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Today's News

  • Ag+Art Tour attracts thousands

    Bailey Milhorn
    The Lancaster News

    More than 5,000 people toured 11 farms throughout Lancaster County last weekend during the county’s seventh-annual Ag+Art Tour.
    The South Carolina Ag+Art Tour is a self-guided, free tour where people tour farms, hear local musicians, watch local artisans work and shop at vendor booths at each stop.

  • Procedural violation delays HS budget vote

    HEATH SPRINGS – The town council, plagued this year by multiple violations of state open-meetings law and its own financial policies, has fouled up on procedure again.
    This time the town failed to follow the state law that requires a public hearing before final passage of its annual budget. And the public hearing must be advertised two weeks in advance, so the budget now cannot be passed until at least two weeks into next fiscal year, which starts Monday.

  • Riding for the fallen

    Dozens of bike riders made their way to the first-responder memorials behind the Lancaster County Courthouse on Main Street late Thursday after a 101-mile ride from Marion. The group of riders, called the Carolina Brotherhood, consisted of law enforcement officers, firefighters and medics from all over the Carolinas. The riders travel 600 miles of Carolina backroads each year, raising money for and emotionally supporting the families of emergency responders who died in the line of duty.

  • ‘A giant in the community’

    Dr. Pierce Horton Jr., a beloved physician, longtime civic leader and one of Lancaster’s most recognizable smiling faces, died Friday. He was 92.
    The Lancaster native – “Stompy” to his friends and Dr. Horton to everyone else – delivered more than 5,000 babies during 33 years of medical practice here. I was one of them.
    I interviewed Horton last August for an article celebrating his life, and he recalled in detail the day I was born.

  • Farmers markets open around county

    It’s finally the season to get your locally sourced produce at Lancaster County’s farmers markets. There are a number of markets held throughout the county, in addition to the many local farms that sell their produce on-site.
    The Carolina Country Store in Indian Land recently started to host its own farmers market for residents in the Panhandle region.

  • Brothers offer more than A Pinch of Soul

    Brothers Brandon and Blair Mingo have gone into business together to bring a fresh, new spin on soul food to Lancaster County.
    The Mingo brothers have combined Brandon’s business savvy and Blair’s culinary talents to create A Pinch of Soul, a family-run eatery that serves what the brothers describe as “country cooking with a culinary twist.”
    The restaurant is located at 2339 Kershaw Camden Highway, in the heart of the Elgin community, where the Mingo brothers were raised.

  • Post 31 juniors rebound to edge York 2-1 at home

    The Lancaster Post 31 junior baseball team snapped a three-game skid with a tight win Monday night at Eggleton Field.
    The P-31 juniors edged York, 2-1 with a late run for the win.
    J.P. Cunningham singled to open the sixth and later scored on Landon Deese’s RBI-hit.
    Bry Neal, who worked two innings, allowed two hits and a run. He struck out two for the win.
    Landon Deese, who worked five frames, allowed two hits and a walk. He struck out four.

  • RHCC tops Piranhas swimmers

    The Rock Hill Country Club Dolphins defeated the Lancaster County Piranhas, taking a 376-212 at the Lancaster County pool on Thursday.
    The Piranhas were paced by the trio of Fletcher Armbrust, Alex Trimnal and Tamra Tipton who had three wins each in the meet.
    Hadlee Stroud, Madison Faulkenberry, Matthew Prete and Andrew Bell had two firsts apiece to aid the Piranhas in the meet.
    Lancaster also won three relay events in the meet.
    The LC Piranhas, 1-2 on the season, swam at Tega Cay on Monday to cap the regular-season.

  • Relay for Life Night at LMS

    Lancaster Motor Speedway, following a rainout last week, will host Relay for Life Night on Saturday at the half-mile dirt oval.
    The racing night will be sponsored by Mane Street Hair Designers and DC Cycle, and the card will have the SECA Crate Late Models paying $1,000 to win.
    With Lancaster being one of the few track racing SECA Crate Late Models on Saturday night, fans can expect to see quite a few SECA Crate Late Models at the track known as “The Fastest Half-Mile Dirt Track in the South.”

  • Black, Funderburk lead BHS soccer honors

    Buford High School seniors Jesse Black and Ethan Funderburk, each a college signee, head the Jackets soccer honors for the 2019 season.
    Black, who has signed with USC Lancaster, and Funderburk, who signed with USC Sumter, are the BHS co-MVPs.
    Black, a three-time all-region player, led the Jackets with 23 goals and four assists. He highlighted the Jackets’ Senior Night, setting the school record for goals in a match with seven against Eau Claire.
    In his career, Black finished with 42 goals and eight assists.