Today's News

  • Two die in separate Lancaster accidents

    Christopher Sardelli


    Two people died in separate vehicle crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday. 

    The first accident involved a Great Falls man, who died after he was thrown from his motorcycle after hitting a car on Thanksgiving Day. 

    The crash happened at 7 p.m., about 1.3 miles north of Great Falls along S.C. 97, according to  S.C. Highway Patrol reports. 

  • The Hinson Girls strumming for fame

    Reece Murphy


    Up on stage, the members of The Hinson Girls bluegrass band out of Van Wyck seem like naturals with an at-ease performing style that’s the hallmark of seasoned musicians.

    Maybe that’s why it comes as such a surprise to learn the girls – Katelyn, 12, on mandolin and lead vocals, Kristin, 16, on guitar and fiddle, and 14-year-old twins Allison and Melissa on banjo and bass – played their first formal show in February.

  • Man shot on porch, shootings elsewhere in city

    Christopher Sardelli


    Police are on the hunt for two men wanted in the shooting of another man Sunday night.

    Lancaster police officers responded to a house in the 100 block of South Gregory Street at 8:20 p.m. about a man shot on a porch, according to a police department press release. 

    The victim, an 18-year-old Lancaster man, was sitting on the front porch of a friend’s home when two men he knows walked toward him. 

  • Injured motorcyclist recovering in hospital

    Reece Murphy


    A Lancaster man injured in a motorcycle accident two weeks ago is recovering but remains hospitalized, friends said.

    Larry Pierce Altman, 62, was injured about 9 a.m. Nov. 19 while on his way to Second Baptist Church to meet fellow members of the church’s motorcycle ministry before heading out for a charity bike ride in King’s Mountain.

  • Select the right potato variety

     Potatoes can be a mystery. With many stores now carrying multiple varieties, trying to figure out what potato works best for what can be a guessing game.

    Potatoes usually fall into two categories (baking and boiling). The chief difference between the two types is the starch content. 

    Baking potatoes are relatively high in starch. Boiling potatoes are lower in starch and waxy, which holds them together when boiling or in soup and stews.

  • Soup of the Devil

    In the late 1860s, chili was frontier food. 

    The mixture of dried beef, suet, chili peppers and salt was pounded together into compact bricks and left to dry in the hot sun was a regional dish enjoyed by those in Texas and neighboring Louisiana.

    Easily transported, these bricks could be dropped into a pot of boiling water on the trail to make a stew-like soup for settlers and cowboys trekking across the Midwest.

  • Man clips power pole, flips car near downtown

    Reece Murphy 


    and Chris Sardelli


    A man suffered non-life-threatening injuries after dramatically flipping his car Monday on a downtown-area street in Lancaster.

    The accident was the second of a similar nature in less than two weeks. 

    Lancaster Police Capt. Paul Smith said Monday's accident occurred around 2:25 p.m. on West Barr Street between Catawba and Main streets. 

  • BHS wrestlers confident about season



    Buford High School wrestling coach John Mahaffey, with the return of seven wrestlers, is confident the Jackets can have their share of mat success this season.

  • Soccer stars set for state



    Three Lancaster County Parks and Recreation youth all-star soccer teams will travel to Sumter on Saturday to compete in the South Carolina Athletic Programs state championship tournament.

  • Gamecocks in control for state championship



    A coveted Southeastern Conference championship is a prize the University of South Carolina football team seeks in this day and age of college football.