Today's News

  • Helping the homeless ride out the emergency

    While everyone else is stocking up on supplies for the coming storm, Kevin Lilly asks that we all remember the homeless and elderly in our communities.
    Lilly, founder of the Mobile Shower Ministry for the homeless, has been stocking his shower truck this week with more than 400 food packs, blankets and other supplies. The ministry serves Lancaster County, Rock Hill, Charlotte and other areas. Lilly also co-founded the Street Feet Ministry for the homeless.

  • Schools cancel Friday classes

    The Lancaster County School District and USC Lancaster canceled classes today in anticipation of Hurricane Florence.
    Bryan Vaughn, the school district’s safety director, said the closures include administrative offices and afterschool programs.
    He said the district, unlike many nearby school systems, did not close Thursday because strong winds were not expected to reach the county until this afternoon.

  • 100 National Guard troops deploying from Lancaster

    About 100 men and women are being deployed to the coast from the S.C. National Guard Armory in Lancaster, joining  2,500 other soldiers from around the state.
    First Sgt. Scott Titus said the local guard unit has three teams ready to go, along with the first wave of front-end loaders, skid steers, smaller dozers and other gear.

  • ‘Storm of a lifetime’

    Hurricane Florence is expected to slam into the southern N.C. coast this afternoon, then veer southwest and begin a slow, drenching crawl across South Carolina that could last days and cause catastrophic flooding.
    Gov. Henry McMaster cautioned residents of central South Carolina to be ready for anything.
    “This is a different kind of hurricane, not one that’s going to hit the coast and pass through quickly,” he said. “It’s going to the hit the coast and stay – maybe for two days… right over South Carolina….

  • Falcons blank Warriors, 28-0

    Indian Land fell to 2-3 on the season, dropping a 28-0 road loss to Class AAAAA Nation Ford on Wednesday night in Fort Mill.

  • Jackets jolt Rams, 52-27

    Buford opened Region IV-AA play, posting a 52-27 home win over Chesterfield on Wednesday night.

  • Cycs rip Bruins, 41-20

    Third-ranked Chester rolled to a 41-20 win over Lancaster to knock the Bruins from the unbeaten ranks on Wednesday night.

  • Knights crown Vols, 28-17

    AJ Volunteers drop first loss on the 2018 season, falling to North Central, 28-17.

  • State issues burning ban

    The S.C. Forestry Commission has issued a statewide burning ban until futher notice.
    The ban prohibits all outdoor burning, including yard debris burning, campfires and burning for forestry, wildlife or agricultural purposes in all unincorporated areas.
    While open-fire cooking isn’t part of the ban, the forestry commission is advising all citizens to be vigilant until the notification gets lifted.

  • LPR modifies evening schedule for Thusday, Friday

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation has cancelled all evening indoor and outdoor activities from Thursday through Sunday ahead of Hurricane Florence.
    The after school program will run Thursday as scheduled, but will be suspended Friday since schools classes have been cancelled for the day. For details, call (803) 285-5545.