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Today's News

  • Former ILHS teacher J.R. Wilt to run for District 1 school board seat

    VAN WYCK – J.R. Wilt, 73, has announced his candidacy for the reshaped Lancaster County District 1 school board seat.
    The new District 1 includes Van Wyck, where Wilt lives.
    The seat is open as a result of redistricting, which split the Panhandle into two districts. By law, school districts must follow the same lines as County Council districts.
     Don McCorkle, current District 1 school trustee, lives in what will be the new District 7 and will continue to represent that district until his term expires in 2014.

  • Speedway Report

     

       

    The Lancaster Motor Speedway’s 58th season takes off Saturday with the track’s annual car show and open house.

  • Woman drives over embankment

    Emergency crews responded in force to an accident on Waxhaw Highway on Feb. 20 to rescue a woman from a minivan at the bottom of an embankment.
    Though the S.C. Highway Patrol has yet to return calls regarding the accident details, a witness said the 5:15 p.m. accident began several hundred feet north of where it ended, just south of the state line.
    Christina Shepherd of Fort Mill said she saw the unidentified driver run off the side of the road and overcorrect. The accident occurred almost as if it were in slow motion, Shepherd said.

  • Waugaman seeking to continue BHS success

    The Buford High School Lady Jackets’ softball team has new leadership, but the BHS girls are hoping to continue their diamond success this spring.

    Buford, 23-9 last season, has a new coach in Howie Waugaman, no stranger to the BHS softball program.

  • Defense keys Lady Vols to Classic title

     

       

    BUFORD – Andrew Jackson captured the title in the third annual Lancaster County Classic softball tournament, taking a 3-1 win over county foe Indian Land on Saturday night at the Buford High School softball field.

  • Correction

    The date for the Lancaster County Republican Women meeting is March 20 not March 6. The date was incorrect in the story in the Sunday edition of The Lancaster News.

  • Coach Wells deserving of Shrine Bowl honor

    Come mid-December, Buford High School head football coach Mike Wells is in for a real gridiron treat.
    Wells, a veteran of 28 years in prep coaching, will experience one of the top benefits of being a high school football coach in the Carolinas as the Whare Shoals native will serve as a coach on the S.C. Shrine Bowl staff.
    The Shrine Bowl is the annual all-star football game, which features the top senior players in the Carolinas.

  • Stallions hold off Bruins

    Ernie Rowell
    For The Lancaster News
    South Pointe of Rock Hill held on to take the championship in the second annual Comporium Preseason Baseball Tournament at Andrew Jackson High School on Friday night.
    The Stallions built an 8-2 lead on Lancaster, but had to hold on with a furious Bruins’ rally in the seventh inning to take an 8-7 win and the crown.
    Khory Phillips, who belted a pair of homers and drove in six runs, highlighted the LHS seventh inning rally with a grand slam.

  • County teams battling for Classic crown

    Kevin Sims
    For The Lancaster News
    Four Lancaster County high school softball teams advanced to the championship round in the third annual Lancaster County Classic.
    The four Lancaster County schools were slated to meet at the Buford High School softball field on Saturday for four games to decide the champion.
    Lancaster, which won its pool, faced Indian Land in the Saturday opener, followed by Andrew Jackson against Buford, a pool champion. Indian Land and AJ finished as the pool runner-up teams.

  • Lady Bruins roll in tourney play

    Eric Rowell
    For The Lancaster News
    The Lancaster Lady Bruins, with two impressive wins, look to be on their way to a fourth preseason girls soccer championship.
    The Lady Bruins, who have won three straight Cyclone Cup titles in Chester, played host to their own tournament and rolled to big wins Thursday and Friday.
    Lancaster opened play Thursday with a 7-0 victory over York and then rolled to an 8-0 win over Lugoff-Elgin.