Today's News

  • IL's Outen signs to play for Lancers



    The University of South Carolina Lancaster soccer program is now a family affair.

  • Starnes a tough act to follow in Kershaw

    Kershaw Town Council has a major task ahead.
    The council is in the process of finding a new town administrator with the resignation of Kershaw Town Administrator Tony Starnes.
    Starnes, after careful consideration, said he made his decision to resign a few weeks ago.
    Starnes’ announcement was stunning to Kershaw Mayor Wayne Rhodes, who was assured by Starnes he was just ready to “move on.”
    Starnes, 62, said he might want to do something else or just spend quality time with his family.

  • Habitat for Humanity is moving forward in county

    Did you know that Habitat for Humanity is ranked as one of the largest homebuilders in the world? Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County is your local affiliate.
    Thanks to community support, partnerships with YouthBuild and volunteer assistance in the past, 11 families now have their very own home, a dream made possible and affordable by the Habitat program. Many more new homes are needed, but progress has been slow for several years with the sluggish economy. But that’s changing, thanks to your growing support.
    Penny Street progress

  • Goodbye junk food

    Mary Votkay
    It’s that time of year when we’re most vulnerable to a snack attack.
    Snacks should be quick, easy and portable. Snacks should provide a little burst of energy and a brief respite from the daily grind. Unfortunately, with all the options piled on the grocery store shelves, it can be difficult to figure out which snack foods are truly healthy.

  • Honey Graham Crackers

    1 cup whole-wheat graham flour
    ¼ cup all-purpose flour
    1⁄3 cup light brown sugar
    ¾ teaspoon baking powder
    ½ teaspoon baking soda
    ½ teaspoon kosher salt
    1⁄8 teaspoon cinnamon
    5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed and chilled
    ¼ cup local honey
    3 tablespoons whole milk
    ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Homemade Candy Bars

    2 cups unsalted walnuts (or the nut of your choice)
    ½ cup flaxseed meal
    ½ cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
    ½ cup natural peanut butter (or the nut butter of your choice)
    ½ teaspoon salt
    ½ cup coconut oil
    1 tablespoon light agave nectar
    1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    1 cup dark chocolate chips

    u Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with foil, set aside.

  • No Junk Food Granola Bars

    1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
    ½ cup crispy rice cereal
    3 tablespoons oat flour (You can make your own by grinding old fashioned rolled oats in the food processor; measure after grinding)
    ¼ teaspoon salt
    ¼ teaspoon baking soda
    ½ cup coarsely chopped, unsalted almonds
    ½ teaspoon cinnamon
    2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and slightly cooled
    3 tablespoons light agave nectar


  • Taylor receives U.S. Navy commendation

    U.S. Navy
    U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Corey Taylor, a Lancaster native, was recently awarded the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for meritorious service while serving with Mine-Countermeasures Squadron 7, in Sasebo, Japan.
    A 1987 Indian Land High School graduate and 24-year service veteran, Taylor served as the squadron’s operations officer from August 2010 to February 2012.
    Squadron commander, U.S. Navy Capt. Dan W. Brune made the presentation in February.  

  • Fire damages apartment complex


    A charred shingle peeled away from the exposed roof and slowly drifted to the ground as Angela Patterson surveyed the damage to her apartment Tuesday morning, April 10. 

    Patterson’s apartment, as well as four other units in the one-story building at the Westway Apartments complex, were damaged during a blaze about 7 a.m. in the 1500 block of Memorial Park Road.   

  • Autry rallies to capture Crown win

    Lancaster Speedway finished the Carolina Crown event Saturday night in front of what most are saying was a record grandstands crowd at Lancaster Motor Speedway.