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Today's News

  • Women of Distinction

    Five of the county’s most active business and community leaders were honored Wednesday at the local chamber’s annual soiree, and for the first time since the group began giving the awards three decades ago, all of the winners were women.
    “It makes me so proud,” said Melissa Prince, the incoming chair of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce. “These are professional women who care, and are smart, and are out there making a difference.”

  • Hanging Rock Kartway provides exciting racing

    Hanging Rock Kartway had quite a night of racing Saturday night.
    The karting action featured great side-by-side racing, beating and banging and then the excitement spilled off the track. Big money was on the line as numerous go-kart classes were in action.
    Red Plate: Mason Barrett won over Talon Gaylord.
    Amateur Clone 350: Brandon Blackmon dominated in a win over Breckin Bodie.
    Amateur Clone Trophy: Brandon Blackmon again topped  Breckin Bodie.
    Amateur Pred 350: Lillian Crosby won over a competitive Emma Curtis and Braydon Oliver.

  • Bruins battle in loss to Blazers

    The Lancaster Bruins, facing defending state champion Ridge View, took an 83-65 loss, but LHS coach Ricardo Priester was encouraged by his team’s play, especially in the final half.
    Ridge View forged a 48-23 halftime lead, but the Bruins fought back in the second half to battle to the end.
    “We could have easily rolled over and took the loss, but I like the way our guys competed to the final horn,” Priester said. “We fought all the way.

  • Warriors capture eight region crowns

    The Region IV-AA champion Indian Land High School Warriors captured eight individual titles in the ILHS gym on Wednesday night.
    The Warriors, 30-4, were led by Solomon Cortez, 120-pound region champion who also was named as the Region III-AAA Wrestler of the Year for weight classes 106-145.
    “Solomon has had a tremendous season and this is an honor which is well deserved,” ILHS coach Leon Boulware said. “I’m proud of him and our team. This is a fine award, but we can’t rest on our laurels at this point.

  • Jackets down Eagles for sweep

    Lorie Sellers
    For The Lancaster News
    The Buford High School boys’ basketball team rallied from an early deficit to take a 73-60 Region IV-AA basketball win over Central of Pageland for a sweep of the Eagles on Wednesday night.
    The game was slated for Tuesday night, but moved to Wednesday by Lancaster County School District officials with the concern of travel due to possible weather conditions.
    The Jackets’ 13-point win came after the Lady Jackets rolled to a 47-21 victory over the Lady Eagles.

  • RedStone prepares for Phase 2
    Almost a year after its grand opening, the RedStone shopping center has almost completed Phase 1, consisting of over 70,000 square feet of restaurant, retail and commercial space, in addition to the Stone Theatres 14-screen movie complex.
    RedStone, which is being developed by MPV Properties of Charlotte, is located on U.S. 521 at S.C. 160 in the heart of Indian Land.
    “We’re very pleased with Phase 1,” said MPV Properties Development Manager Mike Bilodeau. “We’re happy with the execution. We love the location.”
  • RedStone prepares for Phase 2

    Almost a year after its grand opening, the RedStone shopping center has almost completed Phase 1, consisting of over 70,000 square feet of restaurant, retail and commercial space, in addition to the Stone Theatres 14-screen movie complex.
    RedStone, which is being developed by MPV Properties of Charlotte, is located on U.S. 521 at S.C. 160 in the heart of Indian Land.
    “We’re very pleased with Phase 1,” said MPV Properties Development Manager Mike Bilodeau. “We’re happy with the execution. We love the location.”

  • Column: S.C. lawmakers probably will fill long-open PSC seat with insider

    After nearly a year and a half of delays, state lawmakers are poised to fill a $107,822 Public Service Commission seat with either an incumbent who voted for electric rate hikes for the failed V.C. Summer nuclear project, or a former longtime commission staffer.

  • Column: DHEC’s process for selecting agency chief violated state law

    The board of directors of the state’s largest and perhaps most vital regulatory agency, the Department of Health and Environmental Control, has announced its selection of a fellow board member to be the agency’s new director.
    The hiring of Rick Toomey came on the heels of a search lasting 13 months in which the search firm, Find Great People, was unable to identify a candidate satisfactory to the board. Notwithstanding that failed search and the insider hiring of Toomey, the search firm will be paid 20 percent of Toomey’s $178,126 salary for its work.

  • Man wounded in Athena Road shooting

    An Athena Road resident was wounded early Monday when someone fired a bullet through his door, hitting him in the head.
    Doug Barfield, spokesman for the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, said the man woke to someone knocking on his door at Countryside Mobile Home Park about 5 a.m. Monday. When he went to answer it, a shot was fired through the door, Barfield said.
    The man’s injury was treated later in the day, Barfield said. It was not life-threatening.