Today's News

  • Way behind schedule

    Van Wyck Elementary School, which was originally supposed to be finished by June 8, won’t be ready for building inspections until at least Aug. 2, and school officials are worried about it being completed by the start of the school year.
    Jimmy Wilhide, senior architect with Moseley Architects of Charlotte, blames a lack of contractors and large amounts of rain at the work site this year.

  • LA Elite 14U softball hosts tournament

    The LA Elite youth softball team will hold a co-ed slow pitch softball tournament fundraiser July 14 at Camp Clyburn.

    Camp Clyburn is located at 3662 Taxahaw Road in eastern Lancaster County off S.C. 903 East.

    Participating teams must be registered with entry fee submitted by Wednesday.

    The registration fee is $250 a team, with a maximum of 12 players per team. The team minimum is 10 players.

    Teams must have an even amount of boys and girls. Men can hit regular.

  • USC Lancaster sets volleyball camps

    From release

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster volleyball program will offer two volleyball camps, a middle school camp and high school skills camp at the Gregory Family YMCA in August.

    - The middle school fundamental camp is Aug. 3 for girls ages 11-13.

    The camp is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with registration at 8:30 a.m. and lunch at noon.

    The price is $60 person, with a discount of 15 percent with a team registration of six players or more.

  • Extreme 4 has $400 purse Saturday night

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will be hosting seven exciting divisions of racing Saturday night.

    One of the headliners for the night will be the Extreme 4 Division, paying $400 to win.

    The Extreme 4 Division is one of the most competitive divisions at Lancaster Motor Speedway and has been averaging one of the biggest car counts of any division, between 15-21 cars each week.

    Fans can expect to see between that many cars Saturday night at the half-mile oval.

    A $200 new winner bonus will also attract some outsiders to try and take a $600 payday.

  • Seniors lead BHS soccer awards

    Seniors earned the maroon and gold spotlight at the annual Buford High School boys soccer awards night.

    Blaine Gossman, a senior midfielder, garnered the Jackets MVP with 15 goals and 13 assists. Gossman was one of nine BHS players named to the All-Region IV-AA soccer team. Gossman has signed to play at the University of South Carolina at Union.

  • Florence foils P-31 in finale

    The Lancaster Post 31 capped its 2018 Legion baseball season, dropping a 9-2 road loss to Florence Post 1 at Legion Field in Florence on Tuesday night.

    Lancaster, 3-10, was tied with Florence, the two-time defending state champion, at 2-all going to the sixth inning when host Florence ignited to put the game away.

    Lancaster broke on top early, 2-0 before Florence tied the game and then sealed the game in the Post 1 sixth inning.

  • Column: What SCDOT isn’t telling us about gas-tax road spending

    At last week’s S.C. Department of Transportation Commission meeting, agency head Christy Hall bragged about the “record level of road work under way in South Carolina.”
    “We have delivered results for our taxpayers and for our citizens of this state,” Hall proudly told commissioners Thursday.
    But as of the end of May, less than 8 percent of the quarter-billion-plus dollars collected from the gas-tax hike and other related tax and fee increases that took effect last July 1 had been spent, DOT records show.

  • Column: Common sense: Before all else on immigration, stop the influx

    Your bathtub is over flowing. What’s the first thing you should do?
    Should you call a meeting of everyone in the household to discuss the overflow and to determine how to ease the problem or clean up the mess?
    Should the residents spend time discussing whether the water has a right to cover the floor? Or whether to forgive the water and give it amnesty to continue the overflow? Or what happens when the water fills the house?
    No! The first thing you do is shut off the water.

  • Staff Column: Let’s count all the needs a well-used library meets

    I am a huge fan of Steven King. I’ve read everything he’s written that I could get my hands on and always have been satisfied at the end.
    Most recently, I read “Sleeping Beauties,” which he wrote with one of his sons. I was lucky enough to pluck it from the new arrivals shelf at our local library. The Kings crafted a compelling story about worlds of only women or only men, a crazy what-if that made me laugh and cry at the same time. The only drawback to this incredible book is its equally incredible length.

  • Strutting your patriotic stuff

    HEATH SPRINGS – You can’t be two places at once, not even on a holiday.
    Heath Springs officials have moved up the start of this year’s annual July 4th parade to 4 p.m. instead of 6 p.m., as in the past.
    The banners hung above Main Street in Heath Springs say the parade starts at 6, but “it’s definitely 4,” said Mayor Eddie Moore.
    “It’s already out there like this, so it’s going to stay,” Moore said, referring to the banners.