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Today's News

  • Column: Help collect the 8 missing photos of S.C. soldiers killed in Vietnam

    The names of the 896 South Carolinians killed in the Vietnam War are engraved for history on the polished Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.
    The Wall has helped heal the nation’s wounds and honor Vietnam veterans.

  • Get set for Kershaw’s 40th annual spring fest

    KERSHAW – The 40th annual Spring-A-Thon is Friday and Saturday in downtown Kershaw.
    “How about that? Four decades is proof of a good tradition. That tells us that folks in the Kershaw area look forward to coming out and enjoying themselves. Everybody has a good time,” said Kershaw Mayor Mark Dorman. 
    Organized by the Kershaw Chamber of Commerce, the weekend of family fun kicks off from 6-10 p.m. Friday on Hampton and Cleveland streets.

  • 2 new fast-food chains arrive soon in Lancaster

    It’s time to lay the rumors to rest. The big red-clay construction site across U.S. 521 from Bojangles’ in Lancaster will soon become two restaurants – Captain D’s and Church’s Chicken.
    Both eateries are slated to open this summer. Franchisee Shawn Eby, CEO of Goalz Restaurant Group LLC, said 55 to 60 workers will be hired at each location.
    Headquartered in Cheyenne, Wyo., Goalz Restaurant Group owns another franchise in Denver, N.C., just northwest of Charlotte.

  • Rite Aid on Main Street closing
  • Vols hold off Blacksburg

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson junior pitcher Chas DeBruhl has been tough out of the Volunteers’ bullpen in AJ’s stellar playoff run in the Class AA Upper State baseball playoffs.
    DeBruhl got a little big help from his infield friends to post his latest save in the Vols’ 5-3 elimination game save against Blacksburg High School on Monday night at AJ.
    The Vols, up 5-1, saw the scrappy Wildcats rally for two runs in the seventh to slice the gap to two, 5-3.

  • Broome downs ILHS in softball playoffs

    Broome High School ignited for three first inning runs and added single runs in the fifth and sixth-innings to take a 5-1 win over host Indian Land in the winner’s bracket round of the Class AAA Upper State title softball playoffs Monday.
    The ILHS loss sends the Lady Warriors to an elimination game home contest with Union County High School on Wednesday.
    A win over UCHS today wil send the Warriors, 19-5, to the Class AAA Upper State title game against Broome.

  • St. Joseph’s Catholic School blanks Buford

    St. Joseph’s Catholic School built a 2-0 halftime lead and added two second-half goals on the way to a 4-0 win over Buford at the SJCS field on Friday night.
    “We played well the entire match,” BHS coach Bob Bowen said. “We played as well as we could, but we were just outnumbered.”
    BHS, which has fielded girls soccer for five seasons, made its deepest playoff run this season, going to the third round.
    BHS, the Region IV-AA champion with a 6-0 mark, finished 13-4.

  • Fifth-annual Buddy Crook Memorial race set for Saturday

    The fifth annual Buddy Crook Memorial race is Saturday at Lancaster Motor Speedway.
    Racing action was rained out Saturday, so the Crook Memorial is the next event at LMS.
    The biggest Monster Mini 4-Cylinder race to date on the 2019 racing season is paying $3,000 to win Saturday night.

  • Bruins 6th in Class AAAA Upstate golf tourney

    The Lancaster Bruins are headed back to the Class AAAA state golf tournament to defend their state crown.
    The Bruins placed sixth overall in the Class AAAA Upper State golf tournament at the Furman University golf course on Monday.
    LHS, the five-time region champion, shot a 317 to place sixth overall in a tie with Greenville High School as one of the eight teams to qualify for the state field.
    Trey Crenshaw, the runner-up Class AAAA Upstate medalist, shot a 68 to lead the Bruins.
    Mason Tucker was second with a 70 with Simon Wright shooting a 74.

  • Bonda leaving as Lady Warriors soccer coach

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School girls soccer coach Mark Bonda, who has built the Lady Warriors into a Class AAA state power, is leaving his post after 12 seasons leading the ILHS girls soccer program.
    Bonda, 36, has announced his retirement as the Lady Warriors’ soccer coach.
    Bonda, and his wife Lisa had a daughter, Harlow, earlier this year, and he wants to devote more time to his family.