Today's News

  • Kitten rescued from certain death after falling in drain

    All too often, news stories of life and death rescues make you say things like, “tragic,”  “sad,” or “That’s horrible.”

    But not this one. This one’s gonna make you say, “Awwwwww ...”

    That’s because this is the story of Piper the kitten, saved from near-certain death after 30 hours in a sewer pipe in Rock Hill.

    Christina Carter and her husband, Chris, who own Carter Quality Plumbing in Lancaster, said they got the call Sunday, Sept. 18 about 11:30 at night.

  • Blazers hold off LHS Bruins in 9-6 victory

    BLYTHEWOOD – In a game which came down to the wire, Ridge View held on to edge Lancaster, 9-6 on Friday night at Blythewood High School.

    The host Blazers’ three-point win wasn’t decided until the final play when Lancaster senior quarterback Shaq Williams hurled a 34-yard pass to the end zone, but the ball glanced off receiver Keanthony Foster’s hands for an incompletion and a RVHS win.

  • Jackets blitz Red Devils

    Bill Allen

    For The Lancaster News

    BUFORD – Buford High School head football coach Mike Wells couldn’t recall the Jackets’ last win over Great Falls, but what he did know was that BHS produced a banner effort in taking its latest win over GFHS, a 27-7 home victory over the Red Devils on Friday night.

    Buford’s last win over the Red Devils came in 2005 when GFHS posted a 17-14 home win.

  • Unbeaten Warriors cruise in 48-0 rout of NC Knights

    Greg Petersen

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – The war dance started early for the Indian Land Warriors on Friday night as they lanced the North Central Knights, 48-0 on IL homecoming 2011.

    Looking to make an early statement, the Warriors won the coin toss and elected to receive.

    It didn’t take long for the Warriors to impose their will on the Knights.

  • Bulldogs snap Vols’ win streak with 34-10 victory

    Kim Roberts

    For The Lancaster News

    CAMDEN – Andrew Jackson fell to Camden, 34-10 in its final non-conference game of the 2011 AJ season.

    Camden, 2-3, improved its series record to 17-5 against the pesky Vols.

    Camden converted two AJ second-half turnovers into 10 points en route to the 24-point win.

    The Bulldogs opened the scoring with a 13-play, 86-yard drive, capped by a 25-yard Josh Council to Cedrick Cook TD pass at the 5:35 mark of the first period.

  • Neal, Legislature got it wrong on Amazon deal

    A  few months ago, the state of South Carolina was divided by  a fierce debate. Internet giant Amazon wanted to relocate to Lexington and bring thousands of new jobs to the area. 

  • Local youth have many opportunities in Lancaster

    Linda Blackmon-Brace

    I am so appreciative of The Lancaster News for listing all of the programs provided by various organizations within our community as tools of learning for our children. Because my focus was primarily on my own summer program during the last seven years, I was not aware of the vast resources available, free of charge, to our youth.

  • Thurman Odell Faile Sr., 80

    Thurman Odell Faile Sr., 80

    Thurman Odell Faile Sr., 80, passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at his home.

    Widower of Ruby Lee Melton Faile, he was born Jan. 13, 1931, in Lancaster, a son of the late Carl Foster Faile and Georgia Thelma Baker Faile. Mr. Faile loved his family and working in his garden. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and had retired from Springs Industries following twenty five years of service.

  • Double shooting leaves one dead, one injured

    Storm clouds rolled overhead as deputies strung a piece of yellow crime scene tape around a Kershaw street Wednesday afternoon.

    The scene, near the intersection of North Ingram and East Church streets, was chaotic, as investigators spoke with witnesses and a large crowd peered past patrol cars at the body of man lying in the street. A helicopter buzzed nearby. 

  • Boy brings gun to school

    A 13-year-old A.R. Rucker student has been charged for allegedly bringing a loaded pistol to school Thursday, a Lancaster County School District official said.

    District Director of Safety and Transportation Bryan Vaughn said a coach caught the eighth-grader with the gun around 11 a.m. while checking on students in the locker room.