Today's News

  • Back in the schoolday swing

    Summer is officially over for Lancaster County School District students, who returned to class Monday, Aug. 20.

    An estimated 11,500-plus students woke up early, many of them nervous about starting new classes with new teachers and some at new schools.

    For some, such as Buford Elementary School kindergartner Madison Mackey, it was a step into the unknown.

    Still, McDonald Green second-grader Aronica Blakeney, who is an old hand at returning to class, gave the morning a big thumb’s up with a thumb sculpted from modeling clay.

  • Mums & Poppies seek help with library project

    The Sun City Carolina Lakes Mums & Poppies Garden Keepers are in full bloom this year.

    The good news is they want to include you in their expansive library landscape project.

    First, let’s take a look at the history of their library projects.

    In 2011, the club held a plant sale and raised $600.

    After much research, discussion and investigation, “we decided to ‘adopt’ the library and work to enhance the grounds,” said Carol Williams, club president.

  • Miller team prevails in Family Promise tourney



    The team of Milford Miller took top honors in the annual Family Promise of Lancaster County captain’s choice golf tournament Saturday afternoon at the Lancaster Golf Club.

  • McGuirt nets first Crate Sportsman win

    Jeffrey McGuirt posted his first career Crate Sportsman win to highlight action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    The Crate Sportsman front row had McGuirt and Andrew Baker.

  • Rivalry games in openers



    Friday night features opening night, with county football bragging rights on the line.

    It’s the annual night of rivalries.

  • LHS takes two wins in Brawl



    The Lancaster High School junior varsity had a big day at the first Bear Hug Brawl junior varsity football jamboree at Buford High School’s Jacket Stadium on Saturday.

  • Lancers to open soccer season Friday

    Friday marks the opening day for the University of South Carolina at Lancaster women’s and men’s soccer program.

    The Lancers will play their home matches on campus this season at their new field located below the Carol Ray Dowling Center off Hubbard Drive.

  • Turn good lunchboxes into great lunchboxes

    While moms want to make sure their kids eat a healthier lunch at school, it’s not always easy packing lunches that are good for them.

    Food and lifestyle expert Evette Rios has five easy tips to help families pack a healthier lunch and turn a good lunchbox into a great lunchbox:

  • Kershaw man dies after falling from tree

    A Kershaw man died Saturday evening, Aug. 18, after falling from a tree onto several rocks along the Catawba River in the Bell Town community. 

    Robert Nichols, 43, was at Cedar Creek Reservoir’s Stumpy Pond boat landing, with several family members when the accident happened about 6:20 p.m., said Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Tony Broome.

    “He (Nichols) was diving probably 40 to 50 feet out from a tree into the water,” Broome said. “As he was climbing the tree, he fell down against some very sharp, jagged rocks.”

  • It’s a dream we all share

    Morgan doesn’t look too happy in the photo. He’s wearing a long-sleeve dress shirt and tie – and shorts.
    And Michael? He has sort of a why-do-I-have-to-do-this look on his face.
    They’re sitting side-by-side, bookbags on their backs, on the front porch of our new home in Albemarle.
    It’s our traditional “first day of school” photo.
    And it truly is a “first day” for both of them.