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Today's News

  • Guest Column: Born this way: Glad to have employer who welcomes all

    I’ll never forget her storming into Starbucks dripping wet from the rain.
    She had just bought two gift cards from me at the drive-through window. I had taken extra time to gather several different gift cards to offer her a good selection to pick from.
    She marched to the front register asking for a refund. I asked as I passed by what was wrong. She said, “I don’t need them anymore.”

  • New Creighton’s ice cream shop in heart of town

    Family-run business Creighton’s Creamery opened an ice cream shop in downtown Kershaw on Sunday and was swarmed by customers seeking sweet treats and delectable delights.
    The business, owned and run by locals Adam and Cady Eubanks, started out as an ice cream truck that catered weddings, festivals and corporate events. But demand for the couple’s homemade ice cream led them to find a more permanent location in their hometown.
    “We saw a building and jumped at the chance,” Cady Eubanks said Tuesday.

  • Wing King Café closing Aug. 19

    Within six hours of Wing King Café announcing the closing of its Lancaster location on Facebook, more than 500 people posted comments.
    The restaurant, on S.C. 9 Bypass East, opened nearly 10 years ago and has been a local hot spot ever since. Co-owner Brad Hartley said his landlord sold the property and the new owners gave him three months to vacate, so Wing King Café will close its doors on Aug. 19. But Hartley hopes to reopen soon at another Lancaster location.

  • Dixie Softball District 2 tourney set

    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation will host the Dixie Softball District 2 all-star tournament June 22-25 at the Springdale Recreation Complex, 260 South Plantation Road in Lancaster.
    The tournament, which opens Saturday, will feature the Darlings (ages 7-8), Angels (ages 9-10) and Ponytails (ages 11-12) all-star teams.
    Lancaster County coaches are Dillon Hydrick (Darlings), Brian Johnson (Angels) and Courtney Marshall (Ponytails).
    Play begins Saturday at the Springdale Complex fields and continues to Tuesday.

  • Columbus Parker Track qualifies 42 athletes in AAU state qualifiers

    The Columbus Parker Track Club is rolling through the youth track season.
    The CPTC, on June 1-2, faced some stiff competition as all 42 athletes entered in events at the AAU South Carolina State Meet at Eastside High School in Taylors.
    The following athletes qualified with either first through third-place finishes at the state qualifying meet.

  • Piranhas set to host Rock Hill on Thursday

    The Lancaster County Piranhas recreation swim team will look to rebound Thursday when it hosts the Rock Hill Country Club in its final home meet of the season.
    The meet begins at 5:45 p.m.
    The host Piranhas will warm up from 4:45 to 5:10 p.m. and the visitors from Rock Hill will warm up for the meet from 5:10 to 5:35 p.m.
    The Piranhas are coming off a 391-196 home loss to the River Hills Country Club team last Thursday at the County Pool on Wylie Street.

  • Gilbert wins Buddy Crook Memorial

    Matt Gilbert went home a happy and lucky man Saturday night, after Buddy Crook Memorial race winner Logan Richey was disqualified following post-race inspection.
    Gilbert took home the win, collecting the $3,000 payday and the beautiful Crook Memorial trophy.
    Intense racing highlighted the main event, from first all the way throughout the field.
    The race had numerous cautions throughout the race, with the big one happening in turns three and four.

  • Figueroa tops Royal Cup Classic

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News
    First-time competitor Roger Figueroa, age 18, captured the Overall Men’s Physique title at the NGA Pro-Am Royal Cup Classic in the Bundy Auditorium at USC Lancaster on Saturday night.
    The show featured pre-judging in the morning and the competition that night.
    Figueroa, a college freshman out of Shelby, N.C., also took the Teen Classic Physique, Open Classic Lightweight, and Open Men’s Physique Lightweight titles.

  • P-31 juniors, senior fall

    The Lancaster Post 31 American Legion junior baseball team returned to play Monday night when it dropped a tough 10-9 home loss to Chester Post 27 at Eggleton Field.
    Lancaster, up 9-8 in the top of the seventh inning, saw Chester rally for two unearned runs to take a 10-9 lead.
    In the bottom of the seventh inning, Lancaster had two runners on with two out and J.P. Cunningham drove a ball in the left center field gap, but the Chester left fielder hustled over to make a game-ending catch to seal Chester’s comeback win over Lancaster.

  • News Briefs

    Housing authority board meets

    The Housing Authority of Lancaster Board of Commissioners will meet at 5:30 p.m. June 19 in the Dr. James A. Boykin Boardroom, 3502 Caroline Courts, Lancaster. For details, call (803) 285-7214. 

    Indian Land Fire District meeting

    The Indian Land Fire Protection District Commission will meet at 7 p.m. June 19 at Indian Land Fire Station, 285 Six Mile Creek Road, Indian Land.

    Community relations commission meets