Today's News

  • Guest Column: FOIA violations in USC presidential search

    Well, this is a fine kettle of fish.
    The University of South Carolina Board of Trustees appears to be bowing to political pressure to hire a new president who was previously rejected at the end of a search that cost about $200,000 and didn’t produce a candidate who could get enough votes to be selected.

  • Norman: Why I voted against extending 9/11 victim fund for 70 years

    H.R. 1327 was the wrong way to do the right thing.
    The bill, titled Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act of 2019, passed the House by a 402-12 vote July 12, sending it to the Senate for further consideration.
    I was one of the no votes, and I want you to understand my reasoning.

  • Guest Column: Is my house going to explode?

    Editor’s note: A house in the Ballantyne community of southern Mecklenburg County exploded July 2, killing one owner and injuring another. The Charlotte Fire Department reported that a natural gas leak was the likely cause.

    With the recent events in the area to the north of Lancaster County, we have seen an increase in calls for the smell of gas, checks on alarm systems, and possible gas leaks over the past few weeks.

  • Massage and facial spa opens in IL

    A Waxhaw couple have combined their skill sets to open Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa in Indian Land.
    With nine years of practice as a licensed massage therapist, Abbey Cameron brings her expertise in health and wellness. Her husband, Scott Cameron, has worked in the financial sector for many years and brings his business background to the collaboration.
    The recently opened spa, located at 7756 Charlotte Highway, Suite 108 in Promenade at Carolina Reserve, offers massage therapy and facials.

  • Bang-bang defensive gem seals Post 31 win

    PROSPERITY – The final out in the American Legion Post 31 Junior Baseball team’s win over Mid-Carolina on Monday was a thing of beauty.
    With two outs, a precarious lead and Mid-Carolina threatening, Post 31 left fielder Canon Stogner tracked down a sure double from Mid-Carolina third baseman Colby Doolittle and fired the ball to perfectly aligned cutoff man Bry Neal.
    Neal, the P-31 shortstop, turned and gunned Stogner’s shot to second baseman Ashton Phillips, who tagged out a stunned Doolittle by several steps.

  • ‘Recovering America’s Wildlife Act’ re-introduced in Congress

    S.C. Department of Natural Resources
    A legislative initiative that could make millions of dollars in new federal funding available to protect some of South Carolina’s most vulnerable wildlife species was re-introduced in Congress on Friday by members of the Congressional Sportsman’s Caucus.
    U.S. House members Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) reintroduced the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) with the support of conservation and sportsmen’s leaders.

  • Track to collect money for Hawkins family Saturday

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will be collecting donations Saturday night for track announcer Doug Hawkins.
    His wife, Brandi Hawkins, has been hospitalized for some time and drivers will carry their helmets through the grandstands during intermission to collect money to help with her hospital expenses.
    I will also be accepting donations in the pits, along with LMS personnel Shannon Munn and Eric Caskey.
    Track photographer Ashley Gardner, will also donate the proceeds from all photo sales on Saturday to the Hawkinses.

  • Dixie Angels fall to Clinton in third round of play

    UNION – It was one devil of a time for the Lancaster Dixie Softball Angels (10U) stars in the state tournament.
    The Angels stars were eliminated Monday night after falling to Clinton 24-2 in the third round of play at the Timken Sports Complex in Union.
    The Angels also lost to Aynor on Sunday in the double elimination tournament, but beat host Union in the opening round of play.

  • Ponytails drub Bluffton to advance in state play

    UNION – After losing to Kershaw on Sunday, the Lancaster County Ponytails stars bounced back to defeat Bluffton 16-1 on Monday in state tournament play at Timken Sports Complex in Union.
    “I knew these girls would be ready to play,” said Pontytails coach Courtney Marshall. “I’m proud of them bouncing back after a tough loss. Going from 10 walks against Kershaw on Sunday to none today (Monday) is huge. If you take away the walks in that game, we win it, too.”

  • Bats come to life in 17-6 win over Aynor

    MONCKS CORNER – The Lancaster County Dixie Softball Darlings (8U) stars are still in the driver’s seat of state tournament play after soundly whipping Aynor 17-6 on Monday night.
    The Lancaster stars topped Midland Valley 5-4 on Saturday and beat host Moncks Corner 5-3 on Sunday.
    After back-to-back nail-biters, the Darlings were looking for a breakout game at the plate and finally got it.
    Monday’s game was called after four innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.