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Today's News

  • Ride 'em, rope 'em

    For most high school athletes, practicing basic skills is relatively simple – throw the baseball, jump the hurdle, swing the golf club.
    Mary Beth Rollings must coordinate the movement of two farm animals that total 1,500 pounds, both running as fast as they can.
    The Lancaster 18-year-old, who is heading to the national championship of high school rodeo in Wyoming next month, showed off her skills recently at her coaches’ farm in Camden.

  • Power outage along South Main, S.C. 903

    Duke Energy is reporting that 1,874 customers in Lancaster County are currently without power.
    The outage was reported at 1:04 p.m. Monday after several businesses in the South Main Street area lost power. Outages were also reported along the S.C. 903 corridor as far out as the Antioch community.

    "A tractor trailer caught a cable line and pulled down three power poles. It didn't pull down our power lines, but they're on the ground due to the broken poles," said Duke Energy spokesman Rick Jiran.

  • Man pinned against tree after truck rolls over him

    A Lancaster man was severely injured Tuesday night in a bizarre incident in which his truck rolled backward and pinned him against a tree.
    According to a Wednesday Facebook post by his daughter, the man was working on his truck when it was knocked out of gear and rolled over him, dragging him across gravel and pinning him against a large tree. Eventually he wriggled away from the truck and called for help.
    He was stitched up and treated for a broken rib, three broken bones in his back and road rash all over his body, the post said.

  • Pianist Howland walks us through American music’s 400-year journey

    Concert organizers have arranged a musical treat to finish off your July 4th festivities.
    On Sunday, July 7, well-known pianist Pamela Howland will present “American Music: a 400-Year Adventure,” a celebration of America’s musical history. Selections range from Celtic hymns that formed the roots of Appalachian folk music, to ragtime, jazz and blues, with a sprinkling of other familiar contemporary music that has affected American musical culture.

  • Guest Column: In 1st year, Heart & Soul has made Kershaw a better place

    When my husband and I came to live in Kershaw four years ago, my number one frustration was not knowing what was happening in the community.
    I had so much energy to pour into my new town, but I had no idea where to start. Fast forward to 2018, when I was asked to take part in the Community Heart & Soul initiative for our town, something that I had not heard of before then. The coordinator’s position was open, and I eagerly applied and was accepted.

  • Staff Column: Salute to Bobby Vaughn

    Bobby Vaughn isn’t a household name in Lancaster County.
    He appears in a staff listing at the bottom of our editorial page in each edition. Bobby is the newspaper’s delivery manager, or he was until retiring this week after 41 years here.
    You might not have heard of him, but Bobby’s work behind the scenes in many roles has made him part of our company’s backbone.

  • Mobile STEM lab coming to middle schools across the state

    Tara Romanella
    Clemson University
    CLEMSON – Duke Energy and Clemson University have created a mobile STEM lab that will visit middle schools across the state, teaching students about the growing field of engineering.
    The Explore Mobile Lab is the first of its kind at the university and was made possible by a $400,000 gift from Duke Energy.

  • AJ’s performing arts center almost finished, despite rain

    The new performing arts center at Andrew Jackson High School is nearly complete.
    In March 2016, Lancaster County voters overwhelmingly approved a $199 million school bond to fund a variety of school district projects, including new multipurpose buildings, renovations and technology initiatives.
    David Small, the Lancaster County School District’s facilities director, said the performing arts center is running a bit behind schedule but should be open for the start of school in August.

  • Juniors rally to top Rock Hill

    The Lancaster Post 31 junior baseball team wrapped up second-place in League V play and a postseason bid with an 8-6 win over Rock Hill Post 34 at Rock Hill High School on Thursday night.
    Lancaster, which trailed 2-0 after an inning of play, scored single runs in the fifth and sixth innings to take the win.
    Bry Neal, who went 3.1 frames, earned the win. He had three strikeouts and allowed four hits and an earned run.

  • Cubs to host West Columbia

    The Lancaster Cubs baseball team will host the West Columbia Braves at 6 p.m. Saturday at Eggleton Field, Lancaster Legion baseball field.
    The Cubs, 7-6 on the season, continue to push to repeat as CASBL (Community All-Star Baseball League) champions.
    The Cubs play all their home games at Eggleton Field.
    Games begin at 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
    Eggleton Field is adjacent to the Lancaster County Fairgrounds, 823 South Main Street.