors, who led 2-0 at the half. Kiley Waterbury had an assist in the ILHS win.
    The Lady Warriors had 23 shots to four for the Governor’s School.
    IL keepers Serenity Collier and Danielle Griffith teamed for the shutout as Collier had three saves and Griffith one.