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Today's News

  • IL’s Boulware S.C. Wrestling Coach of Year

    Indian Land High School state champion wrestling coach Leon Boulware will be honored among the state prep coaching elite Sunday night, July 29.
    Boulware, who guided the ILHS Warriors to the 2019 Class AAA state wrestling championship, will be honored as the 2018-19 Wrestling Coach of the Year by the S.C. Coaches Association.

  • Dixie Boys 13U stars fall

    BLUFFTON – The Lancaster Dixie Boys U13 all-stars fell short in their quest for the state championship Monday night.
    Seneca edged the Lancaster all-stars, 7-6 on Monday in Bluffton to end the team’s postseason run at Oscar Frazier Park.
    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball U13 stars opened the double-elimination tournament with a 13-1 win over Lexington on Saturday morning.
    Lancaster pitcher Will Wrape, hurled four strong innings for the win. Wrape, who threw 52 pitches, struck out three and allowed an earned run.

  • Inman rallies to halt juniors’ run

    INMAN – Lancaster Post 31 was up and seemingly in control, but the P-31 junior team couldn’t complete the task and saw its baseball season end Monday night.
    The P-31 juniors, up 8-3 in the third inning, saw state tournament host Inman Post 45 rally for eight unanswered runs in an 11-8 loss to end their postseason hopes at Jim Everhart Field in Inman.
    With its comeback win, Inman advanced to face York on Tuesday night in another elimination game in the double-elimination field.

  • Darlings stars’ send-off Thursday

    The S.C. state champion Lancaster County Dixie Softball Darlings all-stars will depart for the Dixie Softball World Series in Eufaula, Ala., on Thursday evening.
    The Darlings stars, age 8-under, will leave from the Belk Department Store parking lot in the Lancaster Square Shopping Center at 6:30 p.m.
    The Darlings stars, who are 8-1 in postseason play, will represent the Palmetto State in the Darlings World Series where play opens Saturday, July 27.
    Lancaster County will face Texas in the opening round.

  • Guest Column: Can anti-trust law save newspapers?

    Federal and state anti-trust laws date from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, way before the emergence of the modern internet-fueled economy. But increasingly these old laws and concepts are being seen as the means of limiting the influence of the dominant internet platforms, and perhaps of helping print media, particularly newspapers, remain viable.

  • Guest Column: Did lawmakers violate law with DOT Commission suggestions?

    An Upstate legislative delegation might have skirted the state’s open-meetings law last year by privately recommending candidates for a Department of Transportation Commission seat to the governor, The Nerve found in a review.
    In interviews in mid-July, Greenville County GOP Reps. Mike Burns and Garry Smith said the Greenville and Spartanburg county legislative delegations each sent a letter to Gov. Henry McMaster supporting a different candidate for the 4th Congressional District seat now held by Woodrow “Woody” Willard.

  • Basket to make baskets at Native American Studies Center this fall

    USC Lancaster

    Traditional artist Nancy Basket will appear at USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center as artist-in-residence this fall, demonstrating and discussing her basket- making techniques.

  • Stonewall Books opens on Main Street

    Mary Richardson’s dream has come true. On Saturday, she opened Stonewall Books at 315 S. Main St. in Lancaster.
    It’s no coincidence that the bookstore’s doors opened July 20, the date of her wedding anniversary.

  • Maple Leaf: A dream come true

    INDIAN LAND – Christie Pedder always dreamed of having her own farm – a place out in the country where she could grow vegetables, keep horses and escape the tedium of a finance career.
    Her daughter, Mary Thomson, also had a dream – one where horses were the center of her life and not just a hobby.
    In spring 2018, both women’s dreams were realized at Maple Leaf Stables.
    The farm offers boarding, training and horse-riding lessons for ages 6 and up, from beginners to advanced riders.

  • Computer ‘fire’ in treasurer’s office hampers county system

    There’s a reason why no one answered the Lancaster County Administration Building phones for about an hour Tuesday afternoon.
    The county’s main computer server was taken offline and rebooted after an overnight software update partially failed. And doing that shut down the phone system.
    But it’s now “back up and working fine,” said Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis.