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Today's News

  • First Ultimate Super Late Models race Saturday night

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will see history made Saturday night at the half-mile dirt oval.

    The Ultimate Super Late Model Series, in a first-ever appearance, invades LMS with $4,000 to the winner on the line.

    Speedway fans have been excited about this race all year long since it was announced the Ultimate Super Late Models Series would be debuting at LMS on June 2.

    The race has been the talk of the racing community this week. Fans are excited to see what drivers will show up for a battle royal at the track.

  • County government annex to open in IL

    Conducting business with the county is set to get a bit easier for Indian Land residents.
    The long-awaited Indian Land Service Center – a satellite office for numerous Lancaster County government functions – is set to open for business June 19, said County Administrator Steve Willis. A ribbon-cutting is slated for June 15.

  • NGA Pro/Am Royal Cup Classic Saturday

    The NGA Pro/Am Royal Cup Classic Natural Bodybuilding competition, set for Saturday, is expected to draw a field of 20 competitors for the spring meet.

    The 20 competitors include six pro body builders.

    The competition, a super pro qualifier, will be held at the Bundy Auditorium at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.

    Doors open for the Saturday morning session at 10 a.m., with pre-judging at 10:30.

    The night session begins at 5 p.m., with judging slated for 5:30 p.m.

  • Wayward cockatiel Hawkeye back home

    To fourth-grade teacher Amy Cogan, the big bird dive-bombing her students outside Harrisburg Elementary School two weeks ago had a familiar shape.
    It was a cockatiel, and it landed atop a soccer goal.
    “The bird was flying low and swooping down at the kids,” Cogan said. “It obviously wasn’t a wild bird. I got closer and put my hand on the net, and it leapt onto my hand.
    “I started talking to it, and it crawled up my arm. It was a pretty neat experience.”

  • Warriors’ Wilson to play at Queens

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School softball standout Adriana Wilson is going “up the road” to play at the next level.

    Wilson, who played for the ILHS Lady Warriors six years, has signed to play softball at Queens University in neighboring Charlotte.

    “I’m super excited about going to Queens to continue my education and softball career,” Wilson said. “I really like the campus. It’s beautiful, really pretty.

  • County revenues back on track

    Coding errors on tax bills that led to a shortfall in county property-tax collections earlier this year have been fixed, and collections are now back in line, County Administrator Steve Willis told Lancaster County Council members Tuesday night.
    “At this point, based on information that we have – and I don’t presume to speak for the auditor’s office – we have not missed anyone,” Willis said. “There were delays and some coding errors…. That has been corrected.”

  • Jackets have new hoops coaches

    Buford High School basketball will have two new leaders when the BHS 2018-19 hoops seasons open late next fall.

    The Buford Lady Jackets will have new leadership in Susan Scott, the former Buford Middle School girls basketball coach.

    The BHS boys will have a new court leader in coach Jamaal Brown.

    Scott replaces T.J. Armbrust, who led the Lady Jackets for 10 seasons, but yielded his coaching duties to devote more time to his family.

  • Canoe/kayak access open at Landsford Canal park

    From release

    The new canoe and kayak access area at Landsford Canal State Park officially opened last Thursday, with Duke Energy and S.C. Parks, Recreation & Tourism (SCPRT) officials attending a ceremony at the Catawba River site.
    The new recreational facility includes a canoe/kayak launch, restroom and parking. It is one result of the comprehensive relicensing agreement (CRA) signed during the Catawba-Wateree Hydroelectric Project federal relicensing process by SCPRT, Duke Energy and 68 other partners in the Catawba River Basin.

  • Local ‘Libraries Rock!’ this summer

    Lancaster County readers of all ages are sure to start their summer off on a high note by participating in the Lancaster County Library system’s “Libraries Rock!” music-themed summer reading program.
    From June 1 to July 31, readers can register for this annual program, where patrons complete reading requirements to win prizes. Readers can pick up reading logs at the circulation desks at the Lancaster, Indian Land or Kershaw branches or can register online to track their reading time.

  • Column: Finally, solid rules for how HOAs work

    With the 2018 legislative session almost wrapped up, it’s time to look back at what has been a busy year. Some bills are still pending, and a couple of special sessions are planned for this summer.
    Here’s what we’ve accomplished at the State House so far. This is the first part of my 2018 legislative summary. As we continue to wrap up bills this summer, I will publish a second part with further updates on issues.

    HOA Reform