Today's News

  • IL teen killed in wreck

    Reece Murphy
    Indian Land area students are in mourning after losing one of their own in a weekend automobile accident.
    The N.C. Highway Patrol reported Derik Miller, 18, died about 9 p.m. Saturday, in a single-vehicle accident on W.M. Griffin Road, southeast of Monroe.
    Trooper Mark Helms said the 17-year-old driver of the SUV, a friend of Miller’s named Nicole Daughtry of Monroe, was traveling about 80 mph in a 55 mph-zone when she lost control of the vehicle on a curve.

  • Council shoots down rezoning

    Christopher Sardelli
    Jane Tanner worries her community could one day resemble Charlotte’s infamous Independence Boulevard, a stretch of road known for its abundance of strip malls.

  • Updates expected at farmer’s market

    Christopher Sardelli
    Residents can expect several changes at the county farmer’s market this season.
    Elgin resident Robert Lee Steele, chairman of the county’s Farmer’s Market Commission, spoke to Lancaster County Council recently about sweeping changes the commission is making at the market. Located off Pageland Highway near the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, the market held its annual grand opening on May 7.

  • Immanuel Baptist helping Alabama city

    Jesef Williams
     A Sunday school class from Lancaster’s Immanuel Baptist Church is giving up a planned leisure trip to help those affected by the recent deadly tornadoes in Alabama.
    But to accomplish its goal, the group is asking the community to help by donating supplies.
    Lori Small, who’s part of that class, said the group was preparing to head to Savannah, Ga., for a fun weekend trip. However, the news of the devastating storms led them to alter those plans.

  • Police blotter

    According to
    Lancaster  County Sheriff’s Office reports:
    u Several air conditioning units were reported stolen from a Lancaster dentist office April 8. An employee of Meeting Street Dentistry, at 1440 Meeting St., told deputies she noticed all three of the business’s air conditioning units were missing when she arrived at work April 8. She said someone took the units between 4:30 p.m. April 7 and 7:35 a.m. April 8, a report said. Estimated value of the units is $3,000.

  • Lady Jackets blank Indians



    Buford advanced in postseason softball action, taking the driver’s seat in the Class AA Upper State championship tournament.

  • AJ shuts out Broome in postseason opener



    Andrew Jackson’s Jordan Truesdale came up with a timely goal to lift the Lady Volunteers to a 1-0 win over Broome High of Spartanburg at AJ’s Volunteer Stadium on Monday night.

  • Mangum notches two LMS wins

    Timbo Mangum posted two wins Saturday night to highlight action at Lancaster Motor Speedway.

    Mangum won the Crate Sportsman race and took the checkers in the NDRA GM Performance Late Models.

  • Heath Springs woman dies in car crash

    Christopher Sardelli

    A Heath Springs woman was killed during a three-vehicle crash in Horry County early Saturday morning.
    Deanna Lynn Plyler, 41, died from blunt force trauma due to a motor vehicle accident, said Horry County Deputy Coroner Tony Hendrick. Plyler was killed when a pickup truck veered into her lane on U.S. 501 and crashed into the SUV she was driving, according to reports from the S.C. Highway Patrol.
    Hendrick said Plyler was reportedly not wearing a seat belt during the crash.

  • Take time today to honor your mom

    Surely we all know whom we celebrate today. But just in case you’ve somehow missed it – it’s Mother’s Day.
    It’s a day set aside to honor and pay tribute to the one who brought us into the world and tried to keep us on the right track. She’s known as mommy, mom, mother and mama. You may have even given her a nickname.
    She deserves all the recognition she can get. She’s always been there for you. She’s been your confidant, protector and mentor.