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Today's News

  • Hames-led Wildcats roll to victory over Warriors

    Eric Rowell
    For The Lancaster News
    BLACKSBURG – Blacksburg’s Nick Hames produced big play after big play to spark the host Wildcats to a 32-14 win over Indian Land on Friday night at BHS’s Campbell Stadium.
    The Wildcats’ win gave Blacksburg its first win over IL since 2002.
    Hames keyed the Cats, 1-1, with a 65-yard punt return for a touchdown and an 83-yard pass reception in the 18-point win.
    “That Hames is a heck of a player,” IL coach Mike Mayer said. “He really hurt us tonight.”

  • Stallions dash to 46-6 win over BHS Jackets

    Heath Joplin
    For The Lancaster News
    BISHOPVILLE – Buford looked like road warriors last week at Indian land, opening the season with a solid 27-9 victory over IL.
    This week was a different story.
    The Yellow Jackets could not ride that momentum to Bishopville on Friday night as they fell to the Class AA Lee Central Stallions, 46-6.
    A week removed from playing a turnover-free game at IL, Buford turned the ball over four times on Friday night in the 40-point loss.

  • Lions’ early surge dooms AJ in loss

    Kim Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    KERSHAW –Lewisville turned four Andrew Jackson turnovers into touchdowns en route to a 41-13 thumping of the Volunteers at Kershaw on Friday night.
    Lewisville senior running back Malcolm Means torched the Volunteer defense for 117 yards and three touchdowns.

  • Blazers blitz Bruins, 47-30

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    It’s the week of rebound for Lancaster County high school football teams in week three.
    All four teams will be looking to bounce back from losses in week two last Friday night.
    Three county teams will be at home.
    Lancaster, in its second home game, hosts Class AA power Central of Pageland in their first-ever football meeting.
    Buford opens its home schedule with a visit from the Athletes for Christ Rangers and Indian Land will entertain Lewisville.

  • Mission: Anchorage

    Crestview Baptist Church and
    Freedom Freewill Baptist Church Mission Teams
    In January there was an announcement made during Sunday morning worship at Crestview Baptist Church that if anyone was interested in going to Alaska on a mission trip to stay after church. A large group of people stayed.

  • It’s time to change school start time

    I’m telling you, when I get all grown up, things are gonna change for the better around here.
    The very first thing on my short list is making sure the powers that be don’t start school until summer is over. The school board folks just start and stop school when they get good and ready.
    Shucks, things are just getting all organized. The grass isn’t growing so fast any longer that I have to mow every week.

  • Have a happy, but safe Labor Day

    No school. No work. Yes, it’s the Labor Day holiday. Time for that end-of-summer fling whether it’s in the mountains, the beaches or just in the backyard with family, friends, a grill and even fireworks.
    Monday, Sept. 3, is a federal holiday that celebrates the contributions of America’s workers. Schools  are closed, as well as government offices, banks and other businesses.
    The origin of summer’s final holiday dates back 130 years.
    The first U.S. Labor Day was celebrated on Sept. 5, 1882 in New York City.

  • Pay hike raises ire from council

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Wagging fingers and raised voices set the tone as Lancaster County Council members debated a pay raise for the county’s economic development president on Monday. Aug. 27.
    The heated exchange began during the citizens’ comments portion of the council meeting, when Kershaw resident Genny Hendrix adamantly opposed a proposed adjustment to the county’s budget.

  • DNC to affect Charlotte commute

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department has announced road closures and traffic restrictions associated with the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC) Sept. 4-6, including some that will affect Lancaster County residents who travel in the Charlotte area.
    Coming as the result of the DNC’s designation as a National Special Security Event, the restrictions will mostly affect traffic, pedestrian activity and access downtown near Time Warner Cable Arena and Bank of America Stadium.

  • Education remains key to vibrant local ecomomy

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Education forms the basis of a fulfilled life and the ongoing success of a community.
    This was the main  message Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce’s Annual State of Education Breakfast.
    The breakfast drew about 75 chamber members and local government and education leaders to the multi-purpose room inside the  University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bradley Arts and Sciences Building.