Today's News

  • Column: Proposed limits on White House protests should not be enacted

    The White House. To the world, it’s the image of the United States.
    To Americans, it’s the “us” in U.S. – and the universally recognized metaphor for the president and the administration behind him.
    And for at least 100 years, it’s been the prime spot for demonstrators focused on many of society’s most important issues – war and peace, abortion and gun rights, health care policies and more.

  • Local author publishes 2nd kids’ book

    Local author and illustrator Navah Rae Adams has published her second children’s book, “The Fallen Unicorn,” which tells the story of Crystal, a young unicorn, and her adventures after turning into a horse.
    The book follows Adams’ first publication, “Finding a Job for Comet,” another horsey-tale about a little pony who tries to find its purpose.
    After growing up in the small equestrian town of Sewickley, Pa., Adams went on to study graphic design at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

  • Clinton Elementary robotics team takes Judges Award

    From release

    Clinton Elementary School’s 21st Century Royal Slayers Robotics Team won the Rising Star Judges Award at the 2018 First Lego League Tournament on Nov. 17.
    “This is a very young, determined, and focused team,” the judges said. “This team is very knowledgeable but had some challenges that they faced.  I believe in a few years, they will be a team that we all will remember.”
    The Royal Slayers competed in the qualifying tournament on Nov. 17 at Saluda Trail Middle School in Rock Hill. 

  • Trucks crash, burn along S.C. 522

    Billows of smoke were visible for miles Thursday afternoon after two trucks collided on S.C. 522 near Hinson’s Trading Post.
    An 18-wheeler and a Lynches River power truck, heading south on 522, ran off the left side of the road into a ditch after one of them ran into the other. Both vehicles immediately caught fire.
    “Luckily, both drivers were able to get out before they were injured,” Lancaster County firefighter Sam Plyler said.

  • Blackmon: Ask hospital for millions in donations

    Lancaster City Council member Linda Blackmon has an idea for replacing the lost property-tax revenue after Springs Memorial Hospital becomes state property with its sale to the Medical University of South Carolina.
    Let’s ask the hospital’s current owner, Tennessee-based Community Health Systems, and the new owner for millions of dollars in donations to the city, she said at Tuesday night’s council meeting.

  • County hires for new No. 2 position

    Lancaster County has hired a deputy administrator, a new No. 2 leadership position created in this year’s budget.
    Alison Alexander, town manager and zoning administrator of Laurel Park, N.C., has accepted the job.
    Alexander, 37, has worked for the Henderson County town since 2013. Laurel Park is just west of Hendersonville.

  • Bond granted to Kayla Cook

    Kayla Marie Cook, who has spent 11 months in jail awaiting trial in the death of 3-year-old Lilly Schroeder, was granted bond Thursday after her attorney cited severe health issues.
    Cook, 26, was charged with homicide by child abuse last December and was denied bond in August. Her attorney, Ross Burton, called for another bond hearing because of a change in circumstance, citing Cook’s failing health.

  • Charlotte Racers Expo schedule set

    The eighth annual Charlotte Racers Expo is set for this weekend, today and Saturday, at the Cabarrus Arena & Event Center, 4751 NC 49 North,   Concord, NC 28025
    An auction for Go Karts and race cars will be held.
    Schedule of events:
    • Noon – Auction Preview, trade show opens.
    • 2 p.m. – Auction begins.
    • 6:30 p.m. – Karting-Specific Auction (minimum $2,000 worth of karting parts guaranteed to sell).

  • Two races slated this weekend

    Area racing fans can check out two regional races in the Carolinas this weekend.
    Antioch Motor Speedway, located 2850 Race Track Street in Morganton, N.C., 28655, is hosting its final race under the promotion of Jason Smoot.
    Smoot, owner of the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model Series, is hanging up promoting the half-mile dirt track in Morganton to put all his focus on his highly successful Blue Ridge Outlaw Model Series for the 2018 racing season.

  • Jackets top Bruins in mat win

    Buford highlighted a three-way wrestling match with a win over rival Lancaster and a loss to Parkwood High School of Union County, N.C., on Tuesday night in the Jackets’ first match in the BHS multi-purpose center.
    The Jackets topped the Bruins, 39-33, but dropped a 45-33 loss to the PHS Rebels.
    In the win over LHS, the Jackets winners were Dylan Jenkins (pin, 113), Max Robinson (disqualification, 126), Devin Jenkins (forfeit, 132), Logan Jaillette (decision, 138), Alex Moore (pin, 145), Blake Bailey (pin, 152) and Webber Moore (pin, 182).