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Today's News

  • Warriors, Jackets split

    BUFORD –  The Indian Land Warriors stayed unbeaten in Region IV-AA basketball play, rolling to an 87-55 win over Buford on Tuesday, Jan. 22 in the BHS gym.

    The sixth-rated Warriors, 14-2, 5-0, used a fast start to notch the 32-point win.

  • Expect winter weather, freezing rain Friday

    Much of Lancaster County saw its coldest morning in almost a year Wednesday with a reported temperature of 18 to 19 degrees.

    But the cold Arctic air hasn’t quite worked its way out of the Carolinas.

    This week, forecasters have been tracking a potential winter storm that could affect this portion of the Piedmont between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25.

    The weather system should be small and quick-moving, said WCNC forecaster Larry Sprinkle.

  • All-county band festival canceled

    The Lancaster County School District announced Thursday, Jan. 24, it had postponed its all-county band festival due to possible bad weather on Friday afternoon. The two-day clinic for middle and high school band members, which was set for Friday and Saturday and would have included a concert Saturday afternoon at Lancaster High School auditorium, will be rescheduled at a later time. No date has been set. 

       

  • USCL breaks ground on Founders Hall

    University of South Carolina Lancaster officials and community members celebrated a milestone in the campus’ development Wednesday, Jan. 23, with a groundbreaking ceremony for the long-awaited Founders Hall.

    The $7.5 million, 40,000 square-foot classroom and faculty office building, which will be built between the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building and Medford Library, is slated for to open in 2014.

  • Armed man enters home, fires gun

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com  
      A Lancaster woman was traumatized, but uninjured, after a man allegedly forced his way into her home armed with a gun Tuesday, Jan. 22.
    Officers responded at 6:45 a.m. to an armed robbery at a home in the 400 block of Heath Circle, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    As they neared the home, officers saw a 29-year-old woman run from the house who was “visibly upset and shaken,” the report said.

  • S.C. Medicaid expansion: Consequences and costs

    The S.C. General Assembly will soon take up the question of whether to expand Medicaid eligibility – and, like so many things in the world of government and politics, what sounds like a great idea is actually a terrible one.

  • CSU honors Bobby Edwards

    CHARLESTON – Charleston Southern University recently recognized Robert H. “Bobby” Edwards of Lancaster for his years of service to the University, most recently as a member of the Board of Trustees.

    Edwards, president and owner of Catawba Fish Camp, 6131 Lancaster Highway, Fort Lawn, has been a longtime supporter of the university and has served in numerous capacities, including: the Board of Trustees, the Board of Visitors and the Buccaneer Club Board of Directors.

  • Convenient, comfortable and creamy casseroles

    Canned soup is my friend.  Like any ingredient – expensive or not – it is what you make of it, and let me tell you, there are some really tasty, economical casserole recipes out there that elevate the humble can of soup to an art form.

  • Three wooden crosses

    GREAT FALLS – The Bible tells us of a crucifixion that took place nearly 2,000 years ago on a hill called Golgotha in Jerusalem.

    Three men were crucified on wooden crosses placed on the hillside.

    On one cross was a vile, arrogant man who was completely unremorseful for any wrongdoing. On the other cross hung a man who was guilty of a crime but sought repentance and mercy and found it.

    On the center cross hung Jesus Christ who was completely innocent of any crime or action that was considered sin.

  • One dead, two injured at paper mill

    CATAWBA – A contractor was killed and two others injured Tuesday morning in an accident at Resolute Forest Products, the paper mill formerly known as AbitibiBowater.

    According to York County Emergency Management Director Cotton Howell and a Resolute spokeswoman, the accident occurred around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday as three contractors were doing maintenance work inside a tank-like “scrubber” located behind the main production area.