Today's News

  • Bocce ball tournament benefits Safe Passage

    Enthusiastic crowds recently came to the courts to support players and to play in the Bocce Ball Tournament at Sun City Carolina Lakes. The tournament was a fundraiser for Safe Passage, a local organization that helps victims of domestic abuse.

    After three days of fierce competition, the following trophies were awarded to the winners:
    ◆ First place: Marc and Brenda Piette and Joe and Dell Lamoureux
    ◆ Second place: Roger and Lois Unbehagen and Michael and Frieda Nellenbach
    ◆ Third place: Bill Toflinski, Bonnie George and Bruce and Joan Vanetti

  • Sun City helps out

    The 2012  Sun City Volunteers and Helping Hands drive for Safe Passage was a big success.

    Susan McClure, who served as event co-chair with Jackie Sharp, said more than $700 in checks, cash and gift cards were collected, along with 158 cellular phones and hundreds – if not thousands – of toiletry items.

    “In fact, we have so many, I’m going to give some (toiletry items) to Lancaster Children’s Home and the men’s shelter in Charlotte,” McClure said.

  • Buford beer run ends in arrest

    A Lancaster man was arrested on several charges after deputies found his two young children home alone Tuesday, Oct. 23.

    Christopher Blackmon, 26, of 227 Dixie School Road, was arrested on charges of public drunk and two counts of unlawful neglect of a child, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. 

    The arrest came after deputies responded to the Buford Crossroads area about an intoxicated man on a mo-ped. 

  • Brick plant now history

    VAN WYCK – Boral Brick staff engineer Ken Robinson stood watching the old Van Wyck brick plant’s demise. He had a job to do, but you could tell it was getting to him.

    At that point in mid-September, only a few recognizable parts of the plant remained: A brick chimney lost without its furnace, a brawny setting machine destined for another brick plant, and the old Ashe Brick Co. building sitting off to one side.

  • Council discusses best use of civil case settlement funds

    Road repairs, overtime costs and technology upgrades were just some of the suggestions from Lancaster County Council members on how to use a windfall from a recently settled civil suit.

    Council discussed the newfound funds at its Monday, Oct. 22, meeting after receiving a letter from 6th Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield about an award received through a civil case between the state of South Carolina and mortgage broker LendingTree LLC.

  • Deputies arrest five in separate cases

    A Monroe, N.C., man whose DNA was found at the scene of several burglaries and larcenies in Lancaster in May, is now jailed at the Lancaster County Detention Center.

    Lucas Wayne Pate, 21, of Monroe, N.C., turned himself in to deputies Friday, Oct. 19 and was charged with second-degree burglary, three counts of larceny/breaking into a motor vehicle and two counts of damaging or tampering with a vehicle, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.   

  • Cook keys winning team in Rub of the Green tourney

    Dexter Cook sparked the winning team in the annual Rub of the Green golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Thursday, Oct. 18.

    Cook teamed with Laura Crawford, Fred Phipps and Jay Rainey to post a 51.2 to capture the win in the 21-team field.

  • Host of drivers compete at Sumter Speedway track

    This past Saturday night, a host of Lancaster area race car drivers were at Sumter Speedway for its annual Turkey Day Race in October.

  • Rivalry clashes set Friday



    County rivals Buford and Indian Land will meet for the second time this season with the stakes higher the second time around.

  • AJ girls pound Pelion, host Lady Warriors



    The Region IV-AA volleyball champion Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers launched the Class AA Upper State playoffs in impressive fashion on Monday night at the AJ gym.