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Today's News

  • First Steps hosts Countdown to Kindergarten bash

    From release

    Lancaster County First Steps held its annual Countdown to Kindergarten Celebration Aug. 1 at the Lancaster Bowling Center. Rising kindergarten students and their families enjoyed an afternoon of bowling and other activities.
    Countdown to Kindergarten is a School Readiness Program that takes place during the summer prior to the child entering kindergarten.

  • Why do dogs keep turning up shot dead in IL creek?

    Over the past six months, an Indian Land man has stumbled upon three carcasses that he believes were bait dogs discarded near his home – pit bulls, battered, shot and left in a creek.
    Mike Metcalf, a firefighter with the Van Wyck Volunteer Fire Department, said the dogs were in a creek off Anders Vincent Road. The rural dirt road serves as a cut-through from Lancaster County into Waxhaw and has minimal traffic.

  • 189 county employees get raises on Sept. 1

    An estimated one-third of the county’s workforce will get up to a 3 percent raise beginning Sept. 1 after county council unanimously adopted a new pay plan Monday night.
    The raises follow a 2018 study from MGT Consulting Group that recommended new pay grades and salary ranges based on market conditions. The council accepted the recommendations and will raise 189 employees’ pay to at least the minimum salary for their job. The county has 503 full-time employees.

  • Ultimate Super Late Models return to LMS

    Rain prevailed Saturday night at Lancaster Motor Speedway.
    Mother Nature has not been to kind to the dirt track racing family in the Carolinas for the 2019 racing season.
    On Aug. 31, Lancaster Motor Speedway is ending the month of August with a bang, as the Ultimate Super Late Model Series will invade the big half-mile oval.
    Fan favorite and local Super Late Model racing star Ben Watkins will be seeking to capture his first career Super Late Model win at Lancaster.

  • Vols take Bear Hug Brawl wins

    Andrew Jackson notched a pair of wins to highlight action in the eighth annual Bear Hug Brawl at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium on Saturday.
    The Vols, in the second quarter, blanked the Indian Land Junior Warriors, 9-0, and wrapped up play with a 7-6 comeback win over host Buford.
    In the opener, Buford and Lancaster battled to an 0-0 tie and Lancaster and Indian Land also ended play in a scoreless draw.
    The Junior Vols, down 6-0, charged back late in the jamboree to post their one-point win over BHS.

  • Big plays boost Wildcats in 41-21 win over Jackets

    Finally, the 2019 Buford High School football season got underway Friday night, with the start later than expected.
    The defending Region IV-AA champion Buford Yellow Jackets were slated to begin their opening game with a 7:30 kickoff against the Blacksburg Wildcats of Cherokee County. A severe weather threat evacuated Buford Stadium and an anxious two-hour wait began.
    Finally at 9:38 p.m., pads were popping after Blacksburg's Christian Nix delivered the opening kickoff.

  • Picks has slow start to season

    The Pigskin Picks got off to a slow start with the opening week.
    The top finishers had seven misses each, and it got worse from there.
    True to form for these fearless forecasters.
    Lori Sistare posted a tough week with a 10-10 showing.
    “Yep, that’s a situation where you have two 10s, but not in a real good way,” said Eric “The Red” Rowell.
    Sistare said it was a tough week.

  • Vols pound Panthers, 37-0

    Alan Sims
    For The Lancaster News
    McBEE – Andrew Jackson opened its football season in impressive fashion, rolling to a 37-0 win over Class A’s 10th-rated McBee High School at the Panthers field on Friday night.
    Despite weather threatening games across the state, the MHS stadium was almost full and the rain held off most of the night.
    After two failed series on offense by both teams, AJ took the ball at its 40-yard line following a McBee punt.

  • Warriors spear first win over Bruins

    Indian Land High School’s first-ever regular-season football visit to Lancaster Memorial Stadium made a lasting impression.
    The Warriors, in a solid performance, decked the rival Bruins, 18-3 for their first-ever football win over LHS, who had won the previous three games in the series, which began in 2016.
    ILHS broke on top early and stayed in control behind a stingy defense and efficient offense.
    The Warriors took the opening drive deep into Bruins’ territory where LHS held on downs at its four-yard line.

  • Warriors deck Bruins, 18-3

    Indian Land downs Lancaster, 18-3 for its first football win over the rival Bruins.