Today's News

  • Don't use birthplace against candidate

    Reading a letter to the editor can be entertaining and enlightening. It can also be discouraging and infuriating.

    This whole business of who was born and raised here vs. someone who wasn’t takes me back to the days of county vs. city.Almost every major policy item was fought over in that manner.

    It was difficult it was to change to a county-wide school district, with a board that appointed a qualified superintendent. We were elated when we helped elect Bob Mobley to the County Council. That was the start of working together.

  • Presidential race spurs new voters

    The presidential race is spurring non-voters to register to cast a ballot for the first time.

    Lancaster County election official Cassie Stump said since Aug. 18, 1,432 people have registered to vote. Some of those are likely new residents to the county, but others are people, including teenagers, who have never registered before.

    "We've got applications stacked everywhere," Stump said Tuesday, describing her office.

  • It's time to bring back Sunday dinner

    If I close my eyes and listen closely, I can hear the back room fan in my grandparents’ Erwin Farm home pulling a breeze through the house when the kitchen and living room windows were up.And at lunchtime on Sunday, that breeze would pull the smells coming from the stove as Granny Williams put the finishing touches on a traditional Sunday dinner.The table was pulled away from the wall to make room for six, two extra chairs were brought into the small kitchen and the good dishes were taken down from the top shelf, while a brass-colored tea ball steeped in a p

  • Lady Jackets post first league victory

    The Buford Lady Jackets rolled to a 3-0 win to down Lewisville for their first Conference III-A volleyball win this season on Tuesday at home.The Lady Jackets, 3-6, 1-2, prevailed 25-22, 25-19 and 25-23.“I thought we played well and it was good to get our first Conference III-A win,” BHS coach Janet Watson said. “I thought we were in control.“Our floor coverage was good,” she said.

  • CVS opens new store

    INDIAN LAND – Clarence and Flora Duley of Sun City Carolina Lakes drove their golf cart to the new CVS at Carolina Commons on U.S. 521 on Sunday.

    Besides being the only pharmacy in Indian Land, it's also the first retail destination for residents of the active senior living community.

    The Duleys moved to Indian Land two years ago and have waited for the day when there would be shopping within a short cart drive from their home.

    "It's a piece of cake," said neighbor Joyce Anliker of the drive from her Sun City home.

  • Trio seeking to rebound

    A trio of county teams will be seeking to rebound this week as the sixth week of play unfolds.Lancaster, Andrew Jackson and Buford will be looking to bounce back after dropping home losses.Indian Land, the lone winner last week, is hoping to continue its winning ways after winning on the road.Lancaster, AJ and Indian Land will be at home, while Buford hits the road.The Bruins, 4-1, cap non-region play as they host Nation Ford of Fort Mill.Andrew Jackson, 2-3, hopes to celebrate homecoming with a victory in its Conference IV-AA open

  • Third annual Fall into Fun festival is Saturday

    INDIAN LAND – The countdown is here – only three more days until the third annual Fall into Fun festival.

    The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Indian Land Middle School.

    Proceeds from the festival benefit the Del Webb Library at Indian Land, which is slated to open late this year or in early 2009.

    The festival has a change of venue this year, from Sun City Carolina Lakes to Indian Land Middle School. Organizers hope the new location will offer better parking and more visibility from U.S. 521, to draw in more people.

  • Festival celebrates milestone

    The sounds of guitars, mandolins and harmonicas drifted through the air Saturday as people gathered to celebrate the 20th annual Carolina Legends festival.

    The festival at Andrew Jackson State Park featured 11 bluegrass and blues bands, playing a variety of songs at the park's amphitheater. Music lovers set up lawn chairs and blankets around the stage to hear their favorite bands.

    "We think it's going great and the kids are really enjoying it," said Leslie Plyer, who brought her children – Courtney, 2, and Kaden, 4 – to see the bands.

  • Dems push for change at Fish Bash

    Now is the time for change, say Lancaster County Democrats.

    Mandy Powers Norrell, Democratic candidate for the District 16 state Senate seat, focused on that idea at the biannual Lancaster County Democratic Party's fish bash Monday at the Catawba Fish Camp in Fort Lawn.

    Norrell, a Lancaster attorney, was the keynote speaker at the bash.

    She said changes need to be made to the tax system and the way schools are funded. She said her goal as a lawmaker would be to help give everyone a chance to achieve the American dream.

  • HOPE to present gospel SongFest concert at LHS

    You don't have to bring any money to get inside a highly anticipated music concert this weekend.

    All you need is a bag of flour, sugar or cornmeal.

    The first-ever Gospel SongFest, sponsored by HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) of Lancaster, will be Saturday at the Lancaster High School auditorium.

    The concert is from 4 to 7 p.m. and will feature the local acts King's Cause, Julian Saverance, Roger Anders and the Mount Zion AME Zion Church gospel choir.

    Admission is a bag of flour, sugar or cornmeal, though monetary donations will be accepted.